Natural Rest is a holistic way of recovery based on non-dual presence and the Living Inquiries. Listen to a recent interview with Scott on the book here.
Scott is now doing Private Addiction Sessions with people using the Natural Rest way of recovery. Get more info or Schedule a Private Session.
A Note from Scott:
"If you are suffering and seeking within the grips of addiction, I invite you to take a look at what is being said on this page (and on this site generally).
I spent twenty years in active addiction. Upon getting clean, I searched every twelve step method, religion, self-help book, teaching, and positive thinking program that I could find. The seeking for spiritual enlightenment or self-help became my new drug. It was only when I met the non-dual message that the addictive cravings and obsession greatly diminished, to the point of being virtually absent. Presence was the key. I want to share this message with anyone who is interested!"
*Scott is working with a publisher to bring the Natural Rest book out in 2013.
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Introduction to Natural Rest (Part 1)
Live talk at the Integrative Wellness Fair in Eaton, New Hampshire
Introduction to Natural Rest (Part 2)
Live talk at Integrative Wellness Fair
Morning Meditation (Unfinding the Addict)
This is a 22 minute meditation that can be done daily (e.g., each morning). It is based on Scott's Unfindable Inquiry. In this meditation, Scott gently invites you to see through "the person who desires." Be Patient. Try this meditation out each morning for several weeks.
Wake Up and Then Clean Up the Mess (Dialogue with Hugh Osborne)
Scott Kiloby talks with Hugh Osborne about recovery and non-dual presence.
Recovery-A New Paradigm
Through resting in presence, and allowing all thoughts, emotions, and sensations to be as they are, the addict begins to experience a newfound freedom to not follow each thought, emotion, or sensation that arises. Through resting in presence, the pull towards the object or towards the future can dissolve away on its own. This approach to recovery is more helpful than developing a better story or ego. This approach helps the addict see through the ego itself. It helps the addict see through the sense of separation. When the addict no longer identifies with thoughts, the thoughts are allowed to come through freely and uninterruptedly. But the clinging to those thoughts for a sense of self releases itself. In that release, the addict stops seeing himself as an object, cut off and separate from other objects "out there." Therefore the seeking towards those objects releases itself. And the incessant, over-active thinking relaxes. Through presence, the addict experiences a quiet mind. That quiet mind is like a warm bath that embraces him in all situations, providing a sense of freedom, peace, and well-being. When the addict experiences real freedom, peace, and well-being, the need for a fix dissolves away. And the need to identify himself as an addict or "sick person" falls away too.
Natural Rest Book Reviews
Early Reviews here
An Addict Is An Escape Artist
If you are interested in non-dual realization as it applies to addiction, please read this first.
Paul Hedderman, Selfing
Paul Hedderman's site is zenbitchslap.com. A truly unique and clear voice on the topic of how the recognition of 'no self' impacts addiction and recovery. Paul's explanation of 'selfing' is great. Listen and enjoy! See if there is a 'dawning.'
KiloLogue with John Astin
John and Scott discuss non-dual realization and how it affects addiction and recovery. The recognition of awareness is the end of the seeker.
KiloLogue with John Dupuy, Integral Recovery, Part 1
This is the first segment in a four part series. John Dupuy is the founder of an amazing program called Integral Recovery at www.integralrecovery.com, modeled after Ken Wilber's Integral Theory.
Rob McNamara is also involved in the conversation. Rob has contributed to the Integral movement over the past 8 years as a leading integral practitioner. Rob has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute, served as one of the core faculty for the Integral Life Practice seminars, contributed to Integral Life, taught at Boulder Integral and is an Integral Coach for iEvolve. Rob’s area of expertise is the intersection of integral practice, human performance and integral strength training.
Scott endorses Integral Recovery as it includes total overall spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health for the recovering addict. In this first part, John and Scott discuss integral theory as applied to addiction, mainly the four quadrants.