When you are in recovery from an addiction, there are many ways that you can benefit from Step 11 of AA. First, it might be helpful to have a reminder of what this step is. Step 11 of AA is, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” As you can see, from this step alone, prayer and meditation are going to benefit you in your recovery from an addiction.
Prayer can be very helpful to your recovery in many ways. It may take some time to get used to praying, if you haven’t been doing it in the past. Also, it is important to keep in mind that you don’t have to pray to any specific God. Your God is whom who look to for guidance. Praying in general can help you to get into the habit of praying. However, you can also pray for help in your recovery. You can pray for help to keep yourself clean and sober.
When you are in recovery, you may face a lot of roadblocks. You must do what is needed to help yourself stay clean and sober. The problem is this is often forgotten by many recovering alcoholics and addicts. If they don’t forget it, they just can’t seem to find what is helpful enough to keep themselves clean and sober. If you start using prayer, you may be able to see just how helpful it is in recovery. Whether you just need a lift that day, need to get rid of cravings, or want to pray on a regular basis, praying can benefit your recovery in numerous ways.
Meditation is another way you can help yourself in recovery, after you have finished a drug or alcohol rehab program. Even if you are still in the rehab program, you can start meditating. Many people think that meditation is too complicated, so they avoid doing it altogether. The truth is there are many helpful tips that can help you to get meditating, starting today.
The first thing you need to do is practice your breathing. Focus on each breath that comes in and goes out. Do this in the morning, afternoon, while you are driving, in the evening, and before you go to bed. After you practice your breathing for a few days, you can start meditating better. There are many simple, guided meditation videos you can find online to help yourself in your recovery.
Do you still need to start your alcohol or drug rehabilitation journey? If so, that is perfectly fine. When you get to Step 11 of AA, you will find that prayer and meditation can help you a lot more than you might think. You don’t, however, have to wait until you get to Step 11 to start praying or meditating. You can start doing this at any time.
Make the call to alcohol or drug treatment centers today if you still need to start your journey to recovery. Call 888-992-7955. If you are already in recovery, you can use Step 11 to benefit you in so many ways.