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by desypete
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 37970

Re: Misconception of outside World

I think there is this idea in the 'outside world' that you got to AA for a while, stop drinking and then everything is OK and you can live life as a 'normal person' or even go so far as to 'drink like a normal person'. For me the first bit of AA was getting stopped (the one day at a time, counting ...
by desypete
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Group overspent and in debt
Replies: 10
Views: 8329

Re: Group overspent and in debt

what on earth have you spent aa money on that would lead it to end up in debt ? all monies collected in aa meetings are aa monies not the groups money to spend out on anything else other than for the sole support of the group so it may carry on functioning the group or the person who has spent this ...
by desypete
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"
Replies: 23
Views: 16003

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

...go and find a down and out and give them some of your time and see how you feel after it Absolutely right, and a direction for living found in every spiritual book. People like Jesus and St. Francis Mother Theresa and so on, they spent their time with the down and out's just like you do. I don't...
by desypete
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The Athiest
Replies: 66
Views: 47179

Re: The Athiest

The 'God talk' however, should not always be blamed if someone backs away from AA, my experience is that of looking for an excuse to leave, both in my own case and others I have seen. If they didn't hear anything about God, they might just as well have found another excuse, but as excuses and athei...
by desypete
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: July 4th any staying sober
Replies: 8
Views: 7830

Re: July 4th any staying sober

when i was in my 20s and first around aa the idea of birthdays or xmas times and even when my kids get married even though my kids were still babies lol played heavy on my mind as what could i do if i couldnt drink at those times ? i was shy i didnt mix well i never fitted in anywhere really and alt...
by desypete
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newcomer. Hit the drink...again.
Replies: 11
Views: 8886

Re: Newcomer. Hit the drink...again.

hi there and welcome i read your post and i can see myself very much in your tale you are right when you say your lucky that you have a family that love you and know your not like it etc so they will stand by you but sadly in the end people who love us give up on us as they have heard all the I AM S...
by desypete
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: my gratitude to aa
Replies: 5
Views: 6646

my gratitude to aa

well i am sitting here today feeling very emotional infact i have had a cry today out of pure happiness what brings this emotion to me ? well i have helped a guy who came to aa 6 years ago, infact i met the guy in the prison when i was ruining the prison meeting for aa in my time at intergroup anywa...
by desypete
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Struggling Newcomer
Replies: 14
Views: 10880

Re: Struggling Newcomer

hi and welcome in my early days i had to eat plenty of chocolate or sweet sugery things, as that helped a lot with cravings also i had to drink plenty of water i can remember a time i was really in need of a drink and i had a cold drink of water and i drank it in one go and boy did that hit the spot...
by desypete
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group Resentment Toward the "Old-Timers"
Replies: 23
Views: 16003

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

hi i can well understand your frustation at the old timers what you have to remember is this we all come to aa in different states, there is one guy in aa who helped me a lot in my early days as he was hard as nails, and he has almost 40 year sober under his belt these days however he is a big head ...
by desypete
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Service Positions Available
Replies: 6
Views: 5828

Re: Service Positions Available

just a quick thank you Paige and all others who help to run this site :D
by desypete
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fatigue in early recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 6668

Re: Fatigue in early recovery

hi and welcome i can id with you over those early feelings and the mood swings were huge in my early days i would either be happy happy happy and everything in life was great or i would be really low and not want to do anything, just sit alone in my own pain and misery this is where the discipline o...
by desypete
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Early Origins of A.A.
Replies: 14
Views: 7718

Re: Early Origins of A.A.

without the meetings none of us would be here today. we all had to go to our first meeting. and from there the journey starts I agree. I really didn't have any idea what AA was about other than it was where people with drinking problems went for help until I actually went to my first meeting and ex...
by desypete
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: if God gave free will to us, why do his will? (no disrespect
Replies: 48
Views: 30923

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

the told me if i dont believe in god then put another o in the word and believe in good today i understand it fully now when it come to my will or the will that is good my will gets me into trouble, my will never really thinks of anyone else, my will is when i believe i know all there is to know, my...
by desypete
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Utter Inability to leave it alone!
Replies: 43
Views: 28322

Re: Utter Inability to leave it alone!

An Alcoholic without a glass is a miserable being. And with love and little bit of time spent with them, we can show them this "Design for living" solution rather than "Not drink one day at a time" solution. Thats where the fellowship is failing. The alcoholics are churning out picking up 1, 30, 60...
by desypete
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Spiritual Awakening Depression!
Replies: 33
Views: 21183

Re: Spiritual Awakening Depression!

Geez, deep topic and awesome responses. I feel that I am doing good, yet out of know where I have gotten cravings, when I thought I was "cured." But I realize that it is just memories of certain times. The depression thing is wild, For me I know I am doing great spiritually yet still battle with th...