Anger is like a wave; it comes and goes; it's part of the tide that comes and goes. One must avoid the riptide that drags you under and then you must walk carefully over the rocks and muck that are left when the tide is out.
Joy is like a beautiful Lake--pristine, cool, clear, and beautiful. Beautiful creatures live there. It is surrounded by trees and nature it's the perfect place to relax and rest.
Dear John: Thank you for your email. I envy you for having the Holy Spirit come to you so young. I used to pray for faith, and it just did not come because I was too logical, stubborn, and I suppose afraid. Or maybe it was just my ego. For so long, I envied those in my life who had come to Jesus. Now, I have had my own conversion experience and I am so happy and grateful to God for being so patient with me. The Holy Spirit told me once that he waited so long so that I could minister to all the agnostics in AA. I did and now I have my reward--a full union with Spirit in the form of the Trinity. Thanks for your email. Nakupenda. Have a good week. P.S. The H.S. came to my son when he was twelve. I asked him why he believed. He said that he had prayed for me to get sober and when I did, he knew God was real. Amen.
I was finally forced out of Love Addicts Anonymous and I am ready for my new adventure. I have turned back the message board for my students, clients, and sponsee. Here are my future plans for now.
To April . . .
Thank you April for the kind words. God's timing is perfect. I am going to make the new message board more about spirituality and Christianity as I am a born-again Christian as of 2015. I have always been frustrated by the Traditions, as I am only interested in what the Holy Spirit has to say. Take care. Namaste.
Inspiration comes to us in many ways. The best inspiration comes from your Higher Power and from within. You can also be inspired by books, poetry, movies, friends, mentors, and others that come into your life. The best thing to do with inspiration is to use it to become a better person and then pass it on to others. This is why I write. I get inspired by people that talk at 12-Step meetings. Look for inspiration and it will come to you. Let little things inspire you like a flower or a butterfly. Let big things inspire you like your recovery. Namaste. Susan P.
Here’s what the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous has to say about acceptance in AA . . .
“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation—some fact of my life—unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly that way it is supposed to be at this moment."
I don't know about others, but this really works for me. This morning, I was angry at all the people who pushed me out of LAA, and all my friends who didn't have time to take me out for coffee, and I decided to pray about it. A voice in my head said, "Susan, just accept what is going on in a state of Grace." Then I thought about the serenity prayer, and I asked God for the courage to change what I can . . . myself.
I fell asleep. When I woke up, I was in acceptance mode. It was like magic. I had been released from the burden of resentment which was giving me a migraine. As I write this, I am actually happy and looking at the bright side again. I hope this lasts for a while. My emotions are all over the place today.
Post by Susan Peabody on Aug 31, 2022 15:36:03 GMT
Today, I am consumed by rage. It is as if all the rejections throughout all my life have come back to haunt me. I hope this passes soon as rage is very toxic. At the same time, perhaps God is cleansing me for the future. Rage is like acid on my soul. It gives me migraines. It hurts.