The following addresses common questions about Soul Recovery and the 12 Key Process:
Soul Recovery is a process by which we uncover the essential truth that each of us are whole and complete expressions of Life. As we grow up and learn the lessons of our parents, friends and communities, there are coded messages that embed into the development of our personalities. Some of these are very positive - others less so. Because the human brain is capable of taking seed ideas and turning them into full fledged belief systems and life patterns - it is vital that we revisit some of these ideas to insure that they accurately resonate with the lives we are attempting to build for ourselves.
For example, most of us grow up with completely rational fears that serve to protect us during early stages of development. But there comes a time when many of these fear-based ideas become impediments to our highest creative functioning and spiritual development.
That is what Soul Recovery is designed to address. In a step-by-step incremental process, Soul Recovery's 12 Keys reveal and dissolve childhood trauma, unworthiness, abandonment, shame, rejection, non-enough-ness, guilt and any other issue that is incongruent with your essential wholeness as a spiritual being having a human existence. By addressing these impediments, you free yourself to reveal your highest potential in all areas of life.
In many ways, the 12 Keys of Soul Recovery are extensions of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, but with a subtle, yet important distinction: The root concept that underlies Soul Recovery is that we actually are the power and the presence of Spirit in form. While powerlessness is an important stepping stone on our journey to sobriety and control, our continuing happiness and spiritual development are dependent on releasing this idea of powerlessness. Sobriety and control - which is the primary focus of the 12 Step process - can only do so much for us in life. True happiness requires moving beyond control of addiction to the path of self-realization.
As we mature in spiritual awareness, we come to understand that we are not separate and apart from the Divine power that created us. We are an expression of that infinite presence in much the way that waves are an expression of the ocean. Therefore, the concept of powerlessness - so embedded into the 12 Steps of AA - can act as an impediment to our continuing journey of spiritual development and unfoldment.
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The 12 Keys are metaphysical extensions of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The 12 Keys were developed by Ester Nicholson for her personal healing, and are the basis of the Soul Recovery process as outlined in the book of the same name. Although the 12 Keys are in the language of substance dependence, the lessons and power of the Keys are demonstrated through their broad application to the human condition.
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