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by PaigeB
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 6th March Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: 6th March Daily Reflection

Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 47 It was suggested to this atheist that I do a "spiritual terms" assignment as ask myself what they meant to me. HA HA! Oh I was sure I had hit th...
by PaigeB
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: How can I be more compassionate

Hi All Thank you for all your words of wisdom. I do need to be brave and speak my truth in an assertive manner. I can and do avoid confrontation because of the chaos and anger in my background. It's gave me great food for thought. I don't have to like everyone or people please and make it all bette...
by PaigeB
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: destroying unused perscription medications
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: destroying unused perscription medications

I suffer chronic pain and always will. Pain is not a pretty thing. It can be quite debilitating. That being said, perhaps you want to take them to the local free clinic or dispose of them at the pharmacy - but I would keep at least one. That's just ME. I may need to go a day or 2 waiting to get into...
by PaigeB
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 2nd March Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: 2nd March Daily Reflection

Let me say that I am fresh off a spiritual & emotional battering caused by my efforts to exert my control over my situations and even my own defects/growth. When I "come to" after one of these phases, I tend to be a bit contrarian. I argue the reading and I "beg to differ" with the wording. I think ...
by PaigeB
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day March 2nd
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day March 2nd

Over a period of drinking years, we've proved to ourselves and to everybody else that we can't stop drinking by our own will power. We have been proved helpless before the power of alcohol. So the only way we could stop drinking was by turning to a Power greater than ourselves. We call that Power G...
by PaigeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: If you want to understand the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God, start with this.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: If you want to understand the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God, start with this.

Dewms wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:25 am
I have always thought that Free Will did not work out the way God had hoped.
If "He" is omniscient then He must have known... Like the way "bad" things give us opportunities.
by PaigeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 1st March Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: 1st March Daily Reflection

Today this faith, plus the honesty, openmindedness and willingness to work the Steps of the program, gives me the serenity that I seek. It works—it really does. Just a few simple suggestions like this may very well make the difference for the newcomer! And you are right Indi... HOPE is what made me...
by PaigeB
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

positrac wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:08 pm

Just have to have hope and if we are lucky once this life is over our legacy will be that we beat addiction.
my 1/2 a cent.
That would be a wonderful legacy.
by PaigeB
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

I also like:
DOG is GOD spelled backwards... For us dog lovers, we know a bit about unconditional love!

Sound a bit irreverent, but I Believe it!
by PaigeB
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 27th February Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: 27th February Daily Reflection

The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group's decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status
Exalted to a place of humility? When their opinion is asked for directly - I could have heard a pin drop!
by PaigeB
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

Ahhh - Love. Just as hard to explain as any HP might be! Love, for me, is whatever I say it is, for me. I teach those around me what Love is - much the way such things are passed from parent to child and filtered into the community by those who wonder. Still they will have their own interpretation o...
by PaigeB
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: If you want to understand the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God, start with this.
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: If you want to understand the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God, start with this.

1Peter5:10 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:44 pm
Here's some bedtime candy.

It has been said that when a Buddhist (karma) or a Taoist (fate) makes the third step, she doesn't really give over her will and her life . . . She merely recognizes that she wasn't in charge in the first place. 8)
Very True!
by PaigeB
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: By laws for an AA group
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: By laws for an AA group

I first got sober in a farm area. Our groups and business meetings were kept really simple. In a new group, they have by laws with very corporate language. Officers, laws, rules, simple majority votes. Very corporate sounding and not very spiritual sounding. Every AA group should have the least org...
by PaigeB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 30 Years
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: 30 Years

Aggiejim wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:03 pm
Today is 2 26 21. 30 years sober in AA.
FANTSTIC!!! Thanks for sharing!
by PaigeB
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,
Replies: 17
Views: 212

Re: Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

The great thinkers of the world have told us A) There is always a null hypothesis. "If you don't convince me of 'A' then 'B' must me true." "Being skeptical," means being skeptical of 'A' and blindly believing 'B.' The great thinkers of the world have also told us B) if we truly are skeptics, then ...