Recovery meetings 3/6

A few days ago I posted a poem that reminds me of the recovery meetings I attend “Gather up” – a poem .

Some of the responses that I received made my heart ache a little.

I felt that some people may not experience people and places that are – safe and non judge mental.

By safe I mean free to be yourself.

I do not use drugs/alcohol any more but I still need meetings. I need a connection with others that fosters unconditional love.

Everything appears to be circular. When I am loved unconditionally it empowers me to love myself…without conditions and then in turn I love others in the same way.

Unconditional love is the greatest force in the universe…for me. It has healed me when I thought I could not be healed.

It comes from animals and nature but it also comes from people.

Addicted or not…recovery meetings hold this love and this reverence for life.

All are welcome at meetings.

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!

12 thoughts on “Recovery meetings 3/6

  1. True unconditional love only comes from God and can flow through His creation- animals, other people- who allow it to. Recovery meeting share this love because they choose to, knowing there is an understanding of what war for the soul/spirit looks like physically and mentally. Those who have been to war understand otbers who have too. This is the basis for God’s love I see in meetings. Precious! Empowering!😃❤️

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      1. Yes!! I want them to know too. Life can be so much better for so many people if they allow God’s unconditional love flow in their lives. You are compassio ate/empathetic. 😃❤️


  2. Beautiful! I can confess to you that as a cleric I can find myself limited and limiting the love for others not by intention but by categorical thinking. I work at interfaith engagement and non-religious volunteerism to break through my categories. You have found a very fruitful path. Bless you!

    You are a living example of the quote below pulled from the most famous psalm.

    Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life.

    Which means unconditional love no matter the circumstances.

    Keep on truckin’ (that truckin’ quote is not scripture but I like it 😃)


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