Peace Mantra

“Ask that you be guided… To a place of peace”. Until Today

Reading this has inspired me to, from this point on, say “Guide me to a place of peace, guide me to a place of peace, guide me to a place of peace” whenever I feel upset or about to react badly. This will be my Peace Mantra. While repeating the mantra I will take deep belly breaths and envision a place of peace. Will you join me? My place of peace is a waterfall in Yosemite. Where’s yours? It’s just another way for us to demonstrate how much WLOL!

– JamieQ

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I Have Two Choices

“We must avoid quick tempered criticism and furious, power-driven argument. The same goes for sulking or silent scorn.” – 12&12 p.91

It’s easy to get upset. It’s easy to blame others or act like a victim. But when the drama from my reaction to life not going my way is over, I have two choices: hang onto it or let it go. Letting go doesn’t mean co-signing what happened. For me, it means taking responsibility and making amends if I hurt another, setting healthy boundaries, and if necessary, detaching. Hanging onto my feeling of resentment, hurt or self-pity is like raising my hand and saying “I want to keep being unhappy”. Today, after emotional turmoil I will get into the solution, then let go and let God. Only by doing so will ILML!

– JamieQ

A Tiny Part of it All

“… the delight in my life continues to exceed my wildest dreams.” – Courage to Change

The older I get, the more I believe that the only reason why I had so many periods in my life that were not fantastic was because I was focused elsewhere. Rather than seeing, realizing and knowing that I was blessed and focusing on all the great stuff and amazing opportunities around me, I was focused on the struggle, the problems, and what I wanted but didn’t have.

These days I’m delighted to be aware of how utterly beautiful life is, and grateful to be just a tiny part of it all. ILML!

– JamieQ

I Stay Close

“I knew deep within me I was home.”
— As We Understood

I got sober on January 15th, 1982 (33 years ago), but spent the first 7 years away from the rooms. I wasn’t ready to be brainwashed, but boy did I need it.

Those 7 years of white knuckling allowed my dis-ease to take on a new meaning. When I ultimately surrendered the fight and climbed into the lifeboat, I felt like I was home at last. And years later when I came into AlAnon, it was as if I finally could breathe again.

Over the years, there have been times when I’ve been uncomfortable in meetings. But I’ve discovered that it’s usually a result of me not working a program. These days I stay close to my program and the rooms, and as a result, ILML!

– JamieQ

In Perfect Harmony

“It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.” – Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox believed that the highest spiritual principle is loving one another unconditionally, and teaching and healing one another, and that our mental states are carried forward into manifestation and become our experience in daily living. In other words live in fear, create a hostile environment. Live in love, create happiness.

That philosophy works in perfect harmony with my program, providing me with a foundation upon which I have built the greatest life I could have ever imagined. I’m grateful my brother Robert helped open my eyes to the teachings of Emmet Fox. ILML!

God has my Back

“… worst of all, we forgot God. In money matters we had faith only in ourselves…” – 12&12 p.121

After all these years in recovery, it’s still a rare day that I don’t have any concerns about money. The good news is that I have such a close and consistent relationship with my HP that, when fear comes up, I’m quick to turn it over. The reality is that, although I may have temporary financial struggles, as long as I’ve done my very best to earn money, things have always turned out better than ok.

My HP has always had, and always will have, my back. For that reason, and a million more, ILML!

-JamieQ

Gratitude = Humility = A Great Life

“I pray that gratitude will bring humility. I pray that humility will bring me to live a better life.”
– 24 Hours a Day

What a great recipe for a healthy and effective life. Today, gratitude and humility will be my aim. Join me in loving life!!!

– RichieB