Honoring Your Healing

I honor myself when I acknowledge the gains I have made, when I look back and compare myself now to back then.  I have changed, I have made some progress on this path to recovery.  I am a work in progress, but there has been progress from “then” to “now.”  My efforts have not been in vain, my life is better because of the changes I have made with the help of my Higher Power.  Today, I try to work in concert with God and the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Together, the three of us and my efforts – have given me the focus, the courage, the strength, and the knowledge to go forth in faith that I am on the right path, that change is possible and my life can be all that I ever hoped it would be.

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6 thoughts on “Honoring Your Healing

  1. My sponsor to be told me pretty early in my recovery, “Harry, from now on Sobriety should be your number one priority”.
    From then on sobriety has been my number one priority.
    Never has a day passed when it hasn’t been on my mind.
    I didn’t have to worry about peace, it was coming.
    I didn’t have to worry about serenity, it was coming.
    I didn’t have to worry about reconciliation with the many I was at odds with, it was coming.
    Sobriety is my number one priority.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

    • How does God speak to me?
      A little later this morning he spoke to me from this ancient writing which is slightly edited but not wavering from truth. — hes

      Psalm 1

      Happy are those
      who do not follow the advice of the wicked,(Alcohol)
      or take the path that sinners(Drinkers) tread,
      or sit in the seat of scoffers;
      but their delight is in the law of the Lord (Sobriety),
      and on this law they meditate day and night.
      They are like trees
      planted by streams of water,
      which yield their fruit in its season,
      and their leaves do not wither.
      In all that they do, they prosper.

  2. Good morning all. Thank you for your service Bonnie. It has been a very long haul this sobriety for me. But I am learning that’s sobriety has to be number one in my life. And every thing else will follow.I read in the Narcotics Anonymous just for today this morning and I’d like to share it.
    ” We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic while we were using many of us were unable or unwilling to feel many emotions if we were happy we used to make us happier if we were angry or depressed we used to mask those feelings. In continuing this pattern throughout our active addiction we became so emotionally confused that we weren’t sure what normal emotions were anymore. Just for today I will not run from the uncomfortable emotions I may experience. I will use the support of my friends and Recovery to help me face my emotions. ” Thank you Harry i love the book of Psalms. It is very comforting.
    Namaste Tree.

  3. Top of the morning family,
    Healing wounds are a lot easier, when we quit poking our fingers in them.
    On my drive to work this am; heard on xm 70’s channel, “beatles, hello / goodbye tune.
    As HarryS mentioned: Divine Mercy gave me a spiritual jab / poke with this song:
    You say yes, I say no,
    You say stop, and I say go, go, go,
    Oh no.
    I say high, you say low,
    You say why, and I say I don’t know.
    Oh no.
    It’s self that says good bye, while Divine Mercy says, hello, hello, hello.
    Today, I’m understanding that God stretches my faith beyond all expectations. Faith that isn’t tested is weak and inexperienced.
    It’s a good day to take 2 rubber bands and be flexible day.

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