Higher Power, Holy Presence or HP

I have had a couple of patients in 12-step recovery  working on a closer relationship with their Higher Power. They were having trouble with the sense of distance that the words “Higher Power” created in that relationship. Their Higher Power was up there and didn’t really want to be bothered.

Another way of looking at this is that this presence wants a close and intimate relationship with you. We can instead call it a Holy Presence or HP for short. This relationship is supposed to be close, friendly, casual and loving. You might think of your HP as someone who enjoys communicating with you, in ways like the texts and photos that you might send to close friends or family.

When we cultivate this kind of relationship we are much less likely to feel alone. We also get used to listening to that presence and allowing it to have a healthy influence on what we are attracted to, how we treat ourselves and others and our choices.

This relationship, an intimate and ongoing relationship with a sacred presence, can benefit us even if we do not have an addiction.

Ocean and Wind for Relaxation 3

This is not a guided meditation but rather a soothing background that can be used while meditating, for relaxation, or for going to sleep.

I have had people tell me that natural ocean sounds sometimes have the waves crashing too fast or too loudly for them to relax to. This is a synthesized sound with the waves breaking about three times per minute.

I can make some changes if you have requests.

For high quality recordings of nature sounds I like Karl Hamilton’s work.

 

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