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Living On Empty by Paula Orezi

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Listen to the Podcast http://www.voiceamerica.tv/media/348946 It was a day that I will never forget, January 19th 2019, my mother passed away after battling cancer! I sat there lifeless asking for God to give me some explanation. I never wanted to see this day. How could this be so sudden? The pain of sorrow began to take over and my body was suddenly aching. I curled in my bed trying to stay calm but then a big wave of sadness hit my body and the tears came falling down like a flood. I cried until I passed out. I wanted to scream, …

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Controlling Versus Trust

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Controlling is a direct response to our fear, panic, and sense of helplessness. It is a direct response to feeling overwhelmed, and to distrust. We may not trust ourselves, God, the Plan, or the process of life. Instead of trusting, we revert to control. We can approach this need to control by dealing with our fear. We deal with fear by trusting –  God, ourselves, and this process we call life and recovery. We can trust that when things don’t work out the way we want, God has something better planned. We can trust God to get us to where …

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The Promises

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“As we think, so we are.” We are gifted with the personal power to make thoughtful choices and decide who we are. ⁠⠀ Our minds work powerfully for our good. And just as powerfully to our detriment, when fears take over and intrude on all our thoughts. The 12 step program has given us a positive personal power; it lies in the relationship we have with God.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 💗For anyone struggling today a reminder of the promises:⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 🔆Promise 1: We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness⁠⠀ 🔆Promise 2: We will not regret the past …

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Letting Go

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Perspective will come in retrospect.⁠ ⁠ We could stress for hours today for the meaning of something that may come in an instant next year.⁠ ⁠ Let it go. We can let go of our need to figure things out, to feel in control.⁠ ⁠ Now is the time to be. To feel. To go through it. To allow things to happen. To learn. To let whatever is being worked out in us take its course.⁠ ⁠ Today, I will let things happen without trying to figure everything out. If clarity does not arise in me today, I will trust …

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I survived ….

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When we fall in love with a substance like cocaine or alcohol, there is a sense of feeling complete and perfected. An experience of infinite power and of being “unstoppable.” Once the high is gone, however, there is no negotiation and, suddenly, significant constraints. The drug now demands enormous attention and time.⁠⠀ But…⁠⠀ There is a fire, a “high” that will burn stronger, brighter and give you that feeling/experience you seek, a sense complete wholeness and it will NEVER leave.⁠⠀ Step 2 ~ 12 Step Program⁠⠀ We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to …

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