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How do I "live" step 2?



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    @jimhere 1587107 wrote:

    Coming to believe is an ever evolving process.

    Like has already been said, I first became conscious in the 9th Step. I had awakened to the Great Reality, entered the world of spirit. In other words, the here and now.

    That is why I must not get stuck in concepts of God. The book uses the word conception, which is different. A concept is narrow, defined, and rigid. It has no room to grow. A conception, on the other hand is open-ended and has no limits. It starts off small, like the ideas about God that I had at first. But as I’ve grown, so has God. I have no need to comprehend or define it these days. The more I know God, the less I need to comprehend it or explain it. It’s too big for that.

    These days I am more interested in consciousness than conception.
    Jim

    Jim,
    it helped me to to hear it was to be the God of my conception,
    not a God of my invention.
    That pretty well eliminated any clever ideas I had about light bulbs.

    And a conception is based upon the attributes which are given in the Big Book for God, ie; All Powerfull, Infinite Love.

    I still don;t know what God is, the best I can come up with is “not me”.



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    Anonymous

    Oh, one more thing, is that i always remember that the word could is there…



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    @savoy 1587439 wrote:

    Jim,
    it helped me to to hear it was to be the God of my conception,
    not a God of my invention.
    That pretty well eliminated any clever ideas I had about light bulbs.

    And a conception is based upon the attributes which are given in the Big Book for God, ie; All Powerfull, Infinite Love.

    I still don;t know what God is, the best I can come up with is “not me”.

    I’m pretty sure that God is all of that. They say that God is love, and I’m sure of that. But with my mfinite minds limited grasp of what love really is, even that limits God.

    These days I tend to view these attributes as not so much defining God, but defining my relationship to God. Like the Third Step idea-God is the director, God is the principal and I am the agent, and God is the father and I am the child-these define my relationship to God, but not so much define God.
    Jim



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