With anything in life you have to be Willing to do it no matter what!
The Bible talks about “Free Will” and it is that free will we all have that allows us to do what we want and how we want to do it. If we didn’t have this free will then we would all be robots.
Everyday people wake up and go about their daily routines and at the end of the day they lay down and go to sleep and if they are lucky they get to do it all over again the next day. The only difference between us is the choices we make and how we were programed from the time we were born.
For the longest time I felt life was unfair and I got the raw end of the deal simply because of my color and my upbringing.
The reality of it all is yes I did have it rough and people had issues with me for whatever reason simply because of how they were programmed in life.
Now if I knew back then what I know today chances are my life would have been way different and I could have helped out those who had issues with me back then.
Now this is were all the fun begins, we get to do today what we didn’t know we could do then NOW!
All you have to do is be WILLING to take a closer look at YOUR LIFE TODAY and make a decision if you are living your life the way your heart and desires really want you to live it or by something else that has you wondering why you don’t feel the same way anymore.
You have been evolving and changing slowly but surly over time and as you get a little older and wiser you start seeing things a little different and maybe come to realizing that some of the beliefs you have don’t seem to align up with the way you feel and think today.
Now is the time to be willing to take a new look at who exactly you are and what YOU want out of life. Our friends and family have no say so as to who we are supposed to be and what we should or should not be doing in life and with our lives and I say this in a way that I hope you understand if you are living a honest life with integrity and love then you are on the right track in life and need to really consider that just maybe life is meant to be lived with these intentions and desires for yourself and everyone you come in contact with.
The day I made a decision to change my life and turn not only my life and will over to a higher power I chose to call God it was at that time my life started changing for the better. I will in no way say it was easy but it surly was worthwhile.
Some people get stuff very quickly and some get it very slowly and that is were the saying “Some Times Quickly Some Time Slowly” saved me from going crazy many days and wanting too quit as soon as times got tough and challenging for me.
Right before I went on the show my life was at place I just simply threw up my hands and gave it all to God and begged him for help because I could not take another minute of the pain I felt inside of me.
No one else could feel what I was feeling or know what I was thinking. Our Thinking can actually control what we will feel so if we think negative thoughts all the time then we will have negative results.
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I know even today I struggle to accept my pain and suffering or trials and tribulations as a blessing. I remember it was a Saturday afternoon and I got a call form the apt complex I got evicted from and I had just been on Oprah’s Life Class where Tony Robbins had in fact seen me on the show and sent Oprah a text stating that “HE” wanted to help me. (Blessing)
That Saturday when I got the call from the apt complex the manager was calling me to let me know I had mail there and one of my letters looked like a check from the IRS.
I laughed within and immediately seen that as a Blessing not because I was flat broke had no car and was basically homeless but the first thing that came to my mind was if that check would have come when it was supposed to I would have still been trying to figure out what to do and how to pay next months bills after the money had run out.
I also realized everything I had gone through in life good and bad had all been blessings for me.
If that check would have come on time I would have never written into the show at that time and it was at that time Oprah had a Casting call for anyone who had “PAIN” in their life.
At that time I had the most pain in my life that I could bear and trust me I had all kinds of suicidal thoughts and that is why I said to myself if things did not get better on August 12, 2012 I see no reason why I should continue to stay sober any longer, after all on Aug. 11, 2012 I will be sober for 10 years. I felt I would at least gave it 10 years exactly and if my life still sucked I could at least be drunk and have good reasons for a life that sucked.
After all I had been doing everything right in my eyes and I had been living an honest life to the best of my ability. I had helped out a lot of people along the way and felt it was my turn to get some help.
I just got through Praying and meditating outside in a chair with the Sun shinning on my face and it occurred to me that sometimes in life we want certain things or maybe we enter a contest and expect to win and in reality just maybe it is that contest is someone else’s Blessing and we will get our blessing in other contest or other ways. The one I entered for this year is
After all there are plenty of opportunity’s out there for everyone and who knows just maybe the Blessing will be delivered to us at the last-minute where faith steps in too!
Who is to say someone else’s FAITH is not stronger than yours and they too deserve it for they have been faithful the whole time and you have just bounced in and out with yours?
There is a saying that you should not be jealous or envious of someone else’s Blessing for it was there turn and not yours!
That made a lot of sense to me when I heard it and I am not sure if it is accurate but I hope you get the idea. I realize I have been given so many wonderful Blessings in life and I still have a hard time accepting things in life the way they are and that is ok for life is a learning process and as we learn we grow.
So my message for today is just keep in mind all things that happen in our lives in one way or another it is a Blessing for us or Someone else.
What I learned from going on Oprah’s Life Class is what I thought was a life time of Pain and Suffering actually turned out to be a Life Time of Blessings for my Story touched Millions of Lives all across the World and I am truly honored that I can see that and accept it today in my life ~ steve dorsey
Why do people keep relapsing?
Over the years I often wondered why some people got sober and I kept relapsing over and over. I finally figured out why I kept doing it and the answer was very simple!
I WASN’T READY TO QUIT!
Whenever you try to quit doing something in life no matter what it is if you are not 100% ready to give it up most likely you will not give it up, no matter how much pain or how much you loose in the process of doing it the fact of the matter is if you are not ready then you are not ready!
Even today I struggle with stuff in my life and it always boils down to the fact I am not ready to do it.
The weird thing is when you are 100% ready to do something it is so easy to do. Think about a time you wanted to do something in life and you set out to do it ~
I bet you found yourself really excited and ready to go everyday no matter what and eventually you found yourself seeing the fruit of your labor right?
Now what about when you want to do something in life and you are not sure if you really want to do it or not. I bet you find yourself struggling with it and not very motivated at all right?
You bet the simple reason is YOU are not 100% emotionally attached to doing what you think you want to do. The difference between thinking and actually wanting to do something is usually the emotion you attach to it.
Emotion is the most powerful tool we as humans have in our lives and it can make or break us.
Take away the emotion and it just seems like a chore that has to be done and so we really don’t care too much about getting it done. That is why when a person falls in Love they go above and beyond the call of duty and they have a feeling that is so great no matter who you are you will over come any obstacle in life simply because of that one emotion.
The bottom line is when you Love yourself and want to make a change in your life you will do whatever it takes to make that change and when you get to that point in life it happens in an instant not a life time!
Getting to that point in life is what takes time, when you arrive at that point in life chances are you will never relapse again!
Try it and see what happens!
You are a Disciple for God !
A lot of the times we just think of disciples as being the ones we have read about in the Bible and they are the ones that walked with Jesus back in the day.
The truth of the matter is we are all disciples for God! Our lives are to be lived in a way that can benefit others along the way. Nothing happens just because everything happens for a reason and that reason can usually help someone else out.
Todays disciples usually are found in the form of Blogs or even on facebook. When ever you share your experience strength and hope with another person or persons no matter how big or small you are doing exactly what the disciples did back in the day!
Never let someone else tell you what you should or should not be doing just keep in mind a few things though, is you message filled with Love, integrity and empowering the lives of others?
If not then maybe you should keep it too yourself!
God will use you just like he did the disciples back in the day! Have Faith your life does matter and you have a Powerful message that can help others too!
I love it when people try to tell me I have no clue as to what it is like !
I have more clues than most people realize ~ steve dorsey
You can’t change people.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve messed up thinking I could. I think it’s a pretty common thing to do, don’t you?
Have you ever really wanted a relationship or partnership to work and you see the potential of the other person and you just want them to realize it? You just want them to see all the great things about themselves, and THEN once they do, they will finally be the person who can love you back or be the amazing partner you wanted them to be?
Yup, me, too.
I’ve had partnerships and relationships where I was spending all my time in fantasyland wishing that these people were something they weren’t. I kept trying to get them to see their greatness. I have also been in partnerships and relationships where people have done that with me.
The thought is, “If they would only…” fill in the blank, “THEN I could love them.” Or, “THEN they will love me.”
I can’t tell you how much time I’ve wasted doing this in the past.
I was listening to Ryan Seacrest one morning and he had Sherri Shepard from The View on his show. Ryan asked Sherri why she was single and she had the most amazing response. It floored me.
She said, “Ryan, I’ve spent a lot of time being with guys who “have” potential, but I realized that I want a man who HAS REALIZED his potential”. That statement hit me in the head like a ton of bricks.
I had been investing in illusions.
NO WONDER IT DIDN’T WORK OUT. I was investing in my idea of who I wanted someone to be. Talk about an incorrect spiritual equation.
That’s what’s so great about my relationship with Jenna. We both are still building towards our goals, but we LOVE EACH OTHER AS IS!!
Love Loves people right where they are.
Jenna has really helped to be my cure to Love as is.
And I realized that if I was investing in the illusion of someone else’s potential, I must not have realized my own. I realized that to attract someone who was whole, I had to be whole. That’s where I got the inspiration to write, “If you want wholeness, be whole and more wholeness will be attached to you.”
Writing about it now it sounds so obvious, but I can tell you, in those moments, it wasn’t. All that emotion, all that desire, all the yearning – it clouded everything.
So here’s the flip of it.
The potential you see in others is your own great potential seeing
itself. And when you start to REALIZE that potential, you will NATURALLY attract a lover, partners and all types of people who resonate with your new vibration. It can be no other way.
So here’s a practice for today. Instead of focusing on someone else’s potential and what’s possible for them, focus on your own. Focus on realizing your own potential, your own greatness.
Ask The Uni-verse to bring you people, places and circumstances that serve your Highest Good.
Don’t invest in other people’s illusions; let people show you who they are, right here and right now. You deserve to be seen, to be Loved fully and for your Light to be honored by the people in your life. Don’t accept anything less than that.
Are you actually living a “Spiritual” life or are you just trying to learn how to live a spiritual life?
What does it really mean to live a spiritual life is the question. So many people talk about it but are they really doing it? The reason I ask this question today is simply because I was reading some comments over on Oprah’s OWN. These comments are from people who are disappointed that Oprah interviewed the Kardishians.
One lady mentioned how she loves all the spiritual teachers Oprah has been working with and wanted to see more shows like that and felt she could not learn anything from that interview with the Kardashians.
Now I don’t get that show either and but I do understand why it is so popular just like a lot of other shows out there that are so popular and I just shake my head thinking to myself “WHY” (LOL)
The answer is plain and simple – that is what other people like and the majority of those people watch TV all day long and I don’t!
But I try to judge no one and the only reason I say try is because I am human and there will be times were I am sure I will do it! But when I catch myself doing it I take responsibility to fix it and cut it down or stop it before it happens. Just like now, I could have jumped on board with all the haters and gave my two cents but that is not what living a Spiritual life is all about.
Living a Spiritual life is all about doing it not talking about it. We all have the ability to learn but at some point we must take what we learn and start applying it to our OWN LIVES!
So instead of being so judgemental we should be more understanding and loving. The lady that left the comment wanted to know what she could possible learn from that show and the first thing I seen she could learn was to Stop being so judgemental and be willing to actually take a look at it and see if she could in fact learn anything at all, after all a bad experience can still teach us something!
Now looking back on it there are a lot of things I can learn from those shows, like WHAT NOT TO DO IN LIFE!
I am sure plenty of people like and love this show as well as many others like it. We all have a choice what to watch and what not to watch. When I get bored I watch these show and the lesson for me is I need to STOP being bored! (LOL)
So in order to actually try to live a Spiritual Life you have to actually try to live it in all areas of your life
~ steve dorsey