Step One is "We admitted that we were harming ourselves and others and that our lives had become overwhelming."
When I am overwhelmed, my primal brain is in control, and all it cares about is survival. I've been under the control of my primal brain for most of the year so far, even when things were going good. I was aware that something was wrong, but I kept putting off examining myself to find my problem while I helped other people find and work out theirs.
To move, live and follow the cycles and rhythms of the Spiral Path, the path of the Divine Feminine, is one of the most familiar and eased ways of being in this world. This is the natural essence of humanity and is how we journeyed through life prior to the rise of the Patriarchy.
Since the rise of the Patriarchy, society has been overtaken by a linear way of being. We have been taught to have concise goals, to walk forward despite obstacles, to never give up, to get out there and to get it done. Time to be, to grieve, play, and rest has become regimented and wildly undervalued.