Endigar 695 ~ Getting the “Spiritual Angle”

From the Daily Reflections of February 9;

How often do we sit in AA meetings and hear the speaker declare, “But I haven’t yet got the spiritual angle.” Prior to this statement, he had described a miracle of transformation which had occurred in him — not only his release from alcohol, but a complete change in his whole attitude toward life and the living of it. It is apparent to nearly everyone else present that he has received a great gift; “. . . except that he doesn’t seem to know it yet!” We well know that this questioning individual will tell us six months or a year hence that he has found faith in God.  (Language of the Heart, page 275)

A spiritual experience can be the realization that a life which once seemed empty and devoid of meaning is now joyous and full. In my life today, daily prayer and meditation, coupled with living the Twelve Steps, has brought about an inner peace and feeling of belonging which was missing when I was drinking.

 

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The miracle of transformation is truly something to behold. Coming into the rooms I got to see people that seemed lost who stayed and transformed before my eyes. The interesting thing is that the denial that hides the reality of my alcoholism from me, can also blind me to the spiritual experience unfolding in my own life. It is an inevitability that my continued connection with a Power greater than myself and the Fellowship of those who are invested in my growth will cause me to transcend the bondage of self. So I just keep coming back.

Sculpture Credit: Cédric Le Borgne

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