Complicating any discussion of the role Recovery of Spirit plays in healing of an individual’s Mind, Body and Spirit from a Substance Use Disorder is that there is no single, widely agreed-upon definition of spirituality. Furthermore, most people do not see a difference between spirituality and religion which can further confuse the concept of spirituality in addiction recovery.
The words spirituality and religion can be highly contentious concepts but arguing the point should not be an impediment to helping those suffering with a life-threatening substance addiction. Most important is what these two concepts have meant to those struggling with severe drug and alcohol addictions.
What we have learned in treating those most chronically addicted to substances for the past 7 years, the true addict, is that they were not able to sustain any type of long-term sobriety unless they had experienced a dramatic permanent shift in the state of their human consciousness. What has been typically referred to as having had a spiritual awakening.
This awakening of their spirit or transcendence from having previously lived their life in a kind of self-absorbed dreamlike state-of mind, solely self-identified with their toxic conditioned mind, their ego, to a new state of-being. Fully alert, consciously present, and aware of all things experienced in each moment. Now as observers of their mind and not captives of it.
Where they had learned to accept the present moment for what it is without labeling or judging thoughts and emotions experienced in the moment or overreacting to them. By being fully present in the moment, they became more aware of what action might be appropriate at that time, or just let the moment pass.
From our experience as health care providers spiritual awakenings are the result of either having worked through the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous or having embraced any type of Mindfulness-Based Program of Spiritual Recovery. Whichever program worked.
For those who practiced either of the above two recovery regimens they discovered an awesome power from within and outside themselves with which they now engage when the challenges of life occur.
It is in this new, calm, still, peaceful state-of-being where healthier life choices can be made like abstaining from the use of drugs and alcohol which have caused them and their loved ones so much suffering.
Spirit Mountain Awakens™
Spirit Mountain Awakens™ is a proprietary set of Mindfulness-Based Spiritual Recovery Regimens which have evolved from the treatment of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders of adult men at Spirit Mountain Recovery over the past 7 years. A significant amount of this treatment having been done outside in a nature from an 8-bed residence located on the side of a mountain in the beautiful Ogden Valley of Northern Utah.
The goal of the Spirit Mountain Awakens™ is to focus a client’s attention on being consciously aware of their senses, emotions, and thoughts, without interpretation or judgment. Where they learn to access a new state-of-being by directing their consciousness to the present moment, the now. Where life is living each and every moment.
It is in this enlightened state-of-being, that clients will be able to transcend from the spiritually unconscious behavior of their past drug use to being rooted in a new state of conscious presence. From having been solely identified with their past toxic ego, to having discovered a new, deeper, formless, more powerful, more consciously aware sense of themselves.
Where their ability to make new healthy life choices, like their core choice of abstaining from the use of drugs and alcohol, will have been greatly enhanced. Where they will experience a new peace-of-mind and clarity in their lives previously thought impossible.
Let Spirit Mountain Recovery and its Spirit Mountain Awakens Program™ help you to transcend life’s challenges faced during drug and alcohol addiction in a positive and constructive way. Visit our website at www.spiritmountainrecovery.com for more details. Or, Call Us at 801-336-0658.