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by desypete
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsor needs sponsor?
Replies: 41
Views: 25398

Re: Sponsor needs sponsor?

Unread postby Brock » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:00 pm i was once told, an aa member without a sponsor is like a ship without a rudder it will head off in all and any direction I agree with this for certain members, and all members can benefit from sponsors before the spirituality kicks in. But I believe it...
by desypete
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Lords prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 13109

Re: The Lords prayer

The question was not whether you should talk about the god of your understanding at meetings. The question was should we be saying a christian prayer hben aa says that they are not allied with any sect or denomination. Anyway, I do appreciate all your responses. I'm sure this will come up from time...
by desypete
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsor needs sponsor?
Replies: 41
Views: 25398

Re: Sponsor needs sponsor?

i was once told, an aa member without a sponsor is like a ship without a rudder it will head off in all and any direction i have a fellowship of sponsors as well as my own sponsor every time i go to an aa room i am surrounded by sponsors who share there own experience strength and hope with me. just...
by desypete
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I don't want to feel complacent but I do
Replies: 15
Views: 14156

Re: I don't want to feel complacent but I do

your sponsor sounds like my sponsor soberguy =biggrin i well remember moaning to my sponsor about a guy in the meeting who had been sober 30 odd years who did the main share in the meeting that night and never mentioned once the steps the program or anything that i would expect and i moaned the guy ...
by desypete
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4...dyslexic
Replies: 7
Views: 4837

Re: Step 4...dyslexic

how about making a simple recording for yourself of your step 4 ? instead of writing things down use a voice recorder ?
by desypete
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: AA Groups and AA meetings....Necessary?
Replies: 44
Views: 16509

Re: AA Groups and AA meetings....Necessary?

online aa can be a great aid for anyone in recovery and a first port of call for those whos drinking is starting to cause them a problem the problem is that for me it took me a long time to find balance in my life, and in my early years i was always wanting to do everything to extremes computers and...
by desypete
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Lords prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 13109

Re: The Lords prayer

each aa room or meeting, is its own version of aa there are no rules in aa so each group can run there meeting however they like, it took me a long time to understand that aa is what we want it to be as there are no bosses etc i wanted every aa meeting to be the same as the meetings i like to go to ...
by desypete
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: fire my sponsor????
Replies: 20
Views: 22174

Re: fire my sponsor????

DESYPETE: Thank you. I hope your sponsor/friend is recovering well and continues to be a "stinker!!" =biggrin your welcome he is out of hospital now and back around the rooms doing what he does best helping others although i am sure the hospital is glad to see the back of him and his bowel movement...
by desypete
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disrespect
Replies: 48
Views: 30288

Re: if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disres

Seriously people have you looked back on your responses. Reread what you have said. By beginning your lengthy explanations with 'this is only my opinion' then launching in to your garble gunk of thinking you have the truth only proves that you have no clue. Why can't members just say 'I don't know'...
by desypete
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: First step
Replies: 9
Views: 10027

Re: First step

i did my first step the day i shown up at aa i didnt know it as the time but i came seeking help, in other words i knew i couldn't do it anymore on my own. my life was a mess and i was beaten enough to finally give in i came to aa as it was a power greater than me that might be able to help me but a...
by desypete
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Pain Medication
Replies: 42
Views: 15974

Re: Pain Medication

the official position of aa over drugs is there is no position as aa is not at all connected with drugs there is another fellowship that deals with drugs and is for those who have drug issues aa is a self help organisation that deals with alcoholics and alcoholism, its for alcoholics run by alcoholi...
by desypete
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is it all in my head?
Replies: 6
Views: 4126

Re: Is it all in my head?

one of the things i have noticed about me these days compared to my early few years, is just how simple i try to keep things in my life the more simple i keep things the more peace i enjoy if there is a problem comes along i have to decide is there some way i can do something about the problem ? if ...
by desypete
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: fire my sponsor????
Replies: 20
Views: 22174

Re: fire my sponsor????

i dont know where i would be without my sponsor and those in aa who had the cheek to point out to me when i was being a big head or a know all or the hundred and 1 other forms of deception my head can run away with it was my first time to reliaze that maybe there might be something wrong with my thi...
by desypete
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Looking for God in the bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 8153

Re: Looking for God in the bottle

I have also enjoyed reading Timothy's post a few times since he put it up, the last line leaves me smiling. “It's such an irritatingly simple way of living that now I have learnt it within AA I wonder how I missed it so completely before!” Smiling because I have learned the same thing, but a little...
by desypete
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 10 and a dry drunk??
Replies: 33
Views: 24257

Re: Step 10 and a dry drunk??

when i was first around my mood swings were huge, in the meetings and after a meeting i would be happy full of promise and wanting to change everything in a matter of mins but by the time i got back to my flat and my head had talked me out of making a start on any of the changes i had planed i would...