“When we have suffered from abuse or trauma of any sort, forgiveness can be extremely challenging. And when we have suffered from generational, ancestral and the systemic trauma of racism, true forgiveness seems impossible – but it is not impossible. The Healing Code of Forgiveness guides us through a process of becoming aware of, dismantling and deinstalling unconscious programs of racism, trauma, shame and duality. In order to heal the trauma of racism, we must be transformed by the renewing of our minds – we must go back to the beginning – and remember who we are and who we were created to be. The Code supports that renewal.”
Belief Systems, Traumatic Memories
The race issues that are challenging our society now have their roots in history, in our social systems, and in our practiced behaviors. In this way, racism looks a lot like the recovery work we serve our clients with. That work requires getting under the hood on our held beliefs – both conscious and unconscious. Extricating from patterns of behavior is the nature of our work, which connects issues of racism with the world of recovery. Unconscious beliefs drive our conscious decisions as to who we befriend, have relationships with, accept as equal, hire, or even deem “worthy” of receiving help. Without addressing the hard-wired beliefs we carry about ourselves, other people and situations, neither addiction nor racism can truly be resolved. The Soul Recovery system is a powerful way to use the 12-Step process to address these kinds of issues.
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Ester Nicholson, daughter of a Baptist minister, renowned vocalist, former addict, teacher and author of Soul Recovery – 12 Keys to Healing Dependence – finally realized what her healing called her to: A mission worth living for. Soul Recovery, the process that Ms. Nicholson developed to heal herself of a life-threatening addiction unifies the 12 Steps of Recovery with universally accepted spiritual practices—and has guided thousands to their recovery and higher purpose. In keynote speeches, retreats, workshops, staff trainings and more, Ester shares the stories, inspirations and lessons-learned that led to her transforming journey from addiction and domestic violence to healing, serenity and success. In the process, she challenges all of us to a far-reaching reexamination of how addiction and dependence takes root and how it can be overcome and ultimately healed.
“So much of what progresses to dependence starts with how we ‘identify.’ Growing to adulthood is a messy process as we discover who we are. Our identities are forged through life experience and we selectively identify with the experiences that give us a sense of security. That does not always create a positive sense of self—resulting in challenges ranging from feelings of unworthiness to substance abuse.” By addressing addiction and dependence on this more foundational level, Ms. Nicholson finds that people respond more powerfully to the central 12-Step principles, the forgiveness of others, a deep sense of compassion for themselves and a practical system they can engage in.
“Joining 12-Step process and accountability within the context of a compassionate, spiritual practice offers a profound opportunity for the treatment and management of addiction and dependence,” Ms. Nicholson states. “The work is so powerful and the results so stunning that it has become the focus of everything I do.”