I’m going to be honest. I’m a recovering alcoholic, and this is my blog. It’s been two years since I’ve had the urge to drink because of life circumstances, but it could happen again at any time.
That being said, there have been days where thoughts of drinking have crossed my mind for no apparent reason whatsoever.
What does that mean? Am I in danger of relapse? Why am I backsliding when everything else in my life seems like it’s coming together? Read on to find out more about what you can do if your sobriety is threatened by something outside of yourself!
Daily Reflections November 21
Lord, make me a channel for thy peace—that where there is hatred, I may bring love—that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness—that where there is discord, I may bring harmony—that where there is error, I may bring truth—that where there is doubt, I may bring faith—that where there is despair, I may bring hope—that where there are shadows, I may bring light—that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted—to understand, than to be understood—to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 99
I have always been drawn to the mysteries of spirituality, but even though I’ve studied and practiced different religions my whole life; it wasn’t until recently that everything started making sense.
The more time spent in prayerful meditation on those who are considered by many people to be Holy or Divine – like Mary Magdalene- has helped me understand how we each relate differently towards God depending on our individual spiritual growth levels (and) no matter where you go there is something special waiting for us if only try really hard enough…or give up entirely!
If you are a Christian, consider how the St. Francis prayer can help improve your conscious contact with God and make it stronger.
We all have our own unique understanding of who or what our Higher Power is, which can be an amazing thing because we do not need to understand Him in order for us to enjoy a fruitful relationship.
All that matters is that if we work on doing the Eleventh Step consistently then we will continue to grow closer to God and know His will better than before!