I will begin my 10th year of wellness recovery from mental health/substance use disorder on 4-3-22. The exacerbation of my severe brain disorder caused by decades of trauma that went untreated was due to my isolation and never speaking my truth. When I would sit in the quiet of my own space, I knew my truth. I knew that I needed mental health treatment. I KNEW…
But as my mother used to say, “The silence was deafening.” I would sit in prayer/meditation as I did each day and was offered spiritual guidance that which encouraged me to ask for help, but sitting quietly and knowing my own truth was too frightening, and I continued to numb the truth with prescription drugs.
Finally, after decades of living with these dis-orders, and upon awakening from a near fatal overdose, I sat quietly, asked once more for spiritual direction, and Spirit encouraged me to ask for help. I followed those directions, and have been listening to this guidance every day since.It is in the quiet of my space each day that I am reminded that I live with a former brain disorder, yet that which is always dormant, but that I am in control of the choices that I make to manage my symptoms in order to live in WELLNESS.
My favorite part of my day is in meditation and prayer, in the quiet of my space where I converse with Spirit.I know that each challenge that I face can be safely resolved when I “sit quietly alone in a room” with Spirit offering me solutions. My spiritual solutions and self care practices help me to achieve my health and wellness goals where I thrive each day.
Learn more from my upcoming book WRITE PRAY RECOVER:A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS THROUGH SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS AND SELF CARE, and through my upcoming training WHOLE PERSON WELLNESS:AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO RECOVERY on JAN. 8TH.
Find a quiet space. Listen. Take a small action step towards wellness. Commit to daily self care. Create a healthy lifestyle change. Baby steps.”Self care is the actions that we take to achieve wellness and wellness is where we stand in our power.”
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Love and blessings,