Enter your interior space. Notice the darkness, the blocks, the brokenness. This is your false self. Ask the Spirit to hold these dark realities and help you to hold them with reverence and care. Feel the Spirit’s firm touch and reverent embrace transform your blocks and brokenness. Ask the Spirit to open your eyes to your false self. To shine light to expose your false self.
Thank the Spirit for the darkness and the light, the woundedness and wholeness, that reside within you. Thank the Spirit for embracing and dwelling in both.
Spirit of life-giving freedom, I ask for the grace of awareness of my own brokenness and darkness—the many faces of my false self. Give me a willing and courageous spirit to delve deeply into my own vulnerability. Help me to see my areas of darkness so that these can come out into the light, to explore my brokenness so that it can bask in your healing touch, to become aware of my resistances so that they can be freed by your loving Spirit.
Help me to be a resting place where others can bring their struggles as well as their joys. Let me find a home in You so others can find that home through me.
Holy Spirit … heal us.
Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.
He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.