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by Spirit Flower
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Just Thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Just Thanks!

Congrats Tommy
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: 4th step depression?
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: 4th step depression?

Take the 5th ASAP
by Spirit Flower
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Can you be your own higher power?
Replies: 58
Views: 29472

Re: Can you be your own higher power?

For a God-resistant person, maybe there is hope. See, I think the word God is a real turn off. No, I don't want what the churchy godders have. So, I definitely need a higher power of my own understanding. Here is one I thought up this morning. What if your sponsor said this to you: Your higher power...
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 35 years sober
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: 35 years sober

Congrats Innermost. Glad you are here. 1985 was a good year to get sober.
by Spirit Flower
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Dual Birthdays Question
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Dual Birthdays Question

Celebrate when you want and tell the others to keep to themselves.
by Spirit Flower
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Non AA 12 Step literature
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Non AA 12 Step literature

I just started reading the 12 step book published by NA. It is very interesting.
by Spirit Flower
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing our story
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Sharing our story

I have been seeking a meaning to life than does not revolve around me being an alcoholic. My adult life (35 years) has been sober. Life in AA, or more accurately, the pursuit of conscious contact along with people in a fellowship, has been incredible. I've reflected on my spiritual life and my -ism...
by Spirit Flower
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: "Recovery"
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: "Recovery"

if you google 'russell brand recovery the program' you can get a pdf of the steps with many interesting questions to ask yourself. Questions for each step. Very thought provoking imo.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing our story
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Sharing our story

The inventory in itself was enough self-deprecation for me. The person you do your 5th step with, if in the program, will reflect back to you that they did a worse thing. So it is not about self deprecation. They will also tell you to list out some strengths. And they are in a position to help you ...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: How many times should I read the big book?
Replies: 31
Views: 35664

Re: How many times should I read the big book?

When you go to a big book meeting, take your book and read along with that part read in the meeting. You will over a period of time be very familiar with the big book and what many people think it means. After a long period of time doing this, I practically have it memorized.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: "Recovery"
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: "Recovery"

Did he work the 12 Step of AA?
Yes. The book is sort of a guide to working the steps. I find his use of the f word to be funny and mind opening.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: "Recovery"
Replies: 8
Views: 217

"Recovery"

The book "Recovery" by Russell Brand is a very fascinating rendition of the 12 Steps. When my first sponsor worked with me, I used the Big Book, the 12 and 12, The Little Red Book and pamphlets from Hazeldon. I read each step in each book, a little each day, and journaled. I completed each step in t...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Crashed and burned

welcome back ebear. I'm glad you are here.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Becoming Sober in a family full of denial
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Becoming Sober in a family full of denial

Are you a member of AA? have you worked the steps?
Believe in yourself. What these others think of you is none of your business.
by Spirit Flower
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I am back - still sober
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: I am back - still sober

Good to hear from you Paige.