No words can legitimately describe the absolute intimacy of the eleventh step practice. Prayer and meditation are the essence of Recovery Nidra.
Just as we secure our own unhappiness, through resisting, fearing, avoiding, and conceptualizing. Practicing step eleven with Recovery Nidra, we secure a conscious contact with the presence of Awareness. Gradually the active mind is divested of its conditioning and dissolves back to its source. (loving aware presence) In other words, meditation removes whatever is in the way of your peace and happiness.
So we approach Step eleven through the medium of Recovery Nidra, with arms and heart wide open, fully prepared for the experience, and later, when everything we can let go of, is let go of; you will sense yourself sinking progressively into the experience of oneness.
As Rumi says: “Flowing down and down, in ever widening rings of being.”
Recovery Nidra and Step eleven are beautifully intertwined. The more we explore the nature of the experience of Recovery Nidra, the fewer distinctions we find.
Step Eleven: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, (as we understood him) praying only for God’s will for us and the power to carry it out.”
Recovery Nidra 11th step intention: “I am in conscious contact with God, with grace wisdom and love”.