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by Spirit Flower
Wed May 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to e-AA, but have some experience with AA already
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: New to e-AA, but have some experience with AA already

Welcome Sorne. Besides, online group, I strongly suggest finding zoom meetings near you. The AA Intergroup for your area can hook you up. I have been present in a zoom meeting when a new person introduced themselves, and the response was fantastic. And, in case you aren't very social, you can get to...
by Spirit Flower
Mon May 04, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly
Replies: 39
Views: 3018

Re: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly

Don't focus on promises. Your'e setting yourself up for disappointment. They will come. I love the last paragraph of the big book on page 164: "Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you f...
by Spirit Flower
Mon May 04, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly
Replies: 39
Views: 3018

Re: Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly

19 weeks is good. Be grateful. Read Dr Bob's story in the big book. Bob was less flamboyant than Bill and didn't make big promises about mountain top experiences or dramatic changes. Bob just kept putting one foot in front of the other and helping others. The desire to drink left after two and a hal...
by Spirit Flower
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Making amends
Replies: 35
Views: 3174

Re: Making amends

Were they easily able to be forgiving to everyone and make amends, was this a long drawn out process, or something in between.
Some amends are done quickly. Some take a long time before we are ready to make it.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Making amends
Replies: 35
Views: 3174

Re: Making amends

Did you feel like giving amends at this point, did it come later for you?
Pretty much no one feels like making amends when they are doing step 4.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Making amends
Replies: 35
Views: 3174

Re: Making amends

Read step 8 in the 12x12. It has a fuller explanation.

You don't understand "willing to make amends to them all" yet.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Making amends
Replies: 35
Views: 3174

Re: Making amends

You will better be able to figure out amends after you finish steps 5-8.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Modem Step 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4096

Re: Modem Step 4

I agree with theo. The problem with the resentment is that I have it. So, why do I have it? Why do I feel the way I feel? What is on my side of the street? An example: someone is abused as a child. Now, 20 years later, they have a resentment about it. Of course they were not at fault, but they do ha...
by Spirit Flower
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Modem Step 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4096

Re: Modem Step 4

Hand writing and typing use different neuro patterns. I recommend writing because of the older more body centered focus. If your write it and then go thru the ritual of burning it, the ritual will touch neuro circuits which you don't know you have, but will effect the outcome. When I did my first fo...
by Spirit Flower
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Such Unfortunates
Replies: 42
Views: 3082

Re: Such Unfortunates

“…much of people’s resistance to a higher power concept is really the ego’s resistance to conscience and to spiritual awareness, to the part of us that recognizes truth and wants to honor it…” ("Hungry Ghosts", Dr Gabor Mate, page 416). Why does the ego have resistance to conscience and spiritual a...
by Spirit Flower
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How do I help my atheist sponsee?
Replies: 45
Views: 12087

Re: How do I help my atheist sponsee?

HP to me means Higher Purpose, to find a way to live a better life. More at peace with myself and the world around me
Awesome!
by Spirit Flower
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Such Unfortunates
Replies: 42
Views: 3082

Re: Such Unfortunates

“…much of people’s resistance to a higher power concept is really the ego’s resistance to conscience and to spiritual awareness, to the part of us that recognizes truth and wants to honor it…” ("Hungry Ghosts", Dr Gabor Mate, page 416).
by Spirit Flower
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unmanageability of step 1
Replies: 16
Views: 1513

Re: Unmanageability of step 1

My first sponsor, when I did step 1, had me write notes in a note book for two weeks about what did I think unmanageability was for me. How did I think my life was unmanageable.
by Spirit Flower
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Suggested Reading
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Suggested Reading

For step 6 and 7, "Drop the Rocks"

For more on all the steps, from lectures by Dr Bob, "The Little Red Book."
by Spirit Flower
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alternatives to Face to Face / Coronavirus Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Alternatives to Face to Face / Coronavirus Updates

I just went to a zoom meeting at my old home group in Texas (I moved away in 2018). It was awesome to see my friends again. So, I just realized something really good about the current situation.