Oops! There Goes Another Opportunity

By marilynldavis

So, if there’s all these doors to success, why do we miss so many opportunities? Missed Opportunities are the times we fail to capitalize on the activity, occasion, situation or circumstances that would better our lives or ourselves. Each of us has missed opportunities or not taken advantage of an opportunity often due to self-defeating behaviors, including our fears.

Inside Voice: Insane or Intuition?

By marilynldavis

The Guiding Voice is outside of my mind, yet within – separate from my hearing, but not a thought. I would urge you to be quiet of mind, to reflect and pay attention to your Guiding Voice, because it wants to be helpful.”

Recovery is Removing the Armor of Addiction

By marilynldavis

I could not dissipate those feelings and was alone in my armor with them. It was an insidious trap. However, most of us who are semi-delusional from our use, do not understand that while we think we’re protecting ourselves, we are also preventing ourselves from receiving help. 

Return Journey – Making Amends on the Spiritual Highway

By marilynldavis

“It’s about making a list of all the people you’ve harmed, either emotionally, physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That’s a spiritual lifestyle. It’s not a fluffy ethereal concept.” ― Anthony Kiedis, lead singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and author of Scar Tissue
But that’s the cycle of addiction. 
 
Rather than be trapped in the loop of addiction, travel that road again and see what you missed on the first trip.

When the Numbed Feelings Pop Back Up

By marilynldavis

Those feelings and thoughts about our life were held down rather like a jack-in-the-box – hidden away only by the mechanism of the box, or in the case of our addiction, by our use.

Take away the drugs and alcohol, and the feelings come flooding back, seemingly without rhyme or reason. However, emotional memory stores all those old feelings. They are still there.