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- August 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm#27695AnonymousInactive
I went to a therapist yesterday. And I found it to be a very rewarding experience. I explained to him about my battle with drug addiction, and he told me about his battle with drug/alcohol addiction. He seems so at ease now.
He gave me the book of AA, and since 9pm last night. I have read about 180 pages of it. It’s very interesting stuff.
But the only thing I dont understand is, that I feel that I need to give myself up to God, and in turn I will become spiritually enlightened… but how do I go about doing this? Do i have to go through the 12 steps? I have thought alot of my perception of God, and I have accepted the idea that I’m here one way or another through the grace of a higher power.
I’m very stubborn… but there is no other way to be.. other than to accept the fact that im here because of an Intelligent Designer. How did you guys become more spiritual?
btw- my clean date of 8/3/06 was destroyed. my new one is 8/13/06.August 16, 2012 at 2:44 am#106754AnonymousInactive
Good question! However, the answer may take a lifetime . . .
After spending most of my life looking for a God outside, I discovered that the best place to look is within your own soul. For there lies the Higher Power that can conquer addiction and other setbacks.
In general, one way to become more spiritual is to be open to spiritual things. Read some books. Attend some lectures. Go outside and wonder at the beauty and marvel of it all. Or follow the 12 steps.
BuzzAugust 16, 2012 at 2:58 am#106755AnonymousInactive
Im a gardener now that things are abit clearer, so i see my higher power as the sea, the sky, the earth …as when i die thats were im going not to heaven or hell, or re-incarnateded into a duck ethier….!
I truely bellive we become part of the very wind its self…!
A power greater than yourself…! ? ! :Flower:, :shine8pl: XAugust 16, 2012 at 3:00 am#106763AnonymousInactive
I found mine when working Step 3 with my Sponsor – I thought I had one before – but the deeper relationship started when I REALLY began working the Step 3 prayer on a daily basis….I think everyone is different, but for me the bottom line was attempting on a daily basis to allign my will with my higher power’s ….but Take It Easy…It will come when It is time…Don’t Push yourself too hard,,One day at a time & just do the next right thing..xoxo JanniAugust 16, 2012 at 3:03 am#106764AnonymousInactive
PS Aurura – I absolutely LOVE your New Avatar It is beautiful..
I think you are an Artist !!!! How you doing today ???
whoops Hi-jacking thread
xo JanniAugust 16, 2012 at 3:32 am#106756AnonymousInactive
I carnt sleep ive lowered my meds n am up ALL damn night now.
The pics are a Lady called Anne Taintor, check her out shes really cool…!August 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm#106733AnonymousInactive
“Spirtual awakening” does not necessarily mean the kind Bill W had in his bedroom.
For me “Spritual awakening” was of a more subtle and gradual variety. It simply meant for me that I developed a better understanding of myself and the world I live in.
Good Book the AA Big Book.August 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm#106742AnonymousInactive
My own brand of spiritual awakening has come to me through going to NA and working some steps, but it is pretty simple for me.
My spiritual philosophy is simply to live by spiritual principle like honesty, openmindedness, willingness, faith, trust, hope, love, acceptance, tolerance, patience, etc… To treat others how I would want to be treated….
I find that by liveing by these principle to the best of my ability, things work out the way they are supposed to and for the best for me in the long run.
I refuse to make a statement on weather or not there is some omnicient diety or intelligent designer or what have you, but that hasn’t prevented me from living a spiritual life and growing spiritually.
You don’t have to find religion to gain spirituality…..but I learned that from working the steps with a sponsor….and I’m still learning.August 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm#106746AnonymousInactive
I didn’t buy the whole spiritual thing AA talked about so I stopped going to their meetings and found other ways to recover, but that’s me. 🙂
MarteAugust 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm#106735AnonymousInactive
I’m too stupid to understand spirituality.August 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm#106748AnonymousInactive
Try reading “Spiritual Experience” in the appendix section. The terms “spiritual experience,” “spiritual awakening” and “psychic change” can all be used interchangeably. Through working the steps, one day you realize that the way you see the world has changed. At least, that’s how it was for me.
Glad the book held your interest. Reading is one thing. Putting into action what you’ve read is another. Got any meetings close by you could attend?
Peace & Love,
SugahAugust 17, 2012 at 12:12 am#106741AnonymousInactive
Get all the drugs out of your system. Start meditating for 40 minutes everyday. 20 in the morning and 20 in the evening. Read the rest of the big book. Keep in touch with other people that are in recovery. Eventually you’ll start to find the answers that you are looking for.August 17, 2012 at 12:36 am#106757AnonymousInactive
I’ve never done any meditation. Frankly, I dont even know where to begin with such a thing. I thought it was more “hocus-pocus” and never really believed it proved much of a use. Could be a slight sense of ignorance, but i’m not really the type to sit down, and pay attention to my breathing. I’m always moving… call me ADD.August 17, 2012 at 12:45 am#106734AnonymousInactivewindysan wrote:I’m too stupid to understand spirituality.
:biglaugh:August 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm#106750AnonymousInactive
yep/…..i agree with windy
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