Prayer as Positive Affirmations of Personal Intent supports our Addictions Recovery.

Prayer is talking to God, Meditation is talking with God.

We need both actions: Prayer and Meditation.

Our Addiction Recovery depends on our personal Affirmations of Sobriety

Prayer is most effective when it is personal. That is, our affirmation which spells out full commitment to take appropriate action

This action can include feelings, beliefs, and desires as well as planned personal recovery behavior.

A Reminder “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”

Agnes Repplier. .. The Treasure Chest

Personal affirmation efforts open our Spirituality. But, it is only a stage of Spirituality. It is only one wing, while effort (action) is the other. Without two wings your bird of Spirituality can not fly.

In our personal affirmations, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart ... John Bunyon

One important spirituality point you might want to consider is grounded in reality. It is a point you‘ll evidence by experience.

Our efforts are most effective when they are repeated positive affirmations of our intended personal action.

Action in accordance with affirmations is spirituality solidified.

Be yourself: Say it as you can, not as you can’t.

Affirmative-Prayers are personal declarations of full intent to action.

These Affirmations are Keepers. Make them yours.

Three excellent examples of personal affirmations are:

1. The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change ...

Courage to change the things I can ...

And wisdom to know the difference.

The-Serenity-Prayer is our grounding in Addictiion Recovery.

A plan for personal Spirituality and Practice.

2. St. Francs of Assisi Lord,

May I be an instrument of Peace,

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there Is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

Master grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is In giving that we receive,

It Is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying that we return to our origin. Amen.

Prayer for Sobriety Living Sober. Explore.

Albert Camus invites us to join his journey.

3. A poem by Albert Camus

Don’t walk in front of me I may not follow.

Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.

Just walk beside me, And be my friend.

The Activities of Daily Living for Addiction Recovery.

Affirmations for Sobriety affirm our Addiction Recovery’s direction.

Affirmations for positive, avowed, fully intended personal actions are an accessible practice for anyone.

It is your practice which transcends any particular religious or spiritual orientation or tradition. Personal actions are an accessible practice for anyone.

Here is an example of a simple personal abstinence/sobriety affirmation:

“May I be mindful today, in every small way, of my personal intention to avoid taking a drink or a hit.

May I experience these moments of abstinence as a chance to SEE through the illusion that what is pleasant or good, can be wrested from what is painful or evil.”

Unrealistic Expectations can sink our Substance Abuse Recovery.

Prayers and Affirmations for your Daily Personal use.

Practical personal affirmations can enable anyone to create healthy positive addiction recovery. Affirmations do this through the power of awareness and intention.

Personal affirmation is a way to satisfy the basic human need to connect with something larger than our everyday self.

Affirmations coupled with visualizations and meditation practices, including breathing exercises can capture the essential energy of spirituality .

Lay aside your thoughts. Love. Don’t think. Meditate.

In meditation we begin to approach the boundary line that ends oneself. Immediately, we begin to encounter where the other begins. This bridge, this commitment and a light heart, is our tool for personal substance abuse recovery.

It is most rewarding to make our affirmations with a light heart. A light heart expands our faith and serenity.

Praying does not have a timetable And it is not a somber, joyless duty. We can read about spirituality, but when we choose to pray, we begin to learn.

Affirmation Time is Anytime, Anywhere. You do not need to calculate a prayer schedule or timetable. Let it happen with lightness of heart.

Such an affirmation might say: . “Grant me patience to allow the inevitable to unfold according to its own laws of nature and life.

Grant me the wisdom to recognize, to see what is real.

And grant me the awareness and courage to accept the joy and peace of serenity ... Thank You.”

Addiction Recovery may require only a postage stamp.

Courage is Fear that has said Its Prayers... author unknown.

Affirmations make personal addictions recovery possible. Our affirmations can help us better engage, understand, and interact with the world, the people, places, and things of our lives.

Our affirmative efforts can enhance our readiness for meditative awareness. Our awareness can be an enlightenment, a perspective, an understanding, a way of SEEING beyond the illusions of our addiction.

How To Stop Substance Abuse urges, impulses,cravings and triggers.

We can become a Light unto Ourselves. Shine.

The Zen Master Dogen said, “Take the backward step that turns your light inward to illuminate the self.”

Prayer is an effective self-help step toward personal addictions recovery when we establish regular prayer habits. Praying daily in an affirmative manner disciplines our thoughts and inserts truth into our recovery.

When we pray in an affirmative trust, we connect with the inevitable of nature and the universe, we awaken to new visions of our potential.

With prayer we unleash the powerful healing force of our own sobriety commitment.

Affirmation is a transformation of intent, a lifting of our heart and will to recovery. We strengthen the power of our prayers when we pray in affirmation.

Affirmations enable us to let go and accept what will come Into our lives. We do not beg.

Affirmative prayer strikes the ideal and desired outcomes as if they were already a reality. See and discover The Mind of The Addict.

“I am…I am OK....I enjoy…”

“The dry seasons of addictive life do not last. The spring rains of serenity will come again. Yes. Serenity will come again.”

Put the power and intensity of your thoughts into positives. You can see beyond the illusions of addictions. But, no one can make you see.

It is something you come to know through your own effort, your own awareness and study. Affirmations lift your consciousness of realized possibilities.

Affirmations reflect your commitment to abstinence and sobriety. Your open-ended expectations raise the possibilities and allows you to let go and live. We accept and prosper in the inevitable outcome.

Positive Affirmations are a foundation for successful recovery and a spiritual and serene life. We have the opportunity to live up to our highest potential as our life comes to us in the next unfolding moment.

There is no other way. Our opportunity and our response may be unexpected to us. Answers to our requests and needs come to us through the opportunities which open or close to us.

If we’re open to the next unfolding moment we can see many events opening to us. Know Why and How Addiction is a Spirirual Disease.

We can find the Impossible Lightness of Being.

Your personal affirmations are directly related to your recovery from substance abuse addiction. From outside we all look different, and each recovery’s prayers may also look different.

We each take personal steps and enter unique individual stages at different times, and often we do so by very individual routes.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the Russian novelist, gives us an insight to the individual: “Every man has reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only his friends.

He has other matters in his mind which he would not revel even to his friends. But only to himself, and that in secret.

But there are other things which a man is afraid to tell even himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.”

And also, those who make the greatest addictions recovery progress seem to speak in similar terms.

There is an internal “lightness,” freedom and self-acceptance in speaking of their recovery journey. Personal prayer is often one of their individual characteristics.

It is though they have found the Impossible Lightness of Being.

Personal affirmative thoughts help you, Be a light unto yourself.
Your Serenity Life Practice can support your Addiction Recovery.

Let us learn from The Searcher’s experience.

The Searcher

In his pursuit of God, the novice, Zartan begged an appointment with the master, Baba Roko.

After some time, Roko reluctantly agreed to a meeting.

Master , as you are probably aware, I have pursued the vision of God’s Infinity in many ways. I have fasted, I have flogged myself, I have burned candles and incense, I gave all my possessions to the poor, and I have studied and prayed. But still no sign of God’s Infinity.”

Baba Roko did not respond.

Zartan, the novice, began his litany again.

Roko abruptly interrupted, “For God’s sake, Be still!”

Zartan was silent. Infinity came to him…

God speaks through the Voice of Silence. The way to ascend unto God, is to descend unto one’s self. If you wish to seek out the deep things of God , search out the depth of your own spirit.

We are indeed Addictions Spiritual Orphans