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Are You There?
Who is this Higher Power?
What should you call him(her)? How do you talk to a High Power? Maybe "hi it's...hmmm..me. How are you? thanks for helping me out. Do you know any good jokes, besides the ones you pull on me?"
Many of us come into recovery not knowing who or what "the power greater than ourselves is/are." Except for the drug of our choice, which has been a definite power stronger than ourselves. A lot of times we don't even know how to communicated with solid objects, let alone something more ethereal.
A Higher Power concept can be a hard subject to wrap your mind around. I know I see so many struggle, argue, and fuss over the subject. I've seen meetings turn into debates over this subject.
But I'm not so much interested in the debate as to hear other's thoughts and beliefs. I love hearing other people's ideologies, not so much theololgies. I'm not looking to turn this into a "Bible Thumping" post. I don't believe one person's beliefs are right and other's are wrong. Your beliefs and perspectives are your own, and I respect them all.
This is about who or what is a Higher Power? What makes a Higher Power? How do you talk to a Higher Power? Where does a Higher Power live? What is your Higher Power doing for you? These of course are just a few subjects on the matter, and feel free to expand your thoughts outside the parameters of my limited thinking. Lucky for me, my Higher Power excepts me even when my thinking is limited.
I just think this topic is so enlightening into the thoughts and hearts of others during meetings. I know it has made for some great meetings when no seems to have a topic and helps even those who normally don't participate often join in.