“If we are living with the challenge of a chronic disease or disorder, such as SUD/AUD/MENTAL ILLNESS, we are not defined by it’s characteristics, or it’s symptoms.
It is not a sin to be unwell. We are not “less than” for feeling unwell or experiencing a relapse or a period of dis-ease, dis-order, or dys-regulation.
The fact that we are aware of our symptoms or of a relapse only means that we now have more information about how our disease will present itself. This actually provides us with the opportunity to “go deeper,” into our trauma work where we stand in our power of enlightenment. Here is where we have the ability to learn about this cunning disease, to become more in tune with our triggers, and to begin to become aware of what we need in the future as a preventative approach to harm reduction. Here is the space where we face our deepest truth…if we dare. “What was underlying this particular relapse?”
We can stay ahead of the disease using tools that resonate with us, individually, to reduce relapse, and to experience wellness on a cellular level. It is a lifelong process, and not for the faint of heart.
When we are empowered through our experiences, and are willing to do the work, not just repeat slogans of trendsetters, but to get on our hands and knees right into the dirt, and to clean it up at our own pace, we recover…we experience freedom, we heal, we thrive, we stand in our power…
Sometimes we experience a relapse. Any disease is subject to relapse.
It is whatever we make it…
Make it count. Use it as a learning tool. Forgive yourself.
I stay ahead of my symptoms through practicing spiritual solutions and self care, daily. I have not experienced a relapse, but my anxiety is always present.
I AM IN CHARGE OF MY EMOTIONS. MY ANXIETY DOES NOT DEFINE ME, NOR DO I ALLOW MY ANXIETY TO STEER MY HEALTH.
I may go down for a moment, but I am never “out.”
I am resilient. I understand the components of the disease. I stay ahead of my stress through my “Wellness Approach to Recovery.”
YOU have the same opportunity for wellness.
“Self care is the actions that we take to achieve wellness and wellness is where we stand in our power.”
Love and blessings,