10-6-2016 Healing and Community

UCE Addictions & Recovery Group
October 6 Agenda

Opening Words

“To heal means to rediscover that divine idea, that place of wholeness, within each of us. Our task in recovery or in the spiritual journey is to peel away the layers between us and the deeper Self. We can use the image of a vast ocean that is barricaded away by a dam that keeps us from knowing it exists.
Even though our intellect may learn there is an ocean, we cannot conceive of it because we have never directly experienced it. And then, for an instant, we transcend the barrier, and we see and feel the ocean directly. Once this has happened, we become strongly motivated to experience
it again.”
Christina Grof

 

Welcome

Welcome to the UCE Addiction & Recovery Group. We are a group of people who have
struggled with our own addictions and the addictions of others. We hope to struggle well
together as we work towards finding sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships in our
lives. We will strive to spend our time together in a spirit of love embracing the inherent
worth and dignity of all. We accept and respect the varied paths that our members will
take to find sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships. We covenant to to be together
in a safe, confidential environment where we can explore our paths and our stories.

Business

Check-in and Processing of Check-in

Accountability Asks or Reporting

Quiet Pause

Discussion: Healing and Community

 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence
and inner healing.”
Jean Vanier,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Vanier

http://www.onbeing.org/program/wisdom-tenderness/234

 

Closing Words

Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of dirt.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even if I have gone away from you."
Pueblo Blessing 

 

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