Divine Discontent

“Inner hunger is a divine discontent that keeps us moving forward.” -Jacquelyn Small [1]

Jacquelyn Small, LCSW and licensed non-denominational minister is another one of my teachers and role models. Her exemplary work is helping to close the (actually non-existent) gap between psychology and spirituality. About four years ago she did a workshop for us at St. Francis Hospital and it was an honor to be in her presence. Many years ago, I latched on to one of her postulates – that folks afflicted with the disease(s) of addiction being obviously high-spirited are therefore capable of achieving great heights spiritually. She believes this is true, especially because desperation, as a result of having been to the bottom, drives them forward, or rather onward and upward. So, when she says that inner hunger is divine – could she actually mean that addictions are divine? Some might say they are true blessings in disguise – what do you think? What has been your experience?


[1] A Woman’s Spirit, Carol Sheffield, p. June 25. HarperCollins Publishers, NY, 1994.

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About Celeste Emelia Mattingly

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice since 1999. I have served hundreds of adults with general mental health, addiction, and spirituality concerns. I am the creator of Celestial Psychology, which incorporates energy medicine specifically, Reiki, Reconnective and Quantum Healing Techniques, Tachyon Energy Healing and New England's first Tachyon Meditation and Healing Chamber into conventional talk therapy. The two books I completed for Celestial Psychology are available on Amazon http://ow.ly/sSggQ. I am the founder of The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment and have blogs for both. My main site is also a WP site, https://celestialempowerment.com Looking forward to getting to know you.
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