REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday 10/15/09 - "BLESSED"
I am blessed today.
I spent time with two different Al-Anon sponsees today. I met with one this afternoon and we worked the 9th step together. I met with the other this evening and we did the 2nd step. They were beautiful experiences.
I am able to admit my total powerlessness over disturbing situations happening in my life and the lives of people I love. With the help of loving, supportive loved ones and Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon program people, I am able to continually turn over my cares and worries every time they resurface within me.
I am watching the smoke from six lit votive candles carrying my prayers for six loved ones to God. I have hope, faith, and trust that those prayers are being heard and answered.
I know where to take my loving kitty who I just discovered has lost hair along one side of his body. Several years ago I found a place that specializes in treating cats only, The Cat Care Clinic. I will call them tomorrow and they will help Mr. Bert.
I have written my Flash Fiction Friday 55 already. All I have to do is wait till tomorrow night to post it.
I have met some new bloggers recently when they became followers of my blog. I have also met some when they commented for the first time. Oh how I love meeting new friends in the blogosphere.
I was led one night recently to rock my crazy mind into calmness. My mind was refusing to shut down for the night and I moved from my bed where I was tossing and turning over and over into an antique child's rocking chair nearby. I finally reached a place where God was able to slip into my spirit with a peace that brings sleep with it.
I have recently received many wonderful words of wisdom and support from my sponsor and other longtime AA and Al-Anon friends.
I have found some of the best AA and Al-Anon meetings our town has to offer.
I have finally become motivated enough to return to the gym. I hate going, but love how I feel when I have been there.
I was blessed to be able to bring my healing touch to some of the hospital patients I visited this week. I met a wonderful 32 year old man with sickle cell anemia who was in terrible pain, lying in a darkened room with a specialized breathing mask and a morphine drip. Despite the mask over his nose and mouth and his pain we talked of spiritual matters and many other things including how the places where we were born are a beautiful part of our innermost selves. As we spoke I could tell that he was transported momentarily back to his birthplace in Haiti. His eyes were full of wonder and memories of happy times. We held hands and we prayed. It was good.
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.