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On this blogsite http://alcoholicsguidetoalcoholism.com/

Blogging some language of the heart about 12 step recovery and how we recover from alcoholism, addiction and other addictive behaviours.

 

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It does work if you work it!

Let me show you in terms of spiritual, emotional and cognitve processes how exactly we recover.

We do Recover!!

An excerpt from today’s blog –

“We are often fighting the battles of the past, of childhood when we fight with others in our present day.

This guy in a brilliantly honest share explains to me a lot of the frightened  voices in my own head, the frightened child from my youth is still there, still screaming and in need of reasoned solace.

I have been trying in recent weeks to reason with this internal voice. Some say it is the voice of your illness and should be ignored completely, I used to believe that myself.

An old expression in AA in fact is “on a good day I ignore my illness, on a bad I listen to it and on a really bad day I talk back”

This talking back I now think means arguing with and fighting with it. For years I have ignored this internal voice.

Now I accept it as part of me, part of my whole. To be spiritually whole we may have to accept all of who we are, even the diseased parts, the jaundiced parts, the parts still screaming out for attention.

To remain in light we may have to accept our shadow too!?

To finish,  Bill Wilson on his piece on emotional sobriety started with a very interesting idea about our Jekyll  and Hyde personalities;

“How shall our unconscious—from which so many of our fears, compulsions and phony aspirations still stream—be brought into line with what we actually believe, know and want! How to convince our dumb, raging and hidden “Mr. Hyde” becomes our main task.”

For me at present,  I have decided to bring Mr Hide into line by accepting him as part of me, a part of me I can actually reason with.

Reason is a solace, reason is a balm for our feverish thoughts. In deep meditation these voices can also quieten.

If these voices are based on an inherent distress now and from the past can I not now reason them into quiet?

In my meditation can I not better attend to them?”

 

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