Post by Susan Peabody on Jun 7, 2022 10:26:13 GMT -8
Correspondence with my sponsee (with his permission) . . .
Having had a spiritual awakening, the time has come to carry the message - to wholeheartedly give back to those who struggle what I have freely received from LAA
Amen. The name of Bill Wilson's biography is Pass it On . . .
Guiding others through the 12 steps of LAA will only reinforce what I have learned. There is nothing like having to explain the spiritual principles and my journey through the program to bring further clarity and strength to my own recovery and to continue to 'practice what I preach'. With my military training, this is the living embodiment of 'leading by example'- a precept I have always wholeheartedly endorsed.
Well said . . .
Emotionally supporting others further reinforces my own emotional and spiritual journey in recovery
Yes, and helps prevent relapse. I wanted to drink in early sobriety. I was on my way to the liquor store when there was a knock on the door. The man was there from AA to take me to a meeting in San Quentin. After the meeting I did not want to drink . . .
With a strong ACA background, helping others in LAA to overcome a myriad of pitfalls of the wounded inner child ( the absence of hope, merciless inner critic, lack of self- compassion, powerless vs helplessness & hopelessness)
You will sometimes save a life and not even know it . . .
Continue to refine my definition and practice of emotional sobriety and recovery as I will inevitably face new life challenges moving forward Revitalize my own efforts by continuing to revisit each of the 12 steps over my lifetime
Yes, as you tell your story, you get reminded of how far you have come. Lifts your spirits and self-esteem.
Furthering my bond with my Higher Power who will be with me in my efforts to carry the message
God is very pleased with those who do the twelfth step. I personally believe he gives the person reaching out special attention.
I am grateful for your willingness, guidance and support in my recovery and look forward to exuding these same traits in my support of other fellow travelers.
You are quite welcome. Keep up the good work . . .