Waking up to Discover Your Soul is Missing....the Ultimate Nightmare
"You're spiritually empty, you know. Your life is out of spinning out of control. I see a bleak future if you don 't .... "
"What the hell are you talking about? As powerful and successful as I am? I believe in Jesus, I read the Bible, I go to church on Sunday....."
"Hey, hey, hey! Save the defensive diatribe. You came to me for help, remember? If you really want me to sponsor you, I need for you to be honest, with me and with you. Remember, awareness is the first step and "da-Nile" ain 't just a river in Egypt!"
"I don't even know why I came here. This is a waste of my valuable time. I have more pressing engagements, and I am leaving!"
"Go ahead. Perhaps you just aren't ready. But remember, by denying you have a problem and walking out that door, you are proving you have a problem. Denial and the "self will run-riot" are two obvious signs of an addict."
"All right, all right! It is true. I have problems that I can't fix on my own."
"It's good to hear you admit that. Awareness is the first step. I think you may be ready to join our group."
"All right, maybe I am. So now what do I do?"
"We'll join the discussion and you can introduce yourself like the others do. Then you can tell your story. Trust me. You will feel a rush of tremendous relief once you open up to the group and start a real spiritual journey."
"Who will be there?"
"The world community. Not one of us is above reproach Each of us has suffered from spiritual maladies like you By coming here today, you are taking the crucial first step that many of us did. You will be joining the world community and moving toward spiritual healing. Now let's sit down. You will be surprised at how readily the group will embrace and support you."
Mustering the Courage to Take that First Step
(The two seat themselves in the crowded room filled with the pungent odors of cigarette smoke and coffee).
"Is it my turn to talk?"