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I’m having a bit of a problem with step 2



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    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?



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    TARAGILES
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    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.

    Peace,
    Missy



    #4482615

    TARAGILES
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    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.

    Peace,
    Missy



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