Two Way Prayer and Emotional Sobriety

Listening for answersHi Everyone!

The time has come for me to change the focus of my service work and redirect my program towards a new and different path.

As I am undergoing this new transition, I have started to practice 2 Way Prayer.

 

I am finding it to be a very peaceful and healing experience.

Since I have started, I find that I am seeing God in so many areas of my life. It is quite remarkable!

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Suddenly, I am finding the written guidance that I received earlier in the morning spontaneously expressed by the people around me. It is as if, once my inner truth is expressed and written down, suddenly, the channel is opened and more is revealed.

This experience so clearly demonstrates that God is within me and all of us too.

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As it says in the AA Big Book:

(55:1) Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.

(55:2) We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. And we are sure you will find the Great Reality deep down within you. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us; why not with you?

And, my recent experiences demonstrate to me how God is actively concerned with everyone’s welfare.

God is waiting for us to seek to connect with Him and He wants to be personally engaged in a relationship with us.

As it says in the AA Big Book:

12:5   Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans, when we want Him enough. At long last I saw, I felt, I believed. Scales of pride and prejudice fell from my eyes. A new world came into view.

I hope that what I am sharing today will be helpful for others.

For further information on 2 Way Prayer, please check out this page on the blog on this subject.

I pray that we may all be blessed to learn to grow in understanding and effectiveness. May we all continue to hear God’s messages accurately,  follow them with serenity,  and to live joyfully connected to Him.

 

With blessings for recovery and peace,

Shira

Western Med 2WP PNG corrected

The quotes are actually taken from The Original Manuscript, which was written in 1938.  The page numbers refer to the 4th edition of the AA Big Book.

There may be some differences, but I really enjoy the power of the language used in the Original Manuscript.

4 comments

  1. the suggestion of a quiet place preferably in the early morning hours after wake up when my mind is clear is what has led to one of the first leads for tranquility. the writing took place as I started my 4th step. It was necessary cause there are adjectives used when describing feelings all over the BB. In my daily journal writing I was able to describe more what the feelings meant, whether it was victim or jealousy. I needed to concentrate mostly of the word love. I did indeed feel unloved. I couldn’t give what I hadn’t got. I needed to practice kindness to myself first so that I can give it to others. Yes and make the connection with my Spirituality and only after that, was I able to practice those on those who are close to me or others.

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