Category Archives: Step One

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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Recovery


Hi Everyone. Sharing from memory, here, as I left my books at work. I just wanted to share a snippet of today’s Recovery Focusing group. One person received this about “Recovery”: “I see myself laying on a dirty puddle, face … Continue reading

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Hi Everyone. Yesterday I invited every person in our Recovery Focusing circle to let the group know how much time each person has “clean and sober.” Five days, 23 days, 60 days, 77 days (etc.). Oh the smiles and applause! … Continue reading

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The Feel of Powerlessness


The Feel of Powerlessness Let’s take some time to be with the progression of our addictive process. Think about your life and your addictive process and notice the increased powerlessness and unmanageability. Take some time to be with the last … Continue reading

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