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Seventh Step Prayer - Recovered 414

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 06/05/2013

Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1166 show art Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1166

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Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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Service Work - Recovered 1165 show art Service Work - Recovered 1165

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Studies have shown that addicts who help others can significantly improve their chances of staying sober and avoiding relapse.

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Self Awareness - Recovered 1163 show art Self Awareness - Recovered 1163

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Despite these challenges, we can all improve our self-awareness and reap the benefits in addiction recovery and in life.

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Perseverance - Recovered 1161 show art Perseverance - Recovered 1161

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The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.

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Discipline - Recovered 1159 show art Discipline - Recovered 1159

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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Humility - Recovered 1157 show art Humility - Recovered 1157

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Integrity - Recovered 1152 show art Integrity - Recovered 1152

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Courage - Recovered 1150 show art Courage - Recovered 1150

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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Faith - Recovered 1148 show art Faith - Recovered 1148

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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On page 76, the big book gives us a prayer of humility.  A prayer acknowledging that we need help in overcoming our character defects.


Russ.. Please read


Initial thoughts?


This prayer makes it clear that AA is not a self help program, clearly we need God and each other.  Can this program work alone with a book?  


We place ourselves in a position to receive God’s help by making a decision to abandon our old idea that self will will make us happy.  What does surrender to win mean to you?


God should have all of me, the good and the bad.  So, we make available to God our strengths and weaknesses, what does this mean?  

How has God used your weakness for your good?  When I share with someone my weaknesses, it makes us more approachable by the other person.


How has a perceived strength let you down?

Intelligence


How do you access your higher power?

What techniques have worked for you in your spiritual life?


working with others

doing this podcast

praying with my wife

journalling and keeping track of God’s involvement in my life


simple prayers

progression of the same prayer, praying the same prayer of blessing first for self then outward to neutral people to loved ones to not so loved ones then eventually to enermies.

http://uuworld.org/spirit/articles/285678.shtml