It’s All About Unity

You may have heard about our 12 Traditions written in 1952 after the initial Big Book’s publishing in 1939. Who could be surprised that the first is about Unity:

“Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA Unity.”

Spirits United in Recovery

Here’s a reading from “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery – One Day at a Time – As It was in the Beginning” written to be of service to those aspiring to living the 12Step Spirituality way of life: But first a reminder: there are 6 more days left to get your FREE Amazon Prime Trial Membership and borrow the book for FREE. You can link-up and do it right now if you want at:

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UNITY – Our first Tradition and no surprise its #1, for our personal recovery depends on our focus; that our common welfare comes first. United we Stand, divided we fall and the risk is illness, insanity or death.

Here is a reading from the book: “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery – One Day at a Time – As it Was in the Beginning”

Why We Avoid Controversy

We agree to remember our purpose when we become impatient and intolerant with our fellows, for anger can crumble our unity. When we feel righteous indignation, we stifle our smoldering controversies or risk the disintegration or death of our group. Working to integrate our ideas, we realize that cooperation fortifies our common cause: that of staying sober and having emotional balance.
Our disease produces behavior that sometimes shocks us. It can
come to a point at which contempt can be generated. No matter how grievous its appearance, we remember our singleness of purpose, for the alternative is surely that we drink, use drugs or return to our addictive behavior,getting ill, going mad or dying.
We are first a community. Our individuality is secondary to the
united purpose of recovery, far outweighing our individual points of
view.
We are bonded by the First Tradition’s axiom: the avoidance of
controversy.

Where there is unity, there is blessing. (Psalms 133:1-2)

Living in a Sea of Love

Are you living in the Sea of Love? Here my friends at The Daily Ohm strike me with their resonant chord, one which I wish to carry to you, their message. Give it a slow, savoring read,……………….

January 10, 2013                                
What We Are Made Of
Choose Love

by Madisyn Taylor

Make all decisions from pure love and the world will change.

Love is often presented as the opposite of fear, but true love is not opposite anything. True love is far more powerful than any negative emotions, as it is the environment in which all things arise. Negative emotions are like sharks swimming in the ocean of love. All things beautiful and fearful, ugly and kind, powerful and small, come into existence, do their thing, and disappear within the context of this great ocean. At the same time, they are made of the very love in which they swim and can never be separated. We are made of this love and live our whole lives at one with it, whether we know it or not.

It is only the illusion that we are separate from this great love that causes us to believe that choosing anything other than love makes sense or is even possible. In the relative, dualistic world of positive and negative, darkness and light, male and female, we make choices and we learn from them. This is exactly what we are meant to be doing here on earth. Underlying these relative choices, though, is the choice to be conscious of what we are, which is love, or to be unconscious of it. When we choose to be conscious of it, we choose love. We will still exist in the relative world of opposites and choices and cause and effect, and we will need to make our way here, but doing so with an awareness that we are all made of this love will enable us to be more playful, more joyful, more loving and wise, as we make our way. Ultimately, the choices we make will shed light on the love that makes us all one, enabling those who have forgotten to return to the source.

This world makes it easy to forget this great love, which is part of why we are here. We are here to remember and, when we forget to remember again, to choose love.

Phil Phillips – Sea Of Love
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