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Post Info TOPIC: ODAT in alanon, Monday, 5/16, seeking help

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ODAT in alanon, Monday, 5/16, seeking help

The writer is showing a difference between calling on fellow members in between meetings, and trying to be responsible for our own decisions, using meditation, prayer, HP, and keeping an open mind for the answers.  It is important not to be motivated by resentment, hatred, and/or anger.  Once taking a radical step, there is no turning back.


A number of years ago, a member from my F2F and I just started sharing a morning text.  We never made a plan to do this, but years later, here we are doing the same practice.  We start our day with a touch of program along with friendship, and there are times when I ask this person for their thoughts on a topic, but I know decisions I make must come from me.  Before program, I agonized over making decisions, but not anymore.  Using pause, pray, think, and asking how important is it, all have a good result.  And when I need help from my HP, occasionally after my night's sleep, the answer pops into my head in the morning.  



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Thank you Lyne for your service, today's reading and ESH.

It is lovely that you exchange with a F2F member in the morning, great way to start your day!!!

Am so grateful for this program and the patience and peace I have derived from pausing, praying,

and membership. You are right, that everything looks and feels different in the morning!!!  smile


"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

does prevent bad behavior from destroying your heart". ~ unknown


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Thank you Lyne for your service.

Sometimes, it is hard for me to make my own decisions. That is when I lean on my sponsor or my closest friend. I realize that I am the last word on the issue, but it is good to have outside perspective.

I also love when I ask for my HP's assistance right before I close my eyes. To prevent stress dreams, I make sure to follow the request with "I leave this problem in your hands, I am sure you'll know what to do." It is really amusing to me that I will wake the next day, and the solution just pops into my head!!

Hope y'all enjoy the week!



"The wolf that thrives, is the one you feed." - Cherokee legend

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields... Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness."  Mary Oliver



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Thank you Lyne for your service and all shares. Checking this board regularly enhances my spiritual growth. I frequently rip ideas from MIP members and add them to my survival guide. "Let go or get dragged" saved my serenity today. PNP, your prayer is awesome and I intend to use it with or without your permission! :) Grateful that HP placed MIP in my path.

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