A Prayer for Boston Marathon

A Prayer for Boston 

Boston Forgive them, quickly. we must counter this with great Devine Love. 
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God Bless American
Boston Massachusetts
& Our Eternal Souls

God is all there is. I know it, I believe it, I express it. the Love is rushing in and has healed the wounds of the doers and those who were touched and traumatized.
Souls have passed immediately to their highest good. 
in am in great Thanks giving for the knowledge of this turn of the page to unsurpassed healing, love, and purpose revealed.
I write this into the law of truth, release it and let it go for it is done. 
And so it is 
Amen — 

Loriann Witte 

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Pray for Boston
Practicing peace and understanding amidst fear and violence 

Our blessings and our prayers go out to Boston today after, yet again, another senseless act of violence perpetrated on innocent people. I ask that each of us take a moment and pray for those afflicted, and once again, I ask that we pray for our world and our advancement into a peaceful unity and mature response to these heinous and destructive acts. It is obvious that the traditional responses that we as a world society have implemented for thousands of years have become, and possibly always were, both ineffective and counter-productive. Violence begets violence! The consciousness of vengeance is contagious. The motivation for much, if not all, of the violence we are experiencing is born from an inane and immature sense of revenge. The perpetrators are seeking revenge for the perceived injustices of their lives and when we react to their actions from a mind-set of vengeance we further feed the act.

The common-place violence that we currently are witnessing is a symptom of a much larger cause and the solution has not been found in our traditional way of handling it. It is time that we begin to look for deeper solutions, as opposed to falling back into our traditional response. So, I ask you to remain calm and clear, to practice understanding and love. This does not mean that we condone these inhumane acts, nor does it mean we allow them to go without penalty.

Centers for Spiritual Living believes that everything in our world begins with a thought, an attitude and a frame of mind. If we live in a violent society, reflecting the vengeance that initiated the act in the first place will do nothing to stop the violence. It may
stop the current perpetrators, but it will not end future violence. It is up to us to be proactive and focus our attention on peace and respect for life. It is unrealistic to expect others to do it if we are not prepared to do it ourselves first. It is time that we face the bigger issue, and that is not just what humans will do to other humans but how tirelessly they will justify it.

A prayer for Boston, a prayer for ourselves 

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He leadeth me beside the still waters

In this time of sorrow and shock, I consciously bring myself back from that which has occurred to the Divine place of recognition and clarity, understanding that this unskillful act perpetrated in Boston moves now beyond form to a place of unconditional wholeness and peaceful realization.

I banish any and all sense of retribution and vengeance and allow my mind to rest in the grace and understanding of peace and acceptance, knowing that every act and every action unfolds in Divinity for the highest and greatest good. Right here and right now, I invoke Truth to enter my being, knowing that It abolishes fear and replaces it with faith, dissolves all sense of retribution and replaces it with love, dissipates all negative judgment and replaces it with understanding.

I know with certainty that goodness comes from this act and I surrender my need to know and understand and stand strong in my faith and optimism.

I surrender this back to Spirit, trusting and knowing that all that needs to heal, all that needs to be recognized, all that needs to be known, is done and present now.

I allow myself to live in this Truth.

And so It is

Dr. Ken Gordon Centers for Spiritual Living 

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At a distance, you only see my Light;
come closer and know that I am you.
 — reading A year with Rumi

     Wits End Addiction Rehab and Intervention Referrals have been in the treatment center business for more than two decades. 
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Also Located in South Orange County 
     We have seen a lot of changes in the field as the trained clinicians have researched statistics and studied the developing knowledge about brain chemistry.  

Addiction treatment information has grown by leaps & bounds in the past 20+ years.  

Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob were the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1930.  
Then came the Big Book of AA.  The message of the Big Book was a bold statement,
 "Active alcoholism could be arrested." by reprograming one's thinking.
  With honesty, open-mindedness and willingness, while working the 12 steps. You can find Self-realization.
Finding some faith (or acting as if), discovering your behavioral patterns that no longer serve you, making amends, living a mindful life of meditative prayer, incorporating care for others, and a service oriented existence for your humble self improvement.  

Some people hear of this route to sobriety and think that is too much and not for me. "I just want to stop the consequences of drinking and using.  Being clean & sober in the program of recovery gives a person so much more healing and happiness than just the physical sobriety people may be seeking.       
Addiction is said to be incurable, in which the writers are stating their belief in total abstinence.  So you can get sober and feel great, do beautiful things, and return to a high level of competency, but if you ever use mind altering intoxicants again, you are very likely to go back to the same previous level of addictive behavior or possibly get even worse. 

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We have seen a lot of changes in the field, from the old Halfway Houses to all of the newer top dollar Malibu style treatment centers.  I feel that there is a need for it all and every new idea in between. 
What I like is the Wits Inn experiential concept.  
As the owner and co-founder, you know Wits Inn operates with my preferred rehab methods.  
My wife and I have decided to keep this recovery opportunity affordable so people can stay in the long term in sober living after two or 3 months of intensive primary treatment.   
Our goal is to let people know that it takes time and structure to heal the brain.  Put your life back together again after years of acting out and dealing with stress by using intoxicants.  
If you spend your whole recovery investment in the first month, you may not be as willing to stay on for awhile.
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Drinking or using can be a big part of your lifestyle, even for those who do not consume daily.  
The longer you stay away, the better chance you have to recover. 
Getting a sober coach is an excellent idea.
Someone that can help the client to get his stuff in order.
Help with court issues, your job, and help you find some sober outside activities.
Some thing to do to have fun. 

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Addicted Mother Child Abandonment Wits End Interventions

Wits End Addiction Intervention team 
traveled to help a Mom 
find her missing daughter

Meth Addiction had taken this young Mother 
to the streets.  No one had heard from her in months.  She had Abandoned her Children to their father's custody. 

The Grandmother was missing her daughter and her Grandkids too.
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We passed flyers out all around the town. 500 flyers were given to every bartender, motel worker and all of the patrons that would talk to us.

All of the people we talked to were very nice and concerned willing to take time out to talk to us when we said we had "a missing girl" and showed them her picture. The soft white underbelly of society quickly showed their loving perfect souls to a Mom who was out looking for her lost kid.

I am so moved just to talk about it.

We were in the seedy parts of a kind of blue collar type town in California where you could easily find the drugging and drinking culture.  I am sure the town had all types of rich & poor people as most American towns do, but it wasn't a tourist town. That's what I mean by "blue collar." I am from Orange County so that's my point of reference.

It had been a hot day as we walked by the motel doors. Many tattooed people stood in and out of their doorways visiting back and forth. Standing in little groups. Shirtless, cigarette smoking men, some hard looking girls, and a scattering of kids lined the pathways of the motels. We passed out fliers to them. Mostly the men spoke to us. I could smell liquor on their breath and pot in the air wafting out out the rooms here and there a little. A few of the women chased their kids inside and closed their doors at the sight of of us. But we must not have been too ominous because for the most part no one even noticed we were among them until we came right into their space and called ourselves to their attention saying,

" Hey Brother we have a missing girl" Then we handed them the flyer with her picture, her name, and her Mother's phone number. The people shared a soul to soul human moment with us and asked us questions about the girl and who was the Mother, Me or my client. We had my male assistant with us so we were not very afraid.  My intervention partner is a cleaned up, SAVED, good man. His arms are "sleeved" with prison type blue tattoos. He dresses well and carries himself like a businessman who is in fit condition.

He is a contradiction to look at; fine clothing, designer accessories all mixed with an undeniable air of long term streets experience.

Days of cruising our girl's neighborhoods and talking to her closest people, then getting the word out on the street that the intervention team is here in town with her Mother.  I am so faithful in a power greater than myself that I believe we go in 'stir up the energy, get into prayer and active conversation with the major players' and the client comes to us.

I have been doing intervention and search and rescues out of the drug hoods for over 20 years.
I know, as professionals we suit up and show up, pull the families energy into a focused intention, keep the family on task as we educate them and wait together hold an intense concentrated visual that draws the suffering addict into the circle of love and safety.

 But, we do all of the foot work any of us can possibly think of.  The family stays very busy and involved, they begin to feel a sense of some power returning.

Many of our clients have been suffering, powerless to help their addicted loved one, just waiting.

This directed, positive action is such a relief.
Often families have been fighting with each other
being just too scared.

They feel so much better as soon as we get to them
and they begin to believe "This intervention can be

Well it all worked out for the highest good once again. We stand about 98% successful on our interventions resulting in an admission to treatment over the last 20 some years of interventions. The facts

We found the girl we were looking for, she called me and we had several heart to heart phone calls and volumes of text between us.

She wanted to come into treatment so badly.

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She had lost her two boys to her husband who had gotten clean and had a new women to help him with the kids.

Her heart was badly broken and she was scared.

She thanked me so much for looking for her.

The way I got her after all, was by getting the word to her that I would turn her long dead cell phone back on. Our girl drives a tweak-er van packed full of dirty clothes and all of the remnants of belongings that she carries around with her in the streets.

She said, she had to dig in when her long dead cell phone started ringing, and she answered it because I called with an ‘out of the area’ phone number.

She did not want to speak to or see any of her family.  She was much too embarrassed and resentful.
Overwhelming shame and blame is a standard bi-product of substance abuse.  These feeling hurt the user and those who love them so very deeply.

She said she felt happy and relieved to talk to me as a counselor who would listen to her and as a recovering addict myself who had also 'lost my young kids custody' due to my own drug addiction experience, some 20 years earlier.

We talked over hours as she reported her progress of getting her self packed and coming to meet me at my hotel. I stayed awake on "tweak-er time", waiting.  Hours and hours passed.

Her calls stopped.
I didn't hear from her any more.
Her Mom had us wait and search for 5 more days.

Then Mom had a breakdown, then a breakthrough.

Mom confessed she herself was suffering with a high end, long term, late stage addiction to pain pills.

My partner, Mom, and myself witnessed a miracle over the next couple of days. Mom turned into an entirely different person. She looked so pale and held herself in an entirely new way. She had told me she didn't like to text and wasn't very good at it.

Mom started writing text one after the other, talking about God and what the higher power would have us do. This women had been spewing negativity to us full of blame on every major player in her life.   She had also directed negative emotions to me and my assistant for on and off for several days.  Now in the place of the blame, the stories of victimization, and blow by blow accounts of a hand full of active lawsuits she has pending against 4 or 5 of the monsters responsible for her horrible existence; now came a deeply intimate spiritual resolve to take power in her own life.

She fell into a surrender back into the 12-step recovery program of which she had a commanding knowledge.

So we drove with the Mom back to Orange County last night down the Grapevine in Friday night LA rush hour traffic as we were all beyond tired.  We were living through a miracle in a hyped up sleeplessness, sharing and listening to a complete surrender allowing God to take charge of the missing daughter, the Grand kids, and her own process to recovery.  She even spoke of forgiving the people she was suing.

The intervention wasn't just for the girl it was for her Mom too I stay ready and open to receive guidance, my work is often not of this world.

The girl is a sad mess. I put in a missing persons report to the police.  The cops knew her and said she has a court date coming up and will probably not show, so they will arrest her at that time.
Our plan became that we will take the Mom to treatment now, then the police will notify us when she is in custody and we will come back to get her out of jail when her day comes.

If she lives until the arrest she will have her time of intervention and a shot at recovery because her Mom wants to give that to her daughter. This time now was about the Mom.

_________________Three Weeks Later______________________ 

I had continued to send text messages to the daughter 
the original intervention client.
Up until now I sent several text a day with no response from her in return.

I sent encouraging messages, 
passages from Narcotics Anonymous, 
and 'Snap out of it, you need to get well and back to your kids' texts. 

As the Mom was in her 3rd week of recovery,

The daughter called me, she said she was ready and wanted me to pick her up.

I told her where to go to wait for me, made many calls and arranged a safe place for her.
We got it together and began our trip to her within the hour.
We took her into a different treatment center away from her Mom so they could both have their own time to get down to their selves and God.  Being around family only complicates the primary soul searching work they need to do.

The last time I spoke to them revealed the out come to me.  Mom and daughter had both completed treatment successfully.  The daughter stayed on in treatment long term.  

Mom and daughter were living together in Mom's lovely big house.  Some twist of fate had made it necessary for the daughter to take over the care of her two estranged children.  All four of them were together, living in health, safety, and love.

It is up to them if they keep going to their meetings and stay clean from here or if they throw
it all away again.  Some people let the life AA gives them, take them away from AA.
I wish them well.

We pray for the addict who still suffers 
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And the children caught in the cross fire 

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Prescription Pain Pills Get into detox now What are you waiting for?

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    In my personal 16 years of active addiction I tried to detox at home by going to a doctor probable a full 10 out of the 16 years I used drugs.  Then I went to treatment and got clean over 20 years ago.  The home detox thing was a part of my active addiction.

     My heart goes out to those with the pain pill thing. That's a confusing mess. 
     I don't know if you started out with them for physical pain or
what.  I just know that when you take opiates, even if it is for physical pain, what happens is we start to notice it treats emotional pain
also.  At least it numbs out the emotional pain for a while. 
    The problem with most drug use is its unstable and the effects change.
Pretty soon it does not help much with physical pain, actually creates
more pain and sickness by keeping you down and not letting your body
heal it's self with exercise, sleep, and food.  We start to ignore our
emotional issues more than we should so the emotional pain gets worse than when we started out.
     For me I didn’t mean to get addicted.  My intention was not to screw anything up.  I was looking for a solution to a problem.  I used drugs as the solution, but it was the wrong solution and became bigger than the original problem.  
     The most important part of recovery from opiates is a comfortable detox.  The use of the best medications, cutting edge suboxone cocktails, massage, acupuncture, meditation music, plenty of water and juices to get your body working again.  All of this along with personal tender loving care and some soft, quite, encouraging talk therapy. 
     People do not have to keep going back and forth with these pills, it does not have to be that way.  There is comfort and peace of mind in recovery.  Addicts do recover. I do not have drug craving in my life today.  Call me 949-292-2000


You can Google my name Loriann Witte and see lots of stuff I have written about recovery and about using.  I am a clean recovering addict with a good life, and more happy time than sad.  I believe this can happen for you too.  I’m here if you need me.

Loriann Witte CAC, CNADI, RAS


Hello my friend, 

You have been on my mind a lot.  Pat & I have asked each other if we had heard from you.
So tell me when you are going into the hospital.  Getting started can be put off forever, and I know you want to get clean. Please keep me informed.

I am having a weird time of life right now. The stroke or what ever happened last summer is acting up again.  Me and my dog Lulu went to a women's AA meeting today at canyon club.  It was the 25th sober birthday of a gal I got clean with in 1987.  I went out to lunch with 10 or so ladies to celebrate.  I love Laguna and it was beautiful and fun, but it was obvious to me that I am much different from most people on the beach. I couldn't talk all day and I walked slowly and carefully.  

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People are not sure how to talk to me. The young gal in the bank was overly polite, and seemed embarrassed when she waited on me. 

Me and Lulu walked over 4 hours on the beach and then looking in the shop windows and art galleries. Now we are up at 2:00 AM.  Sleep has changed too. 

You are getting started on a new journey in your life too.  I am so grateful to be healthy and moving.  Maybe you can have that return for you in recovery and maybe not.  We take it as it comes and enjoy the here & now.  It is so good not to have drugs making my world small.  I may be stroke brain damaged but all of my parts that are working are clear and natural.  God or spirit or soul is much closer and inside of me.  It's comforting and feels like love.  I am loving being alive and with myself.  I hope that you are happy like that too.  I want that for you my sister. In my experience this spiritual "Light"  turned on gradually over time then settled into me like puffy soft pillows of acceptance of what goes on around me and a declaration of peace on the past. 

It came on gradually but started right after detox.
These are some heart felt words from me to you.

Lean into the pain.  Get tough & stay strong.  Getting clean is not for lightweights.  Aging is not for the faint of heart either.  In exchange for all of the tough & strong called for in recovery I have received a gentleness that surpasses the likely states most humans appear to experience.  Recovery and clean time gets better & better. I can feel my self in the midst of eternity. 

Your friend and faithful supporter, 
People usually consider walking on water or disappearing into thin air a miracle. 
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But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or disappearing into thin air

The Miracle is to walk on the earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which

we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes.
 All is a miracle.

Another miracle is from where I came from 
to where I am today 
25 years later.
And All of the good things that have happened to me within this clean time in recovery


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GLOW Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

 GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the

Rise & fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it, in an Internationally Acclaimed & Award Winning Documentary.

Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Showing on LOGO TVcheck out remaining times of Glow the movie
Wed 04/03 2:30 AM
Fri 04/12 10:00 AM
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Starring: Dee Booher, aka “Matilda the Hun” and 26 other famous lady wrestlers.

                               More information www.glowthemovie.com  Plot Outline From the initial open-call auditions, to the grueling training with wrestling legend Mando Guerrero, to over-night success and global recognition, to the shows sudden and unexpected cancellation in 1990, the GLOW girls recall their time on the show with a mixture of heartfelt nostalgia and tearful regret over injuries and the loss of friends. For some, the show was a brief foray into acting and a short-lived adventure on the way to a normal life. For others, that brief time in GLOW would impact and influence their lives for years to follow. For all of the women, working on GLOW was a unique and exciting experience that will bond them forever. “Matilda the Hun”-Dee Booher- is a huge part of this raw story.

LOGO Channels- Time Warner 146, Verizon 187, Direct TV 272, AT&T 184Dee Booher aka Queen Kong/Matilda the Hun has just completed her autobiography “Glamazon Queen Kong-My Life of Glitter Guts and Glory”go to www.queenkong.com for info about purchasing.
Plot Summary     The year is 1986. Mike Tyson has just won his first title, the Chicago Bears are super bowl champs and unlikely rap-stars, and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) is about to burst onto the scene as the first ever all-female wrestling show on television. Like its then sole competitor/frequent imitator, the World Wrestling Federation, GLOW was a prime-time wrestling series, complete with elaborate characters, costumes, skits, personalized raps, and, of course, wrestling. Week after week, women like Mountain Fiji, the Samoan giant with a heart of gold, and Matilda the Hun, the evil German with a taste for raw meat, battled it out for the GLOW crown. By 1989, the GLOW girls were an international phenomenon, attracting over seven million viewers worldwide, touring the nation, and making big bank for the show's producers. One year later, GLOW was gone. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of this once successful television show through the stories of those who lived it. From the initial open-call auditions, to the grueling training with wrestling legend Mando Guerrero, to over-night success and global recognition, to the show's sudden and unexpected cancellation in 1990, the GLOW girls recall their time on the show with a mixture of heartfelt nostalgia and tearful regret over injuries and the loss of friends. For some, the show was a brief foray into acting and a short-lived adventure on the way to a normal life. For others, that time in GLOW would impact and influence their lives for years to follow. For all of the women, working on GLOW was a unique exciting experience that will bond them forever.

Dee Booher aka Queen Kong/Matilda the Hun has just completed her autobiography

Glamazon Queen Kong-My Life of Glitter Guts and Glory”  8x10 212 pages- over 100 photos, go to www.queenkong.com for info about purchasing $25 plus postage
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“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

What is great about the game of golf is that you are not aware that you are learning life and recovery lessons while doing what you love. Golf and Life are about practice, persistence, and staying in the present.

Practice is developing a routine to take to the golf course. That routine when properly developed will stand up under pressure, failure and success.
In sobriety, we learn a routine for life which will stand up

under pressure, failure and success.

Persistence means striving for greatness in the face of adversity. If we hit a bad shot, we learn that the bad shot is history.  It is in the past.  There is nothing we can do about it.  We figure out where in our routine we went wrong, correct it, and prepare for the next shot.  
In recovery, we come in with a past we aren’t proud of.  Like the bad shot in golf, it’s history. We figure out where we made our mistakes, correct them, and prepare for the next phase of life. 
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Staying in the present is staying out of the future and letting go of the past.  We can’t predict the future nor change the past.  We go back to the routine. 
When we stay present to the routine, we execute the shot. 

In recovery we call it, 
“One Day At a Time.”
I was with a new student/client on the driving range the other day.  He had never swung a golf club.

We worked on golf’s 3 fundamentals and a basic pre-shot routine during our hour session. While 
riding home, we reviewed the session. “When I relax and don’t try so hard, I was able to hit the ball,” he recalled. “I do the same thing in life. 
I get so tense and try to force things, I end up frustrated and angry.”
“I see the importance of a routine,” he continued. “If I develop a routine for life, I see how it
can help with my recovery. When I hit a bad shot, I was able to forget it and concentrate on the next ball.  I can do that this week.”
When we relax, stay in the present, and concentrate on our routine, life works.  If we hit a bad shot, tee it up again and smack it down the middle!  So the next time life seems to be impossible, escape to Wits Inn to clear your head and learn something new about golf and about life

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Administration at Holistic Counseling Orange County
Orange County, California Area
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