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Jerry Weinstock, M.D., Psychiatry, practicing that craft for over 5 decades in Key West, replied to yesterday’s Armageddon America? Racial prejudice in Key West? Iran nuke shell game? – Key West Pearl Harbor lookout post post at goodmorningkeywest.com:
SLOAN: 47 republican congress men drafted a later to Iran
essentially saying –Disregard President Obama
he is not a legitimate president— to scuttle the Iran international accord ,
that Smells like TREASON to me–and racism at the very extreme of discrimination,
stupidity and ignorance –they should have been attending to congressional business;
they have NO concept of ethics or morality or working on congressional business.
it is beyond sad –tragic —————-Jerry.
Iran handed the 47 their lunch, over that letter. Before it’s all said and done, they will hand Obama his lunch, but he may never know it.
that kind of action —–aside from its untruth and filthy ethics —smells of TREASON ;
spawned by that deadly, distorted propaganda machine –that gutter mouth called Fox News.
I am SERIOUS !! Fox news the bible for the uninformed ,and ignorant !! Jerry
some might say the Bible is for the uninformed and ignorant :-), and in their uninformed ignorance, they twist it into something it never was meant to be
Sloan you are right on—have informative dreams –Jerry
I replied this morning:
Hi, Jerry –
In my dreams last night, I was trying to find a forum for something important, and was not finding it. On waking, I could only imagine one thing the dream could be about, which is this private Facebook chat thread below, to which I added the last of my comments at dawn today. Do you have any thoughts, Jerry, on using pharmaceuticals to cause people not want to drink? See discussion of that in this email thread below.
Conversation started January 8
Anonymous (at his implied request)
I don’t broadcast my addiction history
Do you read these messages? or just the timeline ?
I read all FB messages, and all emails, and all comments made directly to my websites. Addiction is a tough road, based on my observations of close relatives and close friends, who were alcoholics. Some still are. I applaud anyone who can stop using, and stays clean. But I think it’s still a difficult road for them, unless they are infused with something, which I call the feminine, Christians might call it the Holy Spirit, not realizing it is the Divine Feminine.
there is more than is dreamt of in your philosophy Sloan. Please read this corrosponding article: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/03/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/
I am a friend of AA and count the Program as a great help in my life, but if this is a disease as the AMA say’s there should be more to treatment than Spiritual MOJO. Naltrexone for instance. All the best of luck to Kari my Prayers are with her and hopefully we can add some sound science to her recovery sincerely
Thanks, you have experience with Naltrexone?
no. but I did quit smoking with Chantix 3 years ago, and have not had a drink in going on 14 years
that said it should be easy to find studies and people with experience… my thought is is Kari wants to stop then she should use every means available including AA. It’s just that AA can have real limitations to those who do not like a herd.
I personally know people the angels relieved of nicotine addiction in short order – their desire to smoke simply went away. I imagine any pharmaceutical has side effects that can be as bad, or worse, than what the drug attempts to treat. Maybe the angels will speak to using drugs to treat drug addiction . Kari has been through rehab many times. She has done AA, including leading AA meetings. It’s going to take more than any of that to keep her sober after she gets out of jail. I am not in agreement that drug addiction, alcohol, or other kinds of narcotics, is a disease. But, rather, addiction is a symptom of soul wounding/spiritual disorder, which is the disease, and that’s why it’s so difficult to treat. I know a great deal about soul healing, and how that is would take a long time to tell, but I have experienced it administered by the angels, and I have seen other people experience it administered by the angels. It is not of this world, but I suppose it can be melded with this world’s ways, although I have not seen it happen and be successful, at least not as far as I know.
God works through drugs therapy and talk therapy and dog therapy I am just saying try it all.
I try what the angels tell me to try, including what people recommend, if the angels agree with what is recommended, which usually the angels do not agree, but sometimes they do. The kind of healing they do is not of this world, beyond science’s ken or acceptance.
And beyond western religion’s ken or acceptance, in my experience.
there is a principle which is a bar against all knowledge and will forever keep man in ingnorance… that is contempt prior to investigation
I heard nothing in dreams last night about using pharmaceuticals to help addicts not use. When the angels hold silent on something I have tentatively formed an opinion on, that’s their way of saying they are okay with my view. I wish you had tried the drug you recommended for Kari, so I could hear from someone who had used it, how it was for them to be on it.
so maybe give it a shot and try everything Kari is willing to try….there is also the possibility that we sometimes misunderstand what message is sent to us and how to put it into action
Kari is in the Sheriff’s hands right now, and, after she gets out, she will be in her own hands, and she will have no money. Perhaps the Sheriff or the local free medical clinic will try pharmaceuticals on her. If she will take them. I will not recommend that to her. The angels are not inclined in that direction.
If there is anything I can do, let me know. Jim
maybe the great speckled bird of paradise will drop a pile of money on me
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
2Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
3But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
4How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.
God’s Answer to Jeremiah 5If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
6For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
7I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
8Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.
9Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
10Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
12The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.
13They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
A Message for Israel’s Neighbors 14Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them. 15And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land. 16And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people. 17But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
King James Bible
Agreed, God has been trampled on this world by people claiming to be believers, and by their pastors. The angels don’t speak to me the way angels spoke to Jeremiah. They simply put stuff in front of me, for me to engage, in the way they trained me (the training was horrible-squared), and as they advise and correct me ongoing (the correcting ain’t fun, usually). Maybe 6 weeks ago?, Kari dreamt of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse riding toward her. I never had a dream like that. She’s been grabbed by them, and is in jail, for now, drying out. I imagine those 4 have other targets in sight, probably including me.
I have published a number of times, that I have been told by AA old timers that 95 percent of people who enter those rooms go back to drinking, sooner or later. I also have published a number of times, that,when I was in Florida Keys Outreach Coalition’s program in Key West, it was required of all FKOC clients that they attend AA, NA or ALANON meetings daily. The angels applied the 12 Steps to me. It was horrible, having a “higher power”, for real, putting me through that grindstone, shredder, furnace, volcano. But it proved to me the 12 Steps are not the figment of someone’s imagination when they were arrived at many years ago now. I also published, that I did not see anyone in those rooms, who looked or sounded to me, as if their “higher power” was doing that to them. Maybe they never really asked to be taken over by God, lock, stock and barrel, which is what the first 3 of the 12 Steps look to me is the required formula and procedure. Having something supernatural for a sponsor is quite different from having a human sponsor. As I read Jeremiah, he had a supernatural sponsor. As did Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and others in the Old Testament, and Jesus, Peter, Paul and others in the New Testament. There are things not in science’s philosophy, too, and I know them up close and personal, and I have seen them ongoing for decades. And I see them in Kari’s dreams, and in plain English instructions and advisories, working with her, and she has not liked a lot of it, while some of it she did like. I don’t know what’s going on with her now, as we are unable to communicate by telephone while she’s in sickbay (the infirmary) in the jail, nor can I visit with her while she is in sickbay. It may come to pass, she, or I, or both of us, are told in our sleep that she will be trying a pharmaceutical approach to staying sober, after she is released from jail. I will be surprised, though, if it we are told she should do it that way. I anticipate she will be told simply not to drink, and perhaps not to smoke, anymore, or face the consequences. And I anticipate she will be offered incentives to stay off drugs. I was told in a dream before I decided to go with Kari and be a couple, that it was an experiment, and it would be about love. So I understood, since it would be an experiment, that the outcome might not be to my liking, while it might be to my liking. It’s not easy for people who are not having angels meddle them ongoing, to grok what that’s like. In fact, in my experience, it’s impossible for people not having those experiences to grok what, say, Jeremiah experienced. I imagine he felt like he was the only person like himself, all alone in that experience. I have felt that way, so I know what it is. Imagine how it would go for someone like Jeremiah today. Or for Jesus today. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, I imagine.
Todd just came home talking on the phone with is daughter, and I just got off the phone with his daughter, who is a physician and is big on using Neurontine, in very high doses, 3 times a day, for alcoholics, long term, she says it gets good results, was first developed for diabetic pain, and it eliminates craving to drink. She said Naltrexone is a narcotic, and she does not advise using it on alcoholics, but it is used with heroine addicts, which the article indicated. She also mentioned Buprione, which was developed as an anti-depressant. So, I wonder what the angels will say about what she told me? Or if they will say anything?
Today, 4/13, 7:24am
In my dreams last night, I was trying to find a forum for something important, and was not finding it. On waking, I could only imagine one thing the dream could be about, which is this Facebook thread. There was nothing in my dreams about using pharmaceuticals to keep people from drinking, smoking or using other drugs. Meaning, that method does not interest the angels running me, who call themselves Jesus, Archangel Michael and Melchizedek. Yesterday afternoon, Brenda, my younger north Georgia friend in shaman training, being administered to her by those three angels, called to say the Spirit had come over her so strong, that all the hair on her head and on her arms had stood up straight and she had to lay down and go to sleep. I said, “You experienced the Rapture but where not taken” – I meant it kinda as a joke. She said, “Smart ass.” We laughed. She called back last night, to say she had just finished a horrific coughing and gagging spell, during which blood and yellow mucous came up out of her lungs and bronchial tubes. I said I was sorry she wasn’t feeling well, and I hoped it was over. I was slow on the uptake. Waking this morning, I thought, hmmm, I can think of only one thing going on right now, which could have caused Brenda to have that experience. Kari is in jail, going though withdrawal from alcohol and tobacco. The lungs are the organs of feeling. Smokers’ lungs are so messed up and poisoned that they do not know how they really feel about anything. Brenda backs me up ongoing, in what the angels give me to engage. I’m thinking this morning, the Spirit came onto Brenda yesterday afternoon and put her to sleep, prelude to the Spirit putting Kari inside of Brenda, for Brenda to do what she could, in that moment, to help Kari. I had been telling the angels since Kari turned herself in Friday afternoon, that they needed to help her get through the DTs and the withdrawal and the drying out, and with the terrible soul wounding in her. Brenda has been used in that way in the past, in situations the angels have me engaging. Many times Brenda has been used in that way. As have I. It’s part of being in service to humanity, which Brenda and I both are. It is not something we have any control over. The angels give it to us, and regulate us, and get us through it, even as we often feel like we are dying and, sometimes, even will die. Science has yet to acknowledge the spiritual realm impact on human troubles. Science has yet to acknowledge the impact soul wounding has on how people behave, and the symptoms of that soul wounding. Instead, science tries to treat the symptoms with chemicals and sometimes with surgery and sometimes with psychotherapy, while dodging/leaving out what is driving/causing what is causing the symptoms, and what can, if it wishes to intervene, provide relief and even healing, which has no side effects, other than the afflicteds can get better. Will that happen for Kari? I don’t know. Is she being treated by the angels? Yes, of that I am certain, because of many dreams she shared with me, usually very reluctantly. The angles took her inventory, ruthlessly. The angels told her, she had to change her ways, or experience not changing her ways. The first three of the original Twelve Steps:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Perhaps “as we understood Him” should have been left out, as God is incomprehensible, works in mysterious ways, and is far more than masculine gender. What causes addiction, and nearly all of human being woes, medical and otherwise, is absence in them of the feminine side of God, which Bible people call The Holy Spirit, thinking it is masculine, even though the dove is hardly a masculine symbol/image. Doesn’t the dove represent … love? peace? mercy? Jeremiah was a kick-ass prophet. Jesus was a kinder and gentler, but he did kick ass when it was called for. And he did tell his disciples, they could blaspheme him, and they would be forgiven, but if they blasphemed the Holy Ghost, they would not be forgiven.
Maybe more later, maybe not.
Yesterday, I went to the jail and put some money in Kari’s commissary account. It’s bleak in there. She had told me that she can use the money to purchase shampoo and other things, which might brighten her life a little. She said she ate so much peanut butter in previous jail stays, that she can’t eat it anymore. I can’t imagine what it’s like being in jail. I can imagine what it’s like being locked up in a psychiatric facility, and being given drugs which make me feel a lot worse than being locked up made me feel. I can imagine it, because I experienced it. Now I live in an insane asylum without walls or locks – Key West.
As for my history with booze, in my teens I started drinking beer. My father and mother got up drinking screwdrivers (vodka and orange juice), and drank throughout the day and until turning in at night. Although sometimes I had too much to drink, and sometimes I did get drunk, the hangovers were horrific, so I didn’t get drunk often. Drinking never chronically adversely affected my life, my work, my relationships. Drinking never became the most important thing to me. I was able to stop drinking at any time, without withdrawal, and did stop drinking for several long periods of time. Finally, I started getting told in dreams to stop drinking altogether, and that, accompanied by my getting sick in my liver and G.I. tract after drinking a beer, or a glass of wine, led me to not drink at all. I didn’t want the angels wrath on me, if I drank, and I didn’t like feeling terrible because I’d had a beer or a glass of wine. Perhaps the angels gave me their version of “anabuse”.