Emotional Healing Helps Us Gain Freedom

19 July 2016 Written by 

“Life is here to be our teacher, our guide, and our spiritual partner. We are here to uncover our unconsciousness and integrate it. For this purpose, our past reappears in our present. Our ability to release ourselves from its shadows will determine how free our future will be. Every experience appears before us to teach us more about ourselves.” ~ Dr. Shelfali: The Conscious Parent 

During the past couple of weeks I have been on vacation. During this time I returned to the Adirondack Mountain area where I grew up. I left this area with many deep wounds, an ache in my heart, and a hole that I thought could never be filled. I was a little apprehensive about returning. I had not been back since I have been in recovery, and I wasn’t sure what my emotional status would be – if it would be the same as when I left, or if I would feel differently after being in recovery.

I tentatively stepped back into my old territory. I tested the water, and I was surprised by the results. The pain was no longer there. No more ache in my heart. I felt only complete and fully healed. 

I realized that I was free to experience life in this place without all the emotional baggage. I could make fresh memories, live without pain, and see the world through new eyes. Recovery has brought me to a new place, and I was delighted to discover that the recovery work I have done has brought me a big pay-off. Freedom from pain and fullness of heart.

As Dr. Shelfali  says, the work I have done to release myself from the shadows of my past allows me to walk in freedom today. I am amazed and grateful!

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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