1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration for beam recovery resources;
receiving an indication that enables or disables use of the beam recovery resources for a transmission of a beam recovery message;
monitoring reference signals for one or more active beams used to communicate with a base station;
identifying a beam failure of the one or more active beams based at least in part on the monitoring; and
transmitting, according to the received configuration, the beam recovery message to the base station using the beam recovery resources in response to the identified beam failure, wherein transmitting the beam recovery message is based at least in part on the received indication.