This is where spirituality and recovery meet. Your host Rev. Dan Beckett and special guests explore practical ways to apply spiritual principles on the 12-step recovery journey. Emphasis is on understanding the unique challenges to those affected by addiction as well as simple techniques to support attaining new levels of happiness, joy, and freedom. Listen each week for practical information for those in recovery, their families, or anyone who wants to learn more.
What We Were Like
Here on Spirit of Recovery, we approach each week’s topic asking the same questions: What was it like? What happened? What is it like now? Today we want to share with you the answers to those questions for each of us in our own recovery journey. What’s our story? Well, today we aim to share our experience, strength, and hope on the experience of our own recovery. What we were like, what happened, and what we are like now.
When we take action in our lives, powerful and positive changes begin to happen. In fact, action is essential to addiction recovery and spiritual growth. In Scripture we read, “Faith without works is dead,” and many of us have experienced apathy and detachment when we don’t “move our feet” on the recovery path. Join Rev. Dan and Rev. Michelle as they share their experience, strength, and hope on learning how to take effective action and building a vibrant life.
Am I alone in the universe? I’m supposed to pray, but how and for what, and to whom? I prayed as a child with seemingly no results. What’s different now? Join Rev. Dan and Rev. Michelle as they share their experience, strength, and hope on finding effective ways to make conscious contact with God as you understand God and seeing concrete, positive results in your life.
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
It has been said that if we change our thoughts, we change our lives. And if we direct our thoughts with integrity, our lives come together beautifully. We can move from negativity to hope and joy by making just such a shift. Join Rev. Dan and Rev. Michelle as they share their experience, strength, and hope on learning how the power of our thoughts can lead us to hope and a new experience of joy in our lives.
Our True Identity
When we first get clean and sober, we may be overwhelmed by a sense of lost identity. Who am I if I don't drink, use, or fix others? The recovery journey offers an opportunity to heal this dismay and grow into an entirely new sense of ourselves. Join Rev. Dan and Rev. Michelle as they share their experience, strength, and hope on finding out who we really are and how our new identity can bring deep meaning to our lives and our life’s work.
The God Thing
Early in recovery, many of us find ourselves confronted with “the God thing,” even if we felt we had settled that question for ourselves long ago! But sobriety can bring with it a nagging feeling that maybe there’s more to life than just flesh and circumstances. Join Rev. Dan and Rev. Michelle as they share their experience, strength, and hope on finding a power greater than ourselves that can help us move from questioning to faith.
Great podcast !
Audio quality is very poor