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The Promise of a Loving Path

Addiction Recovery for Families, BALM, BALM Principles and Steps, Family Recovery | September 23, 2020
BALM The Promise of a Loving Path

When a family has someone who suffers from SUD, it is very challenging to understand what their loved one may be going through. It is even more difficult to create happy memories. Family members are consumed with heartaches and fear of near tragedies that even smiling can seem to be a daunting task.

My former teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to repeatedly say “that which you put your attention on grows stronger in your life.” This is true in all aspects of life. Whatever you focus on grows. So, if you focus on the negativities that are happening in your family due to your loved one’s substance disorder, more of it will come to your life. The pain just seems to be unbearable every day as your loved one goes deeper and deeper down into their disorder.

But how do you stop focusing on the negative when all that you can feel is sadness when you’re around with your loved one with SUD?

Does the Loving Path promise that your loved one will stay alive longer? No, the loving path does not promise that, but it does promise to give you hope. It promises of having a better future for you and your loved one. You can be their best chance of living a life in recovery.

Constantly thinking about how horrible and challenging your life is, how awful your loved one is, or how you dwell in bitterness, you are trudging on the path of pain, sorrow and resentment. This is not the Loving Path.

With BALM, you are invited to take the path of love where you can see every experience with your loved one as an opportunity to be more loving, to share memories and to reminiscing all the good times of the past, even though the present is challenging.

That is what the loving path of the BALM promises to help you with – to change your perspective and the course of actions you have to take.

When we see our loved ones through a new perspective, with eyes of love and compassion, we see deeper than their disorder. We see the person and not the disorder. We come to understand their situation and we find loving ways to communicate with them more. Often, we find opportunities to contribute to their recovery.

You may experience pain, but you don’t have to suffer. This is the promise of the Loving Path.

What challenges are you facing now with your loved one?

We can help you.

We are inviting you to join the 7 Steps Online Retreat which will be happening on November 6-8, 2020.

All-Inclusive Registration Fee (your workbook is included) 

Early bird registration $275 – expires on September 30

Regular registration – $325 expires on October 20

Late registration $399 is available through November 2, but after that date, we cannot guarantee that your workbook will be delivered before the retreat.

To enroll, click here or call 1-888-998-2256 opt 2