Why is it so hard to control our thinking?
You would think after watching movies like “The Secret,” “What The Bleep,” and listening to new thought teachers saying over and over again: “In order to change our lives we must change our thinking,” that we’d have it down to a science by now.
So, what’s the problem?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. After 28 years of recovery and living my purpose as a metaphysical teacher, I have found myself asking that same question – why are there times when I still struggle with my thinking - what’s the problem, and what can I do about it?
Before I could tap into the solution, I first had to admit that I was addicted to my thinking and behavior patterns that felt like old friends for most of my life – even when they weren’t very nice friends.
Addiction is when you have become enslaved or are in bondage to a way of thinking and being, even when you really, really, really don’t want to think and behave in a certain way. Most people only associate the word addiction when it comes to drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, food, gambling or other physical addictions.
I'd like to welcome you to Soul Recovery, a curriculum of twelve practices I used to heal myself of a particularly serious addiction, and that ultimately birthed the writing of the book of the same name. What I've learned, in applying and sharing this material in workshops, training and private sessions over the past 10 years, is that the very same approach I used to heal myself of smoking cocaine—apply to issues far beyond just alcohol or substance dependence.
You see, the reason that we obsess about a drug, a relationship, a job, or anything else, is that we have lost sight of the keys to our happiness. Through our life experience, we have "re-engineered" ourselves to believe that we are unworthy and incapable of being truly happy and truly fulfilled.
And that just isn't true!
We are entitled to feel as whole as we really are, and I've discovered that there is actually something we can do about that.
November 2, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Unity of Mesa, AZ
November 9, 2014
Spiritual Awareness Center
November 23, 2014
Unity of Portland
"In this book, Ester Nicholson captures the power and promise of forgiveness for a community that desperately needs it. She shows how to expand the 12-Step process into a comprehensive spiritual teaching. I strongly recommend this book for anyone seeking their own Soul Recovery."
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