Thanks for reminding us about the spiritual aspect of change. Sometimes in my desperate attempt to change, I forgot to turn to my HP and let him work through me. I need to surrender it all to him. He can do what I cannot.
From Susan . . . All of my life I wanted the will power to change. I knew something was wrong with me. In 1982 I was in AA, but still struggling with willingness. I was willing to be willing, but not ready to change. One day, I had profound spiritual experience that I describe in my book. The next day I woke up full of energy and desire to change. I reached out to my sponsor for help, but it was that spiritual energy given to me in just a simple moment in time that gave me the enthusism and focus to change. It is because it all happened so quickly, within 24 hours, that I knew it was spirituality, in particular my relationship with God, that expedited the shift in consciousness that I had prayed for all me life. Maybe it was just the lifting of my fear, but it changed my life and just to hold on to this willingness to change I live a spiritual life.
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Your recovery is worth the pain of your withdrawal. Remember that "the pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow." Fantasy-based relationship is a lie. Face your reality and stay well!Kind Regards to all LAA members here, - Codepnomore