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Tapping Into Our Inner Peace
For twenty-five years I thought I was living a full life. Ignoring the unrest that led me towards my dependence on alcohol. The liquid spirit was used to offer ease and comfort, with the added benefit of entertainment. Fifty years I lived with a gaping hole, a void, alcohol would seep right through.
Tapping into my inner peace was needed to cope with my daily living and to live a satisfying life. So, with my pointy, long finger, I jabbed at my heart to find there was a hole. Growing up in the church, while attending as an adult was not sufficient to aid in my healing. I was struggling my whole life with my spirituality, failing to accept Christ. I simply did not understand who Christ was and how He could impact my life.
It’s Not All About Religion
Grow-together.blog is not meant to be a Christian blog site, but my healing has been and continues to be spiritually centered. April 6, 2021, I had a spiritual experience, which allowed Christ to enter my heart and place my healing on steroids.
It is not my relationship with Christ alone, which aids in my healing. Not everyone is interested in embracing a religion or simply hasn’t had a life altering experience to precipitate change. I would like to encourage everyone to seek the solution which works best for them, but keep a receptive heart to accepting something greater than themselves to guide them.
Yoga is a practice, which has given me a peaceful presence. The combination of an instructor who speaks to my circumstances, building momentum with the movements and music that moves me has had a spiritual impact on my recovery. Imagine settling into the peaceful words as the instructor shares, then Lorde, Royals, thumping in the background. I simply cannot express how the combination of words, music, and heat allow the peace to radiate from my inner being.
How can you benefit from Yoga? https://www.myyogateacher.com/articles/yoga-for-peace
Friends, sharing with others, or just listening has had an impact on my healing. When I get together with a group of like-minded people, all struggling, I experience an energy which is hard to put into words. While I will not sacrifice my alone time with Christ, I need people in my life.
What are some other ways to find peace? https://centerforchange.com/five-ways-find-inner-peace-recovery-process/
My Heart Is Full
Although I found some great alternatives, people are not always reliable and yoga is a temporary feeling. As long as I am willing, Christ will have a permanent home in my heart. He will be with me unconditionally and will always be working behind the scenes.
Today, I no longer struggle. I am starting to understand.
“17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”Ephesians 3:17-19 NLT
As an imperfect human my growth has been spurred on by a life catastrophe, because I chose to ignore my struggles. Instead of choosing to look inward and identify the source of the problem, which was ME, I placed blame on the society around me. The end result was to numb my discomfort and quell my anxieties with that one glass of wine. By the grace of God I was able to seek forgiveness and unearth my flaws. Through sharing with others I was able to accept my flawed self and learn I did not need to suffer alone. The result peace, from a loving God, not the spirit in the bottle.
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