🌌 It might be our human nature what makes us want to control everything, our time, our job, our relationships... our destiny. Like if we, humans had all the answers. We need to learn to surrender. But we are so afraid. We believe that if we surrender, our world will be doomed. This is not true. When was the last time you surrendered and something miraculous happened? 🌌
I have been a mom for 20 years but did not realize until recently when 1 of my kids was deeply #struggling that some people need #God in their life the way Mozart needed music in his. Regardless of your stance on #religion give your kids the chance to #connect to a #higherpower
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Do you have a form of spiritual practice?
For me this the most important aspect of my life
Nothing works as well without this connection
Connection to what?.. To true self and a power much bigger than me, yet it's the same thing
Without this I honestly do not know how I would have gotten through some very difficult times
When I feel alone, lost, confused, scared or hurt this connection is always there to fall back on and I know I am never really alone
This connection is the place I work stuff out from
This connection is where I go for energy
The energy I get from this connection gives me so much insight
This allows me to pull myself up on my own bullshit so I know I can trust myself even when it's unlogical and downright bonkers and I really am not concerned with others opinions or any kind of 'should'
This energy brings the right people into my life, friends, clients lovers
It brings me life circumstances to teach me big lessons, often not easy ones though through this connection I can always find the gifts in these lessons and feel the deepest sense of gratitude and feel so blessed, lucky and fortunate to feel that way
It's not a mediocre life it's a meaningful one all the way
And that is the most important thing to me
Purpose, passion and meaning
What's the most important thing to you?
7 hours ago318
So here's is a great example from my boy @actionmf showing you how you can continue to conquer b.s. fear based thoughts.
We all have a survival part of our brain that’s designed to help us stay safe. When it can’t get us safe, it never signals the body to relax and release the peaceful healing chemicals that follow a fear episode. And so we live in a state of tension that stiffens our muscles. This tension can be subtle as vague, increased worry, or it can be as severe as a panic attack.We can take control of our thinking and refuse to entertain fear thoughts as best we can. Worry is a useless activity. If the brain is worrying, it means it doesn’t have a solution. If it doesn’t have a solution, it goes round and round, creating more fear. When you catch yourself worrying, you’re free to just turn it off—think of something else: like positive affirmations...visions of nature..family..ect..
We may also find peace in our relationship with a higher power. Spiritual people develop a core belief system from faith that may go something like this: “I’m OK because God is OK. No matter what, God and I are forever. If this world passes away, I will still be with God. I’m not sure what that looks like, but I trust God enough to know that I will be OK with it. The world is God’s business, and I can let God handle it. God will always love and help me.” With a belief system such as this, the brain can produce a core feeling of safety...
Much love to everybody today and just know
A random customer at work gave this to me today. He said, “It’s to keep you safe.” It brought tears to my eyes because I spoke nothing to him of Austin and what he’s doing. And the day before Austin started school in January another random stranger gave him the same pendant in a coffee shop. You can’t tell me that God isn’t real and that there aren’t guardian angels walking among us... 🙏🏼
Many of us feel that our fundamental commitment in recovery is to our Higher Power. Knowing that we lack the power to stay clean and find recovery on our own, we enter into a partnership with a Power greater than we are. We make a commitment to live in the care of our Higher Power and, in return, our Higher Power guides us.
This partnership is vital to staying clean. Making it through the early days of recovery often feels like the hardest thing we've ever done. But the strength of our commitment to recovery and the power of God's care is sufficient to carry us through, just for today.
Our part in this partnership is to do the very best we can each day, showing up for life and doing what's put in front of us, applying the principles of recovery to the best of our ability. We promise to do the best we can-not to fake it, not to pretend to be superhuman, but simply to do the footwork of recovery. In fulfilling our part of the recovery partnership, we experience the care our Higher Power has provided us.