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Jerry McAuley, A Hero of Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 11:27:20 AM / by John MacDougall posted in AA, Divine Higher Power, higher power, Recovery

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The Readiness is All

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Dick Rice posted in higher power, 12 Steps, Divine Higher Power

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I have been amazed at how many of us come forth from a good 5th step and immediately say, “I sure have a lot to work on.” We climb to the sixth step and realize that we have nothing to work on, unless our Higher Power indicates such to us.  The 6th step is counter-intuitive.  I am eager to get working on my defects but my Higher Power is telling me to hold my horses until He gives the command,  pointing out which shortcoming He wants to lengthen and what he wants from me. 

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God Comes Alive

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Dick Rice posted in higher power, 12 Steps, Divine Higher Power

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Recently in my home group, thanks to a brother’s presentation on the 7th step, I had the awareness of how the Divine comes alive for us as we work through the steps. We come into the community and land on the first step spiritually bankrupt and, for all intents and purposes, functioning atheists. As we climb to the second step, we at least acknowledge our wrongdoing to this Divine Power. On the third step we decide to turn ourselves over to a Higher Power, but only to a caring God, a God who is there for us.

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“Having Had a Spiritual Awakening as the Result of These Steps...”

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM / by Dick Rice posted in 12 Steps, spirituality, Divine Higher Power, Recovery

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Tony DeMello, a great spiritual teacher, used to say that in the spiritual life only three things are necessary:  Awareness, awareness, awareness.”

He might as well have said that all we have to do to live spiritually is, “Wake up, wake up, wake up.

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