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by PaigeB
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

Wanting to isolate might be EGO for me and feeling hurt by others probably falls under EGO and Lack of Perspective.

We stepped on the toes of our fellows and they retaliated, seemingly without provocation. (ad lib'd that quote)
by PaigeB
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Experience of the new member
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Experience of the new member

A greed - I too think that Hope is the Great Fact for us... the message we convey to the newcomer. If we are engaging in "morbid reflection" we are not effective AND we might even give our Fear enough power to make us think about that 1st drink! BB Into Action, p.86 But we must be careful not to dri...
by PaigeB
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 2 Spiritual Guidance
Replies: 37
Views: 27595

Re: Step 2 Spiritual Guidance

The action required in step 2 is simply to become willing to practice believing in the love and mercy of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the accessibility and blessing of the Holy Ghost. Our testimonies are that you can come to know the perfectly united love of the Godhead by watching for evid...
by PaigeB
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Is there anyone else like me?
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Is there anyone else like me?

AA will be here if you ever need to get together with others who don't drink. It is my experience that it might not be today, but maybe next week or next year... anyway, AA and e-aa will be here!
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources
Congrats!
by PaigeB
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Returning to this Board
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Returning to this Board

Glad you are HERE!

Even though I participate fully in my face-to-face AA community, I love this place! 24/7/365 access to other alcoholics! We also have an email meeting!

But it was the Daily Reflections that got me to come here - I needed a Daily maintenance practice!
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual principles
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Spiritual principles

Each of the Steps teach us a principle. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. Most times we learn a little bit all the time. Some of the principles listed are a bit different, but these are close. 1. Honesty 2. Hope 3. Faith 4. Courage 5. Integrity 6. Willingness 7. Humility 8. Brotherly Love 9, Just...
by PaigeB
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 30 Days
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: 30 Days

My alcoholic mind will always get me blackout drunk. I KNOW people die out there while trying to get sober. Now that you have 30 days... Congrats! Maybe this is the perfect time to look up some meetings near you, pick up a 30 day chip and just feel it out! Follow the links to your neighborhood AA re...
by PaigeB
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Spiritual or religious?

"They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action" I am not god. That is pretty simple. I am not sure of what to make of your reply Paige. I had quoted from the BB from Bill's Story, regarding the conversation between Bill and his friend, Ebby Thacher. But he did no rantin...
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Spiritual or religious?

. . . no society of men and women ever had a more urgent need for continuous effectiveness and permanent unity.
We alcoholics see that we must work together and hang together, else most of us will finally die alone.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. p. 561
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Spiritual or religious?

"They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action" I am not god. That is pretty simple. And there are step-by-step (literal STEPS) human actions that are practical, like writing an inventory of what I have and I need to "own" in Step 4. From page 28 of the Big Book... The ...
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Giulian barre
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Giulian barre

... I feel fragile whether I drink or stop drinking alcohol. Your words made me think of this quote from the Big Book. I hope you have a book, if not let us know! We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men. What seemed at first a flimsy reed , has proved to be ...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Spiritual or religious?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Spiritual or religious?

Good topic! I have been - or am currently - a firm atheist. My sponsor and my sisters in the program would say that I am not really... but can you guess the content of the Soul of another? Who can tell me what is Truly the authentic me? That is the compilation of a lifetime of moments - second and m...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Question
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Question

I do not speak for this AA Group (e-aa) nor do I speak for any treatment center. I did not go to treatment either. What I am thinking is that the treatment center wants to be able to help him focus ONLY on recovery. Sometimes they think you have to change all your friends for a while. "They" meaning...
by PaigeB
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

Layne wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:51 am
I can't change instances. I can change patterns.
Maybe someday I'll quit falling in and just get my feet wet? :lol: :lol:
by PaigeB
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober

Glad you lived to tell the tale. Your story WILL save the lives of others. Get back in the saddle but try not to drive the horse. My message lately is from the 7th Step prayer... My Creator, I am now willing that You should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that You now remove from me every singl...