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 the past year and and a half.

Many times it has come down to mortgage or heat, mortgage or food. Being a single parent with an active alcoholic for an estranged husband will do that. The priorities are not there. So while I have gained some time for taking care of me that has replaced the time of worrying about him or what he’s doing, there has been a loss in contribution. While I have been able to go out and make a semblance of a living and be a better role model for my kids in the time I am with them it is not with out some strain and stress.

I have learned that my Higher Power can work through me and through other’s to work his plan in my life and in the alcoholics and the children. I have seen serendipity at work I have watched information and circumstance come together to form a path of unavoidable healing for many including the alcoholic and others he has affected.

Over the past year I have found new outlets and opportunities for growth in areas of my life that were meant to be. I have found friends and peace in very unexpected places. And I am so grateful. The more I say I trust, the more my Higher Power shows me that indeed I am wise to put my trust in him.

Integration of the steps as a whole into one’s life is the recovering of our spiritual, mental and physical selves. As we learn that our Higher Power is separate from nothing in our lives, we find that our Higher Power works in all of those area’s that without the principles we’ve learned here (and sometimes also in other places) we have tried to keep Him separate. As that integration happens our world changes because our perception that has been distorted changes and becomes more closely aligned to truth.

Today when I am tempted to try to control aspects of my Higher Power’s plan, I can “Let Go and Let God.”


About Adrienne

I am Canadian born, for those of you needing clarification. I was raised in Minnesota, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, Multiple Musical Geniuses, Lake Wobegon, and really, really cold winters. Writing, Music and Photography are my passions. My current companion is my camera though my guitars and the piano are always close by and often consulted. Inspiration is everywhere and so is beauty. I now reside in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. I love to write, ponder and give back what I have learned in my journey with the hope that it will benefit others.


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    Hi Adrienne,

    Just wanted to let you know that when I clicked the link to read your latest post, it went to an error page. It might be because I use Safari.

    Hope all is well.


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  2. Jennifer Greene

    Thank you so much for this post today. It is exactly
    What I needed to hear at this very moment. I am struggling
    With step 3 in coda and needing to trust. This is Devine!!

  3. Bob S.

    God bless you, Adrienne. Thank you for sharing your story.

  4. Sandy

    Thank you for a great post. You speak my ” language” . Sending peace and love !

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