Eleventh Step Guide
Step 11"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."
Meditation is not a toy or a throwaway part of the 12 Steps. It is a critical component necessary for the "spiritual awakening" (step 12) that results from working the steps. You will spend years of your life devoted to recovery, how far will you get on that path? Many meditation techniques are just random meandering; you end up years later right back where you started. You need more than new-age good intentions. Working your eleventh step should be done with as much professionalism as possible.
Did you know:
The Spiritual Recovery Manual explains how addicts and their family can use meditation to accelerate recovery and move on to advanced stages of recovery. This is a ground breaking book. It starts by reviewing experts understanding of how addiction propagates through families and destroys our ability to be happy and healthy. It then goes on to describe a tool set of 15 Advanced Recovery Tools, of which meditation is the most important, that different people use in different ways. It explains the theory of how meditation works, and devotes an entire chapter to research on meditation as a tool for recovery. The book concludes with a description of enlightenment, the real goal that we are all intuitively seeking. It is the inner bliss of Divine realization that addictive experience mimics. True meditation provides the actual experience of enlightenment and thus removes the root cause of addiction and codependence.
Then you need to learn more about The Spiritual Recovery Manual:
Read the synopsis of the book at B&N.
Steve F., 8 years sobriety