Insights – Daily Readings – November 25th, 2014


Crisis can often spring us into action. It can be a catalyst for progress via necessity of really focusing on the 12 steps.

It also is a time that many people reach for help. It is important to say that working the 12 steps takes a commitment. It is not a lifeline only to be used at the push of a panic button.

12 step programs work when we work them. They quite often keep us out of the crisis mode and prevent distortion in Day to Day life.

We know that addicts must work the program everyday or their propensity for relapse is exponentially increased. We would never think of saying to a recovering alcoholic it’s okay you don’t need this anymore. It is also a maintenance and prevention program. Their addiction maybe alcohol or drugs, our addiction is to them and the chaos created by them.

The 12 steps evolve to greater depths the longer you work them. If you’ve been affected by alcoholism at any point in your life the 12 steps can help level your perception. I can honestly say working them has never made my life or perception of it worse. They strengthen and empower is on all levels.

If your coming out of crisis mode keep coming back. It won’t be the last challenge you face in life but challenges don’t equal unmanageable.

Keep coming back the steps work when you work the steps.


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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