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, June 9, 2012

A Queer Notion

There have always been a Disproportionately higher  number of gays, lesbians,
bi, and questioning people who are dealing with alcohol and drug dependence.

Many couldn't face being their true selves, and when their feelings/desires/identity
started to emerge, alcohol/drugs are one of the ways they medicated and escaped.

Becoming sober leads to a  need to face ourselves, to be in a safe place where
people are allowed to be their true selves, free of religious restrictions and others'
'moral' (i.e., subjective and ego-based) denouncements.

Facing those kinds of critical prejudices while in such a vulnerable stage of
actualization is devastating.

It's a time for integrating all the disparate parts of self into one healthy
more need to need to feel ashamed of being exactly who you are;
that's the integrated, healthy, secure, sober, recovering self emerging.

Not someone who is told to 'please' keep their emotional, psychological, sexual,
human self under wraps, because their real life is 'an outside issue.'

Shaming and suppression have no place in recovery. Support groups need to
be as integrated and whole as the people they purport to exist for.