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by dralius
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

Leaving aside speaker tapes: it is possible to believe in your own higher consciousness without believing in god. The hard question not answered by philosophers or neuroscientists is who or what is consciousness. The part of the brain which is addicted to substances is more like the default mode ne...
by dralius
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Immense fear of sharing in meetings
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Immense fear of sharing in meetings

When i first started i would have anxiety attacks when speaking at meetings but my group expected at least a minimal contribution. We are a 12 and 12 group so we forcus on our experience with that weeks step or tradition. if we don't have any experience with it we just tell what we did to stay sober...
by dralius
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hand Sanitiser
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Hand Sanitiser

The stuff my workplace supplies smells like cheap vodka.
by dralius
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

Thanks for your feedback. The following space contained my opinion. I don't think it needs voiced as you don't need your mind changed and neither do I " Ah, my mistake bud. Didn't mean to insult or argue, was trying to continue the dialogue. My error, I'll leave you alone here. Be well, be happy, b...
by dralius
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

There's a few things to unpack there. Turning our will toward a higher power is more than just gaining some external power to stay sober. My higher powers (reality, love, etc) want me to be much better, and much less selfish, than just a sober drunk. The will that I have to turn over is not just th...
by dralius
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

Your quote is "I am not able to have my own conception of what God is because to me God = Nil" Well then you do have a conception of God. And, that conception is what you will have to work with in terms of working the AA program . Nah, as I've explained to Dralius and others before -- it is entirel...
by dralius
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

" A rose by any other name is still a rose." So I suppose, to some, a "God" by any other name would still be God and therefore hard to to swallow. Perhaps it is not so much about changing the wording as it is the changing one's concept of God where the difficulty arises. And, I might add, for many ...
by dralius
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

Layne wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Are you suggesting my mind set is using threats or force to get what its wants?
In a manner of speaking, yes.
I am thretening myself? I am at a loss here to understand your meaning.
by dralius
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

"That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism." as Indianapolis pointed out You're missing an important word there. "Probably." Not only that but "human" is singular...it says nothing about the power generated by a group of humans working together towards a common goal like in "I...
by dralius
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Remembering Your Last Drunk?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Remembering Your Last Drunk?

My last drink/drunk was Dec11th 2019.

I drank from 6-11pm and went to bed early because i had a long drive to the renab in the morning. Once i got checked in they had me do a bethalizer. It was 11am on the 12th and i still blew a .024
by dralius
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Re: Speaker tapes

Can you identify with any of these terms: Power greater than myself Spirit of the Universe Creative Intelligence Universal Mind Spirit of Nature Czar of the Heavens Friend Father of Light Creator Supreme Being Realm of Spirit God of Reason Great Reality Presence of Infinite Power and Love Maker. On...
by dralius
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1404

Speaker tapes

I have been listening to speaker tapes every day. The ones on Youtube on the Odontology channel. Classic speakers like Sandy B. , Bob D. , and many others. I must have listed to a dozen of them by now. Some are many hours long. I figured it might help me get into the program because I have stalled o...
by dralius
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Daily Picture

Personally I have no beliefs that are spiritual or any faith but I do have hope and for me that is enough.
by dralius
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Help me to understand!
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Help me to understand!

The steps are built around the idea that you let god fix your life since you are a failure to such an incredible magnitude that only a supernatural power could intercede. I think that is a pile of rubbish. It clearly states that the program is for those who have tried to stop drinking and could not...
by dralius
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Help me to understand!
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Help me to understand!

1. Both sides of my family are Methodist. We were not a church going family. 2. I am a non-theist so I don’t believe in a H.P. as understood in the Big Book. 3. (See 2.) 4. My lack of a H.P. is a barrier to me in AA. The steps are built around the idea that you let god fix your life since you are a ...