June 15

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 15: “Humility rests upon the shores of your sorrows and blossoms upon the mountain of your faith”― Jeremy Aldana

There are many reasons to be grateful, every single day, no matter what. Humility comes to us as we practice gratitude. If we had never abused drugs and alcohol, causing the cascading effects of addiction, we would never have needed to surrender to another way of life.

Those who can manage and enjoy their drugs and alcohol are truly missing out. Truly. They cannot find this thing, this spiritual path, that we get to have.

I am firmly convinced, with a great deal of research data to back me up, and many years of evidence to help me become convinced of this: that using or drinking removes all possibility of having a spiritual connection. I do not believe the brain of anyone can lose its attachment to Ego long enough to connect with the heart center, thereby making a connection with Spirit impossible.

When we study the science of brain technology, it is easier to understand why this disconnect occurs. It is all the evidence I need to maintain that we truly ARE the lucky ones.

We blew it all out of the water! We made it impossible to ever get on track with Ego and drugs and alcohol. I know a lot of people who go back and do this research for me. But once we have crossed that line, we cannot uncross it. I have seen this thousands of times. We all have.

So there is the key. To destroy life so completely that we can become willing not to run the show. Oh yeah! That is a great way to live! To HAVE to turn it over to that thing that created something as magnificent as this universe and everything in it. To have been able to time moons and suns and stars so completely that we still cannot completely figure it out. And to “come to believe” that we have a part to play, but only if we are willing to continue to study the script and stop trying to write it…yeah, works for me!

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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