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by D'oh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Feeling defeated...
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Feeling defeated...

I have heard a "Sponsor" is to be someone with at least 1 day more sobriety than you, and has what you want. A Cool Car, a Trophy Wife, a Nice Home, or Serenity. Then ask "How they got it?"


So if it is 29 years of Sobriety that you are after, then Ask How she achieved that.
by D'oh
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2108

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

Let me ask this. "If I was a Normal Drinker (I am not and don't know but can imagine) would I put this much thought into what a Normal Drinker, not being Powerless over Alcohol/Life?" Then, if there was a Cure/Drug or other, for the Obsession to drink, would I survive on it without the Program, Fell...
by D'oh
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Newly relapsed after 14 years Nine days sober

Welcome Back! Did you learn anything? I did the same thing. I learnt that I am just as bad, if not worse. Drinking after Sobriety, wasn't fun at all, I was Welcomed back, I need the Fellowship's Voice/Translation for my Higher Power's will And most of all. Sobriety is a Gift. A Gift I may use everyd...
by D'oh
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2108

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

I would not think it was a good idea to convey to the newcomer that we can fully regain power over alcohol as it may give false hope in thinking that after the obsession has been fully removed from our minds by going through the steps of the AA program, we can now consume alcohol again as we have n...
by D'oh
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New here
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: New here

Welcome Bev, good to have you here
by D'oh
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2108

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

I couldn't help but think of this Thread at tonight's Meeting. The end of "How it Works" reading with A, "We were powerless over Alcohol, that our Lives have become Unmanageable ." 2 Parts, If my Life was Manageable, would I have drank? Is my life Manageable today without a Drink? Only by the Grace ...
by D'oh
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2108

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

There are Many "Dry Drunks" myself included at times. Away from the Fellowship, Morning Meditation, and so on.

No Alcohol involved, just the Unmanageability.

Again "Alcohol is but a Symptom."
by D'oh
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2108

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

In my opinion this topic comes down to the word "I" I am powerless over alcohol. We are not powerless over alcohol. I can never experience true freedom in my own will power. We can experience freedom from alcohol and live in the fellowship of spirit as we trudge the road to Happy Destiny. Sorry, bu...
by D'oh
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Really need some help with anxiety obsessive thinking
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Really need some help with anxiety obsessive thinking

I use the 3rd Step Prayer. It gets me out of myself, back to the Faith that "What ever Happens, is going to Happen." What would my Higher Power have me do next? I have wasted a lot of time working on "Why, How, When, Where, What, Why" of things, and totally miss Life. "A simple Program, for Complex ...
by D'oh
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Are we powerless over alcohol?
Replies: 68
Views: 2108

Re: Are we powerless over alcohol?

Everybody has the right to speak in meetings or write on forums like this about their experience, if it’s their experience strength and hope that’s what we are asked to do. But if someone's experience is struggling and being in ‘recovery’ for life, then there is not much strength or hope being conv...
by D'oh
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Woman in Meeting Triggering Me
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Woman in Meeting Triggering Me

The 3rd Tradition States. "The only REQUIREMENT for Membership is a Desire to STOP drinking. It does not say Moderate. Suggest Open Meetings for her quest, but do it in a way that "Where there is Smoke, there is usually Fire." On the otherhand, What will Your Absense of the Meeting do to help this? ...
by D'oh
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Mixed feelings after taking Step 5
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Mixed feelings after taking Step 5

Returning Home, where I could be quiet for an hour, I felt relief, the second 5th Step, 3 months later I felt "Wow, look at this List". This is when I realized, that Step 6 and then Step 7, were in fact Steps, not wishes. Steps into the unknown, Who am I going to be, without these Defects? Who am I ...
by D'oh
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Failed
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: I Failed

1 is Too Many, 100 Ain't Enough. It is a vicious cycle, but one that we can get out of People. At todays Meeting, a Grapevine Reading said "Never forget to Fear our Disease". When I got here, I had tried Everyway to "Put the World together" to suit Me. Rather than just "Living Life to What Life is h...
by D'oh
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: A decade...
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: A decade...

Congrats on a Decade Paige, May you have many more "One Day's"
by D'oh
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 44
Views: 2596

Re: Help Me!

Step 1 use to be "Complete Deflation"

I am very grateful for "Complete Deflation" "I Can't" but the Fellowship, and a Higher Power "Can" if I ask.

Don't confuse Liquid for Courage. You have the Courage to do anything, as long as you have the Faith that it is the Right Thing.