– Cathy Darling Muir

Cathy Darling Muir is a mid-western girl who grew up to be a nurse, mother and addict. She struggled to become sober and has maintained that sobriety for over 10 years. Her story is one of despair to hope, truth to wisdom and an ever-growing appreciation for life and love in all its forms. 

Welcome to our website!

We hope this will be a place of home, learning and comfort for those seeking help with recovery and those who love them. We don’t really believe we can call ourselves mystics, but only that we aspire to develop a closer relationship to the Divine and learn to better live a sacred life.

– Christine Hale

Christine Hale is a semi-retired teacher of reading and writing to students of all ages and abilities, dog lover, landlady and aspiring mystic. She hopes this book will help heal and inspire all who struggle in life.

Personal Stories

Tell us your recovery story! Win a copy of our book!!!

Cathy is only one of many who has vanquished an addiction by the power of prayer and a seeking of assistance with the Divine as well as striving to live a more loving and caring life—loving and caring for the self and others as well as for God.

So, share your story with the world! Tell us how you stayed sober and how your life improved and how a spiritual perspective helped you.

It can be 1st or 3rd person, but 1st person stories are preferred. Every month, we will read the entries and choose the 3 best. They will be published here on this website. The best of those three will win a free copy of our book!

Authors retain all rights to their stories. Entries must be no longer than 4 pages (8.5 x 11), font no smaller than 12 pt, and lines spaced at least 1.5. Entries must be submitted by the 15th to be considered for the next month.

It all started the day I walked into your kitchen. That was what got the ball rolling, opened the doors, touched my hand, and you said, “Follow me. Trust me. This will all be fine. You are on your way home now.” And indeed I was.

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Items of interest

Conversations with Guruji-Ma: Addiction as a Spiritual Quest

We have come to think of addiction primarily as a physiological process with emotional roots. Yet, most addictions are deeply founded in a sense of spiritual emptiness that conveys a painful awareness that one’s life is not meaningful in some significant way. That the question of meaning arises is fundamentally a spiritual question, having to do with who one is and what one’s connection with life is as a whole.

Anatomy of Addiction

For those who have struggled with addictive behaviors, tendencies, motivations, and emotional patterns for years without knowing how to change them, the time has arrived to be more hopeful. For the energy of your deeper being is now capable of making itself felt so that the choices you have made in the past no longer need to be the choices you make in the present.