The “Just for Today” meditation for January 12th focuses on the gradual unfolding of a spiritual awakening, a key aspect of the recovery journey as outlined in the Twelfth Step. Many of us often wonder how to recognize a spiritual awakening. Unlike dramatic, life-altering revelations, for most of us, this awakening is a subtle, gradual process.
Our first glimpses of spiritual awareness may come in simple forms: a newfound appreciation for life, the beauty of nature, or the melody of birds singing at dawn. These moments of clarity and peace remind us of the presence of a Power greater than ourselves, quietly working in the world around us. It’s often in these quiet, simple experiences that we begin to feel a deeper connection to something beyond ourselves.
As we progress in our recovery, our spiritual awakening becomes more profound and evident. We cultivate this growing awareness by living our lives consciously, persistently improving our contact with our Higher Power through daily prayer and meditation. Seeking guidance within, discussing spirituality with fellow addicts, and taking time to appreciate the beauty around us are all ways to foster this spiritual connection.
Just for today, let us reflect on the spiritual awakenings we have experienced. Let us strive to be more conscious of our spirituality, taking moments throughout the day to appreciate the workings of our Higher Power in the world around us.