The most effective way to start defining spirituality is to define what it is NOT. Spirituality is not strict adherence to any one religion, or devotion to any one deity. Spirituality is not the exclusive property of the religious; in fact, its beginning can be attained without any belief structure whatsoever.
Spirituality IS a broad concept with room for many perspectives. It includes a sense of connection to something bigger than us, and typically involves a search for meaning in life. It is a universal human experience- something that touches us all. What’s more, spirituality isn’t some far away, hart-to-achieve goal or practice that requires years to acquire. Spirituality is a journey that begins in simple and understandable terms, personal to every individual. It’s a Universal idea that becomes real and takes on meaning for each of us based on our actions.
At BlueCrest Recovery Center, our outlook on spirituality reflects its relevance to our community: -namely, people battling alcohol and drug addiction. Spirituality doesn’t only have a place here, it is a filter we learn to put in place by which we can learn to break free from the bondage of addiction and maintain long-term sobriety.
At BlueCrest this is one of our core principal beliefs, and we incorporate spiritual principles in the clinical work we do because we value the profound results that can be achieved when done properly. We believe spirituality is actually easy to get acquainted with, easy to start practicing in simple ways and has unbelievable transformative power. When spiritual mindfulness and therapeutic practices are properly mixed and considered, the results are remarkable.