Daily Recovery Readings
June 16, 2017
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 46
Open-mindedness to concepts of a Higher Power can open doors to the spirit. Often I find the human spirit in various dogmas and faiths. I can be spiritual in the sharing of myself. The sharing of self joins me to the human race and brings me closer to God, as I understand Him.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 25~
Keep It Simple
AA states that resentments is the “number one offender” among our members, that it puts more alcoholics in the graves than any other thing.—Stools and Bottles
We can get high on anger. That’s why it’s dangerous. We get a false sense of power from being angry. Our anger turns into resentments. Resentments turn into hate. Hate eats at our spiritual core.
We can get rid of resentments and hate through prayer and helping others. That’s why we we’re to pray for those who have wronged us, so our hearts don’t fill with hate. This why, we use our energy in a healthy way. And our serenity will grow as we see that anger no longer has so much power over our actions.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me stop using anger, resentments and hate for control over other people and advents I don’t like.
Action for the Day
I’ll list all the people I’m angry at. I’ll say a simple prayer for each of them.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
If someone approaches you today, asking you to make plans for climbing Mount Everest or flying to the Moon, you might accept the challenge without batting an eye. There may be little differentiation between reality and fantasy now as dreamy Neptune casts its spell in your 9th House of Adventure. As the Beatles sang, “The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away.” Nevertheless, it’s worth the effort to discern fact from fiction. You still can pursue a pipe dream, but at least you won’t be disappointed when your vision doesn’t materialize. The juice is in the journey.