Good July morning to all of you powerful people on the auspicious path of yoga and recovery! At Wanderlust an international yoga festival held here in Aspen last week it was refreshing to find others in our tribe representing, speaking and holding a visible space for recovery in the yoga world. I love that although almost every conversation with a “normie” reveals albeit with varying levels of compassion and love, very little true understanding of the journey of alcoholism/addiction that the stigma of being an addict/alcoholic is softening before our eyes. I am thrilled to be a part of such a pivotal time in history and to witness the deliverance of basic human rights to all people no matter their sexual orientation or any other possibly differentiating factor. That being said it’s not only vital but it feels so good to stick together on the spiritual path of recovery which I believe is un-paralleled. How lucky are we??
It has been so long since I have written…. my apologies for my absence. I guess there was some part of me that felt I needed to “earn the right to write” and moreover the right to once again share my insights on the path of yoga and recovery. It’s been just under 15 months since my relapse and my passion for recovery is as grounded, powerful and inspired as ever! This has been a year chalk full of growth, adventure, finding true layers of me in the still quiet moments and facing feelings of depression that I thought might never end. At the end of the day I am writing and sponsoring two fabulous women today purely as a result this incredible program! The program infused with yoga and adventure have led to the activation of a deeper level of confidence in my connection with Source and Creativity than I ever before in this lifetime. My sponsor often talks about how we can’t trust our thinking and self can’t see self and the stupid cliche that we can’t do this alone fit snugly into these concepts that I resisted so heavily when I arrived full of ego, believing I had a true sense of confidence and faith. 15 months later I will tell you that through the examination of the fluctuations of my mind in the form of resentments and fears have been the breaking down process that has truly created the space for the breakthrough. The breakdown has been no good without the key element of contrary action. Contrary action being the doorway to the new. I am clear that I could NEVER be where I am today without the powerful guidance of my sponsor, the gift of sponsoring and finally realizing that YOU are my tribe and this is where I belong. I Am Grateful to be SOBER