Happy SUNDAY Sober Family!
I wanted to just write “fam” but my teenage son would call me “cringey” all day if I did that and I just don’t have the energy to fight that battle. Not today, Satan. Not today.
One of the shows we used to love in the 70s was Soul Train. Those people could DANCE. And the style? Don’t get me started. Bad ass.
Nicole and I have been talking about our childhood so much these days and Soul Train came up. We then started discussing how we actually are listening to our souls (or instincts) now that we’re sober and we don’t have alcohol telling us something we may think we want to believe. We listen to our guts now and actually PAY ATTENTION.
It can be scary to start feeling the feelings you’ve masked for (in our cases) DECADES. The first step is to listen to your soul. That leads to becoming more spiritually fit.
I always knew in my soul that I could be so much more than I was. In active addiction I ignored it. I numbed my feelings. I physically felt so sick every day that I couldn’t live the life I should have. I slept too much, ate like shit, NEVER exercised, and never took the time to listen to my instincts. I know now that it was all fear based. What was I scared of you ask? That’s a blog for another day because it’s quite too much to get into this morning.
Once I stopped numbing these feelings and started listening my life has been so much better. I’m no picture of zen or grace. I’m not a supermodel or fitness ad chick. I am, however, learning who I am and making progress on a daily. I’m genuinely happy.
Catch a ride on the soul train with us. It’s so much better on the other side. At least today, maybe listen to your gut. It hasn’t failed us yet.
Keep it simple sisters