Seeing Clearly in Pure Consciousness

I wanted to share something that I realized this morning in my meditation. It’s a parallel between mind/body/spirit/emotion connection in sobriety.Ever notice how the “eyes are the window to the soul”?

There was a time in my life when I when I relinquished (gave up) my personal power to other people, to various stressful circumstances (small and large) and to numbing out by drinking alcohol. Every morning my eyes looked TERRIBLE. Puffy, bloodshot, muddy, small, tired…just like my life.

I am so grateful to have found practical tools and compassionate people which led to the deconstruction of my limited view on life. This has allowed me to SEE clearly, with not only my physical vision, but also my mental VISION.

I make decisions from a place of peace, abundance and gratitude when I am centered and present in this moment, listening to my true, inner self, instead of drowning her in alcohol or other external dis-empowering choices, people and circumstances.

Going AT life, the “old way” didn’t work. Receiving life in a new way from a different level of consciousness guides my life forward and has changed and is changing my impact for good, on the people around me.

Note: If you’ve tried to reduce alcohol and found it was a struggle, you’re not alone and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. There is a community of women who have experienced the same struggle. For many, it wasn’t until they saw the horrendous toll alcohol was taking on their appearance that they searched for and found the tools to freedom, gaining back control of their lives and their inner/outer beauty. Here are a few that The Unpolished Life highly recommends:

Tempest Sobriety School

Tempest Sobriety School – You don’t need to hit rock bottom. Start creating a life you don’t want to escape from. Tempest is a modern recovery program that helps you stop drinking and start feeling better. Using evidence-based treatment and peer support, we can provide you with the education, tools, and community you need to recover.

Alchemist Sobriety Deep Dive

Alchemist Sobriety Deep Dive – The Deep Dive jumps into the work of unraveling unhelpful mindsets and patterns. This intensive offers mindfulness-based and practical steps for making your body your ally.

Alchemist Sobriety Kit + Recovery Journal

Alchemist Sobriety Kit + Recovery Journal – There is an easier, freer, more vibrant way. 

Note: If you struggle with your relationship with food and your body image, you’re not alone and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Countless others have experienced the same struggle. To revolutionize your relationship with food, The Unpolished Life highly recommends:

Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig Urban

The Whole30’s Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food provides a completely different plan and perspective on our cycles of “eating well” and “eating poorly”. These cycles can be so frustrating, leaving us feeling like failures and trapped in an unending loop of disappointment and shame. In this New York Times best-selling book, Melissa Hartwig defines “food freedom” as being in control of the food you eat, instead of food controlling you. The Whole30 helps you jump-start the process, but as anyone who’s dieted knows, holding on to that freedom and creating healthy habits that last is the hard part. The Whole30’s Food Freedom Forever offers real solutions for breaking the cycle of yo-yo dieting and the resulting stress, weight gain, uncontrollable cravings, and health complaints.