Fifth Tradition Reading: “Our Primary Purpose”

Working the Primary Purpose: “Carrying the Message”

You are reading an excerpt from the Daily Meditations in “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery – One Day at a Time – As It Was in the Beginning” on the 5th Tradition: “Each Group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic/addict who still suffers.”

Our most important action is to Get – Stay + Give Clean and Sober Living to ourselves and others who desire a way out of alcoholism and addiction.May 31
The Message of Suffering and Recovery

As members of Recovery Fellowships, we are firmly bound by the obligation of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. In so doing, we are gifted with another day of our own continued sobriety. It is our great paradox.

What is that message? There is a way out of the problem drinking+ drugging that wreaks havoc in their lives, as it once did in our own. We are alcoholic,addicts or both, and once we admitted it our lives began on a new progressive path, returning to some level of manageability.
The spiritual message we seek is found in the acknowledgement of a power greater than ourselves. It can restore sanity in our lives, if we but seek it.
Unity is our message. We carry it in the humble recognition of the authority of a loving God, found in our own understanding. That presence is manifested in our group conscience and consciousness.
Our cornerstone is humility and the knowledge that it brings us an understanding of who and what we are and what we can be, when we live our principles daily.Life in the shadow of our Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is our message; one that we bring to all alcoholics + addicts who suffer and wish to listen.
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Clean+Sober Foodies: Personal Pan Pizza

Don’t you hate that cardboard dough-blob pizza with the acidic paste sauce that you get from all the Spendy Crapparias Services? Here ya go then! After my second run on this I will never go back to Papa’s Trash Can Pies – Murphy or John!

Quick Personal 7″ Flatbread Pizza

PERSONAL PAN PIZZAS 7″

Pre-heat oven to 375 and move rack to upper middle. Take a regular cookie rectangular mom’s old pan and put 2 pieces of Papa Gyros Whole Wheat or (your choice of other) Flatbread on, (you can grease if you want with sparing olive oil). I don’t use anything.Put a generous 1/8inch of sauce ( I use Ragu Pasta Sauce 6 cheese ) and spread out to within a 1/4 inch of edges. (U can drop pan to level – but not onto floor 🙂
Grate Mozzarella, add pepperoni pieces, then I use Banquet Frozen Sausages (you can get these for about a buck for 10) cut into little pieces and add. Precede this with Hot Pepper flakes if you want. Now great some more mozzarella (lightly) over the meats and add you favorites: black olive, GPepper, Tomato (thin sparingly) Mushrooms chopped or dehydrated onions and grate Cheddar over top (lightly) finishing with sprinkles of Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Rest for a few, cut and eat. (take your pizza cutter or a knife and slice through into quaters in a chopping motion rather than wheeling). 1 is perfect for one person. Great snacks for TV as well. Cost? About $1.50 each. At Poppa Rip-offs? $5.00 each uncooked and a bad case of indigestion. These? DELICIOUS.
Don’t worry about leftovers – there won’t be any and you get mileage out of the extra ingredients for 3-4 more.
In memorium of Caroline Moyer and Chef Boy R Dee Pan Pizza.

Ingredients List

1 package Poppa Pita 7″ Whole Wheat Flat Breads (6) keeps well in freezer or fridge. (I buy these at FRANZ (Snyder’s used bread store for $1.50)
Ragu or your choice pasta sauce
Mozzarella , Cheddar and {Parmesean Cheese
Pepperoni slices
Banquet Frozen Sausage links
(10 small in box)
+ your add-ons – suggestions:
G. Pepper
Mushroom
Onion (red)
Tomato (slice thin)
Black Olive
Kitchen Sink – *optional

FAILURE: Successful Thoughts by Inspirational Friends

For those of you who have not yet subscribed to my dear old friends at the DailyOhm.com, consider it. I have often found resolution from occlusions in my lens of spirituality with their guiding words of wisdom. Here are some of their thoughts on the subject of FAILURE:

*An Original Drawing from the award winning: Living The 12 Steps of Recovery – One Day at a Time – As It Was in the Beginning” www.livingtwelvestepsrecovery.com

Choose Your Words
by Madisyn Taylor

“All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.

The word failure puts forward a very simplistic way of thinking that allows for only two possibilities: failure or success. Few things in the universe are black and white, yet much of our language reads as if they are. The word failure signifies a paradigm in which all subtlety is lost. When we regard something we have done, or ourselves, as a failure, we lose our ability to see the truth, which is no doubt considerably more complex. In addition, we hurt ourselves. All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.

At some point, the word may not have been so loaded with the weight of negativity, and it simply referred to something that did not go according to plan. Unfortunately, in our culture it is often used very negatively, such as when a person is labeled a failure, even though it is impossible for something as vast and subtle as a human being to be reduced in such a way. It also acts as a deterrent, scaring us from taking risks for fear of failure. It has somehow come to represent the worst possible outcome. Failure is a word so burdened with fearful and unconscious energy that we can all benefit from consciously examining our use of it, because the language we use influences the way we think and feel.

Next time you feel like a failure or fear failure, know that you are under the influence of an outmoded way of perceiving the world. When the world failure comes up, it’s a call for us to apply a more enlightened consciousness to the matter at hand. When you are consciously aware of the word and its baggage you will not fall victim to its darkness. In your own use of language, you may choose to stop using the word failure altogether. This might encourage you to articulate more clearly the truth of the situation, opening your mind to subtleties and possibilities the word failure would never have allowed.”

~Namaste~

 

 

Photo: For those of you who have not yet subscribed to my dear old friends at the DailyOhm.com, consider it. I have often found resolution from occlusions in my lens of spirituality with their wise words of wisdom. Here are some of their thoughts on the subject of FAILURE:</p><br /><br />
<p>Choose Your Words<br /><br /><br />
by Madisyn Taylor</p><br /><br />
<p>All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.</p><br /><br />
<p>The word failure puts forward a very simplistic way of thinking that allows for only two possibilities: failure or success. Few things in the universe are black and white, yet much of our language reads as if they are. The word failure signifies a paradigm in which all subtlety is lost. When we regard something we have done, or ourselves, as a failure, we lose our ability to see the truth, which is no doubt considerably more complex. In addition, we hurt ourselves. All you have to do is speak or read the word failure and see how it makes you feel.</p><br /><br />
<p>At some point, the word may not have been so loaded with the weight of negativity, and it simply referred to something that did not go according to plan. Unfortunately, in our culture it is often used very negatively, such as when a person is labeled a failure, even though it is impossible for something as vast and subtle as a human being to be reduced in such a way. It also acts as a deterrent, scaring us from taking risks for fear of failure. It has somehow come to represent the worst possible outcome. Failure is a word so burdened with fearful and unconscious energy that we can all benefit from consciously examining our use of it, because the language we use influences the way we think and feel.</p><br /><br />
<p>Next time you feel like a failure or fear failure, know that you are under the influence of an outmoded way of perceiving the world. When the world failure comes up, it’s a call for us to apply a more enlightened consciousness to the matter at hand. When you are consciously aware of the word and its baggage you will not fall victim to its darkness. In your own use of language, you may choose to stop using the word failure altogether. This might encourage you to articulate more clearly the truth of the situation, opening your mind to subtleties and possibilities the word failure would never have allowed.</p><br /><br />
<p>Namaste my friends, Arthur

Delicious Healthy Recovery Salad – 14th Step?

Here’s a healthy Recovery Salad for all of you, with just a few sugar items included. BUT -  at least you didn’t drink or use, although WE KNOW some of you are going to smoke while you’re making and eating this,…………….‘Ewwwwwwwwwwwww”!

A nice new healthy salad recipe:)  Ingredients6 regular size Snickers Candy Bar
6 apples I used Red Delicious… Granny Smith would also be great
1 (5 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding dry, do not prepare
1/2 cup milk
1 (12 oz.) tub cool whip
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
(Might as well throw in 1/2 to a cup of Pecans:)

Instructions

Whisk vanilla pudding packet, 1/2 cup milk and cool whip together until well combined.
Chop up apples and Snickers.
Stir chopped apples and Snickers into pudding mixture.
Place in a large bowl and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.
Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Photo: Ingredients</p>
<p>6 regular size Snickers Candy Bar<br />
6 apples I used Red Delicious... Granny Smith would also be great<br />
1 (5 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding dry, do not prepare<br />
1/2 cup milk<br />
1 (12 oz.) tub cool whip<br />
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping</p>
<p>Instructions</p>
<p>Whisk vanilla pudding packet, 1/2 cup milk and cool whip together until well combined.<br />
Chop up apples and Snickers.<br />
Stir chopped apples and Snickers into pudding mixture.<br />
Place in a large bowl and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.<br />
Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.