A Facebook Postman

Thanks to James Souttar for being a catalyst ….

The position for us in the body of Mankind reminds me of the terror that Gurdjieff talked about, the Russian Doll connectivity that renders us as energy beings oft bewildered as we grapple with the ancient control mechanisms of materiality and its collective dynamic.

When the body of an addict dies, most of the material stuff on a cellular level is viable, but the life-force seeps away.

So with Mankind and the mechanical protocols of the necessary systems of control that utilitarian imperatives have produced to manage essential services for masses of people.

The possibility of Human leadership overriding protocols when necessary can often seem indistinguishable from a dictator’s take over of the body politic.
Are Trump and Johnson part of God’s cure for the collapsing orthodoxy or are they the 4th Reich?

I have grappled with God to get Him to be clear with me.

The only way that I have to be clear is the illness paradigm that can bring leaders of good-will together knowing that they are on the right track.

But you’re right, the tricky bit for a person and more so for Corporations and Nations, the tricky bit is to accept that they are ill and not to blame.

The body of Mankind could to all intents and purposes die suddenly and soon. That is the irreducible message that I have been giving for nearly ten years.

It is a message given by Attenborough at the UN recently but using a different vernacular.

I know my message is almost impossible to receive practically, what are we to do with it?

There is an almost impregnable issue of Grace that attends the survivability or lack of survivability when looking at the millions of successful recovery stories in the 12 Step possibility over the last 85 years. Why do some people survive and ten times more never even get through to the first few steps, even after landing at the doors of recovery?

What’s more, how can any analysis of this mystery be made practical enough to guide people living in the dying body of an addictive system today?

In a common or garden addict, the body gives up even trying to communicate with its Executive function.

The fat body stops saying that it’s full, the drunk body never has time for a hangover, the gambler never stops long enough to tally up, the religion addict collapses into terrorism, the sex addict keeps blowing up the bubbles of their particular form of anaesthesia and on and on.

So, is there a common denominator across the different forms of personal Addiction that can give a clue as to how to suggest people might act when waking up to the fact that they’re trapped inside the body of an addictive system?

Is it permissible to see that politicians’ partisan ideologies can binge upon whole Nations plunging them into total war?

First and foremost, don’t panic. When the body truly knows it’s in trouble there seems to be a direct connection to Spirit that animals enjoy.

As people we need to let the leaders know that they’re ill, not bad, not stupid …. just ill.
This is the first step.

In my practice I have treated many previously successful people who truly had no idea why their previously successful strategies were now killing them.

Only when they truly accepted that they had a disease did their shoulders relax and all of their formidable will-power could then be unhooked from their disease and reconnected to their recovery.

Those that couldn’t accept that they were ill, died.

https://lifeisreturning.com/2017/05/17/mission-impossible/

Sex

 “Now about sex. Many of us needed an overhauling there. But above all, we tried to be sensible on this question. It’s so easy to get way off the track. Here we find human opinions running to extremes — absurd extremes, perhaps. One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procrea-

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tion. Then we have the voices who cry for sex and more sex; who bewail the institution of marriage; who think that most of the troubles of the race are traceable to sex causes. They think we do not have enough of it, or that it isn’t the right kind. They see its significance everywhere. One school would allow man no flavor for his fare and the other would have us all on a straight pepper diet. We want to stay out of this controversy. We do not want to be the arbiter of anyone’s sex conduct. We all have sex problems. We’d hardly be human if we didn’t. What can we do about them?

   We reviewed our own conduct over the years past. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, or inconsiderate? Whom had we hurt? Did we unjustifiably arouse jealousy, suspicion or bitterness? Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead? We got this all down on paper and looked at it.

   In this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life. We subjected each relation to this test -was it selfish or not? We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them. We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.

   Whatever our ideal turns out to be, we must be willing to grow toward it. We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing. In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem. In meditation, we ask God what we should do about each specific matter. The right answer will come, if we want it.

   God alone can judge our sex situation. Counsel with

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persons is often desirable, but we let God be the final judge. We realize that some people are as fanatical about sex as others are loose. We avoid hysterical thinking or advice.

   Suppose we fall short of the chosen ideal and stumble? Does this mean we are going to get drunk? Some people tell us so. But this is only a half-truth. It depends on us and on our motives. If we are sorry for what we have done, and have the honest desire to let God take us to better things, we believe we will be forgiven and will have learned our lesson. If we are not sorry, and our conduct continues to harm others, we are quite sure to drink. We are not theorizing. These are facts out of our experience.

   To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing. If sex is very troublesome, we throw ourselves the harder into helping others. We think of their needs and work for them. This takes us out of ourselves. It quiets the imperious urge, when to yield would mean heartache.”

(pp68-70 AA Basic Text)

The above extract from the text of the original manual that introduced the 12 Step Programme to the world back in the late 1930’s stands up remarkably well as it speaks now to 21st century cultural forces.

The key message is that individuals can formulate an ideal for this particular instinctive appetite to be fed and to feed another, that it is no different to any other instinctive appetite, and that once clearly defined, there is always a solution to a problem.

In the light of the rather clumsy global laxative that is the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, this extract is offered as a source of elegant roughage to be added to the pundit ridden diet of diatribe that might then firm up our rather loose expressions, should anyone wish to of course ….. recovery, like policing, is best applied upon request and by consent.