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9th step… Ammends



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    Anonymous

    with my sponsee`s we cover the 8th step pretty good and then we move on to step 10 and 11 while they are doing their amends since amends can sometimes take many years to complete.TTOSBT,good job,you have come a long way.



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    wlibert
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    Well it sounds like you’ve got a good sponsor and hopefully you’ll be sharing 9th, 10th, 11th step experiences soon…even 12th step experiences… in meetings!

    You’re in a good meeting when you’re talking about your recent experience in pause, or ask or turn or “strength inspiration and direction” or praying for the right “thought or action” or intuition or “watch” or “the vision of God’s will” or “world of the spirit…”

    Not only do you have a healthy fear of alcohol, but you realize that sticking your hand on a hot stove is not such a good idea… when you’re sober and recovered. But don’t we do exactly that whenever we went back and took that first drink again? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t get and stay sober on the very first time the stove burned me, did you? I was stone cold sober right before that bourbon touched my tongue.

    I don’t have to run and hide from booze now, but we have to be careful and continue this work… The book says that I have but a “daily reprieve, contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. “



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    xlostxsoulx
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    @McGowdog 2208512 wrote:

    Well it sounds like you’ve got a good sponsor and hopefully you’ll be sharing 9th, 10th, 11th step experiences soon…even 12th step experiences… in meetings!

    You’re in a good meeting when you’re talking about your recent experience in pause, or ask or turn or “strength inspiration and direction” or praying for the right “thought or action” or intuition or “watch” or “the vision of God’s will” or “world of the spirit…”

    Not only do you have a healthy fear of alcohol, but you realize that sticking your hand on a hot stove is not such a good idea… when you’re sober and recovered. But don’t we do exactly that whenever we went back and took that first drink again? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t get and stay sober on the very first time the stove burned me, did you? I was stone cold sober right before that bourbon touched my tongue.

    I don’t have to run and hide from booze now, but we have to be careful and continue this work… The book says that I have but a “daily reprieve, contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.

    Isn’t this the truth!
    I got clean and sober 14 years ago. But after 2 1/2 years clean, I decided that drugs were the problem, not alcohol. So, I started to drink again. I have never gone back to the drugs but alcohol brought me to my knees 11 months ago and I never want to go there again. It took a DUI and a car accident with my daughter in the car to hit bottom, hopefully for the last time.
    But I stay vigilant and participate in my recovery every day. I have to, my life depends on it.

    BB, thank you so much for those kind words. I do FEEL the change and it is good!



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