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C2C Reading 2-4


The  Courage to Change reading for today  speaks about timess when  we  are sure that God is punishing us.  the reading suggests  that this is because  we  lost our  image of a loving god.  we are   reminded ts that when faced with difficult or painful situations our loving God is always available as a source of comfort and guidance.   I have been there and confirm a loving HP is always present and is the  best source of comfor,t guidance and peace

 

 

 

 



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Good morning Betty - thank you for your service, the daily and your share. I have a few real life events causing me more energy than desired, and the timing of today's reading is golden for where I am at. I need to be reminded each and every day, from any/every source possible that my HP truly wants me to be happy, joyous and free. I am grateful for the reminder today and each day and the choice to keep trusting the God of my understanding and turning things over.

Happy Tuesday all - we are to have weather headed in - hibernating time again! Make it a great day!

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Thanks Betty for your service and for both above shares. I guess Ive developed a healthy attitude about HP thats been enhanced with program. Many see God as a punishing force, looking for all the things we should feel guilty about. But there is also a spiritual path of light and love, and thats the one Ive taken. Smelling the roses, watching a chipmunk, seeing the glass half full, etc., are some of the blessings that I receive from HP. Through program and HP I believe I do deserve respect and yes, even happiness. The God of my understanding wants those things for all people. Lyne

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Thank you Betty for your service.

I can appreciate the shares before me... thank you!

Growing up with a specific religion, I was taught that God was all knowing and omnipotent. Just ask and ye shall receive!!
Well, that was not my experience. No matter how hard I prayed, or worked at being the "perfect, good person," I just wouldn't get what I was needing!
I became disillusioned with my religion and God in general.

I never lost spirituality however. Al-Anon has provided another way to look at things. I believe it is helping me to understand my spirituality and a Higher Power of my understanding!
I am still a Work In Progress!

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(((((((((((((((((((Betty)))))))))))))))))))))) ohhhh what a timely post.....lately I've been feeling abandoned/unloved by MY HP because I still wait for relief from my struggles.........I have many who are praying for me and still my situation won't budge....I am sowing good seed, yet I am still stuck in "park" I guess HP needs more time, then I think that I only made the total decision to surrender/step 3 in December........I'm doing all i can to help me....i just gotta keep letting it go....i see good things happening to me and i make sure i express my gratitude....so maybe because HP has to work with others (maybe a roommate?? or a new client??? or something totally different as I have been praying for an easier means of support as concentration is so draining for me now) anyway, HP has to create the need in someone else for me and that takes time, I guess.....the good news is is that I feel protection from bad stuff...costly stuff....and I AM managing to get by each month......and I do say thank you for that to HP

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 smile Thanks Betty... aww

      When I was 20 I studied the mystical traditions of all the world's religions. As a kid church was not compulsory. In fact I doubt that they knew I was there. We sang: "Jesus loves me this i know- for the Bible tells us so." So I thought that "the Bible" was an old man, with a white beard sitting in a big chair up in the clouds somewhere.

But I never thought that HP was judgemental or punitive at all. I think part of the journey is about learning, and refining knowledge. I do know for sure that religion can be a relief for some people, and sometimes a trap for others. And I try to be mindful and considerate, for this reason.

A good reading... aww ...



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