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by beginningagain7
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 8095

Re: God/Higher Power

The word god simply means Good Orderly Direction. Now for those that are religious in nature, that statement might be offensive, which I am sorry. The reality is that the Jewish and Christian religion the God they worship has a name. Jehovah for the Jews and Jesus for the Christians. Where Ali is fo...
by beginningagain7
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!
Replies: 25
Views: 4801

Re: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!

Chapter 7 - WORKING WITH OTHERS Some day we hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to a better realization of the gravity of the alcoholic problem, but we shall be of little use if our attitude is one of bitterness or hostility. Drinkers will not stand for it. After all, our problems we...
by beginningagain7
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Don't know if AA is right for me
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Don't know if AA is right for me

There are people that also see a counselor and use A.A. so you do not have only one choice. I see a counselor
by beginningagain7
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Don't know if AA is right for me
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Don't know if AA is right for me

What you said sounds familiar to me. For there was a time that I went through the same thinking about drinking. And yes there were times that I could go without a drink. But I always ended back to drinking. And I also didn't feel that alcohol wasn't the problem with my financial situation. But the r...
by beginningagain7
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

Yes it is true that here in e-aa we want only AA approved material to be used. Mainly because this is a AA site that feels that the using the Big Book is the best way to achieve sobriety. On the other hand, we do not forbid you to use other material in your personal life. Especially for those who Hi...
by beginningagain7
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Listerine DUI
Replies: 19
Views: 6374

Re: Listerine DUI

In my opinion there is more to the story than what you have been told. 1.0 reading doesn't sound like it was more than just a swallow of Listerine. Listerine is not to be swallowed anyway. Rinse out your mouth and then spit it out. Common sense driving a car you wouldn't use Listerine unless you wer...
by beginningagain7
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Take what you need and leave the rest?
Replies: 19
Views: 5502

Re: Take what you need and leave the rest?

Now I am not a atheist or agnostic, but when a person that is, I always suggest that God stands for Good Orderly Direction. Reason being since we have been drinking we have been going in a direction that is not healthy. So when someone wants to quit drinking because where is leading them. They can t...
by beginningagain7
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 2 months of sobriety and Driving my partner up wall
Replies: 9
Views: 3556

Re: 2 months of sobriety and Driving my partner up wall

I would suggest that you talk to your partner and explain what is going on inside you. Tell what is going on and then explain that this situation will pass and you should be back to somewhat normal. And please ask the partner to be patent with you until things straighten out.

Have a good day,
by beginningagain7
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: First 30 days
Replies: 9
Views: 2738

Re: First 30 days

When I started my journey into recovery, it was suggest just to listen and not say anything. Listen to other people's story's. And when I became comfort in the surrounds then it was suggested that I speak. I got my start in A.A. in Cincinnati, Ohio and the meetings had a lot of members, so it was ea...
by beginningagain7
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Power greater than ourselves - HP. Are they the same
Replies: 18
Views: 4643

Re: Power greater than ourselves - HP. Are they the same

"Can one have or believe in a Power greater than oneself to maintain ones spiritual condition or must must one have or believe in a Higher Power or God?" In Step Three it says: "as we understood Him." And yes I left out the word God. It seems that people get upset about a word. And the word God is o...
by beginningagain7
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Racing thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 3935

Re: Racing thoughts

So you have a committee in your head. For one since it is in your head you are the chair person of that committee. Which gives some choices to make. Either you can tell that committee that what they are saying is BS. And then proceed to remove those members that are giving it to you. You do have tha...
by beginningagain7
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Are Non-alcoholic Beverages a safe alternative?
Replies: 16
Views: 6388

Re: Are Non-alcoholic Beverages a safe alternative?

The reality is that there is no such thing as none-alcoholic beer. There is some alcohol that is present in the beer. And that's why it is sold in the liquor area of the store and if you are under the age of 21 you cannot purchase it. When I worked in a convenience store people under the age would b...
by beginningagain7
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Vehicular Homicide
Replies: 3
Views: 2478

Re: Vehicular Homicide

Cunning, baffling, powerful that is what this disease of alcoholism is. Sometimes an incident where someone has killed another person because of them driving drunk does wake people up to the idea that maybe they have a problem. But then maybe not. I have read stories and have heard stories of people...
by beginningagain7
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Social Handicap Drinking.
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Social Handicap Drinking.

Being a shy person I used alcohol as a way to over come my shyness.

As for being depressed will alcohol doesn't solve that problem. Matter of fact it helps it more to be more depressed.

Welcome to E-AA.

Have a good day,
by beginningagain7
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Falling through the pink cloud
Replies: 9
Views: 4974

Re: Falling through the pink cloud

"Falling through the pink cloud" really got my attention. Mainly because clouds are mostly white or dark, because bad weather is coming. What I thought is that mainly you put to many expectations on how your life might be. That those cravings will go completely away, that you will not have those emo...