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by Spirit Flower
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!

Alot of people go to AA who do not want it. These people should not be counted in statistics because they never intended to get sober. They were mostly there to get out of jail or get their spouse to stay around. AA forward in the Big Book says, of those who really try, only 50% make it the first ti...
by Spirit Flower
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: chat room
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: chat room

There is a "Golden Years" section of the main board index if you want to start a thread there.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Once Had 6 Years, Now I'm Losing Everything
Replies: 6
Views: 510

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

Thanks for sharing Blake. I've heard other stories like yours: Sobriety Loses Its Priority (SLIP).
by Spirit Flower
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I met a lady with AA problem. She is 38.
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: I met a lady with AA problem. She is 38.

For newcomers in AA, we suggest no big decisions or serious relationships for a year. We suggest the year because people are often very emotional in new sobriety and learning a new way of life. If I was sponsoring your girl, I'd suggest she cool it for awhile, like until she worked the steps. Alcoho...
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Variety of Religious Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: The Variety of Religious Experience

I read it and loved it.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: We have a 3 fold disease.
Replies: 41
Views: 21826

Re: We have a 3 fold disease.

an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind
I think this comes from the doctor's opinion
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Should I find a new sponsor?
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Should I find a new sponsor?

It is popular nowadays to read the book together. But that is NOT how I was sponsored. We worked the steps: I was given reading and writing assignments. Then I reported on what I learned. But, when I called her daily (as instructed), she talked about herself. She didn't want to hear my stuff. After ...
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hence we are at pains
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Hence we are at pains

Hence we have difficulty to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable
You go it dude! The use of "at pains" is an American colloquialism not much in use nowadays.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 1237

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Went to a meeting like that last night! went from 8 people to 28/39 people in no time. Now I will rant. I used to go to a weekly step study which had about 10-15 regular attendees. Then a treatment center started bringing 2 vans, 20 or more people to that meeting. Well, they all wanted to talk too....
by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Sunlight of the Spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Sunlight of the Spirit

Congrats Innermost
by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fantasizing
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Fantasizing

Check out the story in the Big Book on page 32, the carpet slipper guy. Also, I have 34 years of sobriety. About 3 years ago, I went through a phase where I did think, "I haven't had a drink in 30 years, I wonder what thats like?" So, yes, the thoughts come around. The thing is, do you see them and ...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Hi. So 26 years in the waiting.
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Hi. So 26 years in the waiting.

Of course you can change. But it takes doing the work of the program.

I used to attend meetings south of Houston. Several of those guys worked offshore.
by Spirit Flower
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

My sponsor also got sober at Hazelden and she had me read the pamphlets along with the BB and 12x12.
by Spirit Flower
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How quickly to take the steps & can I work on the steps without my sponsor's assistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: How quickly to take the steps & can I work on the steps without my sponsor's assistance?

Make sure you discuss amends with someone beforehand. It is easy to screw these up.