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by PaigeB
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 10th July Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: 10th July Daily Reflection

. . . our thinking about humility commences to have a wider meaning. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 74 ... The situation may not change, but as I practice exercising humility, I enjoy the peace and serenity which are the natural benefits of placing my reliance in a power greater than myse...
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Round 3 Day 2 For Me...
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Round 3 Day 2 For Me...

Page 98 of the Big Book It is not the matter of giving that is in question, but when and how to give. That often makes the difference between failure and success. The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God. He clamors for t...
by PaigeB
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 6th July Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: 6th July Daily Reflection

OOOohhh I see what you mean! LOL. Fear makes me blind though - so I have to get past that (underneath) somehow. Sometimes I won't be able to see fears or defects until I get out of the fear situation entirely. Sometimes it only takes a pause, find the facts of the situation and remember that most fe...
by PaigeB
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 4th July Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: 4th July Daily Reflection

It took me some time also Paige. But. then, when I wasn't looking (trying to figure it out Bob's way). I was at an unexpected, out of town meeting. A smoke filled, dark, upstairs wharehouse. and a member named Joe, Sitting in a Living Room Chair thatt the springs were shot in. His kenees at about h...
by PaigeB
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 4th July Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: 4th July Daily Reflection

obscured by calamity, by pomp, by (Love) of other things, but in some form or other it is (always) there. emphasis mine It took some time for me to recognize that sometimes, by choice and sometimes by "feeling feelings," I was blotting out the Sunlight of the Spirit. I loved the all the a...
by PaigeB
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The 9th Step Promises
Replies: 0
Views: 90

The 9th Step Promises

I know that these came to me from the beginning and still are coming to me in new ways! Do you have a Story about your Journey with The Promises? Promise 1: We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. Promise 2: We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. Promise 3: We w...
by PaigeB
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Seeking and Thanks
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Seeking and Thanks

ann2 wrote: Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:42 am
Genesis 11
So that is it? I knew this much, but these people who are scattered are never really mentioned again? Ok - the Bible is full of mystery I guess. :wink:
by PaigeB
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Seeking and Thanks
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Seeking and Thanks

I’m often reminded of the Tower of Babel Speaking of the Tower of Babel... I had an intuitive thought that all they needed was to Trust in god and ask him to be interpreter of their words. Still today, we cannot be assured that our words and intent will be completely understood by another person. E...
by PaigeB
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 4 - Keep it Simple
Replies: 24
Views: 4018

Re: Step 4 - Keep it Simple

I remember being SOOO ANGRY at everything and everyone... then one day my sponsor's words hit home... Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? Ohhh how I wanted to be happy! But I was right! Why could I not have both!?!? Being angry really hurt inside me. I began to see that I was conscio...
by PaigeB
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 199
Views: 15850

Re: Military Requirement

I know that you are doing your best Paige. I haven't experienced memory loss with any of my family members, so I have little guidance to offer based on experience. At least you have a guide that has carried you far. You'll continue to get through this and I'm sure that you'll find some clever ways ...
by PaigeB
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Question about grapevine quote
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Question about grapevine quote

We obey A.A.'s Steps and Traditions because we really want them for ourselves. It is no longer a question of good or evil; we conform because we genuinely want to conform. Such is our process of growth in unity and function. Such is the evidence of God's grace and love among us. — A.A. COMES OF AGE...
by PaigeB
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Freedom from Fear
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: Freedom from Fear

I mowed the lawn! It started! Of course I get a weird reply to my post, yes I’ve had grave emotional and mental disorders, yes I’ve gotten help. Anger is something I’ve worked on since coming to e-AA and taking step 4. I think I’m full of rage, basically, and self-pity, et cetera ad nauseum. I’m no...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Mouthwash?
Replies: 50
Views: 31320

Re: Mouthwash?

I posted a conforming ".org" link: Once again we have had to remove a link. Because it is .org does not mean it is allowed, once again please read the guidelines under start here. Still Sober Even if the link seems to conform, it must go through the links editor and be added to a list of ...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Freedom from Fear
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: Freedom from Fear

Excellent topic PaigeB. FEAR ( F alse E vidence A ppearing R eal) is one of those motivators that I keep an eye on. When I spot it in myself or coming out of myself it is always coming from a self-centered (ego) motive. That is my favorite too. When I think of HOW to find all the freedom from fear ...
by PaigeB
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Freedom from Fear
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: Freedom from Fear

all the freedom from fear that is possible Yes. We will never be free from fear. I should fear smoke and fire... it has kept at least one homo sapien going so far! I think the literature of full of place where it tells us we will still deal with problems, but we will grow and change as we deal with...