by Abby Leora Rohrer
In the Western
world, to recover, or recovery, has lost its true meaning, at great loss to
us. It has become synonymous with "one-day-at-a-time;" a grasping
maintain control, or remission, a grasping hope to remain in God’s grace.
what of its true and original meaning? Look in my dictionary and you will
find recovery defined as, "to regain or reclaim oneself." While this certainly implies
oneself, there is no hint of a temporary nature in the reclaiming. And
so it is in my experience. True recovery is not a temporary but a permanent
state. Having authentically achieved it, you can no longer doubt the nature
its existence on the issue healed.
me to ask, "Are addiction and compulsion such bad things anyway?" (That's another whole article—I will have to write at some point--Destigmatizing Addiction and Compulsion) They
do exactly what they are employed to do—to keep the fear at least
a bit at bay...until they don't anymore and we root around for a
new coping tool to add to our tool belt. Eventually, if we are lucky,
we become so weighed down by tools that we begin to fling them off one
at a time.
is a powerful tool that the Universe has given to us for use in healing
addiction and compulsion. I am talking about turning to and using the full
energy of the ambiguity of your feelings in order to heal YOURSELF; or about not
going to yet another outside practitioner to free you. For this is true
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