Non-traditional spirit

motivational sign
Random.

Non-traditional spirit?

Traditional spirit is dogma and religion.

Non-traditional is a universal belief.

We may be 50 years or 1,000 years from this, but it can happen.

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Turning the spiritual page

Drive like your kids live here sign
And on the major 4-lane and 6-lane roads, you’ll drive like my kids are driving those roads for the first time. Great. Thanks.

Turning the spiritual page.

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The will to spiritually explore

The will to spiritually explore.

Do you have it?

On a scale of 1-10, 10 is best.

What’s your number?

Spiritual life hack, aim for a perfect 10.

Sometimes you spiritually explore intentionally and sometimes spiritual exploration is thrust on you. Saturday, it was thrusted.

Saturday the music and PA system was so loud it was necessary to enlist the Orange County Sheriff for assistance.

At 2PM met Deputy Aaron at a neighbor’s house because their house borders the Church property. Wanted the Officer to hear what the neighbors hear. Deputy agreed it was too loud and addressed it with the DJ. The music initially quieted. But the PA system was never adjusted. Think High School Homecoming Game announcement loud.

Backstory: at noon i biked over and asked the DJ to turn the music down. He is not a Church member. The Church gave him no parameters for volume control for music nor PA system. The music was nicely turned down. But only for 10 minutes until 12:15 PM.

The 10-minutes-only compliance prompted the first call to the Sheriff at 1:00 PM.

The Sheriff’s effort on loud music (not PA) lasted an hour.

It was necessary to call the Sheriff a second time.

If the sound volume was coming from a residential neighbor, irrefutable, totally unacceptable levels.

Coming from a Church, it felt wrong turning them in.

My will to grow spiritually forced a level of thinking that required an objective view of the code violation. Simply put, it’s a noisy neighbor. The source of the noise violation has no bearing on the code violation.

Right?

No one is exempt from the law.

Unless i’m missing something, no one is above the law.

The volume of the noise. The duration of the noise. The frequency of the noise. Absolute code violation.

Here’s an interesting insight that struck randomly.

It’s important to note because in any other context, my motive for calling the Sheriff would be misread as anything but what it is – disturbing the peace.

So grateful it’s a “White, Christian Church”, otherwise i’d be dealing with the backlash of race, religion, and or ethnic implications – none of which need defending in this case because i am a white Christian, a regularly-attending Church participant.

Note: Our 20+ year Church, Holy Family Catholic Church is 20 minutes away. Holy Family seats about 1,500 people. We are in limbo there until Covid settles to our comfort level to re-attend. Meanwhile, beginning in 2020, i started walking next door to attend Sunday morning services. Always sitting in the back. In fact, sitting against the back wall, on the floor. i deemed it the safest location during Covid.

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Unusually peaceful accidents

Disney Speaker Jeff Noel with comedian Michael Jr.
Couldn’t stop smiling while Michael Jr and i talked in Louisville. Challenged him to take a photo without smiling. Held this pose for 1/2 a second before laughing.

Unusually peaceful accidents may feel like serendipity, karma, answered prayers, etc.

Un-peaceful accidents may feel like torture, unfair, painful, etc.

Accidentally became addicted to alcohol at a young age. Alcoholism never has a happy ending, even though it lasts a lifetime.

Accidentally conquered alcohol addiction December 31, 2001.

By accidentally, please understand there were many attempts to quit, including three “No, this time a REALLY mean it!” attempts. So when it happened for good, it felt more like luck, not something summoned at will.

The drug-free peace you carry every step of every day makes the buzz from alcoholism feel like a prison sentence – lonely, trapped, worthless.

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Mandatory time-outs

Glacier National Park
GNP. Swiftcurrent Valley.

For every fine, well-adjusted and smoothly functioning American, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves.

Marya Mannes

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