In God's Care: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery (Hazelden Meditations) (Paperback)
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True, lasting recovery requires us to create and maintain inner peace. For many, it springs from a practice of mindfulness, for others from the rituals of religion. But not everyone finds a connection with a Higher Power in those ways. Through daily reflection and meditation, In God’s Care gifts a healing inspiration to our spirit. Steadily, we find spiritual growth.
Recovery is an act of faith. An addict is promised healing and self-development through the rigors of counseling, treatment, therapy, and a Twelve Step program. With motivational guidance, addictive behaviors are abandoned, coping skills are learned, and sobriety is lasting. The cycle of addiction is broken by trusting in the process. This is the power of faith: a new way of life.
Co-author Karen Casey, who wrote the bestselling recovery classic Each Day a New Beginning, harnesses this power to transform life’s struggles into a devotional outlook. These heartfelt meditations encourage the optimism needed for continuous change. It doesn’t matter what we call the goodness we wish to be and see—God or otherwise. It only matters that we hold it in our hearts and affairs as we create a new life. That is the truest definition of a Higher Power.
About the Author
Karen Casey’s love of writing began in elementary school, but when she was completing her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, it emerged as her calling and the process that connected her to her Higher Power.
Passionate about helping others in Twelve Step support groups, where her own recovery from addictions began many decades ago, Karen authored her first book, Each Day a New Beginning. A recovery classic first published in 1982, the book has sold more than 3 million copies. It was followed in 1983 by The Promise of a New Day, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies. In the years since then, she has written 27 additional books.
Karen splits her time between Minnesota and Florida. Active with conferences and workshops, she can frequently be found at appearances all over the country. You can keep in touch with Karen on Facebook and through her site at www.womens-spirituality.com.