Category Archive: The Spirit

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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Jan 26

That Malady

What is the spiritual malady?  Whether through addiction, grief, depression, abuse or any other expression of physical, mental or spiritual upset, sometimes the struggles of life leave a hole, a wound, an emptiness that makes us vulnerable to more pain.  If left unaddressed it has a tendency to grow… There is a darkness that can …

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Jul 29

The Breath of Life

There is a force that moves through every living thing…. An energy that creates, animates and sustains all things.  I believe this to be absolutely true beyond any shadow of a doubt.  To me this is that something greater than we are, the Higher Power that we so often speak of in recovery, the Source of …

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Jul 24

Conscious Contact

In Step Ten we made a commitment to continuing the process of self examination on a daily basis.  In Step Eleven we devote ourselves to the constant and lifelong practice of connecting with our Higher Power.  This devotion to a Spirit filled life is the key to healing that lasts. “Sought through prayer and meditation …

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Jun 20

Thoughts on Religion and Spirituality

Religion has always been part of my life and I have always considered myself to be spiritual but as I get older I find that spirituality and religion are not synonymous.  The God of my religion used to feel pretty far away to me and I thought probably fairly hard to please.  This is in stark …

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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 14

Finding The God Of Your Understanding

It is entirely possible for people to enter recovery without specific beliefs or any beliefs whatsoever regarding a Higher Power. All that is required is the willingness to believe in something.  In the beginning just knowing and believing that the program works is enough. “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore …

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May 12

Nature Heals

Nature is a healing gift that we sometimes overlook.  When life gets out of control we’re inclined to withdraw, certainly from people and situations but in some cases we can actually begin to physically confine ourselves.  It might take a while before you’re ready to face the person or the situation but don’t wait to …

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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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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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