They come from different paths to support each other and talk about the process of change. They share experiences they have had to create tools for success today and for down the road.
A shared path; the essence of peer-support recovery in the realm of healing. Everyone’s life and experiences are their own, but, by walking side-by-side, there is strength in numbers.
You can do that too.
Beginning the third week in January, I will be combining the areas in which I work to provide a space in which anyone seeking a significant shift in their life can enable the tools to do so. Details below ....
In this shared awareness, while paying attention to what is going on in life, conscious decisions can be made by individuals with which to form our intention for the next step.
Check the Pathfinder page on this website for more.
That is the shirt she wants. She did not even know what that meant a month ago, but she does now, and she did not even know of being “woken up” or “awakening” until she looked back over the last several months in her own life and in herself.
Indeed that is exactly what has happened and I personally have never seen such a dramatic shift in someone that also is seemingly a total departure from nearly everything she was doing a year ago.
She is not “young” either. More years than my 53.
Having been through this myself and seeing the changes I made as a result, and seeing that happen over and over again over the years since in others, I now have the pleasure of witnessing someone do this so seemingly effortlessly and flawlessly that has led to a blissful life.
Let that sink in.
In my line of work, and I am not trying to be dramatic here, but I have seen some serious ground covered in the many hours of sessions, and in every case it was what those individuals did on their own, in between the times we participated in our conversations, that the real work was done.
By them and on themselves without even looking at it like that. That is the way it best for them, to do that on their own, because talking to people like me is something you do assist in perhaps getting that going, but you are going, away, on your own, on your terms to live your life.
That is how she is doing it now, and when we have conversations today it is about more ways she can engage the world in a positive way. Everything continues to be a bright new horizon.
I said effortlessly, but that is not to suggest she did not overcome some major challenges, major departures from deeply rooted beliefs, and hours of contemplation on some very personal questions, she never faltered and never looked back.
Always ahead, regardless of what those around her had to say about “her progress”. She didn’t discount these opinions out of spite, but rather just that it was how things looked and seemed to others, and she did not agree.
Even in that, in those times when people were forceful in questioning her rapid progress, for in the past she had tried to change and ultimately went back to the same repetitive patterns of self-destruction, she never let it bother her.
Just kept truckin’, one step at a time but always aligned with her new path.
That quantum space between the liner behavior patterns that are so well chronicled by psychotherapy, is where it happens. In the times we are together we rarely speak about those linear “facts” and instead wonder about their very existence in the first place. Where does that come from, and awareness is raised. A shift upwards in consciousness to be able see a bigger picture.
The wonderland of the human mind in which one can go searching for their own answers by looking at it from as many angles as they can, seamlessly, as if everything makes sense, and finding the best step for you right now. Then taken it, repeatedly.
The participants/people, i.e., clients, go there then, when we are not together, perhaps due to the resonance of our time together, who knows, who cares, it happens, and that is what we were trying to get the conditions right to actualize in the first place. Like has been said, anything with the potential to happen will be actualized when the conditions are right.
She is finding the potentially best option in every step because the conditions of her life are good things and that is what in turn creates even more good things.
So, well done universe. Clearly the potential is out there, and you had her covered all along. She understands that now too.
Oh, and she went to the Amazon, as in .com, to get what WAF shirt because she indeed is Woke as Fuck. She even has gone out recently and picked up tee-shirts for “just being out in the world” that say things like “Happy”, and “You are my Sunshine.”
She is now talking about going to crystal bowl meditations and wanting to learn more about what she "learned" about the Native American point of view on how Thanksgiving went down in their version of the store.
That, was heavy news for her and she made sure she shared what she had learned yesterday when the family gathered.
It has been over six months of this. I think it is going to take.
For the record, this is indeed a participant of mine and she knows full well I am writing about this. She is very vocal about how she turned herself around and how it can work if you just believe in yourself.
So, she is cool with this and will likely be one of the first to read it as well. She will also know, that having gone from Vikings to the energy flow from the universe and how it impacts you and what you can do about getting clear, was not any kind of indoctrination. It just made the most sense for her as she also was very familiar with how I life my life. So, and not claiming any credit other than participation and my words, etc., but I did not tell her about how to include these things in her life, she pretty much just observed it as it came through over the 18+ months we have been working together.
When asked, I once said that my “ideal client” was sitting somewhere right now, at a dock, waiting for a shipment to come in. He did not know what was in the container he was to receive, he only had a plan to take it, by force most likely, and deliver it to a location. He would be paid in cash for this. He is an outlaw. He lives outside the law, he does not recognize its existence, and he is free. But he needs someone to talk to, someone who does not even need to know his real name.
Time will tell if that happens.
Weather or not you are that person, or nothing even close to being someone like that it does not matter. Talking with someone about it is always a good thing. Alcohol, other substances, relationships, and life altering events can take their toll, and you need to spend your resources wisely.
What you do for a living is your own business, what you want to talk about is yours as well, and I am here to listen. Safe, secure, and relatively few questions. Just the subject at hand is all that is important to me.
If you are a veteran, unable to fit back into society, or you are a member, for now, of society and wanting to find a new way, rebuilding your world with the abundance of great things available today makes it easy.
But only if you want it. Really want it.
You can “find yourself” regardless of where you are on the map, and you only need yourself to do that. However, exploring a new perspective on your personal conditions provides a fresh new footing on which to build a path.
You are not bigger than the universe, and it is full of opportunities just waiting for you. You just have to open up.