Feeling mental and emotional resistance during the recovery process is totally natural, normal and common. We’re not going to be able to get through this very involved process without feeling fear, doubt, worry, frustration and other kinds of internal blocks to our healing. We tend to give the most energy to our conscious minds, the thoughts and feelings we’re already aware of, but underneath them is all of the deeper information informing, governing and directing them. Once we’re aware of the blocks in our subconscious minds, we can start working to clear them. To make changes in our lives, we have to access this very important part of ourselves. The power of the subconscious mind is the secret to a lasting recovery.
The subconscious mind can be accessed through meditation, visualization, repetition and the written word. We want to reach the subconscious to clear out all the limiting and detrimental beliefs we’ve been clinging to that are impeding our healing progress. Try meditating on feelings of wellness and wholeness. How do we feel when we are well and whole? We feel at peace, grounded and centered. We don’t feel like we’re contending with internal battles or trying to fill voids. We don’t feel lost, incomplete or lonely within ourselves. We feel content, satisfied and happy. We feel a sense of direction and fulfillment of purpose. Try to invoke these feelings and hold onto them, breathing deeply as you imagine yourself embodying them.
There are countless visualization exercises and guided meditations you can try. If you’re new to visualization, here’s a simple exercise to try. Visualize yourself healed and happy. What do you look like? What are you doing? Where are you, and who are you with? See yourself filled with light. See yourself full of ease and grace. See yourself doing the things you love, with the people you love. Imagine yourself looking and feeling the way you do at your best, radiant and light.
Write down and repeat aloud affirmations that contribute to healing, such as “I believe in myself. I am healing. I am growing. I am strong. I have faith in myself. I am recovering successfully.” The more we actively work to clear the subconscious blocks we have to our well-being, the more we will see amazing results in our mentality, our perspective and the actual tangible results in our recovery. We will be able to approach things with more positivity, optimism and faith. We’ll start to believe in ourselves again and feel our courage reemerging.
Recovering from our addictions means shedding some deeply ingrained self-destructive habits, thought patterns and behaviors. In recovery, we’re reversing entire life cycles. We’re totally recreating our self-image. We need the power of our subconscious mind to really transform ourselves and heal from within.
Holistic healing means healing our entire selves, mind, body and spirit. The treatment programs at Enlightened Solutions make holistic healing a primary focus, to help you achieve a successful recovery. Call (833) 801-LIVE for more information.
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