- A quote.
- A few lines of what is going on or what I'm thinking.
- A statement of Sobriety
- Gratitude list
- And my sign off Y'all be Pretty.
So I sat down and turned to Sept 30 in my Meditations from Conversations With God. The quote is above, and one more time since IKE, I am amazed at how right on the quote hit me at this time in my life. "WOW!" Did I let go of my spiritual self without realizing that I had done so? I have to be spiritually fit or else I would just be a total basket case, which is not too far from the truth. And then I realized, I'm just a bit off track. Sam's statement came to the forefront of my thoughts and I now know that is what is going on with me. I'm just a bit off track. I know that if I was not Sober that I'd be way off track. Or would I Be? No, I'm just off balance. And that is ok. I've been teetering on depression, anxiety, and a bit of a panic. But I have not gone there. I'm just off balance.
I've been waiting for the feeling of being out of body and disconnected but that is not what it is. I have times that I feel like I am present but disconnected from the activity as if I'm in a corner above the room or space and just observing what is going on and have a feeling of total incomprehensible disconnect. I want to shout out directives, orders, and get myself and others back to normal. Then in time, I have come down from the corner of the room and rejoined the activity that is happening and everything is fine until the next time. And there always is a next time.
The difference between those episodes when they first started is that I know eventually I will reconnect. Things will return to "normal." Now I know that I am not actually floating in the upper part of the room, but that is the sensation that part of my mind has. At the time of the episode it is REAL and is easy to describe to my therapist or psychiatrist. They call it an escapist sensation. I'm so glad that it is a sensation and not a feeling that it is real.
I try to keep spiritually fit. I pray at least twice a day. I continually thank God for several things throughout my day so I have a continual spiritual connection. And I do manage to stay sober on a daily basis. God is not an Indian Giver and he did not give me this gift of sobriety to take it away or allow me to return it. And for that I am so grateful and thankful. Sobriety is wonderful. And it just does not get much better than that.
Today I am grateful for:
- God, my Higher Power
- My Sobriety
- Mamie, my schnauzer
- My Sponsor
- Understanding connections
- My psychiatrist
- Rosalie and Sam
- That we have remained Sober to experience this side of IKE.
Now y'all be pretty now, ya heah.