As it says in The Big Book
, "If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it."
: The Big Book
online, page 132
In recovery, we absolutely insist on having fun!
Welcome to the Home by the Sea Listening to Phil Collins singing this song gives me that homecoming feeling of being welcomed to a 12 step meeting, sitting down, and listening to others tell their journey, reliving their lives -- through sorrow,...
Fear Fear , this short word, somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. "It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it." (Big Book
, page 67) In addiction
our lives are shot through with fear, although...
Sail Away Finally I surrendered and fully accepted, “What will be will be.” Then, as my life became attuned to the gentle rhythm of the 12 Step programme , I started noticing how people were becoming more attracted to me. Some even asked me to be the...
Different Drum When we practice the 12 Steps we learn to walk to the beat of a different drum. We become free, unburdened of any person, place or thing that tries to pull the reins in on us. Different Drum You and I travel to the beat of a diff'rent dru...
The Power of Love
Aye, feels like fire
I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal
-The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Help Me! I have a problem with the Bottle How many people are there out feeling like this castaway, and needing help?
Message in a Bottle Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh More...
All 12 step programs make promises and the deliver miracles like those of Alcoholics Anonymous
. All you have to do is knock, and your door to recovery will open.
Welcome To My World of Miracles
Welcome to My World Welcome to my...
A Higher Power is Hidden in Us All This song is about the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The angel opens her eyes in birth, and closes them in death. The angel is both a symbol of the divine and of life, and the living people themselves (eyes opening...
Bathe In The River
Escaping from the prison of addiction
, finding freedom from the past, and learning to let go of worry are just some of the gifts of working the 12 steps .
Bathe I'm gonna bathe In the river Gonna h...
Had enough of Struggle?
Have you had enough of struggle , worries , emptiness, and feeling lonely?
If the answer is yes, then maybe its time to accept that you have a problem , and give the 12 Steps a try:
Close the door on addiction
with steps ...
Come let us go a-roaming!
The world is all our own,
And half its paths are still untrod,
And half its joys unknown.
The way that leads to winter
Will lead to summer too,
For all the roads end...
These Friends of Mine in Recovery
I am overwhelmed with gratitude every time I listen to Lisa Crawley's beautiful song and reflect upon the many Anonymous people that have helped me on my journey of recovery.
is a lonely place to be....
With love to my Sweet Angel from Heaven, a gift of recovery, from Popeye!
Hurts So Good
When I was a young boy,
Said put away those young boy ways
Now that I'm...
Finding God, without Conversion
The word "God " has religions connotations. This frightens most people who are looking for a solution to their addiction
. Many people suffering from addiction
either hate religion, or are frightened of it.
If you are...
The Space Between - Step 4 of the 12 Steps
Sam Allen's song The Space Between is about finding the willingness to work Step 4 of the the 12 Steps of recovery.
The Space Between
The Space Between - Lyrics
You know the silly things a...
The Kingdom of God is Among You A wonderful way of life is available to everyone, free for the taking. You don't even have to believe in god. Simply work on Step 2 . Charlie Chaplin Speaks Out Charlie Chaplan is famous for his silent comedy movies. In...
The journey of recovery has moved me away from material pursuits and seeking instant gratification.
These are now secondary to the adventure of trying to make the world a better place .
Watching the Wheels People say I'm crazy doing...
George Harrison was a tremendously spiritual person. Materially successful to a degree that most of us could never even imagine he realised that there was much more to life. After his realisation that material success was hollow, and his subsequent...