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This is the page of the Joy2MeU2 web site of codependency counselor, inner child healing pioneer, Spiritual teacher Robert Burney - who is the author of the Joyously inspirational book of Spirituality: Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls.

I posted my Working the Third Step - ASKing for Help page on April 28, 2023.  The Updates that followed it are listed on Update 4/19.  This page is the latest update: Miracle.

I posted the following on Facebook on March 29th, 2024.

New Miracle

My Spiritual Path has been full of miracles.  Often my High Power sends me messages that seem insane to me.  My reaction is like from this article about my miracles. 

“No way, Jose!” was my response. . . . . .This is a pattern with me and the Universe – I get a message and I say “Are you crazy – no way!” But eventually, as a message keeps getting repeated over and over, eventually I surrender and say, “OK, but you’d better take care of me.” - The Path of one Recovering Codependent ~ the dance of one wounded soul: Miracles


I just have experienced a new epic miracle.  For some reason the last couple of months have been one of the driest periods in terms of money coming that I have experienced since I first went online in 1988.  I have gotten deeper and deeper in debt. Until I was 3 months behind on my rent.   The rental agency had no choice but present me with a 3 Day Pay or quit Eviction notice.   

In the Cosmic Theme of things - in alignment with Divine plan, that made me eligible for a program I didn’t know existed.  Something called CAPSlo supports Veterans - and I was eligible.  They are going to pay my rent for 6 months - back rent and late fees included, and the pay half my rent for 18 months!!!!  Miracle indeed!!!!!!  My Higher Power taking care of me!!!!!

In January, I posted an appeal for help:

“And I still could really use the $5000 I was asking for when I first posted this. I was over 2 weeks late paying December's rent.  I will surrender to moving if I have to - but I do not want to move on New Years Day.

Universe!!! Please Manifest several Thousand Dollars or more in my life now!!!!” - Working the Third Step

So, The Universe answered my prayer!!!  I don’t have to move any time soon!!!

I could still use help in getting caught up with bills and such, and getting back on my feet - but a miracle showed up!!!!

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March 19th, 2024

So the situation today is that the arthritis is pretty much under control.  No chronic pain.  I have some pain in wrists and hands - and still have to ask Darien to open a bottle or jar for me.  But for the most part don't have to use a pair of plyers to open a bottle.

There is some pain in my knees when I stand up or sit down.  But my feet are still a major problem. I am only able to hobble around.  Feel like I am going to fall often.  Did fall a week or so ago, but not hurt.

The program I am in now is Truly a miracle - although not quite as good from my perspective as I thought at first.  Instead of paying 6 months of my rent, they only paid 4 - which is great and magnificent - and almost $7000.  (My dream manifested)  But it means that I have to pay half my rent starting May 1st,  My social security got sent to a bank that my account is closed at - so still haven't gotten that yet.  And they are paying my utilities for the next 6 months - but can't pay my car payment.  I am now 2 months behind on car payments.  And my car registration is due before the end of the month. 

So, still basically broke day to day.  Can only put $20 or so in gas tank at a time. And can't take advantage of any of the opportunities I mention that could bring in lots of money.  I am sure it is all going to turn out okay, but it is taking all my recovery tools to just keep focusing on the part of the glass that is full each day. 

I realized recently that I was buying into a victim perspective on being basically disabled now.  I posted about it on Facebook.


Robert Burney shared a memory.

March 17. Shared with Public

I haven't been to my rock in months now. It makes me sad. I can walk but I can't take a walk.

Robert Burney shared a memory — feeling sad.

Shared with Public

I really miss my walks. My arthritis is acting up again, and I can walk - but can't take a walk. Started crying this morning looking at these picture and remembering when the walks were just a normal part of my daily routine.

March 27th.

My first walk to the Rock in a couple of months. I have been saying, "I can walk but I can't take a walk." Susan Hinesley pointed out to me that I could take a walk with a walker.

"It is vital to not buy into the codependent lie that we are trapped and don't have any choices.  We always have a choice of our attitude towards the things we cannot control." - Acceptance is the Answer

I need to accept reality as it is, and make the best choices available to me - instead of being the victim of reality not being what I want it to be.  So, I can take a walk with a walker!  Unfortunately it has been raining many days - so haven't taken any since that first one but plan on it this weekend.

I was really happy when they said that I would get 6 months paid, because i figured that gave til the beginning of June to decide if I can afford to stay.  My rent is $1730 a month (which seemed cheap compared to Cambria when I had to move. Into the Forest - and out of Cambria) and with the low income that has been coming in lately, I am not sure if I can afford to stay here. I would really like to, but I need to figure out some way to bring in more money.  I may have to find some different ways to bring in some money.

The silver lining to all the pain and suffering in this last year from the arthritis is having Darien living here with me. It has been such a blessing.  He is going to be leaving in a week to go back to live in Tracy. It makes me very sad that he is leaving but I don't really need a caregiver at this point - or maybe I do, but unfortunately it won't be him at this point. 


I could use help in catching up - even a $25 donation is a big deal to me right now.

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