Daily Recovery Readings for September 8, 2017:
We asked His protection and care with complete abandon. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 59
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 59
I could not manage my life alone. I had tried that road and failed. My “ultimate sin” dragged me down to the lowest level I have ever reached and, unable even to function, I accepted the fact that I desperately needed help. I stopped fighting and surrendered entirely to God.
Only then did I start growing! God forgave me. A Higher Power had to have saved me, because the doctors doubted that I would survive. I have forgiven myself now and I enjoy a freedom I have never before experienced. I’ve opened my heart and mind to Him. The more I learn, the less I know — a humbling fact — but I sincerely want to keep growing. I enjoy serenity, but only when I entrust my life totally to God. As long as I am honest with myself and ask for His help, I can maintain this rewarding existence.
Just for today, I strive to live His will for me — soberly.
I thank God that today I can choose not to drink.
Today, life is beautiful!
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, We Agnostics, Page 44~
Keep It Simple
I have an intense desire to return to the womb—Anybody’s ! —Woody Allen
Some days the world just doesn’t seem safe. Maybe a friend died and you are hurting. Maybe you argued with a loved one. You just want somebody to take care of you. You want to feel safe and warm.
Turn to the spiritual part of the program. Let your Higher Power hold you with warm, loving care. Pray. Pray to feel the programs will find you. Why? Because you’ve opened your heart to recovery. To be loved, you have to open up to love.
Prayer for the Day: I pray for an open heart. I pray that love of the program will find me and comfort me. Higher Power, I need Your love as a child needs the love of parents.
Action for the Day: Today, I’ll list three times the world has felt unsafe. I’ll meditate on how things would have been different if I had turned to my Higher Power for comfort.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You’re not afraid to take a risk today but may later discover that you stepped on a hornet’s nest. You might inadvertently do something that hurts someone’s feelings and rather than telling you, they could throw a temper tantrum. Two can play this game; however, you may be more self-controlled than everyone else now. Keep in mind that expressing an emotion and then letting it go is healthier than just burying it deeper in denial. No one can fault you for being your authentic self.