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by PaigeB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Traditions Question
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Traditions Question

I have been to a meeting that reads portions of one of the forwards to the Big Book. I thought it was pretty cool to hear something a little different - jarred me into actually THINKING about the words I was hearing in the pre-meeting readings. Most times I use it as a brain cooling period... remind...
by PaigeB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 9th
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day April 9th

All that depresses you, all that you fear, is really powerless to harm you. These things are but phantoms. That is good to know and good to remember. The BB tells us that we are "safe and protected". Part of the 10th Step promises on page 85 We feel as though we had been placed in a posit...
by PaigeB
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 6th Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: April 6th Daily Reflection

It makes me realize that the things I can relate to in terms of identifying with others in recovery are not he behaviors but the way I felt/feel and the way I thought/think. It makes me realize that AA's message is not so much "I did this and I did that " but more so "when I was drin...
by PaigeB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 5th Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: April 5th Daily Reflection

We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society. Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to hide underneath it. This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those...
by PaigeB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 149
Views: 8320

Re: Military Requirement

Have I Had Any Exposure to Alcohol Today? How did I handle the exposure? No but I did have some yesterday at Easter and it wasn't a factor. Sounds like the 10th Step promises! And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom b...
by PaigeB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: April 4th Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: April 4th Daily Reflection

clouds wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:12 am Happy Easter to everyone and all blessings possible over the coming season!💕 🌸 🕊 🌸 💕
Clouds!!! You are loved and missed! Happy Easter! :) :) :) :)
by PaigeB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 'Where were we to blame' 4th column
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Step 4 'Where were we to blame' 4th column

Molgzonor has a great point. If you ask 10 people you will get 10 opinions and you'll be right back where ya started - trying to decide for yourself. I guess that is why this control freak did better just following the directions in the book with a sponsor to guide me and remind me to Keep It Simple...
by PaigeB
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 'Where were we to blame' 4th column
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Step 4 'Where were we to blame' 4th column

Daily Reflections focuses on the 4th Step all month! http://www.e-aa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=27138 ACCEPTING OUR HUMANNESS We finally saw that the inventory should be ours, not the other man's. So we admitted our wrongs honestly and became willing to set these matters straight. — AS BILL ...
by PaigeB
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 'Where were we to blame' 4th column
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Step 4 'Where were we to blame' 4th column

Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes." Whatever comes up goes there. There are no wrong answers as long as you are searching and fearless. I even ADDED to this column when I did my 5th Step... there were even things there that didn't se...
by PaigeB
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 31st March Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: 31st March Daily Reflection

I'll probably never forget my first meeting in Shanghai. I came there after threat of being kicked out by my then girlfriend because of my daily drinking. Didn't know if I belong or what AA was actually about. I was standing nervously in front of the door of the club and some fellows arrived togeth...
by PaigeB
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 29th March Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: 29th March Daily Reflection

...and with the soundness of mind to listen to the voice of my conscience when, in silence, it gently speaks to me, saying: You must let go in service. There are others who must plant and harvest. But in recent times my experience is the opposite, it’s like pulling teeth trying to get volunteers fo...
by PaigeB
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 27th March Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: 27th March Daily Reflection

27th March Daily Reflection by Brock » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:06 am A.A.’s FREEDOMS We trust that we already know what our several freedoms truly are; that no future generation of AAs will ever feel compelled to limit them. Our AA freedoms create the soil in which genuine love can grow. . . . — THE LAN...
by PaigeB
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I want to go to rehab but I can't afford it.
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: I want to go to rehab but I can't afford it.

- It would require being open-minded. Willingness, honesty and open mindedness are the essentials of recovery. But these are indispensable. BB page 567 - Appendix on Spiritual Experience It did NOT require me to completely reject ANY idea* or using my own will to put my pride in check. THOSE are re...
by PaigeB
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 149
Views: 8320

Re: Military Requirement

Thanks for you service Bub!