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by D'oh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: First sponsor but not going well
Replies: 31
Views: 6037

Re: First sponsor but not going well

Hello Allibaba I was taught, to "Choose a Sponsor. You simply find someone who Has what you Want." Then ask them "How did You get that?" Be "What you want, A Trophy Wife, a Nice Car, A Beautiful Home, or of course a Serenity/Persona/Character. It is not the Sponsor's Fault that your Life is Hectic, ...
by D'oh
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 23
Views: 3645

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

I am ok with the "Day by Day My day was Just Awful/Great" Meetings, for after all "Alcohol was but a Symptom". But I do usually Share during those types of Meetings, a message of "The Spiritual Life is Not a Theory, We have to Live it." for Page 64. Resentment is the “number one’’ offender. It destr...
by D'oh
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 23
Views: 3645

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

1987 was my first time in, 2015 when I got back.

Less After Meetings
Less Smoke
More Beeping Pockets
and Way Less "If you don't choose a Sponsor, One will be Appointed"
by D'oh
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9236

Re: God/Higher Power

Basically!

I Can't

AA Can!

Members carry the Message.

Then I found their Message is from a Higher Power than them
by D'oh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Mental Obsession
Replies: 19
Views: 3449

Re: Mental Obsession

When you said “Sometimes I think I haven't been totally beaten by this disease and need to go back out and be totally beaten into surrendering to this” you just described the mental obsession perfectly. Well done.
Eye, "A Simply Program, for Complex Thinkers"
by D'oh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9236

Re: God/Higher Power

DOG is GOD spelled backward! My Dog can certainly teach me about unconditional Love. Great analogy. "The Door only needs to be opened a crack" That's what got me to an Understanding of something Larger than the Fellowship. An Open Mind (and Joe). Opened my Mind to the Fellow Members, being just tha...
by D'oh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9236

Re: God/Higher Power

And yet here I am, sober. And thousands more atheists and agnostics with no "god", still sober through AA. Either that means (1) us agnostics are all doomed to fail, or (2) that the Big Book was written by one guy with three years sobriety who thought God was his answer, and maybe we shouldn't assu...
by D'oh
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9236

Re: God/Higher Power

And yet here I am, sober. And thousands more atheists and agnostics with no "god", still sober through AA. Either that means (1) us agnostics are all doomed to fail, or (2) that the Big Book was written by one guy with three years sobriety who thought God was his answer, and maybe we shouldn't assu...
by D'oh
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9236

Re: God/Higher Power

"For those of you who have been sober for a while, in looking back over your sobriety, how much of your sobriety do you attribute to a belief in a Higher Power/God? Step 4, I could not write anything. Step 1 was Obvious, or I wouldn't have ever walked threw the Doors. If Drinking was Good, I would ...
by D'oh
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 6324

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

Bob P, states it Very Well. Well enough to make it into 2 Editions of the BB. (15) A.A. TAUGHT HIM TO HANDLE SOBRIETY “God willing, we . . . may never again have to deal with drinking, but we have to deal with sobriety every day. It starts as. When I had been in A.A. only a short while, an oldtimer ...
by D'oh
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 6324

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

from what ive heard and read over the years, the one major misunderstanding about the program of AA is the disease concept,which i do believe it was doc silkworth who first understood how the hopeless drunks got sober was through spirituality-before AA and the BB were even thoughts. the BB uses the...
by D'oh
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 6324

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

I agree Mike. The flip side of my previous comment is the fact that as the Big Book say's regarding the past "We do not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it." It is the past that we learn from. As far as the future goes even animals collect food in anticipation of a long winter. Thank yo...
by D'oh
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 6324

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

What we really have is a daily reprieve (from our alcoholic or addictive behaviors) contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. After recovering from alcoholism a person may adopt Spiritual principles of living. Honoring the Day the Creator has made. Thus living one day at a time in t...
by D'oh
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 6324

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

When I got here, I wanted to get sober temporarily until I fixed my problems. I did not understand what "alcoholic" meant. I thought working the Steps was going to be like taking a college class. So, I did not drink today and tried to figure out what was going on in meetings. Decades later, general...
by D'oh
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 6324

Re: 24 hour sodriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

my plan is to die sober. i can only do that one day at a time. i cant stay sober tomorrow or yesterday- only today. My plan Also. Today is the Day I have to Live, If I do this as close to my Higher Power's Will as I can, Tomorrow will come and go the way it was intended to. All the Yesterdays, has ...