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by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: If you don't mind, could I ask some questions?
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Re: If you don't mind, could I ask some questions?

I got a sponsor when a lady in the group told me one day, "Ask D to be your sponsor." I did.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Bad people in AA
Replies: 44
Views: 9053

Re: Bad people in AA

Bad people? No sick people. there is an AA club near me which also has meetings for sex offenders. I stay away from that club because of that. Seems silly to hang out someplace where known sex offenders are. Bad alcoholics? Well there are those who haven't had a spiritual experience. I firmly believ...
by Spirit Flower
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Recovering or Recovered.
Replies: 60
Views: 13101

Re: Recovering or Recovered.

I think "old timers" drink again because they really don't have a spiritual program so when they stop going to meetings, they encounter the mental blank spots with no power greater than themselves.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Help with Step 1
Replies: 29
Views: 15511

Re: Help with Step 1

Step 1: Powerlessness. What are you powerless over? Think about more than alcohol. Unmanageable: What is your unmanageability? Think about your entire life. Write about your powerlessness and unmanageability. Find in the Big Book where you think step one is explained and read it every day. Pondering...
by Spirit Flower
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Feeling lonely in sobriety
Replies: 22
Views: 9092

Re: Feeling lonely in sobriety

Service work.
by Spirit Flower
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The steps as an ongoing daily process
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Re: The steps as an ongoing daily process

Blue Moon wrote:
Spirt Flower wrote: What? that was yesterday! no biggie.
Spoilsport! ;)
well, sometimes, I put some bytchy post on a discussion board and then don't do anything in the f2f world.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Trade one addiction for another?
Replies: 14
Views: 3431

Re: Trade one addiction for another?

This reminds me. When I was in phase 2 (3-5 years), I'd start smoking when I was upset. So then I had to quit smoking forever (which has occurred). But i often told people that if they saw me smoking, it was because i was putting it between me and a drink. On a serious note. I think a large number o...
by Spirit Flower
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The steps as an ongoing daily process
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Re: The steps as an ongoing daily process

Squawking Hawk wrote:
Spirit Flower wrote:I feel like being an asshole right now and I want everyone to know that I am restraining myself; even by putting up this post.

What's going on Spirit Flower?

Hawk
What? that was yesterday! no biggie.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The steps as an ongoing daily process
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Re: The steps as an ongoing daily process

I feel like being an asshole right now and I want everyone to know that I am restraining myself; even by putting up this post.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: For AA "Long termers" what age do you deem young to join?
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Re: For AA "Long termers" what age do you deem young to join

I was 26 (or so) when I came to AA in '85. At that time, there were many people my age. And there were some who had got sober in their teens.

Now, if I think of anyone as young, it has nothing to do with getting sober. I'm 54 so anyone in their 20s or 30s seems young.
by Spirit Flower
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why do you want to become sober?
Replies: 33
Views: 7195

Re: Why do you want to become sober?

I also spent nearly 5 years without drinking a single drop, the trouble from drinking was not missed during that period. It defies logic I convinced myself I was somehow cured.
This is explained in the Big Book in various places.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: want to come back but not comfortable going to meetings
Replies: 23
Views: 5126

Re: want to come back but not comfortable going to meetings

I lived in a small country town in Kansas for 5 years. I was in management at the one big employer. NO, I did NOT go to meetings in that town.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: I don't think I ever got past step 2
Replies: 11
Views: 4543

Re: I don't think I ever got past step 2

And don't be surprised if you continue to wonder "who the eff is God?" years of sobriety from now.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Had My First Drinking Dream
Replies: 13
Views: 2443

Re: Had My First Drinking Dream

That is so cool you made it 16 days!
by Spirit Flower
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gutting it out last night
Replies: 55
Views: 8652

Re: Gutting it out last night

Thanks for your post Rusty.