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By Jennifer Miller
Building an Altar is a great way
To start the New Year.
Have fun with it!!!
Find a special place in your home.
My main altar is where I practice yoga.
There are several other small altars
Around my home that I move around
Depending on my mood and intention.
Ideas of what to place on your Altar:
Deities – I have Quan Yin (Goddess of
compassion), Kali and Mother Mary.
Photographs of loved ones, who I am
Mala Prayer Beads.
Fresh Flowers – I like to place something from the earth.
Incense – I imagine the smoke going into the Heavens
with my prayers and intentions for the day.
Candles – I always light one when I am in the home.
Aromatherapy – I love beautiful scent.
Words of Wisdom – Beautiful thoughts as you walk by.
Mirror – To remind me to go within for answers.
Special treasures from travels.
“May we all find peace within andExtend that love to all that we encounter.”
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.
(Please note that Mala prayer beads, aromatherapy and candles can
be purchase at the Heart Based Healing Store, with a portion going
to benefit women at risk.)
By Jennifer Miller
Staying in love, not fear.
Brave, courageous adults.
How could this be?
Tears won’t stop, but
I must pick myself up.
Changing energy by
Sending love, strength, and healing.
What is happening to our young men?
Prayers, prayers, prayers.
By Jennifer Miller
I arrived Monday morning at the Recovery House with “lululemon” yoga mats to present to the girls. IT FELT SO GOOD! Most of them have so few material possessions now and they were thrilled to have something new and special to call their own.
After the yoga session, I spent some time with the Recovery Home director and she spoke of her 32 years of recovery. I was able to tell her of my experiences with addictions and recovery in the last 20 years with my ex-husband and two sons. She was surprised as she looked at me and remarked that I did not look like I had been “through it”.
This conversation highlighted the fact that addictions affects many of us, either directly or indirectly, in all walks of life. As a young woman 25 years ago, I would never have dreamed that I would be working with women in recovery and that this disease would be such a large part of my life. I still have trouble with how difficult it is for my family and friends to understand and be there emotionally for me. But when you have two children either struggling or dying from a disease, the importance of a support group is never greater as the feeling of isolation can be overwhelming.
People tend to dismiss addictions as something that could never affect THEM. “Alcoholism” is an addiction, yet it is clearly viewed differently than other “substance abuse” addictions. My ex-husband told me he was an “alcoholic” before we were married, and I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting to learn more. I read books and articles on the subject.
I remember being so shocked at the meeting when a speaker shared her story of heroin addiction and homelessness. I had no idea at the time what would eventually unfold.
When a woman marries an addict, her sons have a 70% or greater chance of becoming addicts according to one Betty Ford study. Both of my sons now battle the disease, with one celebrating his third year of sobriety and the other not yet ready enter recovery and accept its life-saving principles. I am stronger now than I was three years ago, and I pray for my second son and all who find themselves overcome by alcohol and substance abuse addictions.
Namaste, Jennifer Miller
“Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset, make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears sharp to hear your voice. Make me wise, so that I may know the things you have taught my people, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.”
A Prayer by Sioux Chief, Yellow Hawk
I am love.
I am honest.
I am a good Mother.
I am surrounded by beautiful people.
I am a Woman of Strength and Courage.
I am in loving relationships that support and nourish me.
I am healing people through body, mind and spirit.
I am prosperous in all that I do.