If you are a member of a 12-Step fellowship, I’m sure you’ve heard the term “spiritual malady” used before in a meeting or from someone in the program. With all of these terms and ideas being thrown around, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused whenever we hear phrases such as spiritual malady.
The only way we can grow in the program and recover is by understanding our condition on a much deeper level, and that’s by understanding what’s going on inside of us. In our previous posts we discussed the body and mind portion of the disease of addiction, now we want to jump into the spiritual (emotional) side of it. They say we suffer from a spiritual malady, but what does that mean anyway? And even if that is true, how exactly does one address and fix a “spiritual malady”?
If an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his or her spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he or she could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.