By jona bryndis, Nov 1 2017 03:34PM
I often wonder how many of us cringe a bit or feel some resistance, if even only subtle, when we hear mention of recovery, as it relates to dependency, addiction or 12-step programs. Maybe you have experienced this yourself or observed it in others. Can you identify what belief(s) or perspectives trigger the reactions?
Perhaps there is a view that sees this as weakness and only for those who lack power, the feeling of threat or fear when we imagine living without some of the things that we so look forward to, or simply dismissal, with thought that my neighbor sure could use it, but not me?
In my experience as energy coach this belief needs an overhaul! We all have shattered dreams and hopes; we all have developed coping mechanisms to get us through life without fulfillment. Recovery is not just the process of healing from substance addiction but a much larger process of re-covering our true purpose and becoming real - a spiritual practice that allows us to learn higher vibational tools to face our pain, trauma and disappointments, rather than trying to mask it.