Recovery, to recover, is the journey from the loss of connection to the authentic and whole self. Some say that addiction forms when there is a fracture or a schism that occurs in the self. The coping with substances and other addictions is the attempt to create a bridge to between these two places. This bridge, though, is built on a shaky foundation and with faulty architecture. Recovery is the process of bringing the entire structure down, usually in an act of self-demolition, and mending the schism so that a bridge is no longer needed.
Returning to a state of wholeness is a reality that many addicts have difficulty imagining is truly possible. Even when they can grasp this as possible for others, there are internal psychological mechanisms that block their ability to trust that it could be possible for themselves. They must learn to let this internal dialogue exist while also taking the actions that others have taken to become free. It is often only through the journey of doing recovery actions and experiencing the results when trust in the process emerges.
The journey of recovery is a multi-pronged journey, involving healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. The initial process of opening oneself to new ways of living on all of these planes can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. The way of becoming recovered is to begin to know and understand that some suffering, in the case of overwhelm, leads to evolution. Drawing on the image of a baby bird emerging from an egg, embrace the discomfort of breaking out of the shell of addiction so that you may fly free in the blue sky.
There will come a point that the addict will arrive at a place of being recovered. The healing will happen on all of these planes and then, they will continue on the path of recovery by walking this journey with others who need to heal. The point of being recovered is both a peak to a mountain and a plateau. The choice then is to continue onward and deepen in the new life that has been created.
Enlightened Recovery Solutions offers a harmonious approach to holistic treatment, bringing together the best of evidence-based, alternative, and 12-step therapies. Call us today for information on our transformation programs of treatment for addiction and alcoholism: 833-801-5483.