Category Archives: Recovery Focusing

The Power of Authentic Listening


Healng through We-ing and the power of authentic listening and authentic sharing. Continue reading

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Honesty


The first principle (Step) of all 12 Step programs is Honesty. (And, with it, acceptance.) For me, as I sense inside now, it means taking off the mask. From behind the mask, the world is dark, thick, foggy. I cannot … Continue reading

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Healing Relationships


Hello everyone. As I nervously picked up the phone just now to speak with someone to whom I owe an amend, I remembered a “brilliant flash of the obvious” I had a few months ago regarding making amends to others. … Continue reading

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A Village Called Forgiveness


A VILLAGE CALLED FORGIVENESS (Español Abajo) We are “rocketed” into this fourth dimension of existence, the spiritual, when the dimensions of our physical, mental, and emotional states are in harmony and balance, each with the others… Barefoot’s World  2013 Besides … Continue reading

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The Flourishing Desert


Here we are in May, the month when “April showers” have brought “May flowers.” The month when twelve steppers embrace the principle of “sharing with others” as one of our stepping stones to recovery. The idea of April showers reminds … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks in This Moment


 November (being the 11th) is a month during which many Twelve Steppers improve their “conscious contact” with their Higher Power…consciously! It’s a time to appreciate the gifts of recovery, the gifts of life. Many return to writing a gratitude list … Continue reading

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STEPPING STONES TO HEALING


Originally posted on The Felt Meaning of Recovery:
Hello everyone. I am wanting to start a “STEPPING STONES TO HEALING (and H.O.W. To Facilitate Recovery Focusing Groups)”course, primarily for my own enjoyment! 🙂 I love these group encounters. … I need…

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