February 22

HOPE MONTH: DAY 22: “It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.”― Jocelyn Soriano

No one is going to do this work unless they need a miracle, really need it. That is not always going to be a situation of woundedness, but I have learned that those who have the deepest wounds are those who are most likely to do this work deeply.

There are a lot of people who believe this step work is only for those who want to stop drinking or using drugs. Of course that is what they are designed to do. However, deep work in these steps will begin to change our stories and our thinking across the board.

I cannot stay stuck in my story if I am truly abandoning myself to the God of recovery, whom I choose to call Universal Power. If I am continuously working on these steps and increasing my spiritual connection actively, all the time, I will begin to see where it will change ALL of my old ideas, ALL of that story of having life happen TO me, rather than FOR me.

So rather than miracles being fulfilled only in “whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up” I believe it is whether we get off our lazy, entitled asses and DO this work or if we just sit in meetings talking about it. And it is pretty easy to see who is on which team.

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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