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The Power of Awareness by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Provoking change is not always necessary, staying aware of ourselves is more important. I just read those words in my daily message regarding my Enneagram (personality) t ... Read on »
You Are Loved, You Are Loved, Relax. by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I utter the words to my dogs this morning from 900 miles away. My little terrier whom I think of as 'Edward ScissorsTeeth' has woken to an empty house this morning. It is em ... Read on »
A Daily Reprieve by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A reprieve from the delusion of separateness and self centeredness is given if I attend to my spiritual condition. This does not only mean that I use prayer and meditation b ... Read on »
A Moment of Silence by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism For Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, this date in 1938 when Jewish shops and synagogues were destroyed by Nazis who beat and killed many while Protestant and Cathol ... Read on »
What's Good About Today by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Mind . . . . I got so nervous about having a new friend over for lunch that I didn't know what to do with myself. I ran out to the store to buy food that I really didn't nee ... Read on »
The Magic of 7, Part 2; Let Me Know if This Speaks to You by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am lucky as I have a natural affinity for tossing things out. If the world can be divided between those who save things and those who don't accumulate 'stuff' then I have ... Read on »
The Magic Number of 7 by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism As always, when I speak to an audience I say what I need to hear. For the last couple months I have been paring away what  no longer interests me. I don't remember what init ... Read on »
What is Good About Today? by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism All the Bloggers, especially Cloudia with her sun soaked wise observations from Hawaii and Mr. Sponsorpants who works at keeping us sober. I salute them and give them seriou ... Read on »
Here I Am by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Thank you for your kind words. I trudge the road of Happy Destiny. Still sober and still wandering after Francis and Clare. There has  been a dis-ease in my spirit since ... Read on »
Short Comings VS Sins by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It seems to me that at the same time we are oblivious to our own behaviors and their impact, we can also be manufacturing self blame and angst over our imaginary responsibil ... Read on »
Some Thoughts on Louie and Fasting by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am a novice in the dispersed Order of Ecumenical Franciscans and I have 30 Chapters on various spiritual topics to complete. You can complete one a month but must go no fa ... Read on »
Sunrise by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Did you ever notice how glacially slow sunrise happens? If you are in on it from its first light behind the trees, it seems to take forever. Today's showing was quite unspec ... Read on »
One Thousand Gifts by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Ann Voskamp wrote a best seller by this name. The list is of things she is grateful for and how the process changed her life. I read it a couple months ago and fell in love ... Read on »
The Plan by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism So, my one and only man child is home for a visit. I bustle in the kitchen asking a question here and there of his exploits. Somewhat exploitive they are. At 21, it is all a ... Read on »
Acceptance Is the Answer to All My Problems by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Years ago I picked up a greeting card that had a great message about the need for acceptance. I kept it for years, I think I had it taped to my bathroom mirror. A couple yea ... Read on »
Prayer for Presence Throughout This Day by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Holy God of all, I ask for your help in keeping my thoughts in this moment. It is a present most valuable and given freely. Let me choose to claim it over and over. Let the ... Read on »
Honesty vs Rigorous Honesty by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am better than half way through a six month AWOL which means that we are coming into Step 5. We started 4 in November and discussed and worked it for the expected 3-4 wee ... Read on »
Step on Snakes Before Breakfast by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism  I really want to share Ann Voskamp with you at Www.aholyexperience.com. I have her posts emailed to me and their rich generosity of spirit are inspiring to me. She might be ... Read on »
What if We Were to Remember Ourselves at All Times by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My daily Enneagram message informs me that it is the eve of Jesus birth , a man who remembered Himself in all circumstances. It is a mark of someone's recovery that we hold ... Read on »
Holy Endorsement, Batman! by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I am I in a self driven Tim Farrington reading program. I had saved his interview carried in The Sun Magazine. It was about depression and the spiritual road and I felt trem ... Read on »