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- June 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm #3716996
2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
18 years ago I got sober thru AA and I didn’t do narcotics then. I stayed sober for 9 years, sticking close to the programs principles. Then some things occurred in my life and I felt that I was suddenly abandoned by my higher power and so began my nine year decline into the depts of opiate addiction. How in the world can I believe that a power greater than myself can restore me to sanity when I feel that I’ve been completely abandoned by my higher power?June 9, 2015 at 1:46 am #4482614
I had to let go of my intellectual understanding and let it come from my heart.
I had to change what I believed. If I ignored, resisted or blamed a power greater than me I was too busy in my head to really feel what was in my heart.
If I believed the higher power of my understanding abandoned me, it would be up to me to come to believe in a power greater than me that is willing to grant me courage, strength and guidance no matter what.
If I can arrive at the conclusion I was abandoned then it is just as possible to arrive at an new conclusion, one with hope.
MissyJune 9, 2015 at 2:23 am #4482615
P.S. I notice you said
when I feel that I’ve been completely abandoned
Feelings aren’t facts and can and do change.
I found out the core issues to my own addiction were fear of rejection and abandonment.
I learned my feelings are valid but they are not facts and I do not have to react to them and live on a path lead by them.
Coming to believe is a process not an event.
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