12 Steps to sanity.

Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon. Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol —that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than our-selves could restore us to sanity.
3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Many of us exclaimed, “What an order! I can’t go through with it.” Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.

(AA Basic Text 1937)
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These Spiritual principles of the Spiritual Kindergarten are timeless and remedy the devilry that is manifested by envy and resentment.

Many people these days are looking for a New Age asset stripped version of the blood and thunder religions of past centuries. In recovery dynamics this is called looking for the easier softer way.

Unless a person can lay down the foundation protection that these divinely simple Steps provide, any attempt at a 21st century exploration of inner space is as doomed to failure as would the prospect of going into outer space without a space-ship.

In fact the global religious trigger points that fill the news channels 24/7 offer ample evidence of an encroaching insanity of which #Brexit is but a local symptom, that stubbornly refuses to respond to the partisan systems purportedly of the same Holy Spirit.

If the religions did a 12 Step audit of their actual state and made amends, then their individual adherents might have some chance of enjoying a Step 11 that was actually connected to Consciousness.

The challenge to face the destructive force of envy and resentment is not just a personal matter, whole systems now face collapse unless the systemic leaders can see the illness that threatens our whole global system.

Whatever side of the #Brexit argument a person find themselves on, when alcohol is replaced by whatever is the person, place or thing that is clearly causal, then Step 1 chillingly describes the actual state of the UK political Executive function over the last three years. The recent change of UK leadership when placed into an illness paradigm is almost certain to be a deepening of the calamity.

The Dunning-Kruger syndrome may well be a problem affecting some personality types presently bulldozing their way through the global logjams that fill the news channels.

A well known search engine gives the etymology of the word expert as follows:

Middle English (as an adjective): from French, from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri ‘try’. The noun use dates from the early 19th century Compare with experience and experiment.

So the word expert is an adjective that can be used as a noun, but in its root it is all about experience.

Then the difficulty around the hostility toward the self-proclaimed expert becomes clearer in the difference between theory and practice.

This is no more clear than when a man becomes a politician who is rich and who has been rich all of his life saying that they are experts in knowing what poor people need.

(Postscript added 30/11/19 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10218768279451646&id=1039915465)

In my professional work, the expertise that I bring to Diction Resolution Therapy is based primarily on the fact that I haven’t had a drink of alcohol since May 1995 and that my professional work roots from that personal experience.

In my spiritual work, I speak from my experience not from a theory.

This experience is clarified in the Sufi Way here.

Without prejudice, the reference to Jared Diamond’s book is a signpost that the illness paradigm is at least being talked about at the Davos level of global cultures as Bill Gates has recommended that all leaders read this book asap.

Conscious-Contact 1

In the huge recovery industry that has been spawned by the arrival of the 12Step Programme in 1937, there has been an asset stripping “gold rush” as everyman and his dog stake out a claim to “mine” from the original deep seam of redemption that is still the singleness of purpose known as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

This cunning asset stripping and subsequent re-branding of what is a spiritual message, by an intellectual cleverness that can’t submit to any sense of God-consciousness, is only to be expected as it has been happening for thousands of years.

The Source of the message will of course protect the original transmission of the 12Step brand, just as the cohorted charitable and corporate derivative entities attempt to copyright their constructs and financial schemes.

Some of these global entities of supposed solution bearers to hard-pressed government departments around this addicted world are not even benign in their relationship with the source of their recovery industry, they are actively hostile toward the international 12Step Fellowships that have grown from the original Programme over the last eighty years.

How do I know this? Because I have talked with an employee of Indivior – a global addiction recovery player. (The Indivior link updated in April 2019 after the exposure of alleged malpractice) If you look at their opening page on their website, it seems that they are open to a collegiate approach within the global school of experience that has as its foundation the arrival of AA in 1935.

Far from it, the person I spoke to in my taxi as I took her to the airport was vehemently against the 12Step Programme, even telling me that she spent much of her time informing funders at government level around the world that the 12Step Programme doesn’t work and that they need to buy into their corporate services and drug products.

I spoke to a man recently at an Interfaith gathering who said that no-one could prove that God exists. I said that that was no longer strictly true. I said that since 1935 there had been and still are, many millions of people who can claim conscious contact with God as they understand God. They can claim conscious contact with a Higher Power that is loving and caring that has brought them back from a fate worse than death.

“What do you mean?”, says he.

“Members of the global 12Step Fellowships can all quote their Step11 which places them all in a God-consciousness of their own understanding,” says I.

“That’s not the same as what I was saying,” says he.

“It may not be what you wanted to hear,” says I, “but it is exactly answering of your previous generalisations about God that seemed to serve your atheism so neatly.”

I really don’t object to atheists as this linked video explains ….

However, eventually the conditions on the ground will be met with a message of sanity that is evidence based, irrefutable, compassionate, timely, tremendous and true.

Once the message is delivered, then the recipient has the responsibility of either action or continued inertia.

The 12Step Programme is the only living Spiritual programme left on the planet, the only connection with The Holy Spirit that is practical, predicable, provable and true, redeeming the lives of all people willing to change from within any religion, atheism, secularism, humanism, sect, creed or political party.

The Higher Power of the 12Step Programme is not a theory. It is not a new linguistic programme. It is not a clever manipulation of cognition and behaviour that might last a few months. The 12Step Programme is an ineffable fact, an incredible and indestructible coherence of invisibility and visibility, of time and eternity, of ancient and modern, a triumph of belief over despair.

The 12Step Programme is unashamedly written in the language of the heart, a language that challenges the insanity of the language of the head, until the head submits.

The Singularity that the late Stephen Hawking wrote about in his cosmology that led onto looking at the boundaries of understanding for physics is a reflection of the Singularity that is the Source of the 12Step Programme and its metaphysics.

“Without help it is too much for us, but there is One who has all Power, that One is God, may you find Him now” (AA Book)

This single sentence is the nuclear core of the 12Steps. It is the same sentence spoken by every Prophet, Patriarch, Saint, Messenger and Mystic of the so-called West. It is the sentence that underpins the Eastern Hemisphere of Buddhist enlightenment as surely as a brain has two hemispheres.

It is the sentence of repetition found in the Surah Al Rahman in The Qur’an, “now which of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?”

The template of sanity for a Human being is this threefold, simple, evidence based structure, namely that a person appears as a physical, mental and spiritual being that has to be connected across its two inner interfaces of mental/physical and mental/spiritual if that person is to be described as in any way fully conscious.

God is consciousness.

Mankind arrives existentially inside consciousness, but unaware of this fact, therefore unconscious of the very forces that uphold an awareness of mortality. This is almost analogous to an imaginary conscious fish that is actually in water whilst denying that water exists.

A person who arrives at a conscious contact with this living Singularity arrives within a kindergarten of Human possibility from out of the conceptual rigour of their previous ignorance, however that conception might have appeared to have happened.

At this time, recovery from the many forms of the bellwether disease of Addiction is the paradoxical beachhead of sanity that has arrived at the junction of two eras, as the Age of Pisces gives way to the Age of Aquarius.

As at every previous time of momentous change known to Mankind, however the history of change might have been disrupted, Messengers from the Unseen decloak and engage in the almost impossible mission of trying to help the collective engage in work that is really only the province of the individual.

This time of momentous change is no different. The help is at hand. The challenge facing the helpers and those to be helped is the same, namely one of engagement.

In reading this piece, we make a start.

Vast intricacy

A benefit of working closely with the general public is that the sheer variety of characters and situations that present into my cab keeps me “right-sized”, earthed and aware of my actual capabilities as against what I might like to think that I can manifest.

“Being” is limitless whereas “doing” seems limited.

I have sought over many years to explore the correlations that have appeared to me as clear, in the working of the Executive function in both organic and systemic bodies as this function might indicate health or sickness.

The challenge is to translate insight into practical policy that leaders might then feel confident to implement, if a diagnosis of Executive dysfunction is accepted.

In an individual, this dilemma of practicality is resolved within an actual and undeniable behaviour change, in both individual and group behaviour, that is then sponsored into a similar situation that a person has accepted as needing to change after a specific calamity or an on-going breakdown of behavioural function.

I have talked with too many people in positions of experience and authority in key areas of this modern world over the last four years, to be able to ignore the 95% concurrence with my view that a sickness is infecting the leadership function of the corporate, financial and political bodies of the first world.

The peculiar aspect of this time is that so many people are materially well-placed and yet real information about how we’re all actually living seems to be hard to access. President Trump is not all wrong about the state of the news reporting in our 24/7 culture.

Death is still the universal phenomenon that is overtly and covertly hijacked by both orthodox and unorthodox leadership forces to divide and rule masses of people.

The vast intricacy of Mankind’s interaction on Earth will not bend to any political or dynastic rule, this is the message of history. So, what is the good news?

The good news is that whether or not a new era is landed, whether or not Mankind continues in a form discernable to its present platform, to have arrived at this place is still a miracle.

Despite the best efforts of the despots, the thieves of spiritual messages, the hoarding of wealth in the hands of the few wrought by the misguidance of countless masses of people over and over again over centuries, despite all of this, still much of Mankind persists in hope.

How do I know this?

Because you are reading this.

Being

Paramahansa Yogananda united in himself, in his being, Krishna and The Christ Jesus.
My work, in my being, is to unite Islam and Christianity and by extension also Judaism, that is to say the people of The Book, the sanity of Abraham, with all beings connected by the Seal of Universal Sainthood. All cultures speak of their Saints.
I speak from my own experience, not just from theory or theology, but able to utilise these vehicles where helpful.
I have been helped and hindered in almost equal degree to this point in my life by spiritual teachers and teachings, for both these things of ‘help and hinder’ are interchangeable in experience, as is easily verified for yourself.
There are many academic approaches to unite the religions at this time. There are famous people trying to synthesise the religions into a single ‘now’, share their personal revelation, invite audiences to a blue inner flame of guided meditation, comparing the similarity of historical religiosity to try to heal global tensions. I wish these efforts continued expansion.
My message of a global spiritual illness, is in a sense more old fashioned therefore, it’s a message of an illness with an Abrahamic spiritual healing that has been proven in the field in the 12 Step Programme, it’s a message that is now clear in my writing and recordings. I do not intend to keep overcooking this message of stuck-addiction© to try to convince you of the fact of this matter.
In the time left to me physically on this planet, I am intending to move into a mode of ‘being my message’, rather than concerning myself with trying to clarify an arrival at a qualification satisfactory to a presumed recipient of any such message being worth accepting.
This modal change is to involve my receiving training in my student membership of The Healing Trust (NFSH), to continue with Diction Resolution Therapy (drt.global), as well as a personal witness of being able to express, where appropriate, my experience of living within a contemporary spiritual nativity and how this experience can translate current events.
This modal change may reduce my time on Facebook etc., thank God!
I remember when I was ‘recovering’, that is regaining a workable personality after having been stripped psychically bare by a unifying meeting in God in 1982, so literally in need of new inner covers, I happened to be in a group meeting with fellow patients and a doctor who was called Dr. Church.
I had started communicating only by writing, after having been rendered totally mute for some weeks. Whilst writing a short note for the doctor to share with the group and whilst they waited silently, the doctor said, “goodness, isn’t it very peaceful as he is writing?”
I mention this now, as it is a story that confirms the core of my being, the core of my message, for whatever covering has been necessarily placed within me to function in the here and now then this covering addresses a place that is who I am. That place is peace.

“But who do you say that I am?”

The words in the title of this post are attributed to Jesus Christ and they show the almost impossible rigour placed upon those who articulate the One to the many.

The Singularity knows everything in potential, but does not actually know anything until it happens. The person articulating a message from their potential to the point of articulation does not know how it is actually going to emit. They may try to rehearse, to prepare, to practice – but at its actual emission, if The Singularity is authentically engaged with the communication, the deliverer, that which is delivered and those to whom it is delivered, are One.

This earthly realm is a place of separation from the Singularity Itself. The word gives the clue:

SE – PARA – TION

SE – Itself, as in “per se”

PARA – Beyond, alongside, more than

TION – That which is after, to complete begets a completion, to part begets a partition etc.

So, separation is Itself going beyond Itself, in Itself, for Itself, by Itself. In the living organic vehicles, cells separate until the form is complete, then they renew the form by repeated and harmonic separations.

When The Singularity returns to Itself, either at the disposal point of Its organic veiling, or at moments of clarity and Self conception and actualisation during the organic journey, then the antidote to separation is apparent:

PARA – DI – SE

PARA – Beyond, alongside, more than

DI – Two

SE- Itself

So paradise is simply Itself returning to Its own Singularity after experiencing the necessary duality of material existence.

This post is now in Paradise.

The person in Union with the Singularity knows less and less in actuality, the closer they come to utterance in the realm of material communication. They could be anything, often they are judged by the contemporary structures as being nothing, they connect everything back to The Source, but when asked who they are, are unable to provide themselves or others with any orthodox response.

Unorthodox behaviour is not quite the same as living as a paradox, though because it connects the paradox with the orthodox it is not an easy trait to bear in any era, either for the transmitter or the receiver. The unorthodox is so often seen as odd, the journey to Union is very odd.

The material orthodoxy of government in any era has power given to it by its very existence to protect itself from being usurped by ineptitude. When the orthodoxy of government is past a sell by date it is the very embodiment of ineptitude itself and it then calls forth the unorthodox from the governed. This summoned unorthodoxy is the ground for the connection of the Paradox to materialise.

The stuckness of ineptitude can only be initially challenged by the unorthodox, the truly United messenger then arrives as the Paradox, like the story of The Buddha leaving the riches of his palace to be with ordinary people, King Arthur and Excalibur, Moses and the Israelites, Samson and Delilah, Muhammad (pbuh) and the tribes, the Parousia expected by traditions today. The Paradox unites the opposites.

The word “parousia” simply means “presence”. To be truly present is to be single minded, even if only for an instant, to be beyond the twoness of matter, to taste paradise. The United person is in paradise as more of a constant rather than an instant, but they can still deal singularly well with a world in separation, a world that matters in its journey with matter.

The place of Union is the diction chamber.

All energy returns to Source, to return consciously is the Work.

Spiritual Principles – making the fire cool

It is said that God “made the fire cool” for Abraham when his enemies threw him into the fire for challenging their corruption with the simple statement that there is “no God, but One God”.

In this era, this age of technology, terror, counter-terror, political sterility, conspiracy theory, corporate interference, hidden plutocrats, natural disaster, financial mismanagement, amazing achievement, colossal wastage …. the stories of the Patriarchs tell us that nothing much has changed wherever the exercising of great power by the few over the many is involved.

All power comes from One Source.

That may be difficult for the divided brain to understand, for the brain riven with inner animosity that needs the outer screen of otherness and events to project the trickle charge of its experience that passes as its life, to understand.

However, as Abraham’s story witnesses, the only way to confront the excesses and imbalances of earthly power and survive, the only way, is to acknowledge the source of all power as One, then to hang on to the rope of that singular fact.

If those that have more power than you and are intent on harming you are confronted head on, then prepare to be overcome.

If the single source of all power is attached to first, then the fire of your opponents’ power is made cool for you, if their power actually has transgressed beyond bounds.

If an opponent’s given power hasn’t transgressed beyond bounds and you find yourself in a confrontation with the powerful, then even if you are attached to the single source of all power, you will be burned. Such sacrifice is not wasted however, it may accelerate the eventual transgression of an opponent’s given bounds and their subsequent demise and you will travel home with a clear conscience and in good faith: or, if the challenge is erroneous and unconscionable, the greater power in victory may further awake to stay in bounds and eras of great peace will ensue.

The moral of the story being that whatever you do is right if it is from your conscience and if you have truly exhausted all inner efforts to avoid outer confrontation first, by submitting your situation to The One, loving Itself, in Itself, from Itself, by Itself, to Itself.

Then, whether you win or lose, The One empowers and protects, however in all matters, the inner battle in an individual is the most important fight. The battle to be interiorly whole is the actual message of all the Messengers – the Western religions, the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhism – for if enough people win through in that great personal battle in an era, peace is exteriorly guaranteed.

Man proposes, God disposes.

So what does that arcane language mean to the internet savvy sophisticates of the twenty first century? Well, for a start, the above arcane language issues from the undivided brain of a contemporary man. If that fact doesn’t command respect and curiosity then let’s try to find a way to help you anyway 😉

What the old stories try to convey is that the duality power, however or whatever it appears to be, is always stuck in that duality paradigm mine and not mine, or me and my enemy.

When you realise that your enemy is given to you from the same place that you originate from, you might still temporarily hate him/her, but the dynamic of any eventual confrontation is irrevocably altered.

Propaganda is designed to promote amnesia around the fact of a common Source Code for the different cultures of mankind. (link added February 2019) Political propaganda removes the dots from the ☯️ Yin-Yang of the actual eternal Human template, to pirate Mankind into a compound of an ideology’s limited temporal power grab of what always degenerates into a personality based Empire.

Fear of death, then actually killing anyone (actually or reputationaly) who refuses to join in on any campaign against the other side, is the fuel pellet of command and control through these ages past into the present day.

This world is a workhouse, a bridge. A place cast in space to pass through from a place, to a place. The physical body is a passing vehicle to enable you to pass through this passing place.

Or to translate this by transposing another meaning to the word pass.

This world is a workhouse, a bridge. A place cast in space to die through from a place, to a place. The physical body is a dying vehicle to enable you to die through this dying place.

If this seems just too too impossible to be true, then check with the ancient Bhagavad Gita.

We all pass: who then fails?

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Restore us to sanity ….

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…. or the President of The United States of America (my appendment) 😛

What vehicle would The Christ (Isa) return in given that he is described as The Seal of Sainthood, an interior function, juxtaposing the description of Muhammad (pbuh) as The Seal of Prophethood, an exterior function?

Muhammad (pbuh) said to his followers that they should seek knowledge, even unto China. This opened up all exterior global religious culture as legitimate to his message, where there is Love.

The global 12 Step vehicle is the place of provable guarantee or Seal, for human conscious contact with the loving Source of Life.

It works for, serves, unites, repairs, then recovers the interior function for the adherents of all of this world’s religions and even secularisms, where there is Love.

It may be the perfect vehicle that the living Seal of global Sainthood could return within, should anybody be expecting such an appearance, for themselves.

But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. (Matthew 29)

“Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power – that One is God. May you find him now.” (AA How It Works.)

What vehicle would The Buddha Maitreya return in, given the differences of the Bhuddist vehicles and approach.

It may be that the global vehicle of the Mindfulness Programme may be the perfect vehicle for a collective arrival at the Universal Dharma awakening Compassionate Buddha for yourself.

These vehicles flower from the Way of the East and West hemispheres of the global consciousness, uniting the hemispheres of the human brain, resecuring a spiritual kindergarten for the foundations of a revivified inner governance for individuals and their collectives.

Mindfulness draws powerfully from the many centuries of Dharma across cultures, vehicles and histories to bequeath the sheer practical simplicity of Mindfulness practice, the infant foundations of a deepening personal and group experience of uniting the subliminal realm with consciousness as Universal Compassion, applicable therefore, universally.

The 12 Step Programme draws spiritually from Abraham’s lineage, the Western prophetic monotheism from Adam to Moses to Muhammad, with The Christ Jesus as the anonymous esoteric Master conducting healing at the core of the transformative dynamic that through The Holy Spirit works redemptively for any of the three Western religions, for Eastern religions, as well as for any secular aspiration that can simply submit to a loving Higher Power.

There’s really only one question that applies to Mankind …. click here to ask it.

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