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July, 2015

  1. Having had a Spirtiual Awakening 

    July 13, 2015 by Kayce L.

    "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."
    But what are 'these principles'? The following is what I have found in studying the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, along with the Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions
    12 Steps | 12 Traditions | Accepting and solving problems | Anonymity | Change for the better | Clean house | Doing the right thing | Giving | Grow along spiritual lines | Honesty | Humility | Inclusiveness | Independence | Joy of good living | Kindness | Leadership in AA | Love | Open mindedness | Opposite of... | Patience | Peace and harmony | Surrender | Tolerance | Trust in God | Willingness | Work with others


  2. The Blame Game 

    July 3, 2015 by Kayce L.

    It is easy to blame our problems on others. We probably are feeling hurt and frustrated.We need to acknowledge our own feelings. We feel the anger, then we let go of the feelings and find peace within ourselves. We call it acceptance.

    We decide that although we'd like our situation to be different, maybe our life is happening this way for a reason. Maybe there is higher purpose and plan in play, one that's better than we could have orchestrated. We call this faith.

    Then we decide what we need to do, what is within our power to do to take care of ourselves. That's called recovery.

    It's easy to point our finger at another, but it's more rewarding to gently point it at ourselves.


  3. Personal Recovery

    July 3, 2015 by Kayce L.

    Personal Responsibility is one of the key concepts to our recovery; it involves taking action and doing what needs to be done to get well and stay well.It's not easy and it can take time. When we take ownership of our life and our future we can gain back control of our lives. Trust in God, clean house, and attend meetings.