Infancy and sobriety

Debra04We are close to our November meeting and I am a bit concerned about the quiet that is present around me.

Quiet is not a friend when we have such a short time in our sobriety.  When we are  quiet there is an abundance of space for pretender voices and pretense.  We are all well aware of these voices.  These voices speak in half-truths and outright lies.  These are the voices that tell us what our lower self wants to hear.  They whisper, they shout, they cajole and lie to us.  Are these voices familiar? “I’m doing so well, one…._______ won’t hurt; It’s Friday, I think I’ll go out and hang out with my old friends.  I can handle it.  Or, I will isolate myself and stuff my feelings because this is just a phase that I can make it through.”

Every one of these voices keeps us safe from sobriety, not working our recovery and sobriety.  Our lower self is really invested in taking the route that fights any change, not making the tough choices that help us refine our character as a sober, healthy and a happy sacred human.

Are these voices talking to you?  Where have you been?  Have you been reaching out to your sisters and brothers?  Have you been attending any meetings?

The day in and day out discipline that it takes to really become sober is a lot of work.  It takes support from those that know what you are going through.  It takes new boundaries in support of your sobriety.  It takes a new willingness to speak when something bothers you.  It takes a vulnerable heart to speak what has touched you deeply.

When it is as quiet as it has been I have to wonder how each of you are maintaining your agreements and working toward sobriety?  Which part of you is winning, your lower self or your sacred self?  Your walk of sobriety is in its infancy.  And with anything in its infancy, much care and consideration is needed to allow it to grow and mature.  How are you caring for your infancy in this process?  Please consider what you need to foster and tend to your sobriety.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing each of you for our November meeting, Wednesday at 7 pm AZ time. (6 pm PST)  For those of you out of town here is the link for the meeting…

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I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

Stacy

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2016-08-08T00:02:50-07:00

Stacy

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

What did the APP give to me?

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Deborah

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2016-08-08T00:13:18-07:00

Deborah

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Why APP?

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why?

I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

Deanna

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2016-08-08T00:13:42-07:00

Deanna

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why? I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

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I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

Steven

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2016-08-08T00:14:14-07:00

Steven

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

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In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Dave

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2016-08-08T00:14:33-07:00

Dave

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

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Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

Tim

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2016-08-08T00:14:56-07:00

Tim

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

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In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!

H.R.

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2016-08-08T00:15:16-07:00

H.R.

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!
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