July’s Questions For You To Ponder

Well we’re about to enter the month of August and I haven’t yet done the monthly spiritual questions for everyone to ponder. So here they are. I hope each of you will take the time to mull them over and maybe even share a few of your responses after you have. And as always, my own answers are listed below as well.

  1. If you had to start your entire life completely over again, how would you change how you lived?
  2. If you could say one sentence that the whole world would hear, totally understand, and follow, what would you say?
  3. If you were given a choice to live as long as you want, how long would you want to live?
  4. Who have been your biggest mentors in life?
  5. How do you express yourself creatively?
  6. What moves you to tears of joy the most in life?
  7. What are you most proud of so far in life?
  8. How have you given back to society in the past month (volunteer/etc.)?
  9. What risk would you take right now in life if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
  10. If you could control your dreams, what would you want to dream about the most?

And as always, one more for good measure:

  1. If you were going to turn over 100% of your free will to a Higher Power, what part would you be the most concerned about losing?

My answers:

  1. Total abstinence from alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes, and complete avoidance of promiscuity.
  2. “Bless everyone with love, forgiveness, peace, and floodlight every single day, even those you might struggle with.”
  3. I’d want to live for as long as I knew I was still capable of helping others.
  4. Manin, Susan, Caryn, my Sister, my parents, Buddha, Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh
  5. Puzzles, writing, gardening, speaking.
  6. Nature.
  7. My recovery from all addiction and allowing myself to heal as much as I have 100% holistically.
  8. Sponsoring others in recovery, AA hospital committee, and recovery speaking engagements.
  9. I’m already doing it by trusting in my body to fully heal itself of all lower vibrational energies without any external aids.
  10. Seeing myself happy and joyful within and doing what my Higher Power wants me to do in life.
  11. My relationship with my partner.

Peace, love, light, and joy,

Andrew Arthur Dawson

June’s Questions For You To Ponder

Well it’s that time of the month again to pose my monthly spiritual questions for everyone to ponder. I hope each of you will take the time to mull them over and maybe even share a few of your responses after you have. And as always, my own answers are listed below as well.

  1. What do you think happens to you after you die?
  2. What is your definition of a true friend?
  3. What is your ideal partner/soulmate?
  4. If you could become famous, what would it be for?
  5. If you had a terminal illness with less than six months to live, what three things would be most important for you to do?
  6. If you and three others were the only remaining people left on earth, who would you want those three to be?
  7. If you were to get stuck on an elevator for a few hours, whom would you want to be stuck in there with?
  8. What is your most painful memory?
  9. What would you do differently in life, if you knew no one would ever judge you again?
  10. Describe a miracle that’s happened in your life?

And one more for good measure:

  1. If you could have God answer one question, what would it be?

My answers:

  1. First, a reflection back upon my entire life, including my choices, decisions, and lessons learned. Second, time spent with others in spirit form, including ancestors and other beings of light. Third, rest and relaxation in a place I could constantly change its surroundings to be filled with amazing beauty. And finally, the option to return into a new physical form with more lessons to grasp in the next life.
  2. Someone who is concerned more often with the needs, wants, and desires of another than themselves.
  3. Someone who’s main desire is to grow closer to their Higher Power, who knows happiness comes from within, and who shows unconditional love towards everyone, including themselves.
  4. Speaking or writing.
  5. Make sure I’m free of any anger or resentment towards anyone or anything. Spend it in a beach home by a crystal blue ocean. Chronicle everyday of it to later become a book titled “Six Months To Live…”.
  6. The Dalai Lama, my partner, and my spiritual teacher.
  7. No one, just me.
  8. Either the day my father took his own life or the one where my mother took her tragic fall down the stairs.
  9. I’d be far more open about my sexuality than I am, like holding my partner’s hand in public.
  10. Becoming fully sober from addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, cigarettes, sex, codependency, love, caffeine, and shopping and completely healing from a traumatic childhood that included mental, verbal and sexual abuse, and bullying.
  11. God, why don’t you ever talk to me directly so that I can hear your voice?

Peace, love, light, and joy,

Andrew Arthur Dawson

May’s Questions For You To Ponder

Well it’s that time of the month again to pose my monthly spiritual questions for everyone to ponder. I hope each of you will take the time to mull them over and maybe even share a few of your responses after you have. And as always, my own answers are listed below as well.

  1. What kind of spiritual retreats have you ever done?
  2. What is your biggest fear?
  3. What do you feel is your best trait?
  4. What do you feel is your worst trait?
  5. What do you feel is your strangest trait?
  6. What would the title of your book be if you wrote one about your life?
  7. If you were to start a new hobby, what would it be?
  8. Name one thing that has brought you great inspiration in life?
  9. What was the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
  10. If you could transform into an animal whenever you wanted, which one would it be?

And one more for good measure:

  1. Who do you miss the most right now, alive or dead?

My Answers:

  1. New Warrior Training (ManKind Project), Vipassana (10-day meditation retreat), Matt Talbot (AA Retreat), Cursillo (Christian Retreat).
  2. Not being able to live life fully due to chronic pain.
  3. My love and compassion for everyone and everything.
  4. My obsessions around my health.
  5. Habitually using a shop vacuum to clean my lawn of any debris.
  6. I Am Kicking Hard Enough!
  7. I’d learn how to make stone, crystal, or beaded necklaces for myself.
  8. Writing For My Blog.
  9. Doing an accelerated free fall skydive solo.
  10. A Rüppell’s vulture (Solely because it can fly up to 37,000 feet above the earth).
  11. Cedric Saunders.

Peace, love, light, and joy,

Andrew Arthur Dawson