One of the reasons I have been excited about working as an Addictions Counselor is the ease that it offers to look at spirituality as a necessary part of the balance of self care. The 2nd and 3rd Steps of the Twelve Step programs are: 2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity and 3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him. I was recently given a book entitled "100 Ways to Attract Angels" by Samara Anjelae. Here are just a couple of suggestions from the book. #56 Reflect on your name. Try to find the meaning and the feeling that goes with it. Now reflect on the word angel, messenger of God. Next, place the word angel before your name. Know that you too are a messenger. Spread some love and lightness with someone today. ANGEL (your name). #57 Do an Angel Dance. Move in all directions with grace beauty and lightness. Spin around in a clockwise direction awakening each of your energy centers. Flow gently with every move, making your life the greatest dance of all. Invite and angel to be your partner. One of my favorite spiritual places is sitting by the ocean for feelings of peace, serenity, centered and connected. Next time I am there at the ocean I am doing an Angel Dance as well as right there in my own living room. Remember that old song by Alabama, "Angels Among Us." What do you think?
Sue Judd, M.S.S., L.S.A.C.
Clifford K. Tapusoa, Seminar Director
TurningLeaf Wellness Center
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