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by D'oh
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fear
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Fear

This time back (I was sober and in the Program Many Years and forgot Who I was) I found the 3rd Step (with a Member's help) fairly quickly. The 3rd Step being, that "All of my Yesterdays, have just brought me to Here, Today." Even though My second "Bottom" was much deeper Jobless, nearly Family and ...
by D'oh
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Almost 2 weeks sober but craving wine
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Almost 2 weeks sober but craving wine

Ju Jubes, Jelly Beans, Toffee, Anything Sweet.

1 Day, Hour or Minute at a time.
by D'oh
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 12 Steps
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: 12 Steps

You can take the Steps anyway you want. But chances are if you go from the 2nd Step to the 12th Step, you will rip the crotch out of your pants.

I was trying to write my 4th Step, when I actually "Got" the 2nd Step. 1 Day at a Time, 1 Step at a Time.
by D'oh
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New to this but need advice!!
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: New to this but need advice!!

Great to hear that you are going to a F2F Meeting. You have already made the Hardest Step.
by D'oh
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 48 days and it’s getting better
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: 48 days and it’s getting better

Great to Hear.

And it will keep on getting better.
by D'oh
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Once Had 6 Years, Now I'm Losing Everything
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: I Once Had 6 Years, Now I'm Losing Everything

Every Yesterday, has just brought Us to Today. Today is the Only Necessary Day to be concerned with. Someone/Something else already has tomorrow Planned out, if We don't mess Today up too much. And Ask for it, Ask for Today's gift, and how to correct Our wrongs of yesterday. Blake,(if you are still ...
by D'oh
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: How to do aa without god?
Replies: 23
Views: 3666

Re: How to do aa without god?

It is "Came to believe a Power Greater than Ourselves could Restore Us to Sanity"

Not "A God" or even a "God or Our understanding" to begin.

More will come.

"I Can't"

"AA Can"

"I Can have AA's Way, if I let go and live it"
by D'oh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Do I need help?
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Do I need help?

Do you wonder whether you "need help" or you "want help"? This. I walked through the doors (Licked) at 21 years old. 2nd DUI, etc, etc. I found AA practiced the Program for 12 Great Years, then it got so Good, 5 years of "Being Dry" I forgot where I came from. Then 10 years of "Literal Hell the res...
by D'oh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Is my sponsor being inflexible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Re: Is my sponsor being inflexible?

I have walked 5 miles in -40 degrees temps for a drunk, drove 12 miles across a frozen lake with 12"s of water on top, in a car that well, was a junker and pulled off the roads, to finish a Drunk. I should be able to go to Any Lengths for Sobriety. Specially when Something is Guiding me. This doesn'...
by D'oh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Helped sponsee decide that she’s NOT alcoholic
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Helped sponsee decide that she’s NOT alcoholic

Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can...
by D'oh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Is my sponsor being inflexible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1229

Re: Is my sponsor being inflexible?

Welcome Back! BTW. Does your New Sponsor have what you want? A Serenity, Sobriety, Character, heck even a sense of Humor? Then ask how she got it. As far as Excuses like "I work tomorrow" That's when "I" need a Meeting the Most. Good Luck on your Journey. Great Question BTW. K.I.S.S. (keep it simple...
by D'oh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Struggling with step 9
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: Struggling with step 9

I accidentally bumped into his brother some time ago, and it was very difficult.
After the 3rd Step Nothing is by "Accident"

We may not know "The Why" at the time. But there is a Reason. Again Page 83-86 Nightly, 86-88 Morning Meditation helped my Amends.

Even the ones "I" was deathly afraid of.
by D'oh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Struggling with step 9
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: Struggling with step 9

Pages 83-86 at Night and 86-88 in the Morning, pretty much sums it up.

Starts out a "Yes there is a long process of Reconstruction ahead. We must take the lead."
by D'oh
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 48
Views: 2866

Re: New Slogans

But "What we really have is a Daily Reprieve, Contingent on Our Spiritual Condition."

It is basically about the "Spiritual Malady", once we Let Go and Let God (Higher Power) and quit Playing that role, The promises like "Recoiling as from a Hot Flame" begin to appear.
by D'oh
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 48
Views: 2866

Re: New Slogans

Folks with long time sobriety might take step one for granted, but for new comers, it's not always a sudden and irreversible epiphany. The only thing I bring from Yesterday is the 1st Step. I Am Powerless, and My Life Was Unmanagable. From there, I start each New Day, at the 2nd Step. That I will L...