Thy Will, Not Mine

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“During the day,

we can pause where

situations must be met

and decisions made,

and renew the simple request

“Thy will,not mine, be done.”

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As Bill Sees It p 78

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One of the most important lessons learned in AA,

I can start my day over again,

as many times and as often as needed.

Inventory taking isn’t just for a nightly review,

it can be done any time ones spirit is

out of kilter, when our intuitive feeling

indicates that all is not well with your world.

When in doubt, let go and let God.

Recovery is doing the will of a loving Higher Power.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Your Higher Power

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“You say the group

is your Higher Power,

and no right-minded A.A.

would challenge your

privilege to believe

precisely that way.”

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As Bill Sees It      p 73
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Why the stubborn know it all loves AA ? ? ?

Because there are no rules, only suggestions on how

we can stop drinking and move on to a life

that is happy, joyous and free.

How you follow the suggestion is an individual thing

which may be discovered by reading the literature,

listening to those in the fellowship,

who have been there and done that or

maybe even by a God incident.

As long as you don’t crave the drink, one day at a time,

follow your own rules, the ones that work for you.

Recovery is the Higher Power of your understanding.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Will and Action

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“Reinforced by what grace

I could find in prayer,

I had to exert every ounce

of will and action to cut off

these faulty emotional dependencies

upon people and

upon circumstances.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  63

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Change . . . .

Working the steps we are able to recognize

the bad habits, the character defects, the shortcomings

that we used to justify our drinking.

Working the steps we learn that through prayer

and meditation we are able to change those things

which would upset our emotional stability.

Today, work the steps and take the action

required to change.

Recovery is will and action.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Our Companions

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“More and more we regard

all who labor in the total

field of alcoholism as our

companions on a march

from darkness into light.

We see that we can

accomplish together what

we could never accomplish

in separation and in rivalry.”

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As Bill Sees It p 45

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Whatever it takes to get one more drunk off the streets

is OK with AA and we are sure the rest of the world is also happy.

Professional help, a program of the religion of their choice,

or by any miracle possible, recovery is approved by a loving Higher Power.

Today, applaud any recovering alcoholic and by no means

should we ever discredit his pathway to getting there.

Everyone is unique.

Recovery is understanding that there is more than one way to recover.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Can I Say No

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“However, sooner or later most of us

are presented with other obligations

— to family, friends, and country.

As you will remember,

the Twelfth Step also refers to

`practicing these principles

in all our affairs.’

Therefore, I think your choice

of whether to take a particular

Twelfth Step job is to be found

in your own conscience.”

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As Bill Sees It     p 21

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As a drunk I couldn’t even do one thing right

let alone trying to multitask by being in

two places at the same time.

Sober, I can chose to do the next right thing

but I still cannot be in two places at the same time.

Today’s choice,

choose the option that will best enhance your sobriety,

the choice that will best fit into your Tenth Step.

You are allowed to say no.

Recovery is a clean conscience.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Confirmed Honesty

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“When we are honest

with another person,

it confirms that we

have been honest with

ourselves and with God.”

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As Bill Sees It p 17

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The drunk can justify every drink by being in denial,

a polite way of saying that they lie to themselves.

There are no excuses, the alcoholic drinks because he must,

the addicted backward brain says so.

As they work through the steps, those that recovery

discover their dishonest ways

and how it has affected them and others.

Learning to be honest is just one

of the many rewards of recovery.

Recovery is learning to tell the truth.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Constructive Meditation

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Constructive meditation

is the first requirement

for each new step in our

spiritual growth.”

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As Bill Sees It p 11

 

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What is constructive meditation ? ? ?,

learning to listen, listen, listen,

very, very, very

well.

Prayer is gratitude and a request for guidance,

meditation is gratitude and listening for the answers.

A loving Higher Power answers all prayers,

in His time.

Prayers are answered by God speaking through other people,

a God incident ( burning bush, bolt of lightning)

and/or by that tiny little voice

that hides deep down in your subconscious.

Be careful what you pray for, you might just get it.

Today, learn to listen and listen to learn.

Recovery is using constructive meditation.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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