Recovery from any addiction is a liberating process. As one reaches past the point they thought they could an onto a life of sobriety one day at a time it’s like a caterpillar breaking free of its cocoon and coming forth not as the same old caterpillar, but now as a beautiful butterfly with wings to fly. Such is the vision for anyone in sexual addiction recovery.
Were it possible for one chained to compulsivity to addictive behavior to see what they could be free from the addiction they would be much more ready and able to walk forth into the light of freedom. In fact, it IS possible! And, it’s essential.
Many times in the course of trying to change people make the grave mistake of narrowly focusing on the problem rather than the solution. Have you ever tried to drive straight on the freeway while looking in your rear-view mirror or over either shoulder? No, well let me assure you that looking straight ahead is the only direction that will keep you heading towards your destination in the safest fashion.
To establish a vision of what a vision of what life would be like with out your sexual addiction it’s often helpful to start with an honest evaluation of where you are at present. Distasteful through it may be, knowing the truth puts you in a place to know what you need to do to get you to where you want to go.
Next, picture in your mind what you want your life to be like. What’s it look like when you face your urges and are in control rather than letting them control you what’s your relationship with God look like? With yourself? With your family and friends?
This vision is a fluid thing that’s going to evolve over time as you think of new and beautiful ways to live your life. Take some time each day to picture this good and light picture of you. As you imagine it give it life with tastes, touch, smells, color, etc. Make it vivid! You can also use this vision when faced with urges. It will help you keep the big picture. Also pay attention during your daily visioning sessions you’ll be prompted to do certain things. Take note of them and act upon them. Over time you’ll cultivate an inner voice that hears the divine as you grow into the vision you’ve brought into your life.
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