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by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Sunlight of the Spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Sunlight of the Spirit

Congrats Innermost
by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fantasizing
Replies: 12
Views: 229

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: 291

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: 219

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: 177

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.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Is there anyone else like me?
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Is there anyone else like me?

Alcoholism is a disease. If you have it, you can't lick it by yourself and it will continue as long as you trigger it. Modern neuro science explains the systems in the brain which cause continued drunken-ness, until you do something different. But read the books and learn for yourself. You can read ...
by Spirit Flower
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Really need some help with anxiety obsessive thinking
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: Really need some help with anxiety obsessive thinking

You need to get out of yourself. Go help someone else.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 34 years
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: 34 years

Thanks ebear and Paige
by Spirit Flower
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 34 years
Replies: 3
Views: 328

34 years

The glass door had a circle and triangle symbol with AA in the middle. This was the place. I opened the door. I stood at the top of a set of stairs leading down to a basement. Looking down, all I could see was a barf colored shag rug... I went down anyway. And found the most wonderful fellowship. Ye...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences

There are neurological explanations for binge watching. There are neurological explanations for alcoholism. One common factor is dopamine reward.
by Spirit Flower
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Too young to share at 3 months - thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Too young to share at 3 months - thoughts?

The most interesting part of any share is "what happened", and then "what its like now." Of course you have experience, strength and hope. Share these.

I find anybody's drunkalog funny but not that enlightening.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Checking In.
Replies: 36
Views: 4134

Re: Checking In.

ebear, .... don't know what to say except meetings always help me.
by Spirit Flower
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 44
Views: 3032

Re: Help Me!

When I was new, my sponsor made me memorize "How It Works" from chapter 5 of the Big Book. Then I could lay in bed and repeat it until I went to sleep. This kept my mind out of dark places. If you don't have a big book, or don't go to meetings so you don't know what I am talking about, then google "...
by Spirit Flower
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 44
Views: 3032

Re: Help Me!

When you are new, I suggest going to as many meetings as you can. Meetings are much cheaper than treatment. However, if you live in a small town, I'd probably go less, and then drive to a bigger town and find meetings.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Do Open Meetings Vary By City / Country?
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Do Open Meetings Vary By City / Country?

In the Houston area, almost all the meetings were open and they read that statement. Sometimes nursing students sat in and they passed if called on. One time, a non-alcoholic came and tried to talk about other problems. We said she was welcome to sit in the meeting but had to share about alcoholism....