Recovery is a Journey
"The only way out is through. The only way to
heal the pain is to embrace the pain." Fritz Perls
We are like diamonds being continually polished
and perfected. As this purification proceeds, old thought forms and
negative patterns rise to the surface to be released. Past unfinished
business will be completed. Old traumas that have been stored in the
body and mind, and soul ask to be discharged.
All of this is not a bad thing. It can be a bit
frightening, as well as liberating. The fact that painful events are
being remembered and re-experienced is a sign that healing is actually
taking place. Although we may feel tempted to run from these thoughts
and feelings, it is better for us to stay and experience them. As we
allow ourselves to feel the pain, the pain begins to diminish and
eventually disappears into a sea of healing, forgiveness, and
Spirit is always helping us to release what we no
longer need. Letting go of the resistance and surrendering to the
process is the challenge of all who wish to recover…from anything. The
past is done…it is time to move on down the journey of recovery.
The procedure is called auricular acupuncture. It is helpful for a
variety of issues that affect those with addictions.
Please see your counselor.
I have been going to Dr. McDaniel's clinic for a
little over a year now, and I am doing great, except for the fact that
I have a big problem with anxiety. I have had this problem for a large
part of my life and have been on every sort of pill, natural herbal
teas, exercise regimens, you name it, I have tried it.
I heard Rick was doing acupuncture. The first
time was at no charge, so what did I have to lose? So, he took about 5
minutes, put five small needles in each ear (no, it does not hurt) and
then turned on some music, turned off the lights and closed the door. I
sat in there about thirty minutes.
It was amazing. I am one of those people who has
to take "over the counter" sleeping aids because I toss and turn at
night without them. It normally takes me around an hour or more to get
to sleep. Well, after about 5 minutes I felt so relaxed, like I had no
problems, not a care in the world. It was wonderful! I was almost
asleep when the session was over. I was so relaxed and rejuvenated!
I recommend this to anyone. Thanks Dr. McDaniel!
I will be back. Definitely worth the 30 minutes.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in
having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also
remarkable for their apparent disclamation to do so."
"There is nothing so easy to learn as
experience, and nothing so hard to apply."