Letting others into our lives is the first chance we get to trust.… Read More Nonspiritual Recovery
P.A.U.S.E. = Pray and use spiritual energy. ~ Anon Yesterday, I saw a Gregorian Chant being sung in a Nebraskan seminary. That took me back to my religious roots. I have always loved singing as a form of prayer. The vibrations in the brain are so healing. One of my biggest gripes against the church… Read More Joyous Noise
When we say words, we are praying. And, when we think about the meaning of those words, that is meditation. ~ Anon They say you need to be careful of what you pray for. Perhaps. I know when I have prayed for patience, I have been given a very trying ordeal to be patient about!… Read More Speaking and Thinking
How do we know it is HP’s will for us and not our own self will or rationalization? A communication from HP may come in the form of a new idea or concept, a change in our motivations or attitudes, or our energies have been renewed or our bad mood has been lifted. ~ 12… Read More How Do We Know?
There is a principle which is a bar against information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation. ~ Herbert Spencer (Big Book, pg, 570) Prejudgment or prejudice is just another face of fear. The little kids in… Read More Willful Ignorance
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities.~ Big Book, pg. 85 Thy will, not mine be done is a simple prayer that packs a wallop. If we have worked Steps 1, 2, and 3 thoroughly, we are ready for this step #11 business.… Read More A Vision
I grew up with an intense order of how to pray, how to fold my hands a certain way, how to kneel appropriately, who to pray to, when to pray, and a whole lot more strict rules and regulations on life, religion, beliefs, faith, and right and wrong. I got to age 13, and I… Read More About Prayer