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Post  DHF on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:16 pm

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Having a God of our own understanding does not mean we have to withhold saying "God" around non-believers. People who try to get the word "God" out of the Twelve Steps in order not to offend others, are missing the point. The point is, no one has to say "God" in order to recover—it does not mean others can't call their Higher Power "God."

God is the answer. Now what is my problem?

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Post  DHF on Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:42 pm

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If you don't deal with your feelings, they'll deal with you. Whatever you are thinking right now is creating how you feel. One of the best ways to deal with the way you feel is to create positive thoughts.

I create positive feelings by thinking positive thoughts.

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Post  DHF on Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:49 pm

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When we suggest that newcomers call us anytime of the day or night because it helps us more than it helps them, we are not kidding. This is the essence of our Twelfth step work. "No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."

~ Charles Dudley Warner ~

When I want to feel better right away, I ask God to help me be of service.

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Post  DHF on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:38 pm

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No matter how hard you attempt to control the people in your life, you will not find your fulfillment there. If they don't change, you will be frustrated; if they do change under your pressure, they will be frustrated.

If I look to others for fulfillment, I will never be fulfilled.

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Post  DHF on Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:54 am

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You can work the steps to get out of trouble or you can work the steps to stay out of trouble.

Change is mandatory, progress optional.

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Post  DHF on Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:20 am

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Demonstrate your capacity for compassion and the Divine Forces will demonstrate compassion for you. It is a law of the universe. Right now, think of the still suffering chemically dependent and spend 60 seconds in prayer for them

I send my light and love to the still suffering alcoholic and addict.

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Post  DHF on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 am

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Your thoughts are the foot prints in the wet cement of today. They make the impressions that "set" in your tomorrow's. Observe your thoughts and how they impact your tomorrow's. Are you telling yourself things that will harden into stumbling stones or building blocks?

As I work Step Eleven, I carefully review not only my actions, but my thoughts. Unconstructive thoughts, I now correct.

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Post  DHF on Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:49 am

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The difference between Turing it Over and Rolling Over: To Turn It Over you say, "God, I know this is for the best, even if I don't understand the means. After all, I once thought it was horrible that I was an alcoholic and addict. Now it is my greatest blessing!" Rolling over you say, "Go ahead, God, and screw up my life some more. After all, you cursed me with alcoholism, didn't you?"

I turn it over, not roll over.

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Post  DHF on Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:51 pm

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"Trust the Universe. Trusting means that the circumstance that you are in is working toward your best and most appropriate end. There is no when to that. There is no if to that. It is. Release your specifications and say to the Universe: 'Find me where you know I need to be.' Let them go and trust that the Universe will provide, and so it shall."

~ Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul ~

I release my reservations.

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Post  DHF on Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:06 am

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Alcoholics use the word "confusion" as a smokescreen so they can stay in self-will. The truth is, you are not really confused, most of the time. If you give up your confusion, you can't do what you want, you have to do what is right.

I take the "con" out of confusion, and fuse my will to that of my Higher Power.

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Post  DHF on Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am

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Rather than getting even with those that hurt you, the challenge is to get even with those that help you.

I can't be resentful and grateful at the same time.

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Post  DHF on Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:32 am

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It is a monumental task to set your world in order as you make the changes necessary for spiritual growth. Setting your world in order does not mean to "fix" everybody and take care of their affairs. It means to tend to yourself and your affairs. Do not confuse "setting things in order" with controlling of others.

I do something for someone I love today, I leave them alone.

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Post  DHF on Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:46 am

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When you are having trouble doing one day at a time and it feels as though several days have attacked you at once, realize that nothing except your own thoughts can really attack. In fact, it is only your own thoughts that can prove to you that you have not been attacked or singled out unfairly.

It gets worse, so I get better.

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Post  DHF on Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:21 pm

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Although the difference between someone clean and sober for only a few 24 hours and many many 24 hours is usually obvious, we do not all grow at the same rate. The only valid comparison is yourself to yourself over time.

It does not matter how slowly I grow as long as I do not stop.

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Post  DHF on Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:03 pm

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If you let other people do it for you, they invariably will do it to you.

I do not let others do for me what I can do for myself.

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