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Join Us Thursday for the Recovered Podcast Zoom Meeting

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On Thursday, October 28,  2021, at 7:30 pm eastern, join us for a Michigan-style meeting. Share your experience, strength, and hope as we have a meeting with the following recovery topic:
Character Defects
 
Character defects like resentment, fear, anger, and self-pity will weigh us down in recovery. We have to let go of these shortcomings to stay happy, healthy, and focused on our program.
Sometimes we might experience these emotions in small doses and as ordinary reactions to life challenges. And that’s okay. But when we carry these emotions around with us for longer than necessary, or when they become a habit, we gamble with our sobriety.
Thursday, we talk about our Character Defects
Questions to ponder:
  • For you, what are character defects?
  • What are shortcomings?
  • Are these two things different?
  • In early recovery, what were some of your glaring character defects?
  • How did they weigh you down?
  • Today, what are your favorites?
  • How do they weigh you down?
  • How do you recognize a shortcoming as something that is more than a small defeat, but rather one that is weighing you down?
  • How do you work step 6?
  • How do you work step 7?
  • How do deliberate acts of humility, willingness and courage help?
  • How does your higher power take away your defects?
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Sobriety is For Anyone – Recovered 1202

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Sobriety Is for Anyone
Our Higher Power and creation treat all equally.
Sobriety is available for anyone who will do the work.
The principles of recovery seem empty of power.
Yet, they never fail to provide when we learn to surrender.

Tonight, we talk about how Sobriety is for Anyone.

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Sobriety is for Show Notes – Recovered 1202

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Sustaining Partner:

Jennifer, Rebekah, Tonja, Kimberly, Kendra, Karen

 

Episode Sponsor:

Tasha

 

Sobriety Is for Anyone

Our Higher Power and creation treat all equally.

Sobriety is available for anyone who will do the work.

The principles of recovery seem empty of power.

Yet, they never fail to provide when we learn to surrender.

 

Tonight, we talk about how Sobriety is for Anyone.

 

Our very own Buddy C has recently published a book entitled

 

Powerless but not Helpless 

A Recovery Interpretation of the Tao Te Ching

81 Essential Meditations That Can Change Your Life!

 

As Buddy wrote in his preface, “In Twelve-step recovery, finding a “God of our understanding” who helps with our addiction can be challenging. The process of surrender to a Power Greater than myself is difficult, at best, and impossible for some. In hindsight, I see that a lack of surrender kept me in a cycle of relapse for over six years. My difficulty was how to move from a belief that did not relieve my alcoholism to actions that did.”

 

Verse 5  – Sobriety Is for Anyone

 

Our Higher Power and creation treat all equally.

Sobriety is available for anyone who will do the work.

The principles of recovery seem empty of power.

Yet, they never fail to provide when we learn to surrender.

 

What does the phrase Sobriety is for Anyone mean to you?

 

Did you believe that sobriety was possible before the program?  Why?

Do you think Sobriety is for anyone?

Do you believe that creation treats anyone’s recovery equally?

How has “doing the work” helped your sobriety?

What are some principles of recovery that are most important to your program?

  • HONESTY 
  • HOPE 
  • FAITH 
  • COURAGE
  • INTEGRITY
  • WILLINGNESS
  • HUMILITY 
  • LOVE 
  • DISCIPLINE 
  • PATIENCE/PERSEVERANCE 
  • AWARENESS 
  • SERVICE 

For you, how is surrender and the above principles related?

 

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Sobriety is for Anyone

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This week, our recovery topic will on “Sobriety is for Anyone.”

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Call Recovered About How Sobriety is For Anyone

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Tuesday Night, the recovery topic will be “Sobriety is for Anyone.”
Over the next several weeks, we will explore the spirituality of the book
Powerless but not Helpless
A Recovery Interpretation of the Tao Te Ching
81 Essential Meditations That Can Change Your Life!

Verse 4 – Sobriety Is for Anyone

Our Higher Power and creation treat all equally.

Sobriety is available for anyone who will do the work.

The principles of recovery seem empty of power.

Yet, they never fail to provide when we learn to surrender.

Tonight, we talk about how Sobriety is for Anyone.

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When you “call”, reflect on these questions:
  • What does the phrase Sobriety is for Anyone mean to you?
  • Did you believe that sobriety was possible before the program?  Why?
  • Do you think Sobriety is for anyone?
  • Do you believe that creation treats anyone’s recovery equally?
  • How has “doing the work” helped your sobriety?
  • What are some principles of recovery that are most important to your program?
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Sobriety is Inexhaustible – Recovered 1200

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The gift of sobriety does not appear to be a gift at all – until we surrender.
Then, there is a strength beyond comprehension.
There is no fear so intense that sobriety cannot bring relief, no relationship so twisted that peace is not imaginable, no noise of life so loud that harmony is not possible.
The truth is paradoxical and hidden in plain sight.
I do not know who created the principles we use; it appears they are a part of all conceptions of a loving God.

Tonight, we talk about how Sobriety is Inexhaustible.

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Living By Example – Recovered 1198

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We do not idolize those in recovery who appear to have it all together.
Nor do we brag of our accomplishments, spiritual or material.
We use our experience to put others at ease.
We show, by example, how our lives have improved.
In turn, those desiring sobriety will choose a similar path, just as they are being shown.
Everything falls into place the more we practice this way of life.

Tonight, we talk about Living By Example.

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For information on the Book “Powerless Not Helpless”

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