Daily Thought 12.30.18

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 12.30.18
Date: December 30th 2018

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

December 30, 2018

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Spiritual Experience
We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator. We may have had certain
spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.
The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come strongly.
We feel we are on the Broad Highway,
walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, "Into Action," p. 75

Thought to Ponder
The ultimate defense against the first drink is a spiritual one.

AA-related 'Alconym'
K I S S  =  Keeping It Simple, Spiritually.

A Member Shares:
I'm Charlie J and I have Alcoholism. For me, the goal beyond not taking that first drink is a spiritual experience. The start of my spiritual experience was, "There must be a God or something, I'm not drinking!" As I worked through the Steps I started to understand a lot of things I could never have thought of while drinking. That not only were the Steps a way to a spiritual experience they were also a guide to living sober. Attaining life skills I never had before. Today I work to continue to maintain a spiritual experience, I also work to keep an open mind about it. Spiritual experience's are odd at best as no two are exactly alike. They are not supposed to be exactly alike. They are different I believe so that any one working towards a spiritual experience can find some one in AA that has had a 'similar' experience. That way we still get the E. S. & H. we need. If your new or are coming back to AA, welcome. You can get all the help you could ever need to have and to maintain and even grow a spiritual experience so powerful it can remove the mental obsession to drink. Thanks.

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Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
peyton h

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