Recognizing Our Spirit & The A.A. 24 Hour Plan
When it comes to staying sober, nothing is simpler, easier or more effective than the A.A. 24 Hour Plan. We try to stay sober just for today. If we feel the urge for a drink we put off taking that particular drink until tomorrow. This interrupts the urge and it passes.
After setting aside alcohol for today, A.A. suggests we start to live from our spirit. The spirit is the part of us called consciousness or awareness. In our spirit we can find the ease, comfort and courage that alcohol used to bring.
A simple way to get a feel for what it’s like to be a spirit is to pause and quiet your emotions by focusing on your breathing. Being spiritual feels like being calm, clear headed and quietly aware.
As we grow spiritually we can observe life instead of being pushed around by it. This inner place of awareness feels safe and separate from our thoughts, emotions and personal circumstances. It’s a place of serenity, power and poise.
As we pause & get calm throughout our day we feel more serene and in tune with our spiritual selves. With practice we begin to receive guidance and inspiration from an Unsuspected Inner Resource. Our life takes on new meaning and purpose. We lose our dependency on people, places, things and alcohol.
The meeting is open for 15 minutes for sharing about the A.A. 24 hour plan or describing what it’s like to be spiritual, so we may all become more familiar with A.A.’s spiritual solution.
If you already shared in the 1st section you can still share in this one, but be mindful that someone who hasn’t shared yet may want to. The timer is set for 3 minutes. If it beeps please try to wrap up your share in the following minute. Who would like to share?
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