The spiritual aspect of the Program was a bit of a surprise for me.  I was a little leery of this part of recovery, and thought I might fail because of it. Given time, an open mind and willingness I did not know I possessed; I have embraced the spiritual.  I have a God of my understanding in my life today. I now have a “partner” in life.  The Spiritual Principles are at work in my life, and I truly feel blessed to be a member of A.A.  Each one of the Twelve Steps represents an attitude, a behavior, that works to keep me sober and living a life of service and dedication.  My sobriety is based in the spiritual. Faith came to me slowly, but it has come to me, and I am eternally grateful.


8 thoughts on “Peace

  1. The overarching truths!

    A That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.
    B That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.
    C That God could and would if he were sought.

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

    • PS Thank you Lord(God of my understanding) for this day and for all that is in it.
      My times are in your hand.
      My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

      In our cherished this is called Holy Saturday; it is often referred to as silent Saturday as we prayerfully contemplate the remembrance of Jesus in the tomb.

      Thank you Lord for this day and for all that is in it.

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

  2. A lot to chew on in a short post. I’m the same way. I wasn’t raised in anyway religious. Sobriety and working a program has guided me to a power greater than myself. Faith is everything to me today.

  3. I found out that when I did what you guys suggested that I do, I started to feel better and do better. When I didn’t do what you suggested the results weren’t so good.
    So, I kept on trying to do the stuff that worked; I started to rely on it, I developed faith in it…I became faithful, because it worked for me and it still does. It’s not me, it’s something greater than me, which I am still getting to know.
    If that makes me religious, then I am religious…if that makes me a peanut butter sandwich then I am a peanut butter sandwich, but a happy one!
    Grateful for the Gift

  4. Happy Easter and Happy Passover. The Jews celebrate ther freedom from slavery of the Egyptians. AA saved us from the slavery of alcoholism. In Christianity Jesus died for our sins. In AA and the 12 steps kills the old alcoholic and brings us back to life with the G-d of our understanding. To be spiritual and serene. It is a good life. Welcome to our blog Mark.Namaste, Tree ❤👥💕🌈💞

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