When those of us with a mental illness, severe trauma, or an addiction are experiencing our Dark Night of the Soul, some of us find the Higher Power of our understanding through our spiritual crisis.
But my experience was that, in addition to finding God, a support network of compassionate people loved me back to life and spiritual light. “Gods in skin,” if you will.
I started my road to recovery in 1993, but it wasn’t until 2010 when I was blessed to become a part of the unconditionally loving Fellowship of AA that I truly started to heal and thrive rather than just existing.
May all of you who are still suffering find your support network, in whatever form it comes.