From the March 2014 magazine.

March 2014: Swinging in the Breeze

I started out calling my home group my Higher Power. Then I adopted my sponsor’s Higher Power for a while and tried to “act as if.” But I just couldn’t get the feeling that it was my own. How was I going to find mine? I’ve had numerous aah-ha moments, but no matter what was going on in my life, I wasn’t able to experience what others told me about their Higher Powers.

As I was contemplating my dilemma, I remembered back to my third attempt with a hypnotist to quit smoking. This gal had me visualize in my mind that I was going down a long flight of stairs, and with each step I was to let go of the tension in my body and to sink slowly into a quiet, restful state of mind. When I reached the bottom step, she asked me to think of a safe, comfortable place.

-- Pamela M.

Snohomish, Washington

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