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Evidence of a Higher Power - Recovered 536

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Release Date: 10/14/2014

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

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It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.

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The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”

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For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

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Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.

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When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.

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Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.

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We have found many kinds of activity useful and profitable, some more than others. Here are two kinds, in the order of their effectiveness as we experienced it.

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This topic was put forth to us from listener Bronte.

Bronte writes

I would really like to hear people Share about their own personal evidence of a higher power acting in their lives.


Bronte writes that she would like to hear what their evidence is today, 

Bronte would like to hear stories, testimonies, your experiences.


Bronte writes, 

It's good to notice the beauty and grace in our Recovery even when things may seem insurmountable or when we are questioning whether our Higher Power exists.

I think the topic could reinforce people's hope.

Thanks, just a thought.


Awesome thought Bronte.


So, let’s start with a discussion on Step 2

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity


Did you come into the program with a belief in a higher power?

How did your understanding of a higher power change change when you came into the fellowship?

What evidence do you have that your higher power is active in your life?


How has your attitude influenced your relationship with a higher power?

What specific things do you do to be in touch with your higher power?


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How has your experiences affected the way you live?

To those who are having a difficult time believing, what would you say?

How do tragedies in your life affect your relationship with your higher power?

How does your higher power keep you sober?

How does your higher power help you in your everyday life?

How does your higher power help you when bad shit happens?

How does your higher power help you when good shit happens?

How does your higher power give you hope?

What would you say to the newcomer who is confused how a higher power helps.