And now for Part 7.
When I began my recovery process I discovered that I could admit my powerlessness over people, places, and things. I could admit that my life had become unmanageable. I could surrender to the notion that I was responsible for other people and their feelings, choices and decisions. These two awareness’ were the handle to the door that opened into a field of fresh possibilities. These possibilities gave me the permission to realize that I no longer needed to hide in the shadows.
I could begin a new journey that I was told would lead me to a new freedom and happiness.
In my awareness, I discovered my humanity. With time, my feeling (s) of powerlessness revealed — by attending meetings — that I was not helpless. Through attending meetings and by listening to other people share from their experience, strength and hope I realized that I could have an active role in my program of recovery. As I kept coming back — to meetings — and listened to what I heard, I started to have a series of spiritual awakenings.
One of my spiritual awakenings revealed that I longer needed to crouch in the shadows — where I had been hiding for many years.
As I attended meetings and listened to other members share their experience, strength, and hope I gained courage. Their willingness to share how they handled struggles gave me the permission to share my struggles with them. As I continued to listen to what people shared I heard them talk about how they felt — about what was going on in their lives. As I continued to listen I gained the courage to report how I felt about what was going on in my life.
As I opened up to the members in the meetings I got in touch with my feelings. As I got in touch with how I felt, I began to thaw emotionally. As I began to thaw emotionally, I began to heal.
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