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Step 1

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Happy New Years 🎊 I cannot think of a better day to begin on Step 1. ⁠ Whether it is from alcohol, drugs, food, social media 🤷, people, or any type of behavior that keeps you from walking in freedom and being who you were meant to be. ⁠ Awareness is the first step. ⁠ Thought to ponder or maybe journal:⁠ How do I escape my feelings, such as anger, boredom, fatigue, or loneliness? ⁠

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15 Years Clean and Sober

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Everything below is exactly what has resulted over the past 15 years and for anyone struggling I promise the same can be for you. One day at a time … God will meet us on this path as we become willing to take each step towards a new life. We lose our old coping mechanisms of excessive consumption and experience spiritual growth. Honesty, humility, and courage are components of the vital faith that can allow us to face any circumstance, difficulty, or feeling with grace and strength. And my favorite Promise (this is just 1!) We will not regret the …

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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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