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Sober October 20

Oct 21, 2020
 

Friends of mine shared their prayers with me, as well as other prayers that they found from other traditions. I thought about how some people find spirituality and prayer useful when it comes to their sobriety and wanted to share them with you.

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Sober October 19

Oct 20, 2020
 

"There are three aspects to respect: respect for others; respect for principles and values; and self-respect. To have respect for another means to acknowledge their worth and value. We can respect our opponents, and hopefully, we respect our familiars. We may seriously disagree with what they say and do, and we might not fully understand who they are—but at some level, we appreciate them as people and realize that we are all born vulnerable and will probably die vulnerable."  - Roshi Joan Halifax

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Sober October 18

Oct 19, 2020
 

The poem that starts and finishes the movie Labyrinth:

 

Through dangers untold

and hardships unnumbered,

I have fought my way here

to the castle

beyond the Goblin City

to take back the child

that you have stolen.

For my will is

as strong as yours,

and my kingdom is as great.

You have no power over me.

 

For those who have interest in Sifu Anthony's Qi Gong courses, you can find them here:  https://flowingzen.com/

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Sober October 17

Oct 18, 2020
 

Letter to your Younger Self

If you could write a letter to your Younger Self, and give the advice that you know that you would have taken back then, what would you tell your Self then?

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Sober October 16

Oct 17, 2020
 

The deepest answers come from that still pond of truth and wisdom within.  Tonight's guided meditation takes you to your quiet, calm, tranquil point within where you can ask the questions you have been needing answers for.

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Sober October 15

Oct 16, 2020
 

Blessing by John John O'Donohue

 

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets into you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green
and azure blue,
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

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Sober October 14

Oct 15, 2020
 

This guided sleep meditation is about the gift that we can give to ourselves when we can forgive ourselves, and free ourselves from shame and guilt.  One way is to apologize to yourself in a way that is meaningful to you, in a way that your unconscious mind can receive it and you can reconcile with that lost part of yourself.

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Sober October 13

Oct 14, 2020
 

In this guided sleep meditation, we are inviting those parts of ourselves that are grieving any kind of loss (loss of job, relationship, family, dreams, etc.) to come into a space where they will be able to get the respect that they have long desired.  In doing so, all of the things which these parts are grieving will also experience the respect that we have longed for them to have also.

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Sober October 12

Oct 13, 2020
 

In this guided meditation, we are focusing on giving back the energies that don't belong to us, and giving them back to Source, God, Consciousness, The Universe, the Entity that is Greater than we are.

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Sober October 11

Oct 11, 2020
 

Getting the deep healing you need can really only come about as you seek sobriety. You can know more and be more aware, and this leads to healing, which can lead to a deeper freedom and peace.

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