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by innermost
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: Sponsorship query.

I would say that the following quote below explains many things about us alcoholics. After examining our plight it is a wonder we can assist in helping another. But we are works in (spiritual) progress and our HP has all power and some of us do manage to stay sober. With or without a sponsor. The EG...
by innermost
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Now addicted to sugar!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4695

Re: Now addicted to sugar!!

You can try creativity and knowledge about eating if you feel the need. Find something that you still enjoy and you feel is a treat and that is healthier for you. This is something I enjoy. Frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries. Sometimes I pour on a bit of pure maple syrup. Add your eating habits...
by innermost
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Retread No One Wants to Touch
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: Retread No One Wants to Touch

Oh yes - I was so on a pity pot. You are right. Should I delete the thread? It is an excellent thread, no need to delete it. An inability to stay sober is just a part of our dilemma and nobody should have to carry a label of retread. I would bet that 99% of sober alcoholics did not quit drinking on...
by innermost
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Retread No One Wants to Touch
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: Retread No One Wants to Touch

My disease wants to kill me. My being a retread has nothing to do with anything. Very nice to hear a positive report. May I suggest you drop the label retread you are calling yourself. Your line "My disease wants to kill me" says it all. Why not refer to yourself as an alcoholic or real alcoholic? ...
by innermost
Mon May 25, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at zoom meetings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: Questions heard at zoom meetings.

There are several scenarios where the statement [ he has “more sobriety” than me ] can be true. It can also be a bad statement. Only the speaker of it knows their real intention behind it. But why does it matter? What a great gift in sobriety. We get to inventory ourselves and find out why it matter...
by innermost
Fri May 15, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Big Book hard to follow
Replies: 20
Views: 2707

Re: Big Book hard to follow

Dub24 I see that you have "conceded that you are a real alcoholic". I admitted that I was "alcoholic" since my behaviors when drinking was undeniably unacceptable by myself and society. It wasn't until I conceded to my innermost self that I was a real alcoholic and was able to start seeing this pecu...
by innermost
Sun May 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Need help...to just start...
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Need help...to just start...

I enjoy the book Alcoholics Anonymous aka The Big Book aka BB.(I use it as a study book for examining myself) The first pages of the book up to We agnostics deals with the first step. Some 44 pages plus the Doctors opinion. There are also lots of youtube speakers that explain their perspective or gr...
by innermost
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Such Unfortunates
Replies: 42
Views: 2444

Re: Such Unfortunates

dralius "Such unfortunates" are referring mainly to those who are incapable of being honest with themselves. That whole paragraph is referring to honesty.Except those with grave mental and emotional disorders. Unfortunately alcoholics are not people that like honesty much. Many of us only come to it...
by innermost
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 45
Views: 11376

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

[quote=dralius As for my understanding of the HP, HP to me means Higher Purpose, to find a way to live a better life. More at peace with myself and the world around me. [/quote] Well there you go you have a HP. That is exactly what (We agnostics) says. You get to choose your own concept of a Higher ...
by innermost
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 45
Views: 11376

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

i suggest having him, and yourself,too, read the chapter,"we agnostics." if the sponsee is praying every morning and night, there is some HP being prayed to. it doesnt have to be the same HP you have or same perception- just as long as it makes sense to him. As an atheist I find this chapter to be ...
by innermost
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 45
Views: 11376

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

Hello Preacher Forgive me if this has already been brought up. The chapter Working with others should help you out. Here is one must in working with others. Page 95. About four 5ths in or down the page. "If he is to find God,the desire must come from within." If you continue reading the next paragra...
by innermost
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 7778

Re: God/Higher Power

We are read the path of AA at meetings. Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path . Here are a few highlights. At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearl...
by innermost
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2537

Re: Step 1

The book Alcoholics Anonymous explains step 1 in pages 1 through 44 and the Doctors opinion before them. In there it tells us about our allergy to alcohol in which we break out into craving more alcohol - then it explain how our main problem centers in our mind. It talks of illusions, delusions and ...
by innermost
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Xanax
Replies: 13
Views: 2082

Re: Xanax

Hello Lila, welcome. "Is this true?" It is your program. Do what you feel is right in the matter. This program says the only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. It does not say has stopped or even has tried to stop. Rigorous honesty is talked about on page 58. You know what i...
by innermost
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 2723

Re: Corona Virus - How can we be helpful?

At the core of our program is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was the main medium to get the program out, until meetings and working with others were established in great numbers. What a wonderful time to get back into the Book or pick it up for the first time. Along with the BB there is al...