Honesty opens doors for us. Plain and simple.
In my experience during my active addiction, I was a queen story teller and had a talent for decorating my stories. Fear robbed me with the ability to tell the truth to others and to myself. I was very strong in my ability to run a marathon of denial, BS, and blame. At least I thought I was strong. However the joke was on me. The thing I feared the most - honesty - would be the one life saving quaility I would need to run the quickest to.
Honesty has been the ticket out of many a dark days in my soul. Over 28 years ago, I broke down and waved the white surrender flag and asked for help. That was the first step for me. Sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly, honesty has become part of the frim foundation that I now base my life on.
I am so not perfect though. Somedays, I just don't want to tell the truth. It depends on how much fear is attached to it. Fear of what others may think, fear or what may possibley change, fear of wanting something better, fear of living life with more grace and abundance. Fear of staying the same.
I wanted to go deeper in my recovery. Years ago I had another spiritual awakening and realized that I had more work to do on myself and the defects in my character. So I founds ways to go deeper in my soul. There was more work to do and honesty with myself, was the first step.
This Sunday January 27 at 4 pm (east coast time) I will be hosting a monthly telelcass " Taking Your Recovery Deeper". This is for folks that may be just kind of going along in life and in their personal recovery without a deep sense of hope and purpose. They know that life and growth has become routine and stagnant, and they want more.
Calls will be the last Sunday of each month at 4 pm. There is a small fee for each teleclass which includes weekly email support between calls. Visit my website for call in/payment information at www.hopeandbreakthroughcoaching.com.
I love questions. I love to hear your story. Share the class with me and others. Start this Sunday. Lets go deeper in our recovery.