Sunday, April 25, 2010

Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain. Treating Addiction Through The Practice Of Meditation.



The 11th Step in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous puts it very simply, "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out." The early founders of AA had hit upon a profound and yet simple solution to the problem of addiction which modern day medical science is only now beginning to understand.

In the video above made available by Google Dr. Richard J. Davidson discusses what he calls "Contemplative Neuroscience" and explains in great detail how simple practices like meditation, contemplative prayer, or the practice of solitude (whatever your religious tradition happens to call it) can be used to remold the brain and transform the mind in a positive way. He recommends the practice of meditation over the more conventional "drug therapies" in the treatment of mental problems such as alcoholism and addiction. His research bears out what Buddhist Monks and Mystics of all religious traditions have known for centuries; that meditation can not only improve one's conscious contact with God, but also improve one's quality of life in the here and now. The video is over an hour in length, but is well worth the time spent in watching.

God Bless,

Ralph

Thursday, April 8, 2010

ACA Lawn Care Service.

In a continuing effort to raise funds to support the work of Alcoholic Clerics Anonymous, and to carry the ministry out full-time, we have restarted our ACA Lawn Care Service for the third year. ACA Lawn Care Service is looking for residential customers in the communities of Hermitage, Wheatland, and Bolivar Missouri and surrounding areas. Funds raised will go towards the continued operation of Alcoholic Clerics Anonymous. Average cost of lawn mowing and trimming using our service is $18 to $22 for average size residential lot. Get your yard done while supporting a great cause! If interested contact Ralph at:

stfrancisplace@centurytel.net


Many Thanks,

Ralph