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It is not uncommon for adult children of alcoholics to attract energy beings who are very similar to their parents. It is quite common in fact for adult children to attract alcoholics as partners and to have children with drug and alcoholc issues. I hear some wondering, "But how could this be? I did not drink, and I hated my father who was an alcoholic. How could I have attracted a spouse who drinks and have children who drink and do drugs?" The reality Dear One, is that we attract what we are on a vibrational level, and your childhood experiences have created certain emotional set points. These set points are no different than a radio station. So like moths to a flame, children who have been abused by alcoholics are tuned up for alcoholics. Why? Because ACoA's understand the dysfunctional love language of an alcoholic, and or narcissistic, denial based being. While a non-codependent being would avoid alcoholics whose actions might not match what is comign out of his/her mouth, and ACoA sees these beings as needing sympathy, help, or love. In addition, because their idea of love is evasive, complicated and confusing, ACoA's match up their energies perfectly with beings who are more than willing to be evasice, complicated and confusing. Taking a Toxic Vibrational Fast is a Fast Pass Way to Facilitate Emotional Healing.
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Join Host and Filmaker of The 13th Step, Monica Richardson for a 1 hour show about toxic behaviors, cultish traits, and how mind control is used at AA meetings. We will have time for listeners to call in with their comments and questions. See you then.
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In this episode Lisa A. Romano, Certified ACoA Life Coach, Mentor and Author helps we wounded Adult Children from dysfunctional homes understand how we can use pain to help us transcend our wounds and how by 'reframing' how we experience our pain can also speed along our total recovery.
If you have been lost, hang in there as Lisa explains the purpose of pain and how we can learn to appreciate duality in our lives.
As Lisa explains, there can be no understanding of light without some understanding of darkness. There can be no integration without understanding ideas of separation. There can be no experience of contentment without some experience of discontentment. It is our hope that by listening to this recording as well as many of Lisa's others, that your ideas about self, your past, healing, and about recovery will help you reframe your perceptions about pain for the purpose of healing completely.
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Have you ever been ripped off by an AA member? Was it alot of money? Was it for hundreds, thousands or millions. When you asked for your money back were told to
" go write about it" . "pray about it"
One oldtimer in a men's stagg in Hollywood, has been doing this and getting away with it for years. We suggest you go to the police and prosecute them. SO why don't you? Listen for a 30 minute show on Financial predatory criminal behavior in AA. We will take calls. PLease report all crimes to the police.
Reports, NPR, a "Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence." Plus, a recent story in the New York Times asks, "Do Alcoholics Anonymous participants do better at abstinence than nonparticipants because they are more motivated? Or is it because of something inherent in the A.A. program?" Plus AA is not commenting, as they have "no opinion on outside issues"
Plus, guest co-host Antoine Nauleau drops by to dicuss the new dating app, Sober. Explains Nauleau, "An average of 12%-14% of the population is sober, and with the emergence of “healthy lifestyles” and the rate of addiction climbing, there has been an increase in people choosing to live sober. People in sobriety tend to socialize mainly among themselves, due to the support and commonality of one another, and to avoid tempting or dangerous situations..."
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Did you grow up in a home with a problem drinker? If you did, you may have been impacted more than you know. Adult Children of Alcoholics share several common characteristics. They tend to feel different or isolated and uneasy with other people. They are intimidated by authority figures or people who are angry. They seek approval from others and lose themselves in the process. They are people-pleasers.
They feel responsible for other people and put their needs before their own. They are terrified of abandonment, and will do almost anything to maintain a relationship even (or especially) if it is unhealthy. They tend to hide their feelings both as children and as adults. They often confuse love with pity and tend to love people they can rescue. They thrive on drama rather than healthy relationships because that is what they grew up with. They often become alcoholics, marry alcoholics or both. The list goes on.
On this episode of The Bubble Hour our guests will share their experience both with growing up in an alcoholic home and in a home with someone in recovery.
Dr. Cathy Reimers, Ph.D., psychologist in New Jersey, and co-host Jennifer Russello, parent in New Jersey, continue the discussion on alcoholism in the American family and the impact that alcoholic parents have on children in their youth and into adulthood. Last week we discussed the hidden secret of alcoholism amongst parents, especially mothers and the growing numbers of women in general that are suffering and hiding their alcoholism. Alcoholism is one of the most contributing factors to dysfunction in a family. Sadly, this cycle often continues as studies show that children of alcoholics often suffer from some form of addiction and most commonly become addicted to alcohol or drugs. We will discuss the different roles that children take in their alcoholic families and what can be done to help these kids now and into their adulthood. The "perfect family storm" of alcoholism creates turmoil for everyone in its path and no one in the family escapes its effects. There is no place for the children to hide.
SOMETIMES YOU DO GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION.
In which the S.O.S meeting Jeff and Chris set out to attend is not the S.O.S. meeting they find. Which then leads Jeff to facilitate Chris’ second attempt at attending an A.A. meeting.
Will he go in?
Will he stay?
Do they cast him out as an imposter?
Do they welcome him as a brother?
Is there coffee?
Find out in this week’s episode…
We also talk through Step 11.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S)
Sisters of Sobriety (S.o.S) / How some women-only Alcoholics Anonymous meetings identify themselves.
Headspace / Meditation app
Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety / We didn’t actually mention this organization but it has a lot of good info
Southington, Connecticut. A meeting / Charles Fenno Jacobs / 1942 / public domain via Library of Congress
Tina S is the adult child of alcoholics. She talks frankly about this experience and how she managed to survive a troubled childhood. More challenges took place when she was an adult. She developed a bipolar disorder with devastating depressions and frightening episodes of mania. She provides hope to those who are still struggling.
...and while we never really discussed the consequences as they affected others connected to this biting addiction, the magic of cofession and forgiveness are real. Join us this coming week as we finish our review of the 4th Step of Recovery (Made a Fearless and Searching Moral Inventory of Ourselves) and expand into the 5th Step (Admitted to God, to Ourselves, and another Human Being the EXACT nature of our wrongs) Oftentimes these 2 Steps are considered to 2 of THE MOST DIFFICULT Steps to complete on the Road to Recovery - so listen in as we offer you a hand to understand these Steps better and to find the courage and strength required to face our pasts, and resolve those issues that hold us from growing into the person God wants us to be. Remember- we ARE NOT Doctors or Therapists or Counselors, JUST REAL individuals that found Help and ultimately Serenity in Our Journey into Sobriety - offering anyone willing to listen - those personal "Experiences - Strengths - & Hopes" we share in a Candid & Easy to listen to format. No pompous attitudes - no Preaching - just continuing the program as suggestions by sharing what works and what doesn't in our lives. This is a "LIVE CALL-IN PROGRAM" and we welcome ALL Comments. Call in from 7 to 9 PM CST every Sunday at 323-580-5755 or email Me. Daniel Czuba - program Host at firstname.lastname@example.org We will do our best to bring helpful information and ideas - while doing our best to answers any questions anyone might have as it relates to RECOVERY from ANY ADDICTION! Be SURE TO JOIN US!
Join Kristine Burke, Life Guide, Business Adviser, and Author, on a journey to Love. Building on Episode #1 in which our core choice: Fear OR Love was introduced; this episode will take us one step further toward glimpsing what we will see when we look upon ourselves through love's eyes.
Burke will begin to share powerful imagery, which will allow us to envision how life works when we are stuck in Fear versus when we are guided and supported by Love. "That's the only choice we make," Burke says, "and all of the great sages have pointed it out. What makes it difficult is that when we are in Fear, we think that life is random and that we must be unlucky (or even lucky). So when life seems to keep giving us random challenges (or bad luck), it seems perfectly natural. Of course, it isn't. There is absolutely nothing random about life. If we take the time to study the natural world, we can quickly see this. Life is absolutely orderly and purposeful. Indeed, life is perfect. And as parts of life, we are, too. But we can't see that until we access love's perspective. That's our great challenge—our only challenge—and thus, our one and only great opportunity."
Guests will be invited to "call-in" via a weblink to participate in the discussion.
When you figure out your WHY, the 'whatever it takes' becomes easier. However, I suggest you 10X that WHY in order to take MASSIVE ACTION!
Here is an example: Heavy drinkers will not adopt the identity of alcoholics as long as they think staying sober is within reach. Any drinker who believes they can stay sober if they want to, even after spouting many reasons why they KNOW they should stay sober, will not achieve sobriety. Even though they have a WHY - the urgency is not there because they believe the how is doable.
10X your WHY to the point where it seems overwhelming and all of a sudden the picture changes. That heavy drinker who has a big WHY to be sober and realizes sobriety is NOT within easy reach, is now more likely to take MASSIVE ACTION toward achieving sobriety. They are more willing to join AA. They are more willing to rid the house of easy access to alchol and so on.
10Xing your WHY and pushing it out of easy reach is the best way to get out of stall mode. So instead of just saying you want to lose weight because you will feel better about your self. and example of 10Xing it would be; I want to be at my ideal weight because not only will I feel better about myself, but I need to do this because I deserve optimal health, because I want to experience life at premium levels, because when I have energy through the roof I become unstoppable, because when I achieve my ideal weight, then people will take me more seriously because they see I take my life seriously.
Your WHY needs to be SO COMPELLING that instead of you PUSHING YOUR WAY toward achieving that thing, the WHY PULLS YOU! "Pushing is so much more exhausting that being pulled!" Trudy Beerman
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