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by Layne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9190

Re: God/Higher Power

PaigeB wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm
I hope you find what you need. I didn't know what I was looking for until I found IT!
I may not know much much, but I know exactly what you mean. :~)
What you seek is seeking you — Rumi
by Layne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Putting in more work than the sponsee
Replies: 18
Views: 2062

Re: Putting in more work than the sponsee

now that I have one, I don't want to let it go Don't let go. Let be. You be you. Let her be her. Try to guide her with what you learned in recovery thus far. Let her decide if she wants to be guided or not. If she decides not to be guided or guided on her terms only, then that is basically saying n...
by Layne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 30 years¡
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: 30 years¡

Congrats Soberguy27!!! 30 years is awesome.Your post which provides inspiration, hope, and proof of the power of the twelve steps. All one needs is honesty, open mindness, and willingness. Thanks!
by Layne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: VERY URGENT, PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU KNOW
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: VERY URGENT, PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU KNOW

I wish you the best Mert. I didn't respond before because I am not a medical professional and have no personal experience with disulfram. I hope that therapy brings the results that you hope for. If you decide to explore AA as another additional tool for your recovery, we will be here and welcome an...
by Layne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: 4th Step Column by column
Replies: 15
Views: 4281

Re: 4th Step Column by column

What is better for one person, may not be better for another person. Count from 1 to 10...1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10...1 3 2 5 4 7 6 9 8 10...both achieve the goal. What numbers from 1 to 10 when multiplied equal 21...3x7...5.25x4...both equal 21. The goal is what is important. The goal is to work the 4th...
by Layne
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Acceptance
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: Acceptance

if you resent someone just make a list of everything you want in your life and pray the other person gets it instead of you. If you do that for a week the resentment will go away.! Isn't that convenient, no amends required. Resentments can block people from making an apology. If an apology is to be...
by Layne
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship after long time sobriety
Replies: 13
Views: 1592

Re: Sponsorship after long time sobriety

“we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action,”
Definitely good advice.
by Layne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Mental Illness and AA
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Re: Mental Illness and AA

Lavender wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 am
Thank you for reading and if you suffer from a mental illness know that you belong and that there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Couldn't agree more. This many times over. Lavender, thank you so much for your strength and courage in sharing this post with us.
by Layne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Acceptance
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: Acceptance

Accepting the fact that I was powerless over alcohol, was the starting point for alcohol losing it's power over me.
by Layne
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Almost 2 weeks sober but craving wine
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: Almost 2 weeks sober but craving wine

Working the twelve steps of AA brings many rewards. One such reward for me is that alcohol and it's consumption have become an non-issue. When I see people on TV drinking prop alcohol, that is all it is, it produces no reaction in me one way or the other. It stirs no reaction in me, not because it i...
by Layne
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I don't know where to begin
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: I don't know where to begin

When I got into recovery, I was a successful,fairly high profile, owner of a business downtown on the one main street of a typical gossipy small town. AA meetings were just a block down the street. I figured once news got out that I was going to AA, my business would die; however at this point I was...
by Layne
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 20years
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: 20years

Congrats on the 20 years, the single rose, and the paying it forward attitude. Sharing those helps me. When my journey started, I didn't really want to stop drinking. I just wanted to stop all the crap that was happening in my life. AA showed me that all that crap was related to my drinking and that...
by Layne
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9190

Re: God/Higher Power

I believe my higher power provides a road map but the legwork is up to me. That sounds like an interesting analogy Layne. Does each person have a different road map and if so how does one know how too read and navigate it? I have no idea about anyone else and their map, but I navigate mine through ...
by Layne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 9190

Re: God/Higher Power

I believe my higher power provides a road map but the legwork is up to me.
by Layne
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship question
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Sponsorship qjestion

I agree with you wholeheartedly.