Today, we will walk with Jennifer as she shares her experience in addiction and her journey in recovery, starting at about age 14 with alcohol and then moving into marijuana and other drugs and psychedelics in her search for God in her life and also in her quest to numb things from her childhood. She will share about her experience with Step 5 in this episode.
Back in 2019 I was hosting another podcast called Journey Through Life, it was a long-form conversation/interview style podcast. It was not recovery related, although I was actively working my recovery. Duriing this time, I felt compelled by my Higher Power to do a series on the Journey Through Life podcast called Journey in Recovery. In this series, I interviewed 16 people over a 3 month period on each of the 12 Steps of Recovery. It was during this 3 month period that my own recovery walk was radically changed and my vision of what the Steps can do for anyone, anywhere, from any background was drastically opened up.
It was after this series, that the idea of the Reco12 Speaker Meeting Podcast came to be. It was in this series that I realized just how powerful the Steps of Recovery are. It was in this series that my Higher Power opened up huge new ideas to me. The concept of firing my old concept of lower case g god and hiring a new Capital G God and the practice of Two Way Prayer are just two of the major game-changers that came to me in during that time and that continue to shape and re-shape my walk with God and with my fellows.
Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and the similarities of recovery from all afflictions and addictions, and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are trudging this road. We are an open meeting for ALL, no matter your life experiences, faith traditions, nationality, or background.
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