Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Friday, June 19th, 2020
As you progress through your recovery, you start to see the necessity of connecting to a Higher Power as a means of staying sober. The problem that you are running into is that you are having a difficult time trying to achieve spiritual enlightenment. While you may have thought that finding your spiritual way would be a little easier, there may be a few elements holding you back.
Ironically, spiritual enlightenment can get you right-sized in your life with gratitude and balance. Your ego, or false pride, can keep you from experiencing the humility you need for successful abstinence from drinking and drugs. Allowing yourself to be open-minded in enlarging your spiritual life can smash your ego, and let the sunshine of The Spirit bring the enlightenment you need.
As you blame others and judge their actions, you hold on to resentments instead of dispensing forgiveness. Plus, when you spot – you got it. You lack compassion and understanding while harping on the differences of others to fill the void. Spiritual enlightenment allows you to take responsibility for your past mistakes and grants awareness for absolution.
You would not be human without questioning the spiritual realm. For you to believe in a Higher Power, a power greater than yourself, you must establish faith. Your faith may seem far-fetched and useless, but if you never try it, you will never know what can happen. Spiritual enlightenment rarely materializes from a burning bush moment. The wisdom typically comes instead from soul searching and weighing out your spiritual truth. Ideally, the only thing you need is a mustard seed of faith to get you started, and it is up to you to cultivate what happens next.
Meditation and prayer may not be something you are used to or want to explore. What you should consider is trying something first before you disregard these suggestions altogether. Do not knock it until you try it because you could find a missing link to your inner peace and happiness. All you have to do is implement techniques that are comfortable and then build on your methods towards spiritual enlightenment.
Spiritual enlightenment is a broad term that is up to you to define for yourself. You will have to figure out what works to be content with the intangibility of a Higher Power. You can feel the effects of seeking, believing, and taking some action even though you may not be able to see or touch your Higher Power. Spiritual enlightenment can be the very thing that will guide you into recovery for the long haul.
Valiant Living impresses a relationship with a Higher Power as a spiritual influence in recovery. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Valiant fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today for more information: 303-536-5463