by now i'm thinking most everyone has at least heard of the phase " self help groups" like alcoholics and narcotics anonymous aka aa and na.
for anyone that may not know much more of them that let me say that these not even sixty year old groups are considered peer truth based / direct confrontation/ lovingly supportive systems that have helped many folks stop drinking and drugging and begin a new much needed restart to there one nearly lost lives.
living with three dozen or so recently homeless men and women as i now do i'm seeing a lot of of anecdotal evidence build up making the theory that such self harming behaviors has at least a spiritual link / relationship if not a direct causation to additive life styles / self haring actions seem like its a theory that needs further exploration.
in this veterans population most have at least been activated to support a military operation in our past and more then a few have lived under fire for extended time.
i have gotten the feeling that many fellow vets believe themselves soulless ether from birth or soul dead from there " feeding the dogs of war" as i myself once felt to be the case with my soul.
its those may benefit from a SOUL OWNERS Anonymous self help group models on aa and na and yet they may be the hardest ones to get to walk in the door the first time.
as this is a publicly funded rescue effort the admin here can not by law play any role in helping me get this effort off the ground but nether is the facilities superintendent opposed to the framework and notion as long as no tax funds are used-
for example we may hold gathering in the common sacred space already here serving as a room for prayer and small fellowship as long as no govt funded food or drink are served...
so in the coming days i will gauge the vet residents feelings on the idea and put a request to the admin and prayerfully on the next Saviors Sabbath or so following a remembrance service of His New Convent Directive i will call into order the first ever Soul Owners Anonymity meeting aimed at Spiritual Recovery and Soul Resurrection / resuscitation as need be for anyone that would still want a shot at a healthy living thriving blessed soul as the main part of there whole being moving foreword in there life to build the rest of there lives off from.
as for all else well Our Savior Brother Yesh'wa Messiah did tell us long long ago
"IF YOUR NOT SICK YOU NEED NO DOCTOR ".
any and all thoughts on the subject and prayers for its success are welcomed appreciated thanked for in advance.
peter the romin american