No More Insanity Please
I won’t be tapping my foot to the beat of your drum anymore
I won’t partake
in your insanity.
You appear to
Round and round
Where you stop
La, la la, la la,
There you go,
I hopped off
a long time ago.
How long will
© Orla K.
We wrestle not with flesh and blood.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
I attended different 12 step meetings before leaving Ireland a few years ago and not only were the meetings helpful, but they opened my eyes to the insanity in our society.
Many families are dysfunctional, even the ones who think they’re not — you know, the perfect family on your street who have no problems? Well, they could be the worst.
Insanity is spiritual darkness and the sooner people come to grips with the spiritual realm, the better.
People say the East understands the spiritual realm more than the West.
Well, in my experience, the East is as much in the darkness as we are in the West.
Spiritual warfare is real. The sooner we learn this the better. There is a constant battle going on between light and darkness in our everyday lives.
But don’t worry, because the light is the stronger force. Light will always overcome darkness, for God is Light.
Goodness will always overcome evil.
What are Twelve-Step Programs
“The Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in recovering from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism but also from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.” — 12step.org
There are many debates about whether 12 step programs work as many people become addicted to the meetings themselves, and also, if the meetings are not run well, they can be as dysfunctional as the homes people came from.
But, I am not here to enter that debate. What I want to do is to draw your attention to this free resource available in almost every country, and if it’s not available in your country, you could find a meeting online.
Another thing I want to make people aware of is that you do not have to be addicted to alcohol or drugs to benefit from 12 step meetings.
There are meetings now for the loved ones of alcoholics as a way to cope with the difficult behaviors of the alcoholic.
I found some of the tools and slogans useful for my life and for teaching and supporting alcoholics and friends and families of alcoholics.
In short, 12 step meetings are for anyone who engages in or has been affected by dysfunctional behavior.
I hope you find this useful.
Thank you for reading!
Below are some links to the different 12 step groups:
Al-Anon for families and friends of alcoholics.