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Recovery is for everyone

Recovery is for everyone

“Recovery means being able to be the authentic self that God created me to be.” -Dawn  “What does recovery mean to me?  Abundant life!” -Dorothy It’s National Recovery Month, which is close to our hearts here at ISP.  We believe recovery is for everyone: “every...

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“After the Cannonball” Reflection #11: Awake and active

by Vinita Hampton Wright   Step 11: We 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. When we look at most religions, especially...

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“After the Cannonball” Reflection #10: The search within

by Vinita Hampton Wright   Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. One of the best gifts of Ignatian spirituality is a simple prayer called the Examen. Ignatius considered it so important that he allowed...

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“After the Cannonball” Reflection #9: Beyond justice

by Vinita Hampton Wright   Step 9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The Ignatian way of thinking and living encourages people to be practical while being spiritual. We recognize that God...

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“After the Cannonball” Reflection #6: Willing to be free

by Vinita Hampton Wright   Step 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. At the heart of Ignatian Spirituality is the concept of spiritual freedom. This is not the free-so-I-can-do-whatever-I-want kind of freedom—which really...

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“After the Cannonball” Reflection #5: Detail is important

by Vinita Hampton Wright   Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.   The language of step 5 in the Twelve Steps points to wisdom about sin and human nature. Referring to “the exact nature of our...

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