Today, I’m happy to be sharing about Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag: A Transformational Guide for Living Happy, Joyous, and Free. This seems to fit in so well with the NaBloPoMo theme for September – healing.

Description of book

Feeling limited by circumstances, substances, or behaviors often leads to the simple, yet profound question, “Is this all there is?” This question is an opportunity to rediscover one’s truth and live life more fully and authentically. Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag offers readers a path to finding their personal answer to this question in an engaging two-part format.

In Part One, readers will join Lee McCormick as he reflects on his personal journey of recovery and transformation—a journey that initiated him into a life of helping others recover their own sense of self and purpose. Part Two is a medicine bag of healing practices designed to guide readers in developing self-awareness and awakening their sense of power-specifically the power of choice rooted in personal values and commitment to living those values. Covering a variety of topics addressing spirituality, awareness, and consciousness, the authors pose questions for reflection and self-investigation along the way.

Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag is not a negation of Twelve-Step recovery, but a tool for expanding awareness and increasing involvement regardless of the path one is walking. In Twelve-Step language, it builds on Step 12’s direction to practice these principles in all one’s affairs. The authors believe that the inner journey to one’s truth and the creative expression of that truth make for a good definition of spirituality, and they offer readers a very real message of the possibility of living “happy, joyous, and free” through spirit recovery.

The authors

An apprentice of the Nagual don Miguel Ruiz, Lee McCormick is founder of The Ranch, a holistic recovery treatment center located on two thousand acres in middle Tennessee, and Spirit Recovery Inc. He is currently the program consultant at Renaissance Malibu, a world class healing and treatment facility, where he implements the spirit recovery model at their facility in Malibu California. He shares his time between the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu and at his ranches in Tennessee.

Mary Faulkner holds a master’s degree in religious education specializing in spirituality. She has written books on the topics of spirituality and recovery, including Women’s Spirituality: Power and Grace and Easy Does It Relationship Guide for Recovering Couples. She is a cofounder of Integrative Life Center, former director of women’s services at Cumberland Heights both in Nashville, TN, and currently, the trauma specialist and a spiritual advisor at The Ranch in Nunnelly, TN. Along with a private practice, Mary certifies counselors and healthcare professionals in Integrative Hypnotherapy for Transforming Trauma.

My review of the book can be found on Vidya’s Sury blog today. Please go here to read more.

 

Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag: A Transformational Guide for Living Happy, Joyous, and Free.
Author : Lee McCormick & Mary Faulkner
Publisher: HCI Books
ISBN-13: 9780757317941
Genre: Recovery