Re: Recovery from LGAT "Discovery" in Dallas
Date: March 17, 2009 05:25AM
OK, I have read Rick Ross's site and read through alot of this site. It seems to me that people who are downing this program have not went through it or have never really research what their policies, and messages really are about. They met people right where they are at. They don't force anything on anyone. You are free to go at anytime and they don't call you, write you, or hassel you in anyway to come bk. Do they want to help people get rid of the pass, face the future, who they have become, and what they want to released and be deliverd from. YES! They do not put words in anyones mouth, and they let YOU give names to issues in your life. If you want prayer it is there for you. If you don't they want. The people that go are people searching for some type of acceptance, they get it there, a place where they are not being judged, they get it there, a place where they can feel safe, and free to talk about anything, and still have acceptance, and love no matter how bad what they have to say is.
It is everyones free will to go or not. I think it would be somewhat harder for married people who do not go together and I could see how spouses that don't go maybe feel allianated, because you do get very close with the TA's that have helped you with their jouney, and with their classmates that have gone through the experience with them. People that have battled their demons, shared untold secerts, poured out their whole heart, screamed out together, encouraged one another, cried, and laught with each other. Yes I can see that a married couple not experienceing this journey together would be tough. The person that did not go, well there is NO WAY they could even begin to understand the changes that have came, and the changes that are about to come. But one thing that both parties need to understand and keep in mind, is if there were problems there in your marriage before that spouse went, well Discovery is not GOD, they can not fix or distroy your marriage. Come on lets think about this. Even a marriage counselor (Ceritfied) would tell you that the only way any marriage will be successful is if they both work together to change, grow, and give a little more of themselves to work to strength their bond, and marriage, AND they both ask God for help. Also what may or might have happened is that you did not have a clue that your spouse was unhappy, feeling alone in their heart, or just plain wanted out and going to Discovery helped them to get intouch with their feelings, their wants, and or the strength to go on and just get out. I hve seen plenty of couples that one went and one did not and they are still together today and very happen and they imbarssed the new group of people their spouse has come to know and love together. All I know is that it really made me take a long look at myself and why I was allowing things to go on around me even though I hated them, didn't want to live that way anymore, but I was already feeling these things. Everyone that goes and stays and keeps coming bk are searching for something, to get rid of junk, and or acceptance because they feel like everyone around them didn't care, was to busy for them, etc........but they are searching for something. Discovery allows these people to find out what that something is in a very safe and loving atmosphere. I know the every person that goes there has been robbed of something, afraid to face something, can't get over passed junk, wants deliverance, wants peace, wants joy, wants to start living life to the fullest. I don't thing it is righ to judge something that you have never experience or atleast research a lot more. Its just like if you had a problem with a product and you were seeking out others that had problems with that product, well you surely would not build a case on allowing good statements about that product to get into your research NO you would only write down all the negative statements. But that is robbing yourself as well as others to the full story including the people who have used the product and loved it. Come on lets be fair now. You know God is awesome, Jesus met people right where they were in their lifes and that is what Discovery does. It simple mets people right where they are. I hope you will post this. I think everyone has a voice and in the country we live in we are told that we have freedom of speech, does this site honer that? I sure hope so. Because I remember being rejected many times over just because they didn't like the way I looked at 335lbs. They would talk about me and make fun of me and trash my character. They did not know that I had a diease that the medicine I took was making me gain enormous amounts of weight gain and also because of medicine my thyroid had stopped working. Please do not be one of those sites that just rages on about something because of the cover that others paint for you. Every person needs to take responsibility for their own marriages, failures, choices, and thier lives. See that is what Discovery teaches: how to forgive and move forward. How to look at yourself and not blame others for your disfunctions, choice, feelings,etc....but to really take a look and see what the TRUE problems are. I am truly sorry for each and everyone one of you that have had bad experiences, but I can guarantee you the if Discovery-Training were a cult we would all be living together in a commune so we would not have to go out into this ugly world of people and take stress, unkind words, ugly actions, man I could go on and on. Believe me if we were a cult none of you would ever see us. Yes we do become a support for each other. But Discovery was not where peoples problems truly began in the first place. Remember Discovery did not live anyones life before they came, those people were living their own lives. What Discovery did was to help them and equipped them with life changing tools to succeed better in life. One of their policies is that "Don't do anything for 6mths after they finish with the program". They go on to explain "because you will walk out of here on an emotional high/cloud 9, and you will be making changes and choices emotionally, not truly thinking them through, just going by how you are feeling". They warn people that this will touch every emotion in your body. That's why we have to be aware of doing anything when we are emotional and that's for anyone not just Discovery Folks.
Thank you for letting me share. I do hope you will post this as well. I know that everyone has their own opinion and people will read this and think I am crazy or brainwashed too, but rather you believe me are not my God controls my mind NOT Discovery.