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by Spirit Flower
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 5Years
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: 5Years

Good job
by Spirit Flower
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 40 years
Replies: 15
Views: 7385

Re: 40 years

Good job Db
by Spirit Flower
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1459

Re: Speaker tapes

Brock wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:30 am
Waking Up is freely available on youtube.
Yes, but I was talking about the book, being not such a big fan of audiobooks I prefer to read rather than listen, still good to know it’s there.
Yes, I have the real book.

But I bought mine.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1459

Re: Speaker tapes

I depend on the pirate bay for a lot of movie and tv entertainment downloads, and books like these are also available there
Waking Up is freely available on youtube.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1459

Re: Speaker tapes

The book "Waking Up" by Sam Harris is a good explanation of the quieter consciousness beyond default mode network. Harris is a neuroscientist and atheist. Tapping in to that quiet consciousness is very helpful.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "Little" Stuff Sober People Do
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: "Little" Stuff Sober People Do

Go to work every day.
Clean the AA hall early on Saturday morning.
Empty ash trays even though I don't smoke.
Help people move.
Buy cards for people when they celebrate their anniversaries.
Hang out at the AA hall on Saturday night and watch old men play cards and smoke.
Answer the phone.
etc.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Addiction Paper
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Addiction Paper

PaigeB wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:46 pm
I love the portion on Epigenetics! I can almost feel the truth in this... alcoholism in my family tree + chemical (alcohol) event early in life = onset Chronic Alcoholism.
I had never heard of epigenetics until I did this research. I was astonished and also saw how it affects me.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Addiction Paper
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Addiction Paper

I wrote a paper on addiction for an English class. I did a lot of research for it and learned a lot. I have copied it here in case anyone is interested: Addiction: Disease not Choice “…addiction … an attempt to shed my existential burden instead of carrying out the struggle…” (12 Rules for Life 323)...
by Spirit Flower
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1459

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 net...
by Spirit Flower
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help with where to start.
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Help with where to start.

Online meetings all over the world: https://aa-intergroup.org/oiaa/meetings/
by Spirit Flower
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: New to the Forum

I don’t want to be here, and I feel ashamed even though it’s anonymous.
Welcome to the club. Everyone feels like that at first. You are not special.
I love AA. My life is so incredibly much better. Especially, emotions are better.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Getting sober during Covid-19
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Getting sober during Covid-19

Nice. Good job.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Help me to understand!
Replies: 28
Views: 1020

Re: Help me to understand!

PaigeB wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:52 am
positrac wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:07 am

Today 31 years ago I hit the wall ...
POSI~!!!! Congrats my friend!
8) :wink: :mrgreen: :? :shock: :lol: :) :D :P :wink: :| :mrgreen: :D
what she said!
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sponsor advice
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Sponsor advice

You said that you have problems at work and now your sponsor works there. Have you been honest with your sponsor about work in the past (pre-covid)? Will they see how things really are as opposed to what you've said? What are you afraid of besides anonymity?
by Spirit Flower
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 15 Years Sober
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: 15 Years Sober

Congrats