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On the bottom of the 12 Step page I share with you what I believe are some of the differences between the religion and
spirituality.  But while there are differences, there is also many similarities between the two.  Specifically, the 12 Steps and the
Bible.  Below is a video I created about it and
click here to read more about my thoughts as well as the Eastern Philosophies.
The Battles Lost... The War is Won

For the alcoholic/addict Heaven awaits.  After a life of fighting
our own personal demons and living in a hell we couldn't
escape Heaven awaits.  Below is the video I created for a
poem I wrote about this idea.

It was written for a family member who had just buried her
brother.  It is also one of the songs on
A long timer once told me...
"If you don’t remember the consequences of your last drunk...
then... maybe you haven’t had it yet."

The Third Step Prayer
"Oh Lord, I ain't what I want to be... Oh Lord, I ain't what I oughta be... Oh Lord, I ain't what I'm gonna be...
But thanks, dear Lord, I ain't what I use to be..."
Heard at an AA meeting many years ago and  told it was
The Slaves Prayer
Native American Spiritual Centerness

A busy mind, is a sick mind
A slow mind, is a healthy mind
A still mind, is a divine mind
The Seventh Step Prayer
Seeking the truth
The Burning Bush
I consider myself privileged
to have had three very
real and very personal
burning bush
experiences.  These three
experiences have been
visual, being touched, and
being out of my body.  
They served a valuable
part in my life when it
happened and I still
remember it like it was
yesterday and I pray that it
will happen again.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
How it works...

AA makes certain promises if a person follows their program.  Early on, I didn't believe them.  But I went along with the
program and decided I would give it time.  That is the key.  An alcoholic doesn't get into trouble overnight.  His behaviors
and damage
took years to develop.  And no matter how hard you try, you will not undo the damage overnight.  Heck I've been sober for
over 14 years and some of the damage still exists.  I guess it is true, the old AA saying
One Day At A Time.  The only
thing I can do is remain sober and mentally healthy, so when I do have a chance to correct my wrongs it will be "real."

See how it works. (PDF)
Serenity Prayer Video...

The Burning Bush

sneaking into a dumpster
looking for yesterdays scraps
it's a matter of survival
food not found
but... a treasure awaits
beer for this alcoholic

pop the lid... raised the bottle
withdrawals... cold sweats
hell will shortly disappear
the aroma fills the air
approaching the lips
then... then time froze

behind the dumpster
a white... light... warm figure
palm's facing out
tears flowing from it
words flowed into the mind
"please no more"

bottle falling from hands
recovery started... glass smashing
An awesome message...

I can find so much peace and serenity from the stories and legends of the
Native Americans.  This is a story which I found at the
Native Arts website.

An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me ... it is a terrible fight and it is  
between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority,and ego.   The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, friendship,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and  faith. The same fight is going on
inside you, and inside every other person, too."  

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simply replied...  "The one you feed."
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