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by Spirit Flower
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step Study - Step 3
Replies: 64
Views: 33048

You're on finish reading the darn book step, that's what step you're on! I love it. A kick butt sponsor after my own heart! Consistent relief came for me after a long time of daily inventory, prayer and meditation. In the mean time, I fussed because relief was so short lived. But, just keep at it. ...
by Spirit Flower
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: The reality of sponsors/we're all human
Replies: 26
Views: 21142

I just wanted to follow up on my last post... This woman called me several times, but when I pushed her on whether she wanted me to be her sponsor, it turns out she had marked me for a "relationship." I am so not on that page. Thank God I got away from her early. But I did tell her that after care, ...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: The reality of sponsors/we're all human
Replies: 26
Views: 21142

I have not been a very good sponsor and usually decline the request because I am an honest straight shooter. I'll tell you the truth very directly without any fluff to gentle the impact. Of course, people don't like this. I am aware of this and disclose it to anyone asking me to be their sponsor. Mo...
by Spirit Flower
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Gratitude

This morning, I woke up late, 6:30. I had been unable to get out of bed with the alarm at 4. So, the late rising meant a change of plans. I couldn't get in a three hour run and also make it to the city for a 10 am AA meeting. I decided: get up now, get in the car by 7, get to Parkville by 8, run 3 l...
by Spirit Flower
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: August Birthdays
Replies: 27
Views: 10072

23 year olds still really don't know anything!
by Spirit Flower
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: August Birthdays
Replies: 27
Views: 10072

August Birthdays

Gee...every other month has a topic. I'll start off the August Birthday topic.

Today 08/08 is my birthday. I am 23. I'll celebrate at my home group tonight.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: My home group
Replies: 12
Views: 10086

My Home Group

The title of this thread fits my intention to praise my home group. In a meeting yesterday, I listened to two stories. One from a woman who is clearly messed up with emotional issues, but she had been physically beat up and in prison and lost 15 years clean. She was welcomed with open arms. Another ...
by Spirit Flower
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Going it alone....
Replies: 33
Views: 11138

Congratulations Mike O'R! Keep up the work and you will stay sober.

Actually, drinking is a choice. Either choose to follow your ego and drink, or follow HIGHER HELP and stay sober.
by Spirit Flower
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Going it alone....
Replies: 33
Views: 11138

In a couple of weeks I'll have 23 years; just so you know my perspective. For the first 15 years, I went to several meetings a week. Then I was in a monastery for 5 years and didn't go to any meetings. During that time, I worked the program on my own; in particular, inventory, prayer and meditation....
by Spirit Flower
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Going it alone....
Replies: 33
Views: 11138

Mike, when you joined this forum, you had four months of sobriety. At that stage, I would not recommend going it alone. Some people have to because of living circumstances; but most people can go to meetings.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: discouraged
Replies: 13
Views: 4032

What you might be missing is "fellowship." It takes more than a couple of meetings to make one friend. After you have one friend, the rest will be easy.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Ready Without a Bottom?
Replies: 10
Views: 5219

The bottom gives many people the "capacity to be honest." Evidently Dena, you haven't accepted your moments of clarity. I've seen many people go through bottom after bottom; and eventually die. In fact, at my home group now is a guy who has been around as long as me (22 years) and never completely s...
by Spirit Flower
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Practicing These Principles (3, 7, 10, 11, 12)
Replies: 4
Views: 4127

how they color my life
Ann, what a wonderful phrase. Neat to think, all it is is color that I pass through. Thanks!
by Spirit Flower
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Practicing These Principles (3, 7, 10, 11, 12)
Replies: 4
Views: 4127

Practicing These Principles (3, 7, 10, 11, 12)

Hi, I'm Laura and I am an alcoholic, I am having a quiet and humbling moment. I see in the forefront of my mind a persistent hatred for the man who works for me. I don’t try to hide it. I offer it to God. I ask instead for silence and peace. I make my choices. I know I don’t want my life to be ruled...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: forum newbi
Replies: 11
Views: 3850

Happy anniversary!

Peace,
SF