Recovery Meditations ~ Sublimation ~ One Day at a Time ~ May 21, 2011

"People who are happy don't use food to

sublimate. Food is supposed to be good

for you - not make you feel good!"

Gary Null

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All compulsive overeaters use food to

sublimate. Sublimation in layman’s terms

is any habit or technique we use to

alter or change our reality - for better

or worse! Sublimation methods of choice

are a great gauge to measure mental and

physical health. Poor choices are using

food, gambling, television, alcohol,

drugs, shopping, excessive sleep or too

many passive activities. Healthy choices

are meditation, visual imagery, prayer,

journaling, yoga, physical exercise,

relaxation exercises, deep breathing,

etc. Anything from lawn mowing to

vacuuming could be an act of sublimation

- IF done with high level of awareness

and concentration. A person who's high

up the ladder spiritually sees Higher

Power in all things at all times. Since

we sublimate regardless, the trick is to

make it a consciously controlled

positive sublimation rather than

subconscious negative sublimation.


I will consciously incorporate positive, healthy methods of sublimation.