Recovery is as much about living fully as it is about healing whatever physical part of us needs healing. I believe recovery is more about emotional healing than about physical healing. Physical healing (in some form-not always the form we wish or expect) usually follows an emotional/spiritual (I use the word loosely) breakthrough.
Creativity nurtures my emotional self and expands my sensuous view of the world. My favorite book explaining this is The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram. Maia Cheli-Colando provides thoughtful commentary on her blog, The Spirited Review:
“Abram believes that it is by our disengagement with the world, with our theorized separation from nonhuman elements, and with the process of abstraction that divides us from the realms of actual perceptual existence, that we have come to a place where we can move with such blind heartlessness within the earth.” [italics mine]
[all photos taken with my iPhone4S camera; enhanced with Instagram filters]