February 16

HOPE MONTH: DAY 16: “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ― Nelson Mandela

We choose fear so often in our lives. We believe the crazy voices of the Screaming Purple Monkeys and make decisions, based on their insane chatter.

Being filled with hope means we can be free of these voices and the impact fear (ego) has on our lives. It gives us another way to go. The still voice that does not try to out-scream monkeys is the voice of that Power that can restore us to sanity. We access this voice when we sit quietly and refuse to run around and do monkey stunts.

There is beauty and peace in this step. We have longed for beauty and peace a great many years of our lives. Most of us drugged ourselves in attempts to reach this place. It is accessible only when we refuse to allow the SPM to run the show.

Let your heart lead you. It will be in accordance with your journey and the path you are here to take. We can sit still with our hearts, the home of that quiet voice the Power of the Universe uses to tell us that we are deserving, worthy, and perfect, just the way we are.

If we have allowed this to happen; and it may take some time and practice, we are going to be making decisions that are right for our hearts, not our egos.

The BB talks about this; making choices based on Self. They are doomed from the gate! Because we are not taking into account those outcomes where others are harmed or damaged by our choices. And they do not come from the heart. They come from the ego.

Fearful choices are not part of the recovery path we would like best to walk. Yet, we will find our choices creating opportunity, nonetheless, for spiritual growth. Either way, we get to grow. It is most beneficial when we are choosing those things that feed the spirit instead of those things that feed the monkeys. It takes time to learn this path, because we are reluctant to believe that we have been restored. I think the process is the process. And that, of course, will take some time.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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