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 26, 2011

Beware Magic Beans

Beware any Promise of an 'Ultimate Truth.'
Or 'The' Answer.
If folks claim they have these and you must do
what they say in order to experience their greatness....
if these folks condemn you for being Lost
without their same sacred 'Insights'....
you might wanna run like Hell!

These folks have replaced one addictive and
compulsive disorder with another.
Spirituality is not paint-by-numbers,
and it can't be burrowed into someone's brain
by rote or influence.
It also, incidentally, is not requisite
to being recovered from active addiction.

Recovery and sobriety isn't reserved
for one group of ideals.

Healing isn't exclusive to one path.

The rigid notion that only one's own directive is
effective and acceptable is not only juvenile
and erroneous, it's dangerous.
It's a facet of addictive and compulsive sickness,
not Recovery.

And having one way of treating people who agree
with our methods, and a different way
of treating those who don't is,
at best, troublesome.
Little hypocritical, too.

So just remember to beware the stories of
magic beans.... avoid used car salesmen, snake oil
salesmen, and people who claim they have the answers for you.
That which seems too good to be true generally is.
And smiling faces only cover lies for a time.


'Kissy Poo' Time is Over

You can't be sedate, passive, and doe-eyed.

You have to jump in the Game,
cuz it'll for damned sure jump all over you.

Stand up,
stand tall,
speak up with a loud voice.

Walk on, even if fear slams against you.
Steady yourself; you can rely on no other support.

Create your own fight.
It's not inborn; you manufacture it
every day
with choices and courage and confidence.

Be your own light.

Embody the best traits of your heroes
rather than waiting for one to descend
or admiring them from afar.

This life is a fight.
Face it.
It is in you.