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Many Adult Children of Alcoholics feel stuck, lost, afraid, resentful and frustrated by their circumstances. Because they were raised by inebriated, denial based caretakers--they were denied a healthy mirroring of Self-Love, Self-Appreciation, and Unconditional Love for Self.When your caretakers deny you the nurturing you deserve, you go through life feeling as if you are ill--wrong--broken--and stained. The wounds these feelings create are deep, and shatter a child's much needed sense of safety. The ability to trust Self is lost, as the child presumes the angst within--is something he/she deserves.
Future adult relationships all stem from the programmed dysfunctional perceptions of ones childhood. ACoA's often times attract into their experience partners who are very much like one of their caretakers. Because all beings attract what they know--even if what they know is dysfunctional--until a being becomes truly AWARE of that which is unconsciously driving all of their conscious decisions as adults--life cannot unfold happily.
Here we explore what it means to make that which is unconscious conscious--so to heighten our understanding and thus awareness of Self.
As awarness of self is expanded--so to is the love of self--for as one will ultimately learn here--we ACoA's were never not enough,we are not our pasts, nor our dysfuntional thoughts.
Lisa A. Romano
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Because this is an attraction based universe, and becasue thoughts create things--we wounded adult children of alcoholics and adults from dysfunctional homes--may not be aware--that by the very nature of the universe--we are attracting what we know.
If all that we know--is the result of dysfunction--then how can we ever hope to attract healthy circumstances into our lives?
If the very core of our belief systems are dysfunctional--then all that we think must be a bit skewed.
If what we think is skewed--then what we attract will also be skewed--or at least--our perception of that which we are experiencing will be.
To take control of our adult lives--Jung says, "that until that which is unconscious is made conscious" we cannot truly ever be healed. If we do not know what is causing us to attract unhealthy circumstances and or people into our lives, how can we ever hope to live an abundant, joyful, fulfilling life?
Listen here as bestselling author, speaker and coach, Lisa A. Romano explains how adult children of alcoholics, and all wounded adult children from dysfunctional homes are simply the law of attraction in action--and how one can change their life around, simply by paying more attention to what one 'thinks'.
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In this episode, Lisa A. Romano-Life Coach--discusses ways in which ACoA's can deliberately set their focus on creating brighter future realities.
In her words, "Because ACoA's and children from dysfunctional homes are so accustomed to pain--and because so many are stuck inside loops of negative dysfunctional programming--and unbeknownst to them--continue to attract dysfunctional people into their lives--for the most part--they are overwhelmed by the present--that they can't see the forest through the trees.
When you are too busy deflecting pain--it is all but impossible sometimes to learn how to imagine life being any better. But unless one is able to see beyond what is--than only more of what is can continue to show up. It is possible to create different and more healthy future realities. But one must learn to believe its possible first--and at same time--begin focusing more on what he/she wants to experience opposed to what he/she is experiencing in time and space now.
It isn't an easy thing to do--but it is possible."
Tune in to hear how Lisa explains how to break the cycle of dysfunction with practical 'how to' tools.
Her website is www.healingselfesteem.com
And she is the bestselling author of The Road Back To Me, My Road Beyond the Codependent Divorce, and Loving the Self Affirmations.
Maura H. has been sober 27 fun-filled years and originally cleaned up in Dallas, Texas USA with some good, hard-nosed old-timers. Maura has lived in Jackson, Wyoming USA over 20 years and brings her experience, strength and hope to new women in recovery on a daily basis. Helping others is Maura's speciality and she always serves Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) with a smile and a twinkle in her eye!
Dick B.'s son Ken talks about the new book he and his dad released this month, Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! (December 2012). When Bill W. and Dr. Bob met in Akron, Ohio, on May 12, 1935 (Mother's Day), both were members of a group named "A First Century Christian Fellowship" (also known as the Oxford Group). Bill and Bob developed a program of recovery over the summer of 1935 which John D. Rockefeller's agent Frank Amos sum
Brad and Todd discuss the importance of liver health and reaching your health and fitness goals, as well as food you can eat and supplements to take. The liver cleanse is also revealed as a helpful tool to use with great care.The recipe of the week is coffee cream pie!
Ultra Liver Aid is the supplement of the week.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians: 5:11
There is way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 16:25
Are you a member of AA? Do you really need a 12 step program to get free from addiction and stay sober? I spent 3 years in the program of AA all the while knowing something was amiss.
Is it really what it claims to be? What is really at the core of this program and what spirit is behind it? Come with us on this quest to find out.
It really is a matter of life and death!
The time is truly short!
Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you. - II Corinthians 6:17
This will be the final show on AA for now. Come and join us to wrap this up.
Learn to be free in Christ Jesus!
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. - John 10:10
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From the chapter "Alcolholism and Addiction" on page 124 in my book "Anyone Can Live A Happier Life"... I am proud to welcome Rich Barnes to the show today. I was so impressed and touched by his story I dedicated an entire chapter to his story. It is the only story I dedicated a chapter to other than mine. He is truly, truly, truly and inspiration; not only to people recovering, addicts or alcoholics but to everyone.
Rich's dream is to help drug addicts, alcolholics and everyone else that is going through a tough time to see through the problem and move on to the other side. His life is about helping and healing; no longer about hurting and stealin. email@example.com http://www.richfulthinking.com
I have been looking forward to this morning's interview ever since I met Sarah Jean at "The First International Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference," Sept. 6-7, 2013, in Portland, Maine. Sarah Jean had just become married to Christian A.A. leader Tim K. from Colorado. The wedding date was September 1st. The two had met at an A.A. conference. Both are devoted Christians and Alcoholics Anonymous servants. Just after the Maine Conference, the pair joined us on a very special visit to Dr. Bob's birthplace in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Dr. Bob was Tim's great grand sponsor in A.A., and the couple have taken a great interest in disseminating the history of Dr. Bob's role in recovery. Tim currently heads a Came to Believe Retreat in Colorado.
But today is about Sarah Jean. We'd like to hear about her family, her home, her education, her religious background, her present employment, her A.A. work, and her future plans. She has an excellent education and aspires to being a teacher. Husband Tim works for a Christian radio enterprise, and the two are well-suited to carry the message of the International Christian Recovery Coalition in which both are participants.
I look forward to having the same kind of one-on-one talk with Sarah Jean that I was privileged to have in Portland, Maine, and in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. I hope she will favor us with a word or two about her addiction background. And now, take it away, Sarah Jean.