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Date: 2019 04/12 03

April 3

For you alone

The idea of a spiritual awakening takes many different forms in the different personalities that we find in the fellowship.

Basic Text, p. 49


Though we all work the same steps, each of us experiences the spiritual awakening resulting from them in our own way.  The shape that spiritual awakening takes in our lives will vary, depending on who we are.

For some of us, the spiritual awakening promised in the Twelfth Step will result in a renewed interest in religion or mysticism.  Others will awaken to an understanding of the lives of those around them, experiencing empathy perhaps for the first time.  Still others will realize that the steps have awakened them to their own moral or ethical principles.  Most of us experience our spiritual awakening as a combination of these things, each combination as unique as the individual whos been awakened.

If there are so many different varieties of spiritual awakenings, how do we know if weve truly had one?  The Twelfth Step provides us with two signs:  Weve found principles capable of guiding us well, the kind of principles we want to practice in all our affairs.  And weve begun to care enough about other addicts to freely share with them the experience weve had.  No matter what the details of our awakenings are like, we all are given the guidance and the love we need to live fulfilling, spiritually oriented lives.


Just for today:  Regardless of its particular shape, my spiritual awakening has helped me fill my place in the world with love and life.  For that, I am grateful.

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Living looking in surplus by

  • Legal drugs not resolving issues
  • Suits made and maintained by sacrificing beings (sheepskin, unfairly paid labor - dirty backend)
  • Wax in hair rather than like healthy diet

= burdens not a problem?

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