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Educational Variety

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“Most of our experiences

are what the psychologist

William James calls the

“educational variety”

because they develop slowly

over a period of time.”

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BB p 569 (Third Edition)

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The ah-ha moments when one discovers that

things have changed and the root cause was

not drinking alcohol one day at a time.

Most importantly, we become aware that those changes

were mad possible by a Power greater than oneself.

“God was doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.”

The spiritual awakening is happening when we discover

that the promises are coming true in our lives.

Today, know that it does not have to be the burning bush

to announce a spiritual awakening, a gentle ah-ha will do.

Recovery is contingent upon a strong spiritual foundation.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Feel The Foundation

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Keep me away from

the wisdom which

does not cry,

the philosophy which

does not laugh,

and the greatness

which does not bow before children.”

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~ Kahlil Gibran

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The spiritual foundation of life is feelings.

As a drunk I cried at  parties and joyous events,

I laughed during funerals and at serious occasions.

Alcoholism distorted and screwed up my feelings

so I was always on the wrong side of the tracks.

AA has restored me to a sane way of thinking and

today, with the help of the fellowship, a sponsor,

the Big Book and other tools, I now know how

to feel like a child, act like an adult and to enjoy

those feelings which allow me to live life

on God’s terms.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Like Gossip

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“Character defects

like gossip

sneak into my life

when I am not making

a constant effort

to work the Twelve Steps

of recovery.”

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Daily Reflections, p.297

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The character defect of the drunk

was to talk about other people ( true or false)

so that I would not have to look at myself.

If you spot it, you’ve got it.

Too often what we despise in others

is what we despise in ourselves.

Today, don’t lose your serenity,

when you sense that something is not right,

don’t blame anyone but yourself.

Today, find the Step that will put you

back on a good spiritual foundation and

keep your own side of the street clean.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Step Eleven

November Roses 037

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“11.Sought through prayer

and meditation to improve

our conscious contact with

God as we understood Him,

praying only for knowledge

of His will for us and

the power to carry that out.”

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BB,   p. 59

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Life is a journey for the recovering alcoholic and

the spiritual path is life’s most important aspect.

Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic

and since we can never be cured of the disease

constant contact with a power that relieved our suffering

must be maintained.

The blessing is that the more we maintain our contact

with a loving Higher Power

the stronger our spiritual foundation grows

and the more we can find serenity and peace of mind.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Avoid The Alcohol

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“People have said

we must not go where

liquor is served;

we must not have it

in our homes; …

… we mustn’t think

or be reminded about

alcohol at all.

Our experience shows that this is not necessarily so.”

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BB, pp. 100-101

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As the Boss says;

‘Just because I stopped drinking, the big business

of making and selling of alcoholic beverages

did not stop.’

Have no fear, have a plan, go to a meeting and learn

what others do to avoid the temptation to drink

as they enjoy a new life that includes not drinking

one day at a time.

Our experience shows that when one has a

solid spiritual foundation, your Higher Power

will continue to look over you and give you

the strength and courage to do the next right thing,

celebrate life.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Persist In Prayer

October Roses 044

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“A man who
persist in prayer
finds himself in
possession of great gifts.
When he has to deal
with hard circumstances,
he finds he can face them.
He can accept himself
and the world around him.”

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AS Bill Sees It,   p. 293

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It’s another promise.

This one shows up in the Grapevine, June 1958,

and again on page 293 of As Bill Sees It.

The simple exercise of prayer

is the spiritual foundation of good sobriety.

Prayer is asking for guidance from a Higher Power

that you may always attempt to do

the next right thing.

Pray for others, learning through faith

that good karma will always be returned

freely to those who serve.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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