Why would the anonymous 12 step programs have the astonishing tendency to join formalized religion in the contradiction? In these anonymous groups there are the forms in which a “better” person designs to stoop to save a “baser” one from what he truly is -a hopeless addict/alcoholic. Forgiveness or recovery here rests on an attitude of humble charitable graciousness and is so far from love that the arrogance of the ego’s game could never and will never be dislodged. Who can forgive or be re-cover(ed) and yet despise what he is? And who can tell another he is steeped in sin? In order to judge anything rightly, one would have to be fully aware of an inconceivably wide range of things; past, present and to come. One would have to recognize in advance all the effects of his judgements on everyone and everything involved in them in any way. And one would have to be certain there is no distortion in his perception, so that his judgement would be wholly fair to everyone on whom it rests now and in the future. Who is in a position to do this? Who except in grandiose fantasies would claim this for himself? Remember how many times you thought you knew all the “facts” you needed for judgement, and how wrong you were? Is there anyone who has not had this experience? Would you know how many times you merely thought you were right, without ever realizing you were wrong? Why would you choose such an arbitrary basis for decision-making? Wisdom is not judgement; it is the relinquishment of judgement. Judgement, like other devices by which the world of BULLSHIT is maintained, is totally misunderstood by this a-non-y-mous group. It is actually confused with wisdom, and substitutes for truth in your “rooms” of the anonymous ego projection. It appears to be very personal in that each story -conceived in madness- claims to be its’ own method of arbitrary salvation.
What would be the investment in a strategy in which one must continue to say you are not temporarily but eternally fucked with some thing really scary happening -it’s always right around the bend or just a blink away and no thing that is of safe-t-y?
The acceptance of sickness is an election of choice, for a purpose for which it would use the body. The instant the valuelessness of sickness is recognized the sufferer no longer sees any value in pain.
If sickness is of the mind and the body is simply the vessel that is dependent on the minds’ descisions ( similar to your understanding of a driver in the car) would recognition of responsibility placed where it belongs look on the world and see it as it is not?
There is a power not governed by the laws the arbitrary i-m-permanent BULLSHIT world made up. There is a power that keeps all things safe-eternally. The qualities and characteristics this power contains are UN-ambiguous , Not arbitrary -IS Permanent and…Are you ready?
What is the world is happening through me- not 2 me.
Take your seats -fold them up-throw the valueless away-Rise Up and look again-for it is a new day
Serenity Row slackers and Bleeding Deacon Asses
get up off your duff and get outside
you can’t live off of “your” story till the day you expire
Retrogression is optional-but the “story” is tiresome
even with an u-(we)-n-limited time to see
Could keeping “love” focused in the rooms be the place where time is collapsed for the few who can hear -or should we continue titillating the adult-children till the cows come home? Addicts and Alcoholics do not enter the “program”with usually any specific goal in mind other than to stop pain. Additionally, concepts mean little to them. People just need help. Most Addicted Folks aim is to be able to retain their self-concept exactly as it is, but without the suffering that it entails and the scare tactic of the continual “car Wreck” rests on the insane belief that this is all that is possible. It’s like the Clockwork Orange movie where Alec is forced to see ultra-violence 24hrs a day-kinda like what’s happening now. (look at your hand held device.)
For people that works for great. But, there is a huge population of people falling through the cracks and this is why I pose the question. Why would AA have the astonishing tendency to be similar to formalized religion ? Either way….
Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less. Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal order. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future. Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness. Through miracles you accept God’s forgiveness by extending it to others.Miracles are part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness that when completed is the atonement
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