Omni Recovery and Personal Growth Network
The purpose of ORPGN is to develop a recovery and personal growth network for people at any stage of recovery of any type of recovery, or those helping others with recovery journeys. The Network will also be open and beneficial to anyone seeking various personal growth and development journeys.
There are two major focuses of recovery and personal growth in ORPGN. The first focus is building a diverse and robust support network in which members can benefit from each others' diverse recovery and growth experiences. Those, especially, with a lacking of local community resources for their particular type of journey will be welcomed and accommodated to the best of our ability.. The second focus is building self-esteem, and self-development for members through volunteer "work practice" experiences.
The Seven Steps of the Omni Recovery/Personal Growth Journey
Step 1 - Seeing your life challenge not as just an affliction, enormous challenge or problem, but also as a gifted meaningful journey.
Step 2 - Thanking your higher power (in advance), upon awakening each morning, for the gifts your will receive from your journey the day.
Step 3 - Be willing to learn the lessons and gifts of others embarking on life journeys.
Step 4 - Sharing your recovery journey, in confidence, with a diverse group of journeyers, conducting or supporting a diversity of recovery and other challenging journeys.
Step 5 - Building your self-esteem and self-development through volunteer "work practice" experiences.
Step 6 - Using your empowerment skills and community/Internet resources to find a more empowering work or business path.
Step 7 - Sharing with others the benefits of seeing one's recovery as a gifted journey.
The Four Pillars of the Journey
The Foundation of Recovery The I-Am Map
Seeking Gifts - Exploring and appreciating the valuable lessons you learned from your journey.
Sharing Gifts - Sharing those gift lessons with others.
Work Practice - Building self-esteem, self-worth, and self-knowledge through volunteer experiences.
Practicing gratitude, forgiveness, and amends - It is easier to offer amends after practicing gratitude and forgiveness.
With the help of the The Optimist Phrase Book and other "I-Map" resources you will put together an "I-Am Map."
The "I-Am Map" is done in a collage-like format.
It is an opportunity for you to replace hindering-type thinking with positive trail blazing visual thinking.
The Tools of ORPGN
Tuning into One's Why-Fi Channel
Or the Seven Steps to Increase Your Why-Fidelity
Step 1 - Start listing lessons from your recovery you would never want to give up.
Step 2 - List the things that motivate you.
Step 3 - Start to write your life's purpose (or mission) statement. (It can start out as rough draft. Edit as many times as needed.)
Step 4 - Start to write down a picture of what you would want to do on Monday morning, for a living, if you were guaranteed it would pay all your bills and enable you to provide for yourself and your loved ones the lives you all deserve.
Step 5 - Write down the urgent thing or things you need to accomplish.
Step 6 - Realize this as an ongoing life process, and to be patient with yourself and others.
Step 7 - Help others tune into their Why-FI channels.
Guideposts to Living in the I-Am
Live fully in each moment
Realize that each moment contains all you need to live in that moment.
Plan for the future, but live in the now.
Replace "I want ... " with "I am . . ."
Live in the positive "I am," e.g. do not state "I want to lose weight," but "I am achieving healthiest self," or "I am a healthy eater," etc.
Forgive yourself for any setbacks, and congratulate yourself for any small victories on the path toward your true self.
Each moment live your inner-life as you were meant to be (to the best of your understanding), and with each successive moment you will become more of who you are truly meant to be.
More Tools of the Omni Recovery and Personal Growth Network