As I opened up I got in touch with my feelings and I began to thaw emotionally. Empowering a relationship with myself and with other people became real to me. As I began to thaw emotionally, I also began to find parts of myself that I had discounted and discarded.
Another spiritual awakening revealed that I could share my thoughts and feelings without being afraid that I would be judged, criticized or rejected. In my awareness, I slowly started to learn that I could talk and feel. As I continued to attend meetings I discovered that it was safe to ask for help. Once I asked for help, I was told that I could actively participate in my recovery process http://secondchancetolive.org/2009/05/13/traumatic-brain-injury-what-empowers-me-to-go-and-make-it-a-good-day-on-the-road-to-healing-empowerment-part-10/by getting a sponsor and working the 12 steps of recovery.
When I asked for help, I took another step out of the shadows.
As I took another step out of the shadows, I had a spiritual awakening. The way in which I was attempting to relate to life was no longer working. As my eyes opened I began to realize that I had been living and relating to life in counter-productive ways. As I took another step forward I discovered that my denial and the denial systems that I had been buying into — for many years — kept my life unmanageable. I discovered that my denial suppressed the truth with a lie. The lie told me that my life was manageable.
Denial had — in essence — blinded me from the truth — so that I could not see that my life had become unmanageable.
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