I examine the Four Stages of Competence and apply the theory to recovery. I use this theory in stepping into addiction while also using the same theory into stepping out of addictions into recovery. I take this concept even further into the subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind processes 4 billion bit of information a second while the conscious mind processes only 2,000. When we can be competent in the areas of our subconscious, when aligned with truth, we create flow states and living from a heart-centered place. When we live in this space, we can live the abundant lives we dream of and give more love to the world.