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    Anonymous

    Wow, this place is great. And I have to admit, much, much more than I expected. Truthfully, it just blows me away. Even though I know there really is no substitution for f2f meetings and knowing that it was the fellowship and the 12 Steps that brought me to God, now that it is more difficult for me to get to meetings, coming to SoberRecovery keeps me in touch with what I still need in my life.

    That being said. Being brought up as a Catholic and a punishing God, before I got to AA I really didn’t want anything to do with any kind of God. What did help me a lot, after getting to AA, though were people who were being put in my life and things I was experiencing helped me to believe that there was some kind of Power going on that I had never experienced before in my life. Then reading “Came to Believe” helped me even more to believe that it is very possible that there is something more powerful than any human being that cared and had unconditional love for all and wasn’t punishing at all. And I like what others are sharing about working Steps 4 through 9 brings us closer to God and a more concrete belief.

    One thing I do know for sure. For me, I couldn’t have done all this work without having a Higher Power in my life.

    God brought me to AA and AA brought me to God.

    Thanks all for sharing and keeping me amazed. (“We will be amazed before we are half way through.”) (Quoted from the BB, 4th Edition, page 83) As always, God knows what I need the most and even though I kick and yell on the way, He always gets me to where I need to be.

    Harry



    #4604186

    Anonymous

    For me it is actually the opposite of being conceited …my higher power is something I cannot explain to anyone but I know that it is there and is constantly showing me oppertunities where I can help others and grow emotionally and spiritually, Think of it this way if you will, something turns the leaves to those amazing shades fall, I cant do that , something makes the tree’s and the grass grow and something kept me alive through 10 years of self destructive drinking and drug taking that probably should have killed me 10 times over, for me its not about creating something to believe , in its about realising that I am NOT the greatest thing in the universe that there is something out there greater than me … I would advise reading the ‘Came to believe@ book available at all meetings and has lits of stories of how various people from all faiths (or none at all) came to believe …all the best !

    And rem …..

    If we als do what we have als done
    Then we will als get what we als got !



    #4604172

    Anonymous

    Thanks for all your posts; I found them really helpful.

    I am slooowly coming to believe…something? That’s all I’ve got. Maybe I’m a bit further ahead than that but it’s not clear in my mind yet. And maybe it won’t be.

    Lately I have been meditating, and I’ve found it instinctively leading me somewhere, so that’s my entry point into this whole…realm…lol…it’s so hard to put into words, but I think I’m getting the gist across.



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