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Old 02-09-2013, 04:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Trudging that road.
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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.


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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Old 02-09-2013, 04:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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..
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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patience! thanks for this today
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