In recognition and celebration of March 17th, we wanted to post something our readers would find supportive. We hope you enjoy this brief but helpful article that features four practical and easily-applicable strategies for moving through St. Patty’s day in harmony with your recovery and spirituality.
William Alexander is a prolific writer who offers workshops nationwide. Ordinary Recovery is regarded as a classic, and has been in print for nearly two decades. In this post, we are re-publishing and interview with Bill conducted by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Howard Samuels, author of Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, has identified 12 principles which, if practiced on a regular basis, truly improve the way we feel about ourselves, the world, and life.
We wanted to share this wisdom with our readers, so we are reposting an article he wrote for AddictionBlog.org.
This week, we are reposting a marvelous article from the Good Life blog. It is entitled, “Why Would Someone Who’s ‘Doing Fine’ Turn to AA?”––great question, don’t you think?
In Chapter 6 of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is stated: “The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.” Each person’s “spiritual life” is unique in its expression. While this blog is grounded in New Thought spirituality, we honor all paths to the Divine. As such, we are pleased to bring you this wonderful article by David Engelbrecht.
Continuing our focus (literally) on Step 11 this week, we wanted to share a meditation with you. It is about a half hour long, so you may want to find a quiet, comfortable place to settle in before beginning. Enjoy!
The issue of religion arises at least once a month at any 12-step meeting that includes newcomers. It’s amazing how it causes confusion. Some folks claim that you have to believe in God, while others say all you have to do is admit you aren’t Him. Others, myself among them, maintain that the spirituality aspect of the program has nothing to do with God unless we choose to make it so. Only one thing’s for sure: put two addicts in the same room and it will soon be overflowing with opinions.
Sometimes I wish I could loan my faith to others. At least I felt that way the other night at my homegroup when the topic was “your spiritual experience.” In share after share, people balanced guarded reservation with the undeniable fact that, once they sincerely asked a higher power for help, their addiction was lifted and a new way of living began for them. A few also shared that certain inexplicable synchronicities or phenomena had strengthened their faith.