Recovery Consciousness: The Serenity Prayer

Recovery Consciousness: The Serenity Prayer

The Serenity Prayer opens a wide door to spiritual growth and healing, one that embraces people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs about God. It offers spiritual truths and practical wisdom to addicts and non-addicts alike. People who learn to live and breathe this prayer in their daily lives discover, in the balance between acceptance and change, the precious gift of serenity—a gift that is available to us with each new day and enlightens our lifelong, spiritual journey.

March – To the Beat of Your Own Drummer

March – To the Beat of Your Own Drummer

Whenever I turn my attention inward and upward, I sense my Higher Power guiding and guarding me… I declare and claim an openness and acceptance to powerful ideas and actions. My ideas come in like a gentle lamb and grow to roar like a mighty lion. I am filled with awareness and acceptance of all that is, and all that is to come. I am grateful for my deepening ability to find deeper meaning in all situations and circumstances…

Restoring the Power of Choice

Restoring the Power of Choice

Addiction robbed us of the power of choice. And we lost our creativity and spontaneity along with it. We were cut off from the joy of life… The restoration of the power of choice means we can advance forward as creative beings. We are participating in the unfolding reality before us. We have that power and we seek to use it wisely or to learn from the lessons that inevitably come when we use it unwisely.

Prayer Treatment: Month of Hearts

Prayer Treatment: Month of Hearts

With deep appreciation, I look ahead and honor this precious month, the one that honors love. I gratefully open my heart and easily give and receive love in all its various forms. My heart beats in healthy rhythm to the beat of the Universe. I deeply and truly love my life, even with all its ups and downs… I breathe in and appreciate this short but sweet month with hearts displayed everywhere to remind me to love and be loved. I open my arms wide and gratefully welcome it, already filled with love, light, and limitless possibility…

Serenity… In a Prayer

Serenity… In a Prayer

The Serenity Prayer… only 27 little words, but with such power, strength, and insight packed perfectly within. Potentially treacherous situations––like being at work or being at home, being with my kids or with my parent, throughout my marriages and for sure during my divorces, in conversations and confrontations––this mantra, this ultimate navigational tool, can be counted on to unfailingly guide me through.

More ABCs of Gratitude: A Fun Game – it’s Uplifting!

More ABCs of Gratitude: A Fun Game – it’s Uplifting!

Let’s face it, who could not use a little uplifting at this point in time? The holidays can have a funk to them. Maybe it’s the good, the bad, and some ugly family dynamics. Or missing loved ones, or plain loneliness, or sheer exhaustion. Maybe it’s those inner and outer fires raging, or omg the politics of the day. So draining. But wait––the truth is that the power is in me. I can care and cry for what is going on around me, and I do… and I can celebrate what comes from within. Gratitude comes from a deep place within that is always available and awaiting recognition and ignition. There is always an untapped reserve of things to be grateful for…

Believing in a Higher Power and Praying – from an Agnostic

Believing in a Higher Power and Praying – from an Agnostic

Today, I truly believe that there is a Higher Power that cares for all of us. I still do not believe in socialized religion but that’s ok. I have admired many Christian prayers and I have been able to rely on many Buddhist teachings… I have actually been able to feel the guiding power in my life and in times of need it was always there to protect me and steer me in the right direction…