Our Eleventh Step states: "Sought through prayer and
meditation to improve our conscious contact with our Higher Power, praying
only for knowledge of our Higher Power's will for us and the power to
carry that out."
Dual recovery gives us the freedom to define our higher
power and to pray and meditate in any way that is helpful and meaningful
to us. Many use traditional religious concepts and many don't. For
instance, one person might define their higher power as their DRA group.
They may define prayer and meditation as reaching out to group members to
get or give support, thus increasing their conscious contact. Another
member may have a more religious view and find traditional prayer and
meditation as the most helpful means to them of improving their conscious
contact with their Higher Power. Another may consider spending time out in
the woods in quiet reflection, communing with nature, as their form of
prayer and meditation. In all cases we find a direct way to stay in
contact with and listen to our source of help.
We are actively seeking ways to keep our lives in balance.
By staying in touch with our source of help (helping or higher power) and
following the guidance we are given, we make wise choices for our dual
recovery and increase our serenity. We find the practice of regular prayer
and meditation helps us become more attuned with our inner self, our
program of dual recovery, the people in our lives, and the resources we
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