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Controlling Versus Trust

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Controlling is a direct response to our fear, panic, and sense of helplessness. It is a direct response to feeling overwhelmed, and to distrust. We may not trust ourselves, God, the Plan, or the process of life. Instead of trusting, we revert to control. We can approach this need to control by dealing with our fear. We deal with fear by trusting –  God, ourselves, and this process we call life and recovery. We can trust that when things don’t work out the way we want, God has something better planned. We can trust God to get us to where …

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The Promises

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“As we think, so we are.” We are gifted with the personal power to make thoughtful choices and decide who we are. ⁠⠀ Our minds work powerfully for our good. And just as powerfully to our detriment, when fears take over and intrude on all our thoughts. The 12 step program has given us a positive personal power; it lies in the relationship we have with God.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 💗For anyone struggling today a reminder of the promises:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 🔆Promise 1: We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness⁠⠀ 🔆Promise 2: We will not regret the past …

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Letting Go

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Perspective will come in retrospect.⁠ ⁠ We could stress for hours today for the meaning of something that may come in an instant next year.⁠ ⁠ Let it go. We can let go of our need to figure things out, to feel in control.⁠ ⁠ Now is the time to be. To feel. To go through it. To allow things to happen. To learn. To let whatever is being worked out in us take its course.⁠ ⁠ Today, I will let things happen without trying to figure everything out. If clarity does not arise in me today, I will trust …

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I survived ….

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When we fall in love with a substance like cocaine or alcohol, there is a sense of feeling complete and perfected. An experience of infinite power and of being “unstoppable.” Once the high is gone, however, there is no negotiation and, suddenly, significant constraints. The drug now demands enormous attention and time.⁠⠀ But…⁠⠀ There is a fire, a “high” that will burn stronger, brighter and give you that feeling/experience you seek, a sense complete wholeness and it will NEVER leave.⁠⠀ Step 2 ~ 12 Step Program⁠⠀ We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to …

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Recover Yourself Interview

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Thank You @martinjon for having me on your show! Listen to the full episode at https://www.martinjon.com/podcast/episode/2214da4b/recover-yourself-with-martinjon-carmell-pelly⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Words from Martin👇⠀⠀ “The biggest problem in the world is that too many people are not living for their own passions. We’ve all been fooled by approval and attention. Addiction was an escape for us and once we find some clarity we have to look to ourselves and solve the issues that forced us to escape in the first place. ⠀⠀ Recovery is a long road but it doesn’t stop at “Recovering From.” If you want to see your recovery take root and be …

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