Amidst the towering trees and rolling hills of The Ranch treatment center lies a wooded path blazed for the 12-step pilgrim. The path to the 12-step walk is not easy, but an open heart and a deliberate eye allow the beauty of this rustic scene to refresh the mind and body.
At the grove, tall trees shadow the entrance to what looks like a cozy, primitive campsite. Beyond the entrance is an enchanting trail that helps clients experience the 12 steps in extraordinary ways and find new routes to spirituality and recovery.
- Step One – welcomes us: “We admitted we were powerless over our addiction; that our lives had become unmanageable” reads a painted wooden sign hanging on a tree. A circle of logs forms seats around a fire pit. Someone has hung an old jawbone from some long-dead cow. Powerless indeed. Life and death, the Great Mystery — you can feel it here.
- Step Two – Another circle of log stumps provides rest for the journeyer. “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Reading the comforting words in this setting has a profound effect. The Power is everywhere here.
- Step Three – In the next natural circle of trees, the camp at Step Three invites the visitor to make a “decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.” An old horseshoe hangs from a nail in a tree. One feels cupped in the hands of the Divine, and listens again to the silence out here.
At each stop along this trail, visitors and past residents have hung wind chimes, feathers, personal talismans and symbols of their journey into healing and wholeness, making sacred altars to leave behind for inspiration. Each Step has its own campsite, for sitting, talking, meeting the Higher Power, and a fire pit for symbolically burning off the wreckage of the past.
In this incredibly beautiful spot, under the shade, surrounded by silence, visitors can read the familiar words of wisdom and release at each Step, feel serenity wash over them, and breathe deeply, with gratitude.
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