Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1:11 Step Meditation & Prayer Study Group

The intention of this meeting is to learn and grow in meditation through the practical experience of ourselves and others in a community environment. Many people in recovery are intimidated and confused about how to approach meditation and prayer. For many the belief in a Higher Power is still a sketchy notion. But the truth is that this is the very thing we must come to terms with... the not knowing in an intellectual or physical way.... and giving over control to the Higher Power within us, which is and will remain a Great Mystery in many ways, no matter how much we grow spiritually. This is opened, fostered and accomplished through prayer and meditation. In this class we will explore meditation and prayer practices, and focus on surrendering to conscious contact with a Higher Power.

"We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and that our life had become unmanageable."

We use this step to surrender...to meditation and prayer. We admit that because we are not actively engaged in meditation and prayer, that this is just another form of addiction. It is this step that will help us learn how to meditate, to break through the blocks and belief systems about meditation.... of not being able or not deeming it important to meditate... To admit that this is still just an attachment to an old belief system that tells the addict that they have to figure everything out cognitively with the surface thinking mind. The resistance to the eleventh step, through prayer and meditation is one of the main underlying addictions in another form, that stops our spiritual growth and creates unmanageability, because it still flies below the radar as all of the attention is on the "outward" addiction(s).

"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

In this class we will work in a sacred space that is 100% devoted to spiritual growth to meditate, to learn more about meditation, and to establish that conscious contact of the eleventh step.

This class is for anyone, even if you are not actively in a 12 Step program or group. Come as you are.

Class Meeting: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday
Time: 6-7pm (Open to all)
$5 Donation to the space
Facilitated by: Tony Drouillard
Location: Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr., #1, Fort Myers, FL