059: Finding Purpose in the Pain with Greg Johnson

Greg is a master facilitator. With his own life experience and unique motivational teaching, Greg helps those struggling with drug and alcohol sobriety to REMAIN sober after treatment. With over 1,000 hours of coaching, facilitating and speaking, he knows how to connect with those that need his message. His dynamic energy, captivating and inspiring, and 5 step system

Greg Johnson The Sober Success Specialist, and a master group facilitator.

With his own life experience and his unique style of motivational teaching,

Greg helps those struggling with drug and alcohol sobriety to REMAIN sober after treatment.  He speaks the language of Spiritual Recovery and knows how to connect with those in need of his message

He has over 1,000 hours of coaching, facilitating and speaking.  His dynamic energy, which is both captivating and inspiring, transforms lives.

Whether working with high level athletes, actors, and professionals or disenfranchised youth on the streets of Los Angeles, Greg's method and message is the same. Combining compassion, tough love and spiritual guidance, in his Spiritual Design for Successful Sober Living, Greg has a powerful formula for helping those struggling with sobriety to heal and thrive.

 

Greg’s Story:

In 1996 my father died of a drug overdose at the age of 48, six weeks shy of his 49th birthday. He was found with the tourniquet wrapped around his arm, needle in hand, slumped over on the floor dead of a methamphetamine overdose. This moment changed the trajectory of my life forever.

My father’s unexpected and tragic death left me mentally, emotionally, and physically destroyed.  And the only way I knew how to cope was to drink and use. Just like him.

My life was on a path to die, just like my father.  It was a 9-year struggle of pain, bad choices, hopelessness, fear, uncertainty, feeling lost and abandoned and confused. Until I found help.  Help to turn my life around, to get sober, and even more importantly to stay sober. To find a way to create my life, to design my life with a strong spiritual foundation that serves me every minute, every day.  The program of AA taught me about my disease and how to treat it, and opened the door to a spiritual way of living...

I ran through that door to construct a Spiritual Design for Living that allows me to succeed in all areas of my life.

This design has taken away the struggle and stress of staying sober.  And it has become the way in which I live.  Today I thrive and I feel so alive.  I truly love my life.  And not just parts of it…but ALL of it.  The ups and downs, the highs and lows.

I have dedicated my life to serving those struggling with alcoholism and addiction, as a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and Sober Specialist.

I absolutely know that if my father had access to this knowledge of Spiritual Sobriety, he would for certain be alive today.

I am here to serve your highest good and help you create an amazing sober life.

What if I told you we, (me and God) can help you end the struggle, strife, heartache and heart break right now.  Right now.  We definitely can.

How I wish my father was still alive to experience the power of this healing.   But you know what…. You Can.

Start with my Sober Success Guide… to begin your journey of your own Spiritual Healing — and say yes to your sober life.

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Three Key Points:

Every circumstance in our lives have a gift in them. Sometimes it’s almost impossible to see that.

In each of us there’s a divine destiny within the very fabric of our DNA. There is a secret of God’s perfection in each of us.

Anyone can have a connection and speak with God, the Universe, or divine knowing. Especially when you have a realization that impacts the course of your future, it’s important to act and pay attention to our conscious wakeup calls.

Show Notes:

4:01 — With a passion for spirituality and sobriety, Greg lives for saving and transforming other people’s lives from addiction and alcoholism.

4:52 — Leading people back to God within their own spirituality. Their own self-actualization of God.

5:41 — Becoming a licensed spiritual practitioner in 2009, that work has led him to helping those suffering with addiction. Whether with drugs, alcohol, etc.

7:06 — Sharing a personal story about his childhood wakeup call, Greg finally puts the pieces together later in his life.

12:00 — Even in the fog of his addiction and sleeplessness, Greg heard the voice of God. It was so clear, the voice of divine knowing, and Greg shares a conversation he had.

14:09 — Realizing how harmful addiction was and how it was affecting him, Greg learned a lot about the loss it creates in lives spiritually, emotionally, financially, with relationships, etc.

16:00 — Inspired by Michael Beckwith, Greg heard the words that his soul was yearning for. It was the knowledge he needed to inspire change within his life and allowed him to create a system to help addicts strengthen their sobriety.

19:30 — Cherishing your sobriety sets you up for success. People will go through treatment and sit on the “pink cloud.” But then once you leave the paradise of sobriety and return to life, several things happen. Greg shares more detail about how we fall into the trap of relapse.

22:00 — Sobriety must come first, and it must come first in all things. If it doesn’t, when we return to life, then we fall into relapse. When we tune into the divine knowing, then we’ll have absolute guidance from our lives which relieves us from fear, doubt, or worry.

24:10 — Forgiving ourselves, love ourselves, forgive others, love others, then we free ourselves.

Imagine Miracles Resources:

1) Your Unique Purpose Formula: Vince's Five Step Process to Discover Your Purpose and Your Miracle Life.

2) C.R.E.A.T.E Model: Vince's Six Steps to Creating and Living the Life that You Desire.

3) Free Chapter: From Vince's Best-selling Book Sharing the Four Things You Don't Know Keeping You From Living a Miracle Life.