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4/19/19 1:18 P

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My grateful to be taking changes one at a time. Right now I'm quitting smoking- 4 days so far- hopefully never again!

I followed the Gods this morning and had a great stretching 'workout'.
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When I listen and take the action shown me- amazing things happen.

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4/19/19 9:45 A

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These are just so nice to read, to remember in my busy day that I am never alone, adn can always call on help in every situation. The more I understand about how God, and the angels, and loved ones on the other side love me, the more I feel able and adequate. I am frequently surprised at how much they can change my mood, energy, outlook.

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4/15/19 12:04 P

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epiphany, presented by my Gods yesterday. I realized that if I don't do all that I want it gives me reason to dislike myself. I was also reminded that my sobriety and habits come one at a time, not, in huge changes. I'm taking the steps to quit smoking. This morning the Gods kept me from buying cigarettes. I hope last night was my last cigarette ever! Amazing how the HP works if you listen and follow.

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4/14/19 1:37 P

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Kelly, thank you for your honesty. It helps us all be honest...and goodness we need a safe place to do that. You keep coming back, and you are marvelous!!! Your weight loss is a miracle, and you kept showing up day after day to get there. You inspire! (((Kelly)))

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4/14/19 11:29 A

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I'm struggling, I have a voice saying that I behind everyone else, why continue. By the grace of the Gods I am still sober. My food is a mess, I'm still smoking, not going to the gym. I fear going back into the food. any help would be very much appreciated

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4/1/19 12:17 P

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I am grateful for having HP and my troop of angels and loved ones on the other side to turn to when I need it

Grateful for this team, too which I found by accident, and grateful also for my sponsor!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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4/1/19 11:40 A

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I'm so grateful to the Gods for my 1st year of sobriety. It has been a challenging, amazing, learning & growing year. I'm learning that I'm stronger than I thought, I'm worth loving, that I can be healthy, happy and face life on life's terms.

Thank you for everyone on the team, I love posting here daily, it helps keep me on track.

Blessings All
Kelly

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4/1/19 9:50 A

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I have been trying to spend some quiet and quality time with my Higher Power to follow what HE wants me to do.

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3/30/19 12:16 P

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I'm so grateful to 'hear' the Gods in my daily life, not just huge decisions. My life is manageable and steady. I'm sober due to them showing me the actions to take. I never want to go back to the food, life is so much better sober and with the Gods!

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3/24/19 9:59 P

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Lovely thread and very helpful. I had forgotten about the box where u put ur worries. I had a dream a while back that I was putting all my worries in the box to disperse them to the universe, and my BIL showed up beside me to put his worries there, too.

I also wrap my worries, or toxic person, in a pink flower and lovingly send it to the universe. It gets it out of my life, but I have lovingly sent it away.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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3/24/19 8:01 P

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I struggle with depression, too. emoticon

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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3/22/19 12:18 P

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I'm holding onto my faith and sobriety as a way to get though this depression. I waiting to see if the new meds will work. I have so much I am grateful for and so much to be happy-- the chemical imbalance makes it almost impossible to connect to any happiness. I am going to get through this by listening to and taking the next right step as shown.

Thank you to everyone who post on the team it helps to know I'm alone. I feel like I am often.

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3/21/19 11:05 P

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I do not feel very spiritual today. I feel like I'm in a rut of endless responsibilities. Get up, get the kids off to school, call sponsor, spend some time on my business and work on getting things ready for taxes, go to work, get groceries (because it's Thursday), go home and feed the kids and help them with homework, answer emails for business and think of all the tasks I didn't get to today, go to sleep. I am whining big time. I asked God for a better attitude. I have much to be grateful for. When I don't get enough sleep I get like this. Guess it's time to trust God will allow me to get everything done that needs to be done, and go to sleep. Faith without works is dead, and acting in faith right now means letting it all go for the night.

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I am on that path myself. Its hard to say no but I am learning more each day. I want to relish in the things that matter. Not the things that you acquire.

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3/11/19 12:01 A

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Nice to read prior posts. The difficult days do indeed pass. This was a quiet weekend. Maybe staying at home a lot more due to weather helps me to understand the value of peace and quiet more. Also, the credit card balance looks better. And, I think there are fewer hectic days because there's just more time when I'm telling the kids "No, we won't be going to the mall". lol

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3/9/19 7:23 P

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Feeling kind of down today, after a tough week (kids sick, lots of work), It is amazing that I can receive nurture from my Higher Power also. I'm glad I checked in here today to remember that.

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3/2/19 4:42 P

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Felt that still small voice telling me to check I had uploaded some info. for my side business before I deleted it. Too much in a hurry yesterday so deleted it all. Had to redo a small part of it today. HP tries to help with even small things if only I can maintain conscious contact.

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New Month- new start, letting the past go and looking forward to today.

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2/28/19 1:26 P

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Feeling pretty good today, surprisingly. It is a busy day, with end of the month deadlines and stress (getting less sleep due to so much work). But, I slept last night rather than stay up, because I meditated and had a little "talk" with HP. I gave much into HP's care. Sure enough, today is going just fine. I do not think I will have lost productive time. I am so glad HP cares about even minor decisions in my life and I am never alone.

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I've gotten away from my program slightly in the last 2 days, I''m back on today. It was 2 rough days not following the program.

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2/11/19 10:46 P

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Today I meditated (yesterday, resisted for some reason...busy, busy again). And I saw in my minds eye my HP placing a burning fire in my chest that sort of burned away a false outer shell. It wasn't scary. It wasn't unpleasant. It felt freeing. Still trying to figure out what it means. Something about burning away the ego to let Spirit shine bright. I think I'll understand it better in the coming weeks and days. I was able to surrender much today, asking for HP's will in important things. That's the only way to a ore carefree and grateful existence. No wonder I've felt tempted to consider my blessings today.

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2/6/19 2:21 P

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Thanks for sharing. I try to make a list each morning but I am always having to drop it to rush off to something else. I never thought about trying to make my list at night. I will try it. emoticon

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2/2/19 1:29 P

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I found that making a action list (to do) each night for the next day- it helps me sleep better as I'm not worried about everything I need to do. My to do list is what has to be done. I also, keep a to do later list- that is things that need to be done but not immediate.

I recently learned this at a mtg. I hope it helps if not I hope you find something that does. So much of this program is learning what works for you.

Just don't give up, it is hard to learn a new way of living, but it is worth it.

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2/2/19 1:18 A

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Today, just trying to keep my head above water. Busy, busy, busy for days now. Staying up to get work done rather than sleeping enough hours each night. This is a risky spot for me, one I find myself in regularly. Sometimes I have needed sleep and a break from stress and have eaten instead, thinking I can't take a break. Too much to do.

Not this time. Checked in with my HP three times today, for brief meditations. I will journal tomorrow when I have slept and can think more clearly. I sort of faintly "hear" him challenging my notion that my work load can't be lighter than this. How much does HP love me? Can I allow him to find a way to make things lighter for me? Can I let go of worry, that comes when I think of cutting back or doing less? God help me to do so.

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1/30/19 12:00 P

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I have a Gods box. I put my gratetude and worries in it. I find that helps me to let things go and things seem to work out. Spirituality is so personal, it's amazing when you find yours.

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1/29/19 9:55 P

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Thank you so much everyone for posting on this thread!! It feels powerful to share our spiritual journeys...more power in the collective consciousness.

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1/29/19 9:53 P

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Meditated today, and let go of some worry, so that was good. Didn't have any kind of mountaintop experiences or awesome images in my mind's eye. But, I left some problems in God's hands and went on with my life. Sometimes letting go and letting God means diving wholeheartedly into making myself useful today and trusting everything else to God. And today, thank you HP, I am abstinent.

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1/28/19 1:20 P

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I love your analogy Becca. I too want to step into the light and walk the yellow brick road.

I need to incorporate meditation into my daily prayers.

I write in pray each morning, when I don't my life is a complete mess, however I do need to take time to listen more. Thank you for this reminder.

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I love that BECCACOZZIE! I am going to do the same today. I need to give HIM more of my time

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1/27/19 7:07 P

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I haven't yet done my meditation. There is no reason why. I just tend to forget how important it is. So, here goes. I'm going to set my timer for ten minutes and give that ten minutes to my HP to show me whatever it is he wants me to know today.....

And it took longer than ten which is just fine. I learned I do not have to enter into the chaos that is my schedule tomorrow. Funny, I saw myself as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, running around with the tornado winds blowing up, hoping not to get hit with debris (like an unhappy customer or my kid telling me I forgot to send her to school with something she needed), shutting myself in the house, hearing the evil witch taunting me as she flew by the window (representing the inner critic or anyone else who might have gotten too involved in the drama themselves). But I could simply take HPs hand and step out of the movie screen, into the sunlight. If I wanted to walk on the yellow brick road in the sunshine I could. No house fell on any witch because there are no such things as evil witches just like there is no such thing as an inner critic.

With daily meditation, I can cultivate mindfulness which has me focusing on only one thing at a time and leaving up to HP all that I cannot change in this moment. I can step away from the worry and the chaos. I can live my life...this exact same life...in a different way, transforming my experience of it.

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It is miraculous what happens when I listen and follow my Gods.

Thank you for this inspiring discussion

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Absolutely love this post because I have to get back in touch with my HP and LISTEN to what HE has to say. No amount of BUSY will heal me and I use that as the excuse. No more. I will quiet my mind and my space and listen

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Thanks for posting this! Today I am 11 days abstinent and sober and it's truly a miracle. It happened only when I said, "I can't do this, but You can." I say "sober" because I have been able to stop eating for long periods of time. I call this being "dry." But I had not surrendered...so the compulsions once again took over. I now know I must work the Steps and immerse myself in OA. Thank you, HP!

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I am writing this here to always remember it. How many times do I need to re-experience this epiphany? Well, there seems to be an endless supply of blinding flashes of the obvious in the area of abstinence from my HP, thank goodness.

In meditation this morning: I opened ny inner field of vision to whatever Jesus had to say to me today about my food issues (My conceptualization of HP is broader than this, but I do talk to Jesus because he's always there for me). I "saw" in my mind's eye, Jesus as a train conductor, wearing a cap and saying "C'mon, all aboard." I saw a train, but it was a lot smaller, like an amusement park ride. I said "Where are we going?" He smiled and said "I don't know. You're driving. I am always right beside you." And I looked at the tracks, placed in a deep circular groove running around a mountain. And then I got it. He's always willing to take another trip around the mountain with me, but that track will just bring me back to the beginning. I had been hoping I could do a less structured version of my OA plan and it would work this time. Well, it was a fun thought, but obviously not working. Back to reality and doing what works for me which means working a structured program using most the tools every day, daily sponsor call, and weighing and measuring my abstinent food.

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