I have a client who has overcome addiction and is emerging from it’s aftermath. He recently experienced a break through by writing a letter to himself from his Higher Self.
It’s a good example for us all. It entails being able to take a 30,000 foot view of your life and tap into your inner wisdom.
Here’s the letter he shared with me, with permission to share it with you.
“I am your Higher Self and I have a few things to say. The past 20-something months have been hard on you, but the future is bright.
“Almost two years ago, you admitted the unmanageability of your life caused by addiction and sought help. That was the beginning of your recovery journey.
“Unfortunately, your wife chose not to walk that path with you and filed for divorce.
“Thank you for not being bitter about that and for accepting responsibility.
“These past 20-something months have been a struggle. You moved into an apartment. You faced your demons. You got help.
“Therapy, the 12 Steps, a Sponsor, new friends, and lots and lots of work and personal growth.
“You’ve now emerged a better man.
“You’ve almost two years of sobriety.
“It’s time to move on!
“You are a good man. You deserve joy, happiness, and abundance. The best years are still ahead
“As your Higher Self, my desire for you is that you…
-be prosperous in all you do
-achieve great things
-positively impact the lives of others.
“You have everything you need to succeed at whatever goal, endeavor, or aspiration you commit to. You’ve proven that before.
“You are blessed. Your health is good. You’re smart, resourceful, skillful, and disciplined.
“It’s time to create the next wonderful chapter of your life.
“It will be exciting, fun, surprising, adventurous, fulfilling, and meaningful.
“I am here to help you, enable you, and empower you.
“Trust me. Trust God. Trust yourself.”
“Let’s do this!
“Your Higher Self”
What if you took the time to write a letter to yourself from your Higher Self. What would the message be?
You don’t have to be an addict in recovery for this exercise to be beneficial. We all struggle with life’s challenges. When we are in the thick of the struggle it’s sometimes hard to get a clear perspective.
What inner wisdom would you share with yourself? What would you affirm? What’s the message you know you really need to hear?