A year later, after a higher power revealed itself to me, my search began. I moved to Kentucky, to go to college, and as soon as I got there I began to attend a couple of the 12-step meetings. My journey of healing, self-care, love and maturity had begun. I always say, "I grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky."
Through the association with this group of people who were learning self-honesty, acceptance, unconditional love and how to let go, my life was changed forever. The 12 steps and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous are the mother principles of all of the 12-step groups, with some alterations, but the foundations are the same. It is a spiritual program that heals the body and the mind. It helped me take accountability for my own life, knowing that my spiritual connection is my strength, my healer, my teacher and guide. I stuck around through the difficulty of facing life because the people loved me, and I learned how to love myself. Love Starts Within
It does not matter what "your drug of choice" is. Addiction is the underlying feelings of separateness brought on by the dysfunction of our own thinking and our faith only in ourselves. The truth is that we are one. We are lovable and significant. We are love. We are each needed in the whole of life. We are all here to make a contribution to the rest of existence. To think otherwise, is to be totally disconnected in our minds, which cuts off the flow of our spirit. We all need you and you need us.