Daily Recovery Readings for September 6, 2017:
REMOVING THREATS TO SOBRIETY
. . . except when to do so would injure them or others.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 59
Step Nine restores in me a feeling of belonging, not only to the human race but also to the everyday world. First, the Step makes me leave the safety of A.A., so that I may deal with non-A.A. people “out there,” on their terms, not mine. It is a frightening but necessary action if I am to get back into life. Second, Step Nine allows me to remove threats to my sobriety by healing past relationships. Step Nine points the way to a more serene sobriety by letting me clear away past wreckage, lest it bring me down.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
It works – it really does.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 88~
Keep It Simple
Addiction is answering the spiritual calling inside us by going to the wrong address. —Chris Ringer
Where can we go to feel better, to feel spiritually alive? Not to alcohol or other drugs. Not to compulsive spending, gambling, or sex. Not to overeating or overworking. When we turn to these things to feel better, we’re trading one addiction for another, we’re going to the “wrong address.”
What is the right address? Our inner needs. Our Higher Power. Our recovery program. Our friends. Soon, we become part of a network of “safe addresses.”
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, keep me on the right path. I don’t want to go to the wrong address anymore.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll make sure I have at least three “right address” in my wallet or purse. I’ll list names and day and evening phone numbers of people who will love and help.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You’re being asked to reach further than ever in your quest for meaning. But exploring new possibilities at home or at work doesn’t negate your need for emotional security. Nevertheless, the Pisces Full Moon brings magic to your 9th House of Distant Horizons, urging you to extend your vision beyond your mundane concerns. There’s no reason to resist the temptation to fantasize about things you never thought possible. Thankfully, you’re not required to act on every dream; however, imagining your life without the restraints of reality could open doors that previously remained closed.