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Alanon Step 1 (1-1-20)


Step 1
 
Admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable
 
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When I was able to admit that I am powerless over alcohol my life did  become more manageable. Today I will take a step to freedom and growth by surrendering.
 
MY BRIEF SHARE
Nagging, Pretending and Denial no longer worked. My life and the life of my family was spinning out of control and I could not figure out what to do. That is when I arrived at the doors of alanon. I knew I was powerless over alcohol but now what? Surrender to this enemy and be destroyed.
Run, what.   I knew that inside I was in trouble and that my life was unmanageable by me. Alanon offered simple tools, the steps  and slogans for me to recover the only thing that was mine, MYSELF

I Honestly could not take the First Step without immediately following it with the 2nd Step. 

" Came to believe a Power greater than Myself Could Restore Me to Sanity."You see if I was powerless over people, places and things there was no hope for me,unless I had the 2nd step and a HP to lean on to believe that I could be restored to sanity. 

The relief I felt with that first surrender was freedom. I will never forget the serenity that entered my being. 

 
I HAVE SHARED OFTEN ON THIS BOARD ABOUT MY THOUGHTS ON THIS STEP.  TODAY I WOULD SIMPLY LIKE TO SAY THAT THE FIRST 3 STEPS ARE ONES THAT I REVIEW  EACH DAY WHEN I AWAKEN.  I REMIND MYSELF THAT I AM POWERLESS, THAT I Trust HP WITH MY LIFE AND ASK  HP TO GUIDE MY THOUGHTS AND  ACTIONS FOR THE DAY.
 
THE FIRST STEP IS THE KEY TO FREEDOM.
 
Betty
 
 
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1. Have you been trying to exert power or influence where you may, in reality, have none? Have you been trying to control someone or something, trying harder and harder with less and less beneficial results?

2. Who or what in your life is making you feel crazy and causing you stress? Whom do you feel victimized by? Who do you feel is now controlling you, your emotions, or some other area of your life? What situations, feelings, or realities have you been running from, denying, or avoiding?

3. What would you have to face in your own life if you stopped trying to control someone or something? What might happen if you stopped allowing someone or something to control you?

4. What are some areas in your life that may reflect un manageability? What is your current condition in these areas: emotions, finances, spirituality, physical health, career? What are you doing for fun, pleasure, and enjoyment?

 

 



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Betty


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 smile Nice to have these reminders Betty... great service... aww ...



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GLad they help David


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I am having a hard time accepting these two steps. After growing up in the home of an abusive addict, I very early in life tried to control everything, because the more I could keep everything in check, the easier the day and night would be on me and my little sister. That feeling of needing to keep tight control over everything only got worse as I got older. Now as an adult, I can recognize and acknowledge these first two steps, but it's the actual letting go that I keep stumbling over. I can honestly say that Yes! My life is out of control. I can feel how it's constantly in chaos and that I'm really just along for the ride, rather than being in control over any of it. And I know that my HP is in charge. I feel deep in my heart that He has always been watching over me. I wouldn't still be alive if He hadn't been with me thru my youth when things were at their worst. But to let go...that is my current struggle. 

I'm going to challenge myself to start my day every morning the way you said that you start yours Betty. By reminding myself of the first two steps. I'm hopeful that it will help me to remember and accept that I have no control and that my HP is in charge and has the power to help me heal.



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    Betty has been ill, RH... and I am another group member here...smile ...

                                          aww ...thanks for your heartfelt share. Hoping we will see Betty soon... smile ...



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