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by desypete
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Romantic relationships
Replies: 14
Views: 5392

Re: Romantic relationships

i was told by memebers that i go to aa to well not to get laid there a hard nosed bunch but there so right they told me before i even bother about trying to hold a relationship, it would be a good idea if i first learned how to care for a plant, if the plant lives for a year then i might move on to ...
by desypete
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: What makes addiction a disease?
Replies: 10
Views: 3990

Re: What makes addiction a disease?

The following is an explanation of what happens when alcoholics put alcohol into their bodies, and how it is a completely different experience compared to non-alcoholics. No wonder why non-alcoholics can't relate, and make statements like, "Can't you just stop after one or two drinks?" It shows why...
by desypete
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsor needs sponsor?
Replies: 41
Views: 25398

Re: Sponsor needs sponsor?

i see in your post you feel victimised ? if that is the right word for it ? as you object ( YET AGAIN ) =biggrin about anyone who wouldn't recommend you as a sponsor all because you dont have a sponsor yourself ? Pete, if that is all you see in Brocks post, that is not only incorrect, its genuinely...
by desypete
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: relapse
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: relapse

ok last night was last night you can not change what you did so what are you going to do today ? there is aa to contact via phone, and i am sure if your not to happy about going along to an aa meeting on your own that if you call them someone may call out and give you a lift to a meeting or agree to...
by desypete
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"
Replies: 23
Views: 15455

Re: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"

oh dear =biggrin brock i see and read your posts very often and i dont respond to many of them as there mostly the same thing moan about sponsors moan about aa meetings moan about anything and everything who or what doesnt fit in with your view Personally, I would much rather read Brocks posts, the...
by desypete
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 issues
Replies: 24
Views: 11597

Re: Step 4 issues

Here is a classic. Wake with a head full of guilt and shame, wondering what I said to my children On the phone last night, finding remnants of high carb food that I didn't remember eating, And vowing not to hit repeat and do it all over again today. I am so amazed with how much more productive, cre...
by desypete
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 issues
Replies: 24
Views: 11597

Re: Step 4 issues

Its amazing, how many just think powerlessness is about losing control after they take that first drink. True one powerlessness is, going cookoo before that act. And then being blind sighted and ending up taking that first one, If we are not spiritually fit. funny enough it amazes me that anyone ha...
by desypete
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"
Replies: 23
Views: 15455

Re: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"

Desipete, you take absolutely no note of my motives for saying what I say, especially in this case where we are trying to advise a newcomer who raised the topic, and giving our own experiences and advise. If at five years you were complaining about tea makers, or some other such insignificant part ...
by desypete
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 issues
Replies: 24
Views: 11597

Re: Step 4 issues

So, recently I have been hearing of people who get to the 4th step then stop and end up going out. I have many people talk about why some people do this. I believe that step 4 isn't the problem. I believe if you are going out after doing step 4 it's because you haven't fully accepted step 1. I am.c...
by desypete
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsor needs sponsor?
Replies: 41
Views: 25398

Re: Sponsor needs sponsor?

Yes Robert thank you. I like the message of Chuck C, and have listened to some of his tapes, and Bill only said that Ebby was his sponsor, because it was he who first gave him the message over the table in his kitchen, in his story he said - “ I pushed a drink across the table. He refused it. Disap...
by desypete
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"
Replies: 23
Views: 15455

Re: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"

i can always see myself in brocks posts, more so when he starts complaining about others in aa =biggrin it reminds me of when i was about 5 years sober and pulling other aa members to bits in the meetings as i honestly believed my own head and what it was saying to me also i had a gut feeling that i...
by desypete
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Missing Out
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Re: Missing Out

i can relate to that feeling of missing out it lasted in me for 15 sober years until one xmas i decided to take a drink xmas was always the worse time for me, i had been to aa at age 23 and hung around for 3 years then got bored of the meetings and hearing the same boring old share or hearing people...
by desypete
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Lords prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 13109

Re: The Lords prayer

This is an interesting topic for me. When I first went to AA I was living in Canada virtually every meeting I attended ended with the Lords prayer. I was uncomfortable with that but it was suggested to me that I just stand in the circle and joining in with the prayer was entirely up to me. I used t...
by desypete
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: What's your favourite piece out of the Big Book?
Replies: 65
Views: 77009

Re: What's your favourite piece out of the Big Book?

this is my favourte part of the book from there is a solution p 21 as it was my first time i ever found out i was not the only one in the world who was like i was it decribes me to a t, the dr Jekyll mr hyde, the why questions that everyone else wanted to know as to why i would become like i would o...
by desypete
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsor needs sponsor?
Replies: 41
Views: 25398

Re: Sponsor needs sponsor?

"We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us...." Maybe the phrase "I'm as sick as my secrets" needs to become "I'm as sick as my sponsor" ;) or maybe it should be as sick as someone who pokes fun at sponsors ? if sponsors are sick then we are all in big big trouble in...