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Daily Insights – 14th November 2015 – Fighting for Serenity

I saw this posted to social media today and thought…THIS has been a stumbling block for me many times in working my program.  Step 10 tells us “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

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Daily Insights – 14th November 2015 – Fighting for Serenity

I saw this posted to social media today and thought…THIS has been a stumbling block for me many times in working my program.  Step 10 tells us “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

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Daily Insights – 13 November 2015

We who have to deal with alcoholism in a friend or relative are truly lucky.  Even in this day and age of forward thinking there are many many who are unaware that life has three components; physical and emotional and

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Daily Insights – 13 November 2015

We who have to deal with alcoholism in a friend or relative are truly lucky.  Even in this day and age of forward thinking there are many many who are unaware that life has three components; physical and emotional and

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5 October, 2015 – What can acceptance bring?

We in recovery speak a lot about acceptance.  It seems to go against what the world as we know it would do.   Acceptance at the onset seems weak, it seems to be that thing that our ego would tell

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5 October, 2015 – What can acceptance bring?

We in recovery speak a lot about acceptance.  It seems to go against what the world as we know it would do.   Acceptance at the onset seems weak, it seems to be that thing that our ego would tell

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Fall In its Glory

25th September, 2015 – Listening

The disease takes its time to creep in, and, it takes its time to leave. It always has and it always will. I am beyond thankful for the experience, for the love, for the time, for even the struggles past and present that are teaching me.

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Fall In its Glory

25th September, 2015 – Listening

The disease takes its time to creep in, and, it takes its time to leave. It always has and it always will. I am beyond thankful for the experience, for the love, for the time, for even the struggles past and present that are teaching me.

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Daily Reading – March 24, 2015 – Insights from Al-Anon readings for March 12th.

This reading insight came from a post published last year…the insights are still the same…the reading was for March 12th in one of three Al-Anon books that I consistently read for intellectual parts of this program. There are three things

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Daily Reading – March 24, 2015 – Insights from Al-Anon readings for March 12th.

This reading insight came from a post published last year…the insights are still the same…the reading was for March 12th in one of three Al-Anon books that I consistently read for intellectual parts of this program. There are three things

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Daily Insights – February 7, 2015 – Invitation to Heal – Step 2 work

If sickness is separation, the decision to heal and to be healed is the first step toward recognizing what you truly want. ACIM T. 11.II.1:1 The invitation to heal from the outside looking in, from the ego looking in, seems

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Daily Insights – February 7, 2015 – Invitation to Heal – Step 2 work

If sickness is separation, the decision to heal and to be healed is the first step toward recognizing what you truly want. ACIM T. 11.II.1:1 The invitation to heal from the outside looking in, from the ego looking in, seems

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Daily Insights – February 5, 2015 – What We Learn is always Right On Time

If any of you are like me, I love to learn.  And I love to teach what I learn or share what I learn.  Learning times are my favourite times, and it is always right on time.  We all got

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Daily Insights – February 5, 2015 – What We Learn is always Right On Time

If any of you are like me, I love to learn.  And I love to teach what I learn or share what I learn.  Learning times are my favourite times, and it is always right on time.  We all got

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Daily Insights – February 4, 2015 – God’s Got This But I’ve Gotta Do My Part

The world is as it is.  We can’t live in a vacuum.  We can’t live in a bubble.  We still have real life to deal with every day.  Sometimes it seems as though we are at the end of our

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Daily Insights – February 4, 2015 – God’s Got This But I’ve Gotta Do My Part

The world is as it is.  We can’t live in a vacuum.  We can’t live in a bubble.  We still have real life to deal with every day.  Sometimes it seems as though we are at the end of our

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Daily Insights – February 3, 2015 – God’s Got This ! – I can’t, God can, I think I’ll let Him

When we start turning our lives over to the care and love of the God of our understanding, it does not mean that we get to sit back and just say, “okay God, You’ve got this.”  It means we have

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Daily Insights – February 3, 2015 – God’s Got This ! – I can’t, God can, I think I’ll let Him

When we start turning our lives over to the care and love of the God of our understanding, it does not mean that we get to sit back and just say, “okay God, You’ve got this.”  It means we have

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Daily Insights – January 31, 2015 – Turning the Page

The 12 Steps is often broken down into studying and meditating of each step on a monthly basis. Admitting Powerlessness (Step 1) in that scenario would be January. In working through these steps over my life and in particular, hardcore

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Daily Insights – January 31, 2015 – Turning the Page

The 12 Steps is often broken down into studying and meditating of each step on a monthly basis. Admitting Powerlessness (Step 1) in that scenario would be January. In working through these steps over my life and in particular, hardcore

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Restoring Sanity through the Holy Spirit

Insights into the Journey of ACIM – January 24, 2015

The Holy Spirit will restore your sanity because insanity is not the Will of God. If that suffices Him, it is enough for you. You will not keep what God would have removed, because it breaks communication with you with

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Restoring Sanity through the Holy Spirit

Insights into the Journey of ACIM – January 24, 2015

The Holy Spirit will restore your sanity because insanity is not the Will of God. If that suffices Him, it is enough for you. You will not keep what God would have removed, because it breaks communication with you with

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Perception… Reality???

There is a saying in the 12 step world that a persons perception is their reality. This is true and we can not change another persons perception but we can heal our own. And this is why the program is

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Perception… Reality???

There is a saying in the 12 step world that a persons perception is their reality. This is true and we can not change another persons perception but we can heal our own. And this is why the program is

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Daily Insights – 5 January 2015

This is what we all seek.  I just got done doing a post on the other site but there is relavence here and so I’ll share the link and write a few words about what helps me from it on

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Daily Insights – 5 January 2015

This is what we all seek.  I just got done doing a post on the other site but there is relavence here and so I’ll share the link and write a few words about what helps me from it on

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Admitting Powerlessness – We Can Not Serve Two Masters

Whether we are the addict or the co-addict (AKA co-dependant)  we can not serve two masters.   We can not admit powerlessness and think we can control it all.  We can not say we can’t control and attempt to control

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One can not serve two masters.

Admitting Powerlessness – We Can Not Serve Two Masters

Whether we are the addict or the co-addict (AKA co-dependant)  we can not serve two masters.   We can not admit powerlessness and think we can control it all.  We can not say we can’t control and attempt to control

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Insights – Daily Readings – December 4, 2014

Feelings are not Facts. In one of the 12 step readings for today they talk about just that. It talks about fear taking a part in that. Fear based living is not living. Fear based living is often living wanting

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Insights – Daily Readings – December 4, 2014

Feelings are not Facts. In one of the 12 step readings for today they talk about just that. It talks about fear taking a part in that. Fear based living is not living. Fear based living is often living wanting

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Insights – Daily Readings – November 21, 2014

Based on the reading from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation : Thought For Today. Our Higher Power is capable of giving us anything we need. I have had this reiterated over my life many times but never more so than in

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Insights – Daily Readings – November 21, 2014

Based on the reading from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation : Thought For Today. Our Higher Power is capable of giving us anything we need. I have had this reiterated over my life many times but never more so than in

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Insights – Daily Readings – November 19, 2014

Often I’ve heard in meetings that we need to live one day at a time, not to dwell in the past. I’ve written about this before and it is true that we should not “live” in the past but we

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Insights – Daily Readings – November 19, 2014

Often I’ve heard in meetings that we need to live one day at a time, not to dwell in the past. I’ve written about this before and it is true that we should not “live” in the past but we

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Gratitude – A Bridge to Love

I was pondering this morning how to change from a negative mood (which I was surely beginning to be in) and a positive one.  I quickly turned to my Higher Power for wisdom.  I thought about being grateful and so

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Gratitude – A Bridge to Love

I was pondering this morning how to change from a negative mood (which I was surely beginning to be in) and a positive one.  I quickly turned to my Higher Power for wisdom.  I thought about being grateful and so

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Driving By Braille

Emotions can be used as an indicator of where we are in our life and should be used like those reflectors in the highways. You know the ones I’m talking about. They keep you in the lane, or slow you

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Driving By Braille

Emotions can be used as an indicator of where we are in our life and should be used like those reflectors in the highways. You know the ones I’m talking about. They keep you in the lane, or slow you

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Daily Insights- 16 November 2015 – I Thank You For That

In all things give thanks.  When we can trust our Higher Power that all things if we let them, can be used to our benefit, we see that even our struggles have taught us.  When we value our own personal

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Daily Insights- 16 November 2015 – I Thank You For That

In all things give thanks.  When we can trust our Higher Power that all things if we let them, can be used to our benefit, we see that even our struggles have taught us.  When we value our own personal

Step 3 Making a Conscious Decision – Why God?

Not sure who wrote this but it’s wonderful and always been a favourite. Wake up late for work? Here is an explanation… Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won’t get mad? God: I

Step 3 Making a Conscious Decision – Why God?

Not sure who wrote this but it’s wonderful and always been a favourite. Wake up late for work? Here is an explanation… Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won’t get mad? God: I