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by Reborn
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Turning 21
Replies: 13
Views: 9617

Re: Turning 21

Alcoholism can manifest itself in all areas of life...drinking is but a symptom of the spiritual malady. I'm a chemical gourmet...whatever I could put in my body that changed me from the neck up I did. I identify as an alcoholic because no matter what "other" things were going on at the time my good...
by Reborn
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I don't want to feel complacent but I do
Replies: 15
Views: 13144

Re: I don't want to feel complacent but I do

Life has been anything but boring for me since I made use of all three sides of the triangle. Yes...the three legacies for me are contribute, belong and learn. Contribute is service...belong is unity...and learn is recovery where I uncover, discover and discard that which is blocking me from the su...
by Reborn
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 34396

Re: Misconception of outside World

AA has 3 legacies...recovery, unity and service. I see them as contribute, belong and learn. Contribute is service...belong is unity and learn is recovery where I uncover, discover and discard what has been blocking me from the sunlight of the spirit. The more I sit in the middle of that triangle th...
by Reborn
Fri May 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ambiguity.
Replies: 61
Views: 25689

Re: Ambiguity.

Maybe I'm over simplifying but we're talking about this passage specifically right? No one has said don't read other books...this passage doesn't represent what the AA program promises. It's funny that a few posters turn it into some kind of talk about resentment...kind of a back handed comment abou...
by Reborn
Fri May 12, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ambiguity.
Replies: 61
Views: 25689

Re: Ambiguity.

Twenty Four Hours A Day^* A.A. Thought for the Day We can depend on those members of any group who have gone all out for the program. They come to meetings. They work with other alcoholics. We don't have to worry about their slipping. They're loyal members of the group. I'm trying to be a loyal mem...
by Reborn
Fri May 05, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New and in a bad place
Replies: 9
Views: 4397

Re: New and in a bad place

Welcome...I know the feeling and its awful. Here is a part of Bill's story...Bill is one of the founders of AA. Page 8... Trembling, I stepped from the hospital a broken man. Fear sobered me for a bit. Then came the insidious insanity of that first drink, and on Armistice Day 1934, I was off again. ...
by Reborn
Wed May 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I really need help/advice please
Replies: 37
Views: 14308

Re: I really need help/advice please

page 103... After all, our problems were of our own making. Bottles were only a symbol. Besides, we have stopped fighting anybody or anything. We have to! If you can just put down the bottle and your life improves you're probably not an alcoholic. In my experience when an alcoholic puts down the dri...
by Reborn
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Walked out of two meetings this week
Replies: 64
Views: 31706

Re: Walked out of two meetings this week

It's been well over a month since I replied to this post and over six weeks since I attended a meeting. Here I my thoughts. I remain strong and sober. I have no desire to drink alcohol ever again. Why? Because I know what it will do to my life if I do. Did a "Higher Power" play any part of this? NO...
by Reborn
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How do I learn to rely on a higher power?
Replies: 15
Views: 7524

Re: How do I learn to rely on a higher power?

When I feel like that it is not God who moved...its me. What I know to be true today is faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation. I had a conversation with a sponsee this evening about this very thing. I told him that as soon as you stop trying to put God in a box and learn to...
by Reborn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: am i a bad sponsor??
Replies: 11
Views: 9411

Re: am i a bad sponsor??

I have experienced this and anyone who says they don't is probably lying. Thing is that I answer even when I don't want to...I do a lot of things in AA that sometimes I don't feel like doing. My whole life I did things based on how I "felt" in the moment...I don't feel like going to work...I don't f...
by Reborn
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Moral inventory comment...
Replies: 11
Views: 5574

Re: Moral inventory comment...

Big book of. 72 and 73 Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives. Trying to avoid this humbling experience, they have turned to easier methods. Almost invariably they got drunk. Having persevered with the rest of the program, they wondered why they fe...
by Reborn
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Fairly new to sponsorship...
Replies: 7
Views: 5036

Re: Fairly new to sponsorship...

My sponsorship responsibilities are to take someone through the the steps...not tell someone what to do...most of my "advice" goes something like this..."this is my experience with 'xyz'...this is what I did...and this is the result I got." As far as my sponsees calling everyday...I never say they h...
by Reborn
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Mental state that precedes a relapse!
Replies: 63
Views: 37283

Re: Mental state that precedes a relapse!

Meeting makers may make it for a while but step takers get well. I go to meetings because I absolutely enjoy doing so. "Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives." Nothing makes me happier then passing what I have learned to a newcomer....that is the point h...
by Reborn
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Nothing but Nudge from the Judgers
Replies: 51
Views: 27451

Re: Nothing but Nudge from the Judgers

You're putting words in my mouth...I never said or even implied that anyone who walks through the doors is a waste of time. Oh? my humble apology. I clearly misinterpreted that is refering to Ebby and 3 members of the Oxford group approaching a judge....they got Ebby out of going to jail... and gue...
by Reborn
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 6 Months Sobriety
Replies: 6
Views: 2992

Re: 6 Months Sobriety

Nice job Roman...keep trudgin my friend!