They courageously share 11/21

Even though I have been attending recovery meetings for over 12 years…the energy in the rooms still amazes me and Friday nights meeting was no different.

The meeting was opened by a recovering friend named Jimmy. Before he introduced the speaker he had chosen for that night…Jimmy just gushed with gratitude.

He told us that he loved us. He told us that his life clean is far greater than any of his days using. He opened the meeting by being WIDE OPEN.

Then the speaker named Dave shared his story. He’s a man who did not pick up drugs until after serving 22 years in the Navy. He lost everything got clean and then relapsed after having 5 years.

The things that were discussed in that room Friday night are just the most heart wrenching and beautiful things that this life has to offer.

One new young boy explained that he does not have any major issues or pain but he just loves to get high. He asked us if he needs to know the reason why.

Another fellow named Dan..discussed that he hates this planet and wishes he was the only one on it. He is back from a relapse with 91 days clean after hallucinating for months on some type of new or laced weed.

People shared about the loss of children. They shared about suicide. They shared about love and being present in the moment.

They shared about not picking up a drug no matter what. They shared about god and their higher power.

The most powerful thing is that they shared.

I am so grateful to all of the people who share. It’s courage and beauty all wrapped in one.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

18 thoughts on “They courageously share 11/21

  1. I felt the same way in the two meetings I went to yesterday. I used to think that everyone there had it together and was judging me, but yesterday we lost someone from our club (I did not know him), and the collective grief and vulnerability was beautiful and heartbreaking.

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  2. To open up and admit that you’re not perfect, to be vulnerable about the truth of who you are, is the greatest gift you can give to another. It means you have the courage to face what may not be unconditional love and accept the risk.

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  3. “The most powerful thing is that they shared” Sharing the depth ourselves is the atmosphere of life and hope. There is something freeing when we hit the bottom of human existence… the facades fade and we are forced to face our own deceptions… and to find safety with those who have and are in the process of true freedom. Love the smile on the new picture!

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    1. Yes! Yesss and yesss!! Truth is just sooooo beautiful Brian – I am just so drawn to it these days – it’s very harmonious with my spirit❤️🙏💜
      And glad you liked the smile – I’m not sure I was smiling in the last photo – so you made me realize – I am now smiling 😊 Yayyyy

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