Written By: Lauren Holmes

Musing by Veda Devi.

Bit by bit, day by day, I learnt a new way of living.

I learnt that I was powerless over alcohol and drugs and that my life had become unmanageable.

I came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity.

Although I am a believer in a source greater than us that has a higher and greater consciousness than we could ever fathom I still at times found it hard to put my faith there.

So I put it in the greater power of the 12 step program.

I learnt daily practices of turning my will and my life over to the care of this higher power, I learnt to remind myself every morning of my character defects and ask for help to not be that way.

I made prayer (not to ‘God’- if God is your thing that’s great too) but to the higher source energy a daily practise and meditation.

Yoga, clean eating, service and serenity through acceptance of the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

The reason I tell you this story is because it is OUR story on a global scale right now.

We are collectively I feel hitting a massive rock bottom.

As a planet we have inequality, starvation, genocide, homophobia, mass shootings, ‘wars on terror’, chemtrails, racism and so much pain, fear and anger.

This is the 21st century.

We are evolved beings are we not? No longer needing to ‘survive’ but we are still operating from this place of ‘survival’ - ‘fight or flight’ mode.

Like I suffer from the disease of alcoholism and addiction, we as a globe are suffering from the disease of fear.

What is the antidote for fear? FAITH.

It’s time to get in control of the controllable and that is us, the individuals that make up this great collective we call home.

I can’t change the fact that Trump is president or that the war in Syria is still happening, I can’t stop madmen in cars killing innocent bystanders, I can’t stop being an alcoholic or an addict but I can do something on a daily basis to be recovered, happy, joyous and free.

To step up and be the best version of myself possible.

When we are in faith there is no room for fear.