Endigar 628 ~ A New State of Consciousness

From the Daily Reflections of December 5;

He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 107)

Many of us in A.A. puzzle over what is a spiritual awakening. I tended to look for a miracle, something dramatic and earth-shattering. But what usually happens is that a sense of well-being, a feeling of peace, transforms us into a new level of awareness. That’s what happened to me. My insanity and inner turmoil disappeared and I entered into a new dimension of hope, love and peace. I think the degree to which I continue to experience this new dimension is in direct proportion to the sincerity, depth and devotion with which I practice the Twelve Steps of A.A.

 

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Need:  The Gift of Spiritual Awakening provides a Psychic Change, a new state of Consciousness and Being.

Expectation:  Miracle, Dramatic, Earth-Shattering.

Actual:  Sense of Well-Being, Feeling of Peace, Transformation into New Level of Awareness.

Spiritual Death: Isolation, Insanity (unable to discern true from false), and Inner Turmoil.

Spiritual Life:  New Dimension of Hope, Love, Peace.

Direct Source of Spiritual Life:  Level of Practicing the Twelve Steps with Sincerity, Depth, and Devotion.

Conclusion: The Spiritual Awakening is the RESULT of the Practice of the Twelve Steps.  They are the actual gift, and the Spiritual Awakening is the result of practicing them.

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