Some of us wonder if we will ever know peace? Will we ever know serenity? Will things ever be different? Although they will never be
the same ever again, and often things will never be the same after this, will our loved one ever be healed from this addiction? Will things ever feel normal again? For me, I wish there would be a day when the words heroin and addiction are no longer part of my vocabulary.
I look to things like daily affirmations, to daily inspirational readings and yes there is one called Just For Today.
I know there are so many faith backgrounds. Christianity is not a prerequisite for recovery nor is it to reach out for help or coming to groups such as Nar-Anon. Believing in God or Jesus is not a requirement. However having a connection with spirituality however you practice is important. It lightens the load a little Believing that something can help us in this time. It gives us hope that our loved one will recover. It gives us hope that we too will recover from what this addiction has caused us. It is part of the Twelve Steps of Recovery.
Step One is admitting you are powerless over the addict or the addiction and that our lives have become unmanageable.
Step Two is came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.
What I consider my Higher Power may not be what you call your Higher Power and that is okay.
One of the daily meditations that explain it better was given back on March 31st says,
"Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's or our Higher Power will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs. We know that God lovingly watches over us. We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here and hereafter."
If you are old enough to remember reading Dear Abby you may recall she wrote a Just For Today poem.
"Spirituality may refer to almost any kind of meaningful activity, especially a "search for the sacred." It may also refer to personal growth, blissful experience, or an encounter with one's own "inner dimension."I honestly believe that spirituality can be in many forms. Some of us do open speak about praying for someone who is hurting. To me, spirituality is believing in a higher power, be it God or our Creator who can help restore some of our life back to us.
No matter how you practice I hope that if you need to that you reach out to your local Nar-Anon. Remember even Wiccans pray and practice spirituality. For those who do not practice any religion, I found an informative article called, The 12 Steps Without God
Just For Today: Grant me the serenity to change the things that I cannot change the courage to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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