Sit back, relax and enjoy this series of Vlogs by Kenny D. He brings a vast amount of wisdom and experience to the table and does a masterful job of relating spiritual concepts that are pertinent to recovery. You can also listen to this awesome workshop by Kenny here on our website. The amount of knowledge that Kenny brings to the table is unparalleled and it is an honor and a blessing to bring to you this amazing blog.
Odomtology’s Note: Spirituality in the twelve steps can be wide-ranging and can differ from individual to individual. There is no right or wrong way to have a spiritual path. Listening to different perspective and voices is a fruitful experience and one that greatly improves recovery. The Big Book of AA uses the word “powerless” one time, and the word “power” over sixty-five times. The twelve steps is about finding a Power Greater Than Yourself that can help you. Addictive illness is an aggressive beast, it is also imperative that one can find the right approach to slay this proverbial dragon.
Throughout the ages, suffering alcoholics and addicts have turned to spiritual paths to help remedy addictive illness. Organizations like the Salvation Army have been sobering up alcoholics well before Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Steps came around. However, when Bill Wilson fused the spiritual principles of the twelve steps in to an approach to take on alcoholism, the world was changed forever. No matter what your religious beliefs, or leanings, it is important to have an open mind, and a willingness to hear out other perspectives.
When we come in to recovery, we are able to see the futility of life as we had been living it in our addictive illness, now we can have a fresh start and explore ideas and conceptions that once were unfathomable to us. The spiritual growth and the spiritual life in recovery, is one reason why I am a grateful alcoholic.