Thursday, July 27, 2017

Evolving "Addiction" Recovery Models

Offering a smorgasbord of Breath Consciousness skills and tools through the Reverence for Life University, and ancillary websites

Approaching treatment centers, AA, hospitals, outreach/recovery houses, etc. with the Reverence for Life University tool box. I will be adding to this outline as a guide to assist people who are working on addressing any type of "addiction". My experience is based upon 36 years clean and sober.

Primarily offering The Practice, as in The Global Citizenship Passport

Replacing the accusatory theology, psychology, philosophy (judgement of anyone, especially ourselves)

Replace with: "affirmational" theology, psychology, philosophy as espoused by Desmond D. Green, and first discovered by Albert Schweitzer.

    - Conscious Deep Breathing (downloadable Breathing Benefits pdf)
    - Languaging, Self Talk (Conscious Body Language  (Self Talk)
    - Breath Tapping
    - Becoming / Being Present (See Peace Making)
    - Science of Self Actualization

Addressing boredom
    - Simplifying
    - Recreation
    - Fullfilling, satisfying work (see Tom Dooley)
    - Music, art, dance, play, time in nature
    - Bob Windt's model for learning (see Yep It's Rocket Science)
    - Being of Service
    - Robert Wilson "all work and no play makes "insert name" a very dull boy"

Redirecting Attention
    - technology, re-addressing
    - time in nature
    - Breathing Practices
    - Being Present
    - exercise

Other Key Ideas
- Taking care with money
- Friendship
- Asking for help, and accepting (allowing others to be of Service is a great gift to them)
- Having fun
- Being honest
- Changing playgrounds and playmates
- First Things First (The Practice)
- Easy Does It
- Our experiences are our greatest gift that we can Share with others

This is a Spiritual process, just like when we exercise our body and mind, we have to address, grow, our Soul/Spirit

Full-filling work (job, vocation, career, avocation)
A key, is to find work that feels fulfilling, or satisfies, and doesn't suck the life out of us. Another way to look at this is to "transcend" our work, with the intention, knowing, that what our heart's desire will be brought to us in good timing. A couple touchstones: don't settle for less, there can be a danger where one might "rest on their laurels" (see Vision Excelerator, bringing dreams to life)

Monitoring Feelings 
We have an internal guidance system, it is our feelings, especially emanating from our "guts", solar plexus, or breadbasket.
- The Moods Channel
- Dial-A-Mantra 

Additional Activities


Other Affiliated Websites of the Reverence for Life University

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The New Jericho

As the walls of the New Jericho come tumbling down, or the veil is lifted, or the curtain is pulled back on the Wizard, many will be shocked and astounded to learn of the atrocities that have been perpetrated IN YOUR NAME!

Fear not. While these discoveries pass before your eyes, if you act with steadfastness and Charity, the knowing of Reverence for Life can become the foundation of your journeys forward. Ultimately, these events have no lasting bearing because the Truth is that this the ONE's experience(s), not ours. As Shakespeare wrote "All the world's a stage, all the men and women merely players."

The Power of Life is such a simple Truth. We all exist in ONE BREATH. The horrors and the stories we repeat become ours. If we believe them, they become ours. If we argue for them, the become our possessions.

The beautiful, loving design ordained by God, All That Is, The One Infinite Creator has built in protections. We cannot, in no shape or form, "screw it up."

We get to experience it! As if it is ours. Which it is. Because we are one with the ONE.

The formula for life is simple - Live with the greatest loving intent that you can day to day, progressively. Bring this energy into all of your dealings, to the best of your ability.

The dualistic mind is a tricky one. It has a real hard time accepting the fact that there in only ONE thing here.

This is not a problem. One bodies and our Breath knows. Our life experiences occur by what we do with our next breath. And our mind can be trained to fall into it's proper role through The Practice and Breath Tapping.

The image-based consciousness cannot be reasoned with That does not matter. What matters is to do things that make you feel at peace. Become Breath Conscious. Become Breath Appreciative. Connect with the Mother Earth - spending time in nature connecting your heart - we call it "Hearthing".

Replacing all of the "busy-ness" of the image-based reality, which is crumbling like the Berlin Wall, find the Joys. Love, Life, that is Being delivered to YOU, Right Directly In Your Face - 25,000 times a day.

This is your. This is you. This is all of Ours.

We are all in this together. Because there is no way to get out.

Live it. Enjoy it. Revere it.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I looked in the mirror today
I tried but couldn't look away
I felt afraid that I might see
Something wrong with me
It was hard to look inside
I had to pierce the false pride
As I broke through the tangle
I could look from another angle
Like a lightbulb had just been lit
This humbled me a little bit
I found myself in a room
In one corner lurked my doom
I approached the corner against my will
A bottle perched on a window sill
The window that had no light
I grabbed that bottle in my plight
It burned me in and out
Something was wrong no doubt
I dropped the bottle on the floor
And started walking toward the door
It rolled past me in front of my feet
I felt no mightier match I'd meet
It grew so large I couldn't see
There was nowhere left to flee
I went to the window for a leap
To escape the hazards I might reap
I opened the window and in flowed a stream
A trickle of light I had never seen
It touched my heart and felt so warm
And engulfed me in such a storm
I raised my arms and fell to my knees
To praise this thing that I might please
A feeling grew I had not felt
A winning hand that I was dealt
I raised my head and came to my feet
To approach this thing I had to meet
I went to the bottle to look inside
It seemed there was nothing left to hide
I turned away afraid to look
But the light still shone that I'd mistook
I got a strength and it grew
It felt so good this I knew
So I looked inside and it was bad
But because of the light I was not sad
For the light is so bright
I said to myself "you're alright."

I wrote this poem soon after my sobriety date of July 13, 1981. I am still free of drugs and alcohol.

Never IN Isolation

As many lament the isolation of our advanced computer technology, I see a beautiful phenomenon occurring as we become mesmerized by our little devices, we become curious, enamored and thrilled at the prospect of our "biological - computered-ness".

As we hold these little devices that are opening up vast channels for communication, entertainment, and Sharing we realize OMG (Oh My God!), I/EYE am the ONE holding this device!

Without ME, none of this would exist. (see Thirty years to tell this story)

Then, whether we choose to keep using the device, or set it down and go outside and enjoy the wonders of nature - we can rest assured in knowing this is all about how we interpret our experiences.

We (Reverence for Life Univ.) have called this "The Age Of Experientialism"!

It is a wonderful time of embracing, relishing, enjoying, celebrating.

In each moment all of life, the Cosmos, your body, the Earth, there is renewing.

All is supported. And Loved.

There is no getting out of this. It IS happening.

The Perspective that allows this re-alignment we call "Breath Consciousness".

All is contained and experienced in One Breath. And it is yours. Choose the happy path.

Get your "Practices" and exercises for integrating this altered awareness at the Reverence for Life University (and other affiliated websites as well).