Amazing Recovery...

One of those things is what I hear at a meeting. At my Thursday night meeting, the "It's Possible" group on Caldwell (Come visit! It's a blast... and It's Possible!!) we read the JFT --Just For Today-- mediation for February 15. It was about "An Awakening of the Spirit."

I do not read the daily meditations at all. The only time I hear them is at a meeting I attend that uses them as a part of the opening readings. My Thursday night meeting has been opening with the JFT for the past while. Tonight, I am grateful for that!

The reading went as follows:

𝙁𝙚𝙬 𝙤𝙛 𝙪𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙉𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙨 𝘼𝙣𝙤𝙣𝙮𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙫𝙤𝙞𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙨. 𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙣𝙤 𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙤𝙣 𝙖 𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙨. 

𝙇𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙢 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙢𝙞-𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙘𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨-𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩, 𝙬𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙗 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙧𝙙 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙥, 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙘𝙝, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙖𝙬𝙣. 𝙒𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙥𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙚𝙮𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙁𝙞𝙛𝙩𝙝. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙞𝙭𝙩𝙝, 𝙎𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙝, 𝙀𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙝, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨, 𝙬𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙣 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙨𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙥𝙨. 𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥𝙨. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙛𝙩𝙝, 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣. 

𝙒𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙖. 𝙒𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙪𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙪𝙩, 𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙚𝙙, 𝙬𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙜𝙡𝙖𝙙 𝙬𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙙.

𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙏𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮: 𝙏𝙤 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩, 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥s.

What amazed me was the way this reading made understanding the 12 Steps of NA so utterly simple.

From Step 1 where we learn to just wake up from our addiction, Steps 2 & 3 where we get up and stretch, to Steps 4 & 5 when we wipe the sleep from our eyes, Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9 as we discover a spring in our steps plus a little smile, then we sing as we work Steps 10 & 11, and then get ourselves out into that wonderful world to maybe help someone else to awaken from the insanity of addiction and introduce them to the wonder of Recovery in Step 12!
Amazing Recovery!

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