Kurt Swensen

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 323

Messages from listeners are more important than you might think. Don’t be shy!! Some Jungian dream perspectives and examples. “Aspects” of our being. A review of some thoughts and facets of Shamanism we haven’t talked about in awhile. Our “Soul Complex” and how our body and mind protect itself during times of trauma. A few…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 322

Welcome to ORS 322. On this week’s show…. From the Showtime hit Ray Donovan – “When a door closes the Universe opens a window.” How/why we catastrophize. What if we just knew “it” was going to be okay? Faith. Are you listening? Is all addiction born out of anxiety and pain? Step Four: Not just…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 321

Stephanie visits Portland and stops by to say hello. Love and support to my good friend Dean. How our recovery work is applicable in all areas of our life. Making the jump from “everything is ok” to full on catastrophe. Another reminder about watching the news and reading the newspaper. What work are we avoiding?…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 320

This week we take a moment to remember a woman who helped heal my view of Spirituality. How the illusion of “this world” can (at times) take us out of our grounded Spiritual center. Daily meditation, just five minutes at a few different points during the day, keeps us centered. This is too uncomfortable, “I’m…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 319

We start with a special thanks to Teresa, Garrett, Richard and Gene, and all of those who assist ORS behind the scenes. A cautionary tale about taking shortcuts literally, and in recovery. Stay in your work, be deliberate and don’t cut corners. The point in recovery where we grow (but not exclude) upon the 12…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 318

On this week’s episode… Addiction as a deterrent to healing past trauma?. Hearing about the childhood (or any) trauma of a person you love, and what I can do to help. Parallel paths of healing. A story about being “done” with spirituality, letting go and trusting the Universe. A reminder of Ernie Larson’s Stages of…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 317

On this week’s episode we start with some recognition of another great milestone for our good friend Gene. You’re awesome my friend!! Celebrating sobriety dates and anniversaries, some thoughts.. Mirroring: “That which I see in others I see in me.” The opposite of: “If they weren’t such an a**hole then I wouldn’t be having the…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 316

If its time to rest, rest… another example of me not listening to my inner voice. “Mandated healing” versus true healing from the heart. Nudging my ego to the curb and just asking for help. Sharing parts of your life with others. Being “led” by the still small voice. Sounds good, but how? Listen, and…

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 315

On this week’s episode… Lister emails about last weeks Honesty show – What is it I could possibly be afraid of? Some thoughts. Ultram/Tramadol: synthetic opiate, useful for pain relief but patients still experience withdrawal. Not as “safe”as suggested? Marijuana and THC legalization. Will it impact your recovery? The curative properties of LSD, other hallucinogens,…

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