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by PaigeB
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I dont want to get up in the morning.
Replies: 14
Views: 128

Re: I dont want to get up in the morning.

Thanks. I appreciate it more than you know. It does seem like I will feel this way for ever. Page 152 in the Big Books gave me the greatest sliver of Hope I had had in YEARS! "... I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a sufficient substitute?" Yes, there is a substitute an...
by PaigeB
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditations Practical Rewards
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Meditations Practical Rewards

When I was sober about 8 or 9 years, I had a meditation experience that scared the hell out of me. So I avoid "traditional" meditation like the plague!!! GEE! I don't know what happened to you - mine was so spirit filled, that if I had been alone, I would have been afraid. I did in-person guided me...
by PaigeB
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Nice to be here
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Nice to be here

Wife and I got our 3-month coins last week. It got much easier for us over the short amount of time since day 1 in AUG. The program works. Feeling at peace, no cravings, actually fear booze now and almost get sick even if I think of it. Wish I did this many years ago, but its never too late! Embrac...
by PaigeB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 24
Views: 5758

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

Wow. Great topic. My sponsor and me are at odds. He is extremely happy to pray to the long-white beard god and chides me for not doing the same. I take classes on Zen Buddhism. I consider myself deeply religious but as far as the god question....I still have to check "no" on the god box. So, I get ...
by PaigeB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How does one access the registered groups?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: How does one access the registered groups?

Daelynn wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:05 am
Thanks, appreciated.
There is not a lot of traffic in there right now - But I get notified of every post I think. If I DONT respond to your post, quote THIS post and I'll get a notification!
by PaigeB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 2 Keeping it Simple
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Step 2 Keeping it Simple

Daelynn wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 am
But your explanation helps me get a foot in the door.
YES! You need to get a different view and get EXCITED & HOPEFUL about recovery! THERE IS a solution. Get a new viewpoint!
by PaigeB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

Daelynn wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Her theory was I must not have done it properly the first time. Maybe she's right, but it started to feel like punishment, and the temptation not to say anything was often too great.
Her theory might be right ~ but... Maybe you need to do the Steps differently... with a different sponsor.
by PaigeB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 32
Views: 294

Re: New Slogans

1Peter5:10 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:05 pm

Hat tip.

Yeah we were pretty far from normal by the time we came in to AA.
Truth!
by PaigeB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need help
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: I need help

Thanks for the replies. One thing I will try to do this time is be more honest. If I slip, I'm wont just not mention it. What is the point? I was always just so embarrassed and afraid of letting people down who tried to help. Be honest but not talk about slips? That's not very honest. Honest is pas...
by PaigeB
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

So I lied, and of course I drank. Why not? I had split myself into two people again, the public and the private Rob, and the private Rob was back behind a curtain where he could drink. I stayed drunk for 17 years. I tried to go back - even went back and told the truth: I got my 3 year chip after ha...
by PaigeB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need help
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: I need help

Thanks for the replies. One thing I will try to do this time is be more honest. If I slip, I'm wont just not mention it. What is the point? I was always just so embarrassed and afraid of letting people down who tried to help. Be honest but not talk about slips? That's not very honest. Honest is pas...
by PaigeB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: We have a 3 fold disease.
Replies: 41
Views: 21329

Re: We have a 3 fold disease.

In the personal story, It Might Have Been Worse in the Big Book on page 355, it is explained as a two-fold. "The explanation of alcoholism was a disease of a two-fold nature, an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind." ... Honesty sit with your self and ask why would the A.A. Big Book hav...
by PaigeB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I need help
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: I need help

I'm not new to AA but new to E-AA, which is my only alternative since I lost my license for a second time. Of course I'm scared out of my mind about what will happen now.. I cant explain how I let this happen. I'm also going through withdrawal at the moment, which makes it all the worse. It's prett...
by PaigeB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 32
Views: 294

Re: New Slogans

Don't compare your insides to their outsides.
by PaigeB
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditations Practical Rewards
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Meditations Practical Rewards

November 10th A SENSE OF BELONGING Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 105 That's what it is — belonging! After a session of meditation I knew that the feeling I was experiencing was a sense ...