I started a Web Site in 1999 when I came back into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. Tripod decided to block me a few years ago , so I stopped writing, posting. SO I decided to take the posts I had there and put them here. Plus new ones I found on the net and shares of my own. Take what you need and pass on the rest! Blessings ds♥

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Forgiveness


 





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
--Hannah Arendt


Resentments keep us in the past, a past that can never be relived. Resentments keep a stranglehold on our mind. They keep us from appreciating the beauty of a moment. They stop us from hearing the loving voices of friends. We forget that we have a mission to fulfill God's divine plan for our life.

Fortunately, we can shake this hold on us, and our freedom comes when we decide to forgive whatever transgressions are made against us. This decision, with some practice, can become second nature.

Clearly the choice to resent no one is our opportunity to free our mind and heart for the real activities God hopes we'll attend to. Our purpose in this life goes unfulfilled when we're consumed by resentments. Now we have a program of recovery to help us develop a forgiving heart and find the peace and joy that are part of God's will for each of us.

Holding resentments against others hurts me. Forgiveness can make me glad I'm alive today.

Friday, September 4, 2015

RECONSTRUCTION


Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead. . . .
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 83

The reconstruction of my life is the prime goal in my recovery as I avoid taking that first drink, one day at a time. The task is most successfully accomplished by working the Steps of our Fellowship. The spiritual life is not a theory; it works, but I have to live it. Step Two started me on my journey to develop a spiritual life; Step Nine allows me to move into the final phase of the initial Steps which taught me how to live a spiritual life. Without the guidance and strength of a Higher Power, it would be impossible to proceed through the various stages of reconstruction. I realize that God works for me and through me. Proof comes to me when I realize that God did for me what I could not do for myself, by removing that gnawing compulsion to drink. I must continue daily to seek God's guidance. He grants me a daily reprieve and will provide the power I need for reconstruction.
From the book Daily Reflections

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 Donna S alcoholic
 

 Boy did i have trouble with Step 2 which in turn didn't help me with the others steps. Basically i made it harder for myself then it is, as in Step 2 all i was to do was become willing. I said i was but in all actuality i wasn't, i still kept believing i was in control saying i did understand God.. how was it all to work? it wasn't till my life was totally out of control did i finally become willing to believe that there was a Power great then me and from there i was able to start my journey i found even with the smallest of prayers help me and thank you every day i didn't pick up and time went by and i was getting thru the steps4 & 5 i saw how i had a part in these resentments i had i got to see my defects and in 6 & 7 i was able to ask God to take them a beginning of healing, letting go 8 & 9 helped me forgives God was doing for me what i couldn't do for myself this wasn't the first time i did the step work i did them 3 times before this the difference was I was willing to believe that God couldds13099: and would if I let Him i winged it before and didn't allow a God of my understanding to work in an thru me i am so grateful today as my life has changed so much and i continue to trust God and the path i am on i couldn't do this with out the steps , the fellowship and God

 ty God Bless and thanks for reading me