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Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:21 PM

Spirituality vs the "God" idea. [View all]

It took me a long time to understand this, and it is my view, but it may help some get thru..That is all this is about.
AA, OA, EA and CODA that I am a member of, allow an individual to seek his/her own higher power. I will not speak for
other 12 step groups, but I am a member of those.

Spirituality means you have some kind of power greater than yourself that you feel comfortable with. That is ok, it is
your higher power.

... For me, it is a feeling of peace and goodness in the rooms that I attend. That feeling that comes from helping another
with an idea, or some kind of thought or action that takes my mind off of myself on to another is it.

The common good of the
group is.. it too. That common good, peace and kindness has helped tens of thousands to live with their addictions one day at a time. and lets get this out too.....
" People helping people in need," is not exactly new. AA didn't invent it and can't claim it. Most of us don't think it is God. But that strength is truly greater than me.

You do not need to call it God, and to me it isn't

Oh, one more thing.."The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking" That is all there is....
That works for me, I hope it helps you..

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