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by PaigeB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "Recovered"
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: "Recovered"

thats a great topic! myself, i like what is says in the forward: We, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. happened to me ....ohhh... sometime in there. :) id say it started occuring at step 10. love the...
by PaigeB
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 11 nightly review
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Step 11 nightly review

I usually do the "throughout the day" thing too, but always double check at bedtime. If something is still bothering me I make a mental note to check with another alcoholic in the morning. Say Thank you and go to sleep. IF I meditate, I fall asleep LOL! Meditation I save for mornings because it remi...
by PaigeB
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 83

Re: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?

I heard in the past multiple times that Bill Wilson only did the steps once, and believed that you only had to do them once, not over and over. Then tonight at a meeting, a woman shared that Bill did the steps many many times, each time with a different sponsor. That he liked to do the steps with w...
by PaigeB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at zoom meetings.
Replies: 19
Views: 1397

Re: Questions heard at zoom meetings.

Aggiejim wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Oldtimers told me that if you like everybody you know in AA, you're not going to enough meetings.
:lol: :lol: :lol: =biggrin :shock: =confused :lol: :) :wink: :? :mrgreen:
by PaigeB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I drink because my life is ruined
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: I drink because my life is ruined

I guess if you were bleeding to death you'd cut yourself again. Makes as much sense. You're depressed, so you're treating your depression with a depressant. You need to quit cussing the dealer, and take a look at how you played the cards, or better yet, question why you were even sitting at the tab...
by PaigeB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My home group & resentment creeping in
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: My home group & resentment creeping in

Hi there, This is my first post after finding the forum. Seems like a mine of information. I’m having a bit of difficulty at the moment and really don’t have anyone to talk to about this. Thank you for reading and I’d appreciate any input on how I can get my head around this. Well I just quoted thi...
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Helping Abusive Father?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Helping Abusive Father?

Hi there, I am not sure where to start with this, but any help or advice would be so much appreciated. I am in England. Sending lots of love to everyone out there. Thanks for reading. There is little you can do Glove. As an alcoholic myself, I know I had to come to my own understanding no matter ho...
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 23
Views: 2885

Re: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?

Seems like everything on the TV or internet is Corona Virus, Corona Virus, Corona Virus. Can't get away from it. And it doesn't look like it will go away in the immediate future. Medical recommendations are to avoid large gatherings of people, maintain six feet of social space, and wash our hands o...
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Getting Wife to Choose Sobriety

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Aggiejim wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:29 pm
We were powerless over alcohol and our wives had become unmanageable.
by PaigeB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Sponsorship query.

Thanks Mike O. :roll: :) :D
by PaigeB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Sponsorship query.

It works for me but my experience is that most need help and face-to-face meetings. My original post was not arguing against sponsorship. 😁 I apologize. I have not been the exact picture of spirituality lately. I know that you meant no harm and I should have taken care to convey that! Your experien...
by PaigeB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Sponsorship query.

I suppose we all use our own experience. I used the book, literally. I did nothing more or less than was asked in the book and this didn't include sponsors or homework or anything like that. Yes AA can be done as a loner. Surely many of those early folks did it that way. The Traditions was first pu...
by PaigeB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Sponsorship query.

I am very open in sponsorship. I never insist that a person "do it my way or the highway". In fact, quite the opposite. If a sponsee says, "I'd rather just write it in my book and tell someone later". I tell them that my secrets kept me sick and that even though I told my sponsor, they could tell an...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

My sponsor says that the chapter called We Agnostics is about ALL of us. WE are all agnostic. Here's the definition: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

To conclude, I suppose my question is this: Is there any way Alcoholics Anonymous can work for someone who not only doesn't believe in God, but doesn't believe in any sort of higher power, purpose, or divine plan? Is it simply a no-sell for someone of my particular ideological makeup? I am A-Theist...