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 cmattingly100

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, The Reconnection 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, celestemattinglylcsw.com looking forward to getting to know you.
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