Staying on the Pink Cloud

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I recently heard a woman share at a meeting that she had been sober for quite some time but she was depressed and losing hope.  She missed the pink cloud.

Many say we can’t stay on the pink cloud.  I personally believe we can stay on the pink cloud!  But it takes dedication to doing inner work.  That includes working the steps, going to meetings, and talking to others who have what you want.  It also takes doing deeper inner work which requires a real commitment.  It takes time, energy and the willingness to do the work.  But the reward is paramount.

Some of the ways to do deeper inner work is through meditation, creativity, dream work, journaling, creative writing, using divination tools, participating in groups, and spending quiet time in nature.  These are just a few of the hundreds of things that can be done to develop the balanced inner life that leads to peace and fulfillment.

Staying on the pink cloud doesn’t mean things don’t go wrong in life, it just means your response to it is calm and consistent.  Doing the deep inner work allows you the space to feel clarity and have a sense of empowerment…no matter what comes along in life.

I find so much more fulfillment in the time I spend on my inner process than I ever did at happy hours, GNO’s or having white wine and Ruffles in front of the TV.

I was very (VERY) committed to rewarding myself with a drink.  In the beginning of sobriety, I had to constantly challenge myself to be just as committed to doing the inner work.  Now, the inner work IS the reward.  I love the process and I love clearing out layers of muck to continue feeling lighter and lighter on my pretty pink cloud.Image

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