This blog post is for those who are struggling with alcohol addiction. It’s a daily reflection on your relationship with alcohol and the consequences of drinking.
Daily Reflections August 24
It may be possible to find explanations of spiritual experiences such as ours, but I have often tried to explain my own and have succeeded only in giving the story of it. I know the feeling it gave me and the results it has brought, but I realize I may never fully understand its deeper why and how.AS BILL SEES IT, p. 313
I was standing in the back of an open A.A meeting, listening to people share their stories while I contemplated my own feelings about alcohol and addiction when it happened.
There were a few moments before anything really registered with me- just one word spoken from someone on stage-“alcoholic.”
As soon as these words left her mouth, something clicked inside of me; everything that had been swirling around making up this strange feeling welled up out of nowhere and came spilling over into reality for everyone there to see:
“I’m an alcoholic!”
My voice rang loudly through the room without being coaxed by any sound system or prerecorded recording device–it was like some force greater than myself forced its way past all resistance until clarity emerged!
For me, working the Steps and practicing the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous is a gift that has led to deep spirituality.
I’m always learning new things about myself and how my addiction affects others as well as what it means for me now-I know there’s more in store!
I am grateful to God for the 12 Steps, which have helped me more than anything else in my life. This is because of the spiritual awakening that has come with them.
It’s a gift to be able to trust Him and work these steps as they guide me into a deep spirituality where all will become clear someday soon!
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