The Natural Rhythm Of Recovery

You just know it when you see it. Consistency, accountability, healthy routines. They are the roots of recovery, and after witnessing chronic relapsing for over 8 years, I think I know when my daughter is finally the game changer, not the game player.

For those of you who think your addict loved one does not deserve another chance- think again. We never know when, which time, or in what environment the light bulb will go off and the addict suddenly transforms thoughts, actions, and attitude.

I love to see my daughter living a holistic life and making daily decisions of higher consciousness. This is a little hard to do as an addict, but seems to come quite naturally when you take the heroin out of the mix.

As an eclectic, she benefits from an array of modalities, activities, and practices in her life. I can’t tell you how much of each contributes to her success- only that in combination things are certainly working;

Daily oil pulling- Our whole family does this ancient Indian practice, which constitutes swishing cold pressed sesame oil every morning. The health benefits are numerous, not to mention cleaner straighter teeth and smaller gum pockets.

Fruit and vegetable juicing- barely a day goes by that we are not cutting and pressing a mix of celery, ginger, lemon, grapes, apples, carrots, and whatever berries we might have. Pure nutrients, immediate energy, and gives your digestion a rest.

Walking- now that we have 2 dogs, someone always needs a walk. She takes Xena for a face-paced longer walk, and Brandi for a short slow stroll.

Sai Sanjeevini prayer patterns- I broadcast a mega remedy to daily, which includes everything from addiction to cancer prevention, to right conduct. for those of you who don’t know about his, it is a prayer based healing system.

Sage Smudging- this is an American Native practice my daughter has adopted which involves purifying the home and thanking the universe and the inhabitants of the universe, and expressing gratitude while balancing the energy.

12 step meetings-
Regardless of your recovery approach, everyone can benefit from meetings which can provide inspiration, support, and friendship. I don’t suggest relying on meetings exclusively- they are a piece of the recovery puzzle.

Employment- going back to work after being in treatment on and off, can be a difficult transition to make. Keeping the flow, being on time, and earning, are now becoming part of the natural rhythm of recovery. shakers

January 2, 2016


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