It’s so important when we’re working towards our healing and recovery to have an energy of hope, optimism and faith, rather than one of fear. This is far from easy. Here are some suggestions.
When we’re struggling with addiction, depression or any other mental or emotional challenge, we tend to be focused on the problems we’re experiencing, the bad feelings we feel, the fears we have. How would it feel to give more time and energy to the solutions instead? When we learn about tools and techniques to aid in our recovery, such as support groups, exercise, meditation and creating a spiritual practice, we could choose to focus more of our energy implementing them. Focus on the beautiful possibilities of the future more than you focus on the pain of the current circumstances which are temporary and can be changed. We have the power to change ourselves and our realities. We could focus on the pain of what we don’t want, or we can focus on the manifestation of what we do want. What we focus on, we amplify. The more our focus lies on our recovery, the more likely we are to achieve it.
When we are in the midst of our struggles, we often don’t think recovery is possible. Believe you can get better, and then embody that belief. Allow yourself to imagine what it would feel like to be in recovery. What would you be doing? Where would you be? Who would you be with? What feelings would you be feeling? What thoughts would you be thinking? Visualize yourself recovered, allow your imagination to take over, and let yourself feel it as though it’s already here, as though you’re already healed. Return to that feeling as much as possible. Imagine you feel light, happy, free, and at peace. Visualize yourself having restored your relationships, having made amends, and you feel redeemed. Maybe you’re sitting in the sunshine without the pressing weight of your addiction keeping you down. Maybe you’re thinking about your future plans, no longer consumed by the need to get high. Feel your recovery as though it’s already happening, and your energy will help to manifest it.
Self-doubt is part of the recovery process. Fear is part of the process. You might fall down, you might relapse. You might have to start from the beginning, all over again. Keep believing in yourself, in your capacity for growth, and in your power to change. Tell yourself you are proud of yourself for every small change, and when you slip up, forgive yourself. Keep affirming that you can recover, because you can. When you believe, you will.
The recovery process means undoing the years of damage the limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves can cause. Enlightened Solutions can help. Call (833) 801-LIVE.
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