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Last but not least … Step 12

The final Step in the A.A. program is: “12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs.” For me, everything in … Continue reading

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It’s May again …

What a wonderful time of year! The smells of spring surround me, and I am greeted by birdsong each morning. Even if you live in an urban jungle, I hope that the change of season brings you renewed energy and … Continue reading

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Principles before personalities

In working on my blog, I’ve recently been thinking about the 12 Traditions of A.A.. Like the 12 Steps, these Traditions are read out at the start of every A.A. meeting to help us remember how A.A. works. The 12 … Continue reading

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Step 11: Attempting to live a spiritual life

For me, Step 11 of the A.A. program is all about maintaining a a spiritual life. The step reads: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of … Continue reading

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Taking a deep breath

In my last post, I mentioned that one of the ways I avoid picking up a drink or taking a toke is by taking a deep breath. In thinking about it after, I realized that there was a lot more … Continue reading

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Step 7: It’s All About Letting Go

The 7th step of the A.A. program is: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” “Humbly asked” – that might sound simple. But to be truly humble, I had to let go of pride. My drinking and drugging was in … Continue reading

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This blog, too, is part of the journey

When I told a friend that I was thinking about writing a gratitude blog as I was coming up to 25 years of sobriety, she said it would give me a lot to think about. She was so right! Reflecting … Continue reading

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