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|02-09-2013, 04:19 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Trudging that road.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle Wa
Blog Entries: 1
Daily Reflections for 2/9/2013
GETTING THE "SPIRITUAL ANGLE"
How often do we sit in AA meetings and hear the speaker declare, "But I haven't yet got the spiritual angle." Prior to this statement, he had described a miracle of transformation which had occurred in him -- not only his release from alcohol, but a complete change in his whole attitude toward life and the living of it. It is apparent to nearly everyone else present that he has received a great gift; " . . . except that he doesn't seem to know it yet!" We well know that this questioning individual will tell us six months or a year hence that he has found faith in God.
LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 275
A spiritual experience can be the realization that a life which once seemed empty and devoid of meaning is now joyous and full. In my life today, daily prayer and meditation, coupled with living the Twelve Steps, has brought about an inner peace and feeling of belonging which was missing when I was drinking.
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|02-09-2013, 04:56 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Trudger of Happy Destiny
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Naperville, IL
I am one of the last people to notice spiritual growth in certain areas of my life. That's a fact I am OK with.
|02-09-2013, 06:17 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Fellow Traveler and Seeker
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
I would often sit and wonder why I hadn't gotten the spiritual experiences that everyone spoke about, and then I would have people tell me I was different - then ask myself if that was the change, if that was it? Clearly having the mental obsession lifted and having a full, content life is something that I never could do on my own...so something had happened without me being there!
|02-09-2013, 10:59 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Aka.. Indamiricale. :)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dr.Bob's Neighbor
Amen guys.. I didnt have any lighting bolts and such.. And thank goodness I dont think I would of believed it, I would of simply said flashbacks..
I know I sure didnt get here on my own doing. That only got me into the rooms..
I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
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