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by Spirit Flower
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: We have a 3 fold disease.
Replies: 41
Views: 21287

Re: We have a 3 fold disease.

an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind
I think this comes from the doctor's opinion
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Should I find a new sponsor?
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Should I find a new sponsor?

It is popular nowadays to read the book together. But that is NOT how I was sponsored. We worked the steps: I was given reading and writing assignments. Then I reported on what I learned. But, when I called her daily (as instructed), she talked about herself. She didn't want to hear my stuff. After ...
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hence we are at pains
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Hence we are at pains

Hence we have difficulty to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable
You go it dude! The use of "at pains" is an American colloquialism not much in use nowadays.
by Spirit Flower
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Addicts in AA meetings?
Replies: 30
Views: 891

Re: Addicts in AA meetings?

Went to a meeting like that last night! went from 8 people to 28/39 people in no time. Now I will rant. I used to go to a weekly step study which had about 10-15 regular attendees. Then a treatment center started bringing 2 vans, 20 or more people to that meeting. Well, they all wanted to talk too....
by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Sunlight of the Spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Sunlight of the Spirit

Congrats Innermost
by Spirit Flower
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fantasizing
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Fantasizing

Check out the story in the Big Book on page 32, the carpet slipper guy. Also, I have 34 years of sobriety. About 3 years ago, I went through a phase where I did think, "I haven't had a drink in 30 years, I wonder what thats like?" So, yes, the thoughts come around. The thing is, do you see them and ...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Hi. So 26 years in the waiting.
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Hi. So 26 years in the waiting.

Of course you can change. But it takes doing the work of the program.

I used to attend meetings south of Houston. Several of those guys worked offshore.
by Spirit Flower
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

My sponsor also got sober at Hazelden and she had me read the pamphlets along with the BB and 12x12.
by Spirit Flower
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How quickly to take the steps & can I work on the steps without my sponsor's assistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: How quickly to take the steps & can I work on the steps without my sponsor's assistance?

Make sure you discuss amends with someone beforehand. It is easy to screw these up.
by Spirit Flower
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Is there anyone else like me?
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Is there anyone else like me?

Alcoholism is a disease. If you have it, you can't lick it by yourself and it will continue as long as you trigger it. Modern neuro science explains the systems in the brain which cause continued drunken-ness, until you do something different. But read the books and learn for yourself. You can read ...
by Spirit Flower
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Really need some help with anxiety obsessive thinking
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Really need some help with anxiety obsessive thinking

You need to get out of yourself. Go help someone else.
by Spirit Flower
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 34 years
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: 34 years

Thanks ebear and Paige
by Spirit Flower
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 34 years
Replies: 3
Views: 385

34 years

The glass door had a circle and triangle symbol with AA in the middle. This was the place. I opened the door. I stood at the top of a set of stairs leading down to a basement. Looking down, all I could see was a barf colored shag rug... I went down anyway. And found the most wonderful fellowship. Ye...
by Spirit Flower
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences

There are neurological explanations for binge watching. There are neurological explanations for alcoholism. One common factor is dopamine reward.