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About recoveringfrompowerlessness

I am a 28 year old female who began my spiritual path at the age of 24. I was dying of alcoholism, I felt completely hopeless and powerless. After 2 months of working a 12-step program I learned that I was pregnant. I was a complete mess and I was about to be responsible for another life. I had my baby and later found that the whole time the father of my child, whom I am still with, is addicted to pain killers. Even after getting sober and working a program my life was miserable. I was back in school but my drivers license had been revoked permanently. Basically my short life has been one huge hurdle after another. And yes, I realize they are all hurdles of my own making. Throughout the years I began to feel like that the program that I was involved in was not feeding me spiritually anymore. I am still involved, and I owe my life to that program, I just felt like i was merely getting by. I was trying to conform in a Christian-Based program and I felt like I was the only person who didn't share the common belief system. It took me some time to figure out exactly what was going on, I was not being my authentic self and it was killing my spirit. By the way I am pagan, in case you were wondering. I am learning more about myself constantly and the more I learn to love myself the more I thrive in life and in recovery.

Falling Off The Path – Untreated Alcoholism/Addiction

Over the course of my 4 years in recovery I have gone through several ‘dry’ periods.  For those who are unsure what that means, it means I lose focus on my spiritual path, I become irritable, resentful and not at all … Continue reading

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Card Of The Day

There is now a tarot card of the day on http://recoveringfrompowerlessness.com/.  Each card in the tarot has a spiritual message or lesson.  Follow the link above for today’s inspiration and click on the button on the top of the page.  … Continue reading

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Reliance on Mentors in Recovery

  In 12 step recovery we learn that we must rely on a higher power to get over our addictions. This means that we are no longer relying on self-will. We should stop trying to control the addiction or the … Continue reading

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How to Get Out of a Funk

Even pity parties have to end sometime.  Here’s an article on how to start feeling better on my home website.  http://recoveringfrompowerlessness.com/GettingOutofFunk.aspx  

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Why Spirituality is Important in Recovery

An article that talks about what spirituality is, and why it is so important to people seeking recovery. http://recoveringfrompowerlessness.com/Spirituality.aspx

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