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f there is one things that I've learned in 2011 it is how truly powerless I am. Step one is a beautiful step: We conceded to our innermost self that we are alcoholic, we admit that we have an illness, and that our lives are unmanageable because of us.... because of our perceptions, expectations, and defects of character. It is stated that this is not only true during our drinking and/or using days but also all throughout our journey of sobriety. How can this be? We have a disease…Continue
I was on 12Steprecovery.com and saw that there was a book available that I had been hearing about for a while. The title is "The Book That Started it All: A working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
It is incredible! It has the original typed text of the Big Book before it was ever published with handwritten notes in the margins. Originally Bill W. sent this manuscript out to the groups for feed back. Some of the annotations were really great and changes were made to…Continue
My recovery has evolved to the point where I am better able to trust my higher power to provide everything I need. I am older and wiser now, however, it is the 12 steps that have transformed me. I had a sponsor once who told me that each day God gives me 24 hours worth of everything I need; shelter, food, courage, strength, serenity, love...everything. When I can stay in today, I find that she was exactly right.I have…Continue