Spirituality in Recovery

Wellbriety Tree 2020 at Aurora

Wellbriety Tree

Some of you may have been present at the Winnipeg City Hall rotunda during the last few years for the Wellbriety Tree of Life Ceremony. Or you may have been here in treatment in Gimli and had an opportunity to create a buffalo ornament and place it on the tree. COVID-19 has forced us to Wellbriety Tree 2020 at Aurora

Winter Solstice and Wellbriety Tree Ceremony

Winter Solstice

Boozhoo, Tansi, Aurora Recovery Centre has the privilege of being located on the Western shores of Lake Winnipeg within Treaty Number One Territory. These are the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the Birthplace of the Métis Nation. We honor and respect the Treaties that were made Winter Solstice and Wellbriety Tree Ceremony

Dia De Muertos At Aurora

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Ceremony is an essential part of daily life at Aurora. Deliberately structured days are an important behavioral treatment for the chaotic brain states that are manifest in active addiction. Upon awakening, we introduce new positive ceremonies that will help re-establish healthy lifestyle patterns, and “get our head in the game” to live purposefully, one day Dia De Muertos At Aurora

Wellbriety Tree Ceremony Speech 2019

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Wellbriety Tree Ceremony 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba: Speech by Jonny Miekle  The sun is up. I woke up. This is a good start. Each breath is a gift that I will not waste. Today, I will drive my body, feed my mind and strengthen my spirit. My past may have been dark at times, but Wellbriety Tree Ceremony Speech 2019

Sacred Fires and Tobacco Ties

Sacred Fires and Tobacco Ties

Sacred Fires bring peace during these times that have been extremely difficult to navigate. We as social beings struggle to maintain relationships with new imposed expectations of physical distancing for our continued health and those around us that we care about. Simple things like handshakes have come down to hiding behind a mask and not Sacred Fires and Tobacco Ties

WAWATAY: Kevin’s Traditional Teachings

Northern lights Wawatay

Wawatay came up in conversation during the Aurora Alumni Dinner. I heard a statement from one of our Addiction Specialists. He said, “We at Aurora, are the Northern Light. (Wawatay).” Ian Rabb then shared the story of the centre’s origins, recounting the inspiration for our name. The Inspiration For Aurora’s Name: Northern Lights, Wawatay “I WAWATAY: Kevin’s Traditional Teachings

Traditional Teachings by Kevin: Humility

Kevins Teachings Humility

Kevin’s Traditional Teachings: Begin your journey in the spring, in the East. East is where all life begins and yellow best represents our first Teaching: Humility. Learn This Kind of Humility Every day, the beauty and power of creation are ignited in the East. Are you not humbled by the strength and brilliance of the Traditional Teachings by Kevin: Humility

Recovery Dharma: Into Action

Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma is among the spectrum of different recovery options Aurora Recovery Centre recognizes, and people choose to access these options depending on their temperament, personality, preferences and needs in the moment. When it comes to mutual support groups, there are many roads to recovery. Red Road to Wellbriety, Refuge Recovery and Dharma Recovery. Different Recovery Dharma: Into Action

The Dreamcatcher: Dreams of Wellbriety

Dreams of Wellbriety: The Dreamcatcher

A dreamcatcher was gifted to Aurora Recovery Centre recently from one of our members, Stacy M. He created a plaque and a dreamcatcher to be viewed by all who enter our recovery centre. The plaque states that “When you walk into Aurora and see this dream catcher, it will catch the nightmare that’s been our The Dreamcatcher: Dreams of Wellbriety