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by isabelle
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Just Reflecting....
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Just Reflecting....

thanks ed

i am going to meetings almost everyday and i have a sponsor and i am working the steps.. so if i have un treated alcoholism does that mean that i am doing it all wrong?
by isabelle
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Just Reflecting....
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: Just Reflecting....

hello you wrote something about "getting to the place where we needent wallow in morbid self hate" i am 9 months sober now and it feels like i constantly live in this state. perhaps it is my misconception of humility. the most frustrating of my disease is that i am not only the alcoholic but also th...
by isabelle
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: here for support
Replies: 12
Views: 4277

Re: here for support

30 days today. thank you everyone for all your support through your words of wisdom, online meetings and relative chat forums. although the new walk of life is not at all an easy one i can say this, it is far easier then the one i was living 30 days ago. here's to today, this moment, this minute, th...
by isabelle
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: prayer and meditation
Replies: 16
Views: 3802

Re: prayer and meditation

hello lb, and thanks for your response! the big book goes more into detail with prayer on pages 86, 87 third step prayer is on page 63 i find myself lately talking lots with my HP. throughout the day, in every situation that arises i ask for guidance. i too, have felt a great amount of peace and con...
by isabelle
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: prayer and meditation
Replies: 16
Views: 3802

prayer and meditation

hello all :D
anyone out there care to share any tips and techniques for prayer and meditation? of course, i use the prayers outlined in the big book and add a couple of my own, as well as the ones listed in the daily prayers (daily reflections). just looking for a little advice. :)
by isabelle
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: two sides to a husband
Replies: 9
Views: 8262

Re: two sides to a husband

hello happycamper and thank you for your reply i did not mean to say that aa is a selfish program, i don't think that's what i did say, if so i apologize. what i was meaning was that i need to be selfish in a few ways if i want to recover. in that i mean to take time to myself to do the work that ne...
by isabelle
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: two sides to a husband
Replies: 9
Views: 8262

Re: two sides to a husband

why thank you everyone for your positive and constructive input :) i have not been pressing, or pulling any information from him, nor have i been trying to talk him out of the moods that he does get in. to be quite honest, it has been like this for a long while now.. drinking or not. when i take tim...
by isabelle
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: two sides to a husband
Replies: 9
Views: 8262

two sides to a husband

hello everyone. i am pleased to announce that this is one week. the first week for me in over 8 months. i am proud. however, i have a pressing issue. i have come to the realization this time around that to succeed in sobriety, you need to be selfish. you need to take the time you need for yourself t...
by isabelle
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: help with step 5
Replies: 5
Views: 5474

Re: help with step 5

k i'll take a look. i send an email request for a temp sponsor three days ago and someone did email me back and said to reply in 24 hours if no one contacted me and i did again in 24 hours.. that was two days ago.. just seeing if there were other options is all. thank you for your reply. i will take...
by isabelle
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: help with step 5
Replies: 5
Views: 5474

help with step 5

hello everyone :) i was wondering if i could borrow some advice regarding my step 5. i have gone through my steps from 1 to 4 with the gracious help of my higher power, my big book and copy of the 12 x 12. i have put in a request for a temporary online sponsor as i am unable to attend my local meeti...
by isabelle
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: acceptance
Replies: 7
Views: 2715

acceptance

today was a tough one. as amazing as my night was last night.. facing one of my biggest triggers.. my job.. of which since i started back have not managed to make it through the night at without (at least) one drink.. on day two of sobriety.. did so indeed. i had a wonderful day of browsing the foru...
by isabelle
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: here for support
Replies: 12
Views: 4277

Re: here for support

thank you for that ann. one of the greatest comforts i found in aa was realizing there is an entire world full of people that are in the same situation as me. it doesnt feel as lonely as sitting in my basement drinking coolers at 7 in the morning. i have just sent a request for an online temporary s...
by isabelle
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: here for support
Replies: 12
Views: 4277

Re: here for support

hello everyone and thank you for your response. i wanted to add that i wasn't meaning to offend anyone when i was sharing my story. i did find some comfort in the meetings which is why i was able to stick it out for so long. especially with the service work, i enjoyed helping people make a differenc...
by isabelle
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: here for support
Replies: 12
Views: 4277

here for support

hello everybody. it is nice to be here. i am no newcomer to aa. i attended meetings in my town for about two years, in which time i became one of the sole chairpersons for our saturday night group. in that time i have had slips and stumbles, taken steps and fallen back but managed to come out of it ...