Category Archive: The Mind

Jul 22

Vision Clearing Exercise

“Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to change the world so that they can be happy. This hasn’t ever worked, because it approaches the problem backward. What The World gives us is a way to change the projector—mind—rather than the projected. It’s like when there’s a piece of lint on a projector’s …

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Jun 19

Physical Alignment With Your Higher Self

It may seem hard to believe but your Higher Self wants you to be happy and to feel connected all the time. It wants to remain in constant contact with your Higher Power and therefore in a constant state of available peace. In recovery we are becoming more and more mindful that we must make …

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Feb 07

Morning Coffee Meditation

You don’t NEED a cup of coffee for this meditation but it’s especially nice if you have a favorite warm beverage in your hands… Sitting comfortably, hold your cup in both hands. Notice how the cup feels, the shape of it… Appreciating the smoothness and the warmth. Look at it closely, the cup and the …

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Jan 29

What Do You See?

Take a moment to really look at the picture before you read on… So what did you see? What did you say out loud? It’s not one of those visual trick photos – most people see a red dot and that’s what they say… But that is not the focal point of our meditation. Look …

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Jun 15

Affirmations

Negative self talk is one of great challenges to be overcome in recovery.  Learning to “rewrite” the scripts we most commonly recite in our heads is a necessity for creating change that lasts.  Positive affirmations are an incredibly powerful tool for changing the way you think if you know how to use them. “What you …

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Jun 09

Meridian Tapping

The ability to change your state of mind when negativity creeps in is extremely valuable.   Prayer and meditation would be at the top of that list but sometimes it helps to take physical action.  Meridian Tapping is a simple method for changing your state that provides immediate relief in most cases.  It’s something you can …

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May 16

Morning Meditations

Creating some time for morning meditation can be a powerful habit in recovery.   Even a few minutes spent in quiet reflection can make a big difference in the way we will face the challenges of the day. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi In the …

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May 09

Simple Seated Meditation

In recovery circles it’s common to hear the advice that “you need to get out of your head.”  Meditation is one way to do this effectively.  It’s free, it’s natural and you can do it at any time.  Whether through simple breathing techniques, mantras or guided meditations the seated practice calms the central nervous system, …

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May 07

Journaling

Journaling can be an extremely helpful tool for self reflection.  There is therapeutic value in having a place to release emotions, solidify goals, track progress and record the experiences of the day.   When used on a regular basis for problem-solving and stress reduction the healing process is greatly enhanced.  In the early stages of recovery …

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Apr 29

Connections

The simple realization that all the systems of the body, mind and spirit are connected opens new doors in recovery.  True healing occurs when we bring the systems back into balance and start living the life we were meant to have.  Understanding those connections and the methods for deepening them is one of our greatest …

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