A journey to embrace, explore, and honor the Freedom and Power inherent in active recovery.

No more shame...

No more shackles....

No more secrets.

The path--and the Power--are within. Be Free.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A (Not-So) new idea

If you put good thoughts in,
you get good thoughts out.
Simple enough, right?
But where do your good thoughts come from?

Do you supply them yourself, or
do you depend on others or places
or circumstance to receive them?
Are your good thoughts contingent upon
the approval or acceptance of outside forces?

You are intrinsically good and deserving.
Let no one convince you otherwise.
Love is not something to be doled out only
when behavior is deemed 'appropriate.'

Be your own best source of comfort and joy.
All others are fickle souls who will
use your looking to them for support as means of
manipulation and control.

No one can love you like you can yourself.
Learn how today.


Fitting In Vs. Being Fit

You know, lots of folks thought the world was flat.
  But some folks were smart enough to know it was round.
  (And brave enough to stand up and say so.)

Some folks think religion is a great idea.
  But some folks see it for the cancer it is, causing far
  more harm than good.

Lots of folks are hooked into believing the disease model
of alcohol and drug addiction.

They want you to Believe that "Being and Alcoholic"
(or an "Addict")  is not just A part of you, but that it IS
you, on a cellular, spiritual, unavoidable level.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Yes, alcohol has a physical addiction component.
But it is not Your Identity. It is not a demon that has
control over you. You are not powerless.

All of that outdated fairy tale hogwash is the most
unscientific, dangerously voodoo crap that the modern
world has ever heard...and yet people have fallen for it.

And now it is such a Monster of a Culture, that those
who know better are afraid to speak up, for fear of
being squashed by the bullying majority with their
intimidation and spin control.

Don't be intimidated.

If you know the truth, don't let the Monolith that is
12 Step force feed you a glass of fear and loathing.

Love yourself and Reason enough to stand against
the lies. Your well being--and others'--depends on it.

What you put IN is Destined to come OUT

Some places say they don't like expectations
because they set us up for failure. I agree.

So let's address just some of the expectations
of 12 Step groups; that you must subscribe to
their 'philosophy' of not being worth much, of
having addict/alcoholic be Your Identity, of
being Needy of others (and a Great Big Sky-
Daddy) in order to muddle through life happy
or sober.

Those are some pretty crazy, pretty stringent,
pretty debilitating expectations, and they don't
seem all that designed to foster personal strength. Hmmnnn...imagine that!

A group that must make you dependent on it
in order to survive;
*  using shame to manipulate and control
*  beating down your self worth
*  promoting self-doubt
*  promoting dependence on them and them alone
*  deriding all other answers as false
*  tricking you into thinking you are without power

Don't buy the hype!
Know your worth!

Be free of self-defeating thoughts and the people
who would like you to subscribe to them.

Shame-based 'Recovery' is just another addiction
to something 'forever and ever.' Be free.


'RECOVERY' is NOT a Group Activity

(they're green with envy!)

Looking to other people for salvation
or recovery is like getting a surrogate
to receive a blow job for you;
There's no point because it has
nothing to do with you!

It's all about promoting their
needs and agendas, under
the illusion of 'selflessness' and

Only YOU can determine
what's best for you.

Only YOU can DO what
needs doing.

Only YOU can respect
and appreciate your own
self and the unique path
you have to follow.

Being led around by the hand
is what little children need.

Be your own person;
cut the chord from
Group Think.
It never ends well!

YOU can do anything
you put your mind to.
It has always been so;
you simply never knew it.