For a guy like myself that is somewhat hard of hearing, so I've been told by many of people. I certainly heard a life changing whisper from above one night.
It was one of the many drink alone nights in my garage, just me and a invisible friend named "Alcohol Demon". I'm not sure if that's the best way to describe this well know friend to many of us. I can come up with many other names for this so called life destroyer.
You know when you start to drink alcohol, you tend to feel a little better with each drink consumed until you get to the border line of being buzzed and feeling good, to all out being drunk. Once you cross over that fine line to being drunk, you really can't think straight or make any wise decisions, and if you try they don't make any sense whatsoever when you sobered up.
I actually only opened my first beer and was sober as could be, when I heard a calm and peaceful whisper in my head. It stopped me right in my tracks. I said to myself, "did I just hear what I thought I heard"?
The whisper came again and again of the same calm and soothing voice. There is voice in my head, and I think it is God, I said to myself. I set the beer down and just gave my undivided attention to this whisper that continued to repeat in my head. I felt a cool chill all over my body and my body seemed to be tingling all over. It was as if something, or should I say someone had entered my body and started to cleanse me of my fears, worries and my Addiction to Alcohol.
This night was the only night ever, that I truly had a quite and soothing conversation without speaking a word out loud.
If anyone does not BELIEVE then I must say, an experience such as I had will change your life forever and you will then BELIEVE for sure.
God will never let us down, you just need to believe in our creator and love him with all your heart and you will see just how your life will change.
The words that were spoken to me from above where giving me a fair warning of what my life was leading to if I didn't do something about it and change. The voice said "I Will Help You If You Want".. I'll tell you what, it was the most beautiful experience anyone could ever have in their life.
From that moment on I have not touch a single drop of alcohol and never will again. To be perfectly honest I do not even think of it anymore, as if I never drank alcohol in my life. It is truly remarkable of how your life can change within minutes.
If I had continued to tilt that can up and ignored his voice as if I didn't hear anything, I would not be clean and sober today.
He Will Help You and Change Your Life!!
Yes the voice, the voice that changed my life forever. I never knew how sobriety rocks because I haven't been sober for years. Yes I was sober with a huge hangover each morning and for the rest of the day sober also, but watch out when work was over and I got home.
The alcohol was flowing like I couldn't get enough of it fast enough. I am adding this part of this hub because I feel that I should continue to explain just how one single voice from up above can CHANGE YOUR LIFE like it did for me, but the big thing is that you as an alcoholic or drug addict MUST listen and obey that voice that is trying to save your life and all those lives you are associated with.
You may think I am nuts, crazy or whatever you may think, but I know what I heard, and that voice was enough to stop me in my tracks and sit and listen what had to be said to me. It is your choice to believe me or not believe me, but I would never make up something such as this remarkable experience by any means.
If you know you have an addiction of any sort, I would recommend to reach out for help and listen to our creator. He will help you get that strength to stop drinking and using. All you have to do is to listen real hard and ask God to help you. Don't have anyone around you and just be quiet in a place that has no noise and just listen. If you believe in our God you will hear that voice. Speak to him silently in your mind and you will hear a response.
Help Me Lord to Surrender to My Addiction
Me After Surrendering to My Addiction to Alcohol
© 2010 Mark Bruno
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on August 10, 2015:
MartieCoetser - Thank you for your kind words and yes it was an experience of a lifetime ..
Martie Coetser from South Africa on August 07, 2015:
Wonderful experience, Mark! I am so glad it happened to you, and that you are still clean after 6 years. Congratulations for obeying the Voice :)
marlene on September 29, 2013:
Congratulations on your decision to stay sober...
"God will never let us down, you just need to believe in our creator and love him with all your heart and you will see just how your life will change." This is very true. God has spoken to me many times before. I believe you and this is exactly what I told you earlier & you have stated it in your hub. God will help you change, you just need to go to a quiet place and seek his help: listen to that little voice inside your head. Those who think they could do it on their own will give it up but only for a short time before temptation kicks in. It's only the bold and courageous that stick to their decision to stay sober and not allow anyone to convince them to have that one drink. Whatever the addiction is God helps those in his word to overcome alcohol addiction.
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on June 22, 2012:
Lisa thank you for your kind words on this hub. I am sure not many people have gone through and experienced what i have that lonely night in my garage and I am very sure many would not even believe me in what I wrote about it.
Thanks so much for the Vote Up awesome, interesting and beautiful!
God Bless you Lisa,
Lisas-thoughts101 from Northeast Texas on June 22, 2012:
I voted up, awesome, interesting and beautiful. What a special story to share with all of us. I didn't really believe people could could "get it" outside the 12 step programs. After reading your story, I have an entirely new schema for sobriety and how the 12 steps is obviously just one path to a beautiful new way of life. I feel blessed that you gifted me with your story.
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on March 27, 2012:
@ Rolly, Thanks for reading and commenting my friend! I too am so glad I listened alson, but there were a few times before I didn't. Congrats on you 35 years sober. That is something to be so proud of. I too will hit the 35 year make for sure.
Rolly A Chabot from Alberta Canada on March 26, 2012:
Hi Mark... so glad you listened to the voice and found yourself to be here this day and write of your experience. There are so many in the world who fail to listen and choose the demon rather. I have been clean and sober now for 35 years and have no desire to return to where I once was.
Thank you for sgaring with us...
Hugs from Canada
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on February 25, 2012:
Catzgendron, Thanks for heading over here and reading this. So many people have told me that I was crazy by what I have said and have written here. Now these are the people that may have a tough time in their lives when something major goes wrong and they are not willing to speak to God to help. It is a shame that so many people don't believe, BuT I sure do and have always. With out the belief and love to him will would be lost in our own bodies.
Catzgendron on February 25, 2012:
I believe every word of what you said in your hub and the silent whispering conversation you had with God. I know for a fact that many times over the years he tired to have these conversations with me and I was to blind to see the signs or hear what he was trying to say. I've discovered over the years that God uses many methods of communication and has sent many signs my way. Now that my heart is open and my faith is strong I feel more, hear more and see more than I ever have in my whole life. I Thank God everyday that he's never left my side even when i thought he had. As the Footprint poems relates to us, that during the low points in our lives God carried us through.
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on August 11, 2011:
Jen Thank you so much for your comment
Jenna Pope from Southern California on August 11, 2011:
Really, really beautiful experience. You need to write a book!
Guanta on June 21, 2011:
Thank you, the clean life this Hub and video were truly inspirational. Beautiful!
Luis E Gonzalez from Miami, Florida on May 10, 2011:
Great hub; from the heart.
Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 08, 2011:
Thanks for that the clean life, I shall look forward to reading the message, and don't worry about the time it took to reply. My Internet has been down for 2 days anyway and I only got it back today.
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on February 07, 2011:
Hi Cindy, I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to this comment. The number 51 you speak of is a sure sign you husband is looking after you and always will. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to know he is still by your side where ever you go? I think your husband now is wonderful and very understanding. That is what great relationships are all about. I will PM you to fill you in on the outcome after 33 years of the ebook you had read.
Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 06, 2011:
Don't worry Mark, I am sure he is still watching me even now I am re-married. We still have his picture on display and my Husband is fine about it. Whenever I am down I will suddenly unexpectedly see the number 51 appear, either on a car numberplate in front of me, on a TV programme, a document etc. That was his Taxi call number for many years when he was taxi driving, and I am certain it is his way of letting me know he is around. In fact when I met my current Husband I was a little unsure about our relationship being a good move so soon, but even as I was doubting, an English plated car was parked in front of me as I turned into the next road, and the numberplate was '51 GO' plus another letter that escapes me now. In Guernsey we don't have letters on numberplates, so it was even more unusual to see an English plated car with a 'message' on it. I believe it was my late Husband's way of saying 'Go for it', and I did, and we are still together 5 years later.
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on February 05, 2011:
Never Doubt anything Cindy because it is real. Many people I told this to said I was crazy and there is no such thing and believe me I can't nor your late husband can make these things up. It is something that can not be explained or understood by people unless they experience it for their own. It sure changed my life and believe it or not since about one week after quitting drinking I have not had the urge or the desire to touch that drink. So whatever happened to me seems like it will be a forever thing and I thank God for that.
Your husband's experience I'm sure made you a much stronger women and he is still looking out for you I'm sure.
God Bless you Cindy and stay strong :)
Cindy Lawson from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 05, 2011:
Another wonderful hub. I have rated this up :)
I would just like to briefly share an experience my late Husband had shortly before he was taken ill and then died. We were going through a tough time in our marriage although I still loved him dearly. He had even talked about no longer wanting to be with me. One day he came home from work and said he was going for a lie down and a sleep. About an hour later he came back downstairs and sat down. He told me he had just had a really weird experience and had been wide awake at the time. He explained I would probably think he was mad, but he had been lying in bed when it was as if he heard a voice in his head that made everything clear to him. He was here to look after me, that was his purpose. From then on our marriage improved, although sadly within about three months he was diagnosed with bowel Cancer and died 2 weeks later with me holding his hand. He was just 48. I can only assume that the powers that be either thought (correctly) the experience would make me stronger, or that it would destroy me if he died so soon after any break up we might have had. The other possibility was that they knew he would need me to be there for him very soon, as I ended up seeping by his bed at the hospital for his final two weeks, washing him, holding sick bowls for him etc (the nurses were way overstretched).
Whatever the reason, without doubt something very strange happened to him that day, and I never doubted his experience for one moment.
stilljustwonderin on August 02, 2010:
That is a great Hub. I have kept experiences with "a voice" to myself for a long time. Thinking people would think I was crazy. Slowly I am telling them, I think maybe we are suppose to. I voted you up and think it's awesome. Being touched by God is awesome!
Lifeallstar1 on July 05, 2010:
What a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing that. I hope you have those words printed out and framed. What a great thing to hear. Truly a beautiful story. Thank you! Jess
Elayne from Rocky Mountains on June 27, 2010:
I congratulate you on recognizing the help from above and changing your life. You are a very positive influence to others and hope you can continue to find success and happiness through your writings. Aloha!
Mark Bruno (author) from New Jersey Shore on June 26, 2010:
Thank you so much equealla! I didn't know if people would think I'm crazy or something, but yes it is not your own voice or something you are thinking, it is the real voice and I have heard it many time though out my life.
equealla from Pretoria, South Africa on June 26, 2010:
This is such a beautiful hub, I will rate it up. We all know that voice. It is clear and you know it is not your own thinking. It is definitely there, and mostly guiding without judging. When you talk to this voice, it gives answers. You know that answer is not coming from your own wisdom.
But... we do not hear it clearly when we rush, it comes in quite times. I know that voice!