Daily Steps On Our Road to Recovery for 13 to 19 September 1999.
Published Last Week. A daily hint published each day since June 1996. This is past my third year anniversary since starting my web pages. Page Down for the next days that are added a day at a time. I have moved to http://www.recoverybydiscovery.com and this daily page is now here at daily.htm . I would appreciate any feedback, questions and suggestions that you have.
13 September 1999
I found a good place to look up and download freeware at http://MyPlace.To.Be/tqf called "Top Quality Freeware". I am adding them to our "RBD Free Favorites" page.
I found a cute place to make my ID card that you can put on your web pages. I put my cute card on my story page. From my card you can find a link to make your own card and find other interesting links. I am also adding them to our "RBD Free Favorites" page under their own name, Zapa.
I found an easy way to check on how much my ISP is down. I added NetWhistle that blows their whistle, to my free page.
I found some other things to update on my free page that are dated 9.13.99.
I started a 12 step links page to focus on this recovery process.
Levels of Wisdom
Once upon a time, I heard a wise person say, that they were limited
by the group, in the levels of truth that they could tell. Over the years, I
have found that to be true. There is resistance within my own family, to
the levels of truth, that they are ready to hear. In a group, there is also
resistance to the levels of truth, that they are ready to hear.
That is not true on line. On line, those that are ready to hear the
level of truth presented, are the ones that show up. Or the ones that
get a copy by e-mail are ready to at least be provoked. Those that
are not ready, just do not show up.
That does not mean, that I have been shown all truth. I am in
process of learning, as you are. It does mean, that I have found a
level of peace, that I enjoy. Because, when I am not at peace, I
find a new level of peace, so I can be at peace. When I am provoked,
the blessing in disguise, is that I grow to a new level of peace. I too find,
what I am ready to hear.
Are you ready to be coached to your level of peace that you enjoy?
14 September 1999
When you have read my work here on the "Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual [DSM] of Mental Disorders" on my daily column, you will find
that I have many different views than the group of American Psychiatric
Association therapist that have been putting the DSM together. That is
because I have lived the road to recovery from the inside, and they have
at best from the outside. I say "at best" because they have few recoveries
So, it has been most gratifying to at last find a doctor on line that really
has some clues as to the real causes and cures for mental illness. Someone
that has validated recoveries. Those of us that also know better, have less
influence than a doctor with credentials has on the inside of that system.
Therefore, I want to do what I can to support this doctor and any others
like him. When you find them, please tell me.
The doctor I found is Clancy D. McKenzie, M.D., Director Philadelphia
Psychiatric Consultation Service, 191 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 3-W,
P.O. Box 345 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 USA. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.DrMckenzie.com, 610-664-0948
Those that believe in putting our support, in the light of the lord most
high, for the highest good of all concerned, are welcome to do so.
15 September 1999
Getting Off Drugs
There is another site by another doctor that does not believe in
just using drugs for healing "mental illnesses". That is Dr. Peter
Breggin. In fact, his books point out the dangers of drugs. His web
site is at http://www.breggin.com. Some of his books are in our
bookstore. He does not suggest cold turkey withdrawal, he suggest
gradual withdrawal with the assistance of a doctor.
16 September 1999
I have been letting go, of a cold, for the last couple of days. I
do not "fight my colds". I find, that I get through my colds faster, by
just letting them go, through their own cycles. It is another opportunity,
to rest some more, than I normally do. It is an opportunity, to learn
some more, about cooperating with my body, and my spirit. It is an
opportunity to eat less and to eat more simply. It is an opportunity
to cough up stuff I had not coughed up before.
17 September 1999
There is a growing amount of on line learning on the Internet.
Some of the learning is formal and some informal. There will be
no limit to this growth. One can start to get familiar with what is
available in places like http://www.NewPromise.com. Then there
is http://www.LifeLongLearning.com. I ran into these links in the
October 99 "Computer Shopper" pg. 331. They also had "The world's
first accredited all-online university" at http://JonesInternational.edu.
Distance learning could be "learning on line". Actually the only
on line learning that is of real value, is our spiritual on line learning.
We are all on line with the source, whether we are aware of that or
not. When we choose to learn from our source, then we are learning
from the source of all learning. Any other learning we do, we are also
learning from the source of all learning, when we are paying enough
18 & 19 September 1999
My family wanted to see more of me. So, I agreed to only work
on the weekdays. That is why the last few weeks have the weekends
off. Go thou and do likewise. Or not, when that is what is your highest
good and the highest good of all concerned.
Michael Foster, MA
Your Life Coach
"Learn HOW to recovery by discovering the blocks you need to remove and the actions you need to take and what you need to let go of as your blocks to your blessings."
From my book in process, The Spiritual Cookbook (Generic Recipes for a Better Life)
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