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by Niagara
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to e-AA! Clean and sober since July of 1984!
Replies: 3
Views: 4421

Re: New to e-AA! Clean and sober since July of 1984!

Welcome, Blackcat, Good to have you here :)
by Niagara
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi. My name is Merl and I'm an alcoholic
Replies: 63
Views: 23847

Re: Hi. My name is Merl and I'm an alcoholic

Hey Merl, Good to see you're still with us. I'm a mother myself. All I want to see is my children happy and healthy.....though 2 of those are children no longer. They hurt, I hurt. To see them grow and become, is amazing. I do believe your mum will be cheering you on from another place right now. So...
by Niagara
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Willingness does not mean want to..so very true
Replies: 6
Views: 6026

Re: Willingness does not mean want to..so very true

Welcome serenity :) You say you've been in and out of the program for three years....did you ever take the steps? Thoroughly and honestly? Did you try to live by the principles within? That's where the solution is. Meetings won't get me well. I can't get this by osmosis. I have to put the action in....
by Niagara
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Can't stop drinking
Replies: 19
Views: 11127

Re: Can't stop drinking

God has not provided any type relief. Only alcohol or drugs as. Hey Trish, welcome to E-AA. Simply praying won't rid you of the obsession, unfortunately - we have to put actions in to get close to a God of our understanding. Prayer is a part of that, but there's more to be done too. That's why we h...
by Niagara
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: November Grapevine Quote of the Day
Replies: 11
Views: 6071

Re: November Grapevine Quote of the Day

That phrase says to me, 'I'm never really satisfied'. Having a Spiritual malady, is not fun. I can certainly relate to that. 18 months ago, I was drunk every day, and barely functioning. Now, I work, rarely have time to breathe, in between single parenting, kids activities, AA stuff, shopping, house...
by Niagara
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi. My name is Merl and I'm an alcoholic
Replies: 63
Views: 23847

Re: Hi. My name is Merl and I'm an alcoholic

Welcome to E-AA nicmarie, good to have you here

Feel free to start your own topic to introduce yourself if you wish :)
by Niagara
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hi. My name is Merl and I'm an alcoholic
Replies: 63
Views: 23847

Re: Hi. My name is Merl and I'm an alcoholic

Hey Merl,

Welcome to E-AA, good to have you here

Feel free to ask any questions you may have, there's a lot of good recovery around here. This place has been most helpful to me, in my journey :)
by Niagara
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I finally did it
Replies: 8
Views: 4050

Re: I finally did it

Hey and welcome Field :)

Hope you find your answers in AA as I did

Best wishes

Niagara
by Niagara
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: So, when do you meditate?
Replies: 12
Views: 6432

So, when do you meditate?

I'm just curious as to when folk meditate. I think it was joe mcQ (forgive me if I'm wrong) suggested that meditation is like preparing yourself for the day ahead - heading out into the world in a non peaceful state, will result in a bad day, or words to that effect. That's the general gist of it an...
by Niagara
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Forever dependant on just A sponsor?
Replies: 26
Views: 21550

Re: Forever dependant on just A sponsor?

Hey Service Instead of putting sponsors and those who use them down, what about sharing how you did it without a sponsor? We need another person in step 5, for sure - how did you tackle this? How did you learn the steps? What resources did you use to look deeper? I know there are quite a few people ...
by Niagara
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: If you meet...
Replies: 15
Views: 10347

Re: If you meet...

It's a bit of a paradox, innit. By our nature, we seek to identify and compartmentalize....and some things we just can't do that with...but it doesn't stop my brain trying...but then I learn (thanks Tosh :lol: ) that even if I did somehow manage this, it wouldn't be the answer anyway...but still I w...
by Niagara
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: If you meet...
Replies: 15
Views: 10347

Re: If you meet...

Tosh wrote: Whatever concept I come up with for God, God's not that.
I think my brain just fried. I can smell smoke and there's this funny fizzing sound.
by Niagara
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Decision
Replies: 20
Views: 14478

Re: Home Group Decision

Hey Larry, When it comes to making decisions like this, I inventory it - yes really. Not in the step 4 sense, but in a list of pro's and cons for each. Then I look at it in black and white, and make a decision based on that fact. Sometimes I make the right decision, sometimes I don't....either way, ...
by Niagara
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: personalities in the rooms
Replies: 20
Views: 6899

Re: personalities in the rooms

The first thing I thought when I read this, is a quote I heard from Actress Helen mirren “‘At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words ‘f*ck off’ much more frequently,” Not terribly spiritual, sorry. But I get where she's coming from. The type o...
by Niagara
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Big book study guide?
Replies: 4
Views: 7758

Re: Big book study guide?

uff, $25 shipping and handling :lol:

Awesome, thanks Avaneesh :)