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Spirituality and Addiction: Weekly Summary

Spirituality and Addiction Saturday, November 20, 2021 Week Forty-Six Summary and Practice Sunday, November 14—Friday, November 19, 2021 Sunday Until and unless there is a person, situation, event, idea, conflict, or relationship that we cannot “manage,” we will never find the True Manager. —Richard Rohr Monday We are all addicted to our own habitual way… Continue Reading Spirituality and Addiction: Weekly Summary

The Power of Surrender

Spirituality and Addiction The Power of Surrender Friday, November 19, 2021 Author and activist Holly Whitaker does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to sobriety, but she fully embraces “surrender” as vital for any healing and recovery to occur. I’d always considered the word surrender to be blasphemous. Surrender was never a possibility to consider;… Continue Reading The Power of Surrender

Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us

Spirituality and Addiction Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us Thursday, November 18, 2021 In this conversation, CAC teacher and therapist James Finley shares his belief that we can only be freed from our addictions by healing our original wound—a loss of connection with divine love. Jim speaks here about the healing nature of seeing ourselves… Continue Reading Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us

Freedom to Choose Life and Love

Spirituality and Addiction Freedom to Choose Life and Love Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Author and psychotherapist Gerald May (1940–2005) was a friend and early mentor of Father Richard. In this passage, May explores how addiction keeps us from living with the full love and freedom for which we were created: It seems to me that… Continue Reading Freedom to Choose Life and Love

Stinking Thinking

Spirituality and Addiction Stinking Thinking Monday, November 15, 2021 I do not understand my own behavior. I fail to carry out the very things I want to do, and find myself doing the very things I hate. . . . For although the will to do what is good is in me, the performance is… Continue Reading Stinking Thinking

A Willingness to Change

Spirituality and Addiction A Willingness to Change Sunday, November 14, 2021 Throughout his ministry, Father Richard Rohr has recognized the power of Twelve-Step programs to bring about spiritual transformation. The steps parallel the counterintuitive wisdom of Jesus: What the ego hates more than anything else is to change—even when the present situation is not working… Continue Reading A Willingness to Change

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Summary: Sunday, December 15—Friday, December 20, 2019 Winter Solstice The purpose of the divine therapy is the healing of the roots of all our problems and to transform our attitudes and, indeed, the whole of our human nature into the mind and heart of Christ. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) The union between… Continue Reading Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Reorder

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Reorder Friday, December 20, 2019 I have known and cared deeply for people in recovery for most of my professional life. In my experience, it is as if they live inside a much bigger world full of endurance, meaning, hope, self-esteem, true desire, and, most especially, a bottomless pool of love… Continue Reading Reorder

Expressions of Divine Love

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Expressions of Divine Love Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. [1] In his book Addiction and Grace, psychiatrist Gerald May (1940–2005)—who was… Continue Reading Expressions of Divine Love

A Radical Surrendering

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part One A Radical Surrendering Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. [1] We each have our inner program for happiness, our plans by which we can be secure, esteemed, and in control, and… Continue Reading A Radical Surrendering

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