The Creator of the Universe, who has ordered the stars and the heavens and the earth, has a plan for your life. You are not a random act. You are not here by chance, but by design. You are destined for greatness that begins with your believing in your own destiny.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Allow me to accept
Other people’s families, fears
Delusions, denials and insecurities
As belonging to them. Not me.
Let me recognize
How my thoughts and actions affect my relationships.
If they are healthy then please let me nurture them.
But if they’re toxic allow them immediate release.
Please balance me with Love
While I continue this journey
Forward, in health and wholeness.
“I Didn’t Cause It, I Can’t Control It, I Can’t Cure It”
The 3 C’s of Alanon
It’s about jails, institutions and death. It’s about pain and heartache and loneliness and anger and fear and resentment, to name a few. It’s disrupting and heartbreaking and disgusting. It’s the blackouts, the hangovers, the shakes and seizures and wondering what you did. It’s the hell you’re going through right now. It consists of me saying I can’t do anything for you unless you’re ready to help yourself. I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it and I can’t cure it. I have compassion for what you’re going through but I cannot fix you. Only you can make the decision to get on the road to recovery. I pray you have a moment of clarity. I don’t want to see you to die. The ball is in your court. I hope you choose to play.
This is what my E.G.O. needed to hear today; a confirmation to to be vigilant, to move along with Growth/Change and keep my thoughts of G.O.D positive and directed to the forefront. It’s all about Love… of self and others. I want to impact the lives of those around me for the better. Revelations keep coming. Right now they seem to be carrying quite a “jolt” as they try to settle in and can be a bit upsetting. I’ve been consciously breathing and trying to keep my mind from taking control and distorting the facts. I need to remember not to react adversely while sorting this all out. If I begin to think I finally have Life under my control I’d make poor choices (again), act out in a passive-aggressive manner (again) and just generally upset the old apple cart (again). Then I am nothing more than a selfish, EGOtistical waste of my time and energy because I know better now. There are no excuses. The bottom line is I wouldn’t stop these Processes even if I could. They’re moving me closer to my destiny.
ENOUGH TO NEED
Never allow me to think that I have
Knowledge enough to need no teaching,
Wisdom enough to need no corrections,
Talents enough to need no grace,
Goodness enough to need no progress,
Humility enough to need no repentance,
Devotion enough to need no improvement,
Strength sufficient with Thy Spirit lest, standing still,
I fall back forevermore.
From the 12th Step Prayer Book, Prayer #26