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Moments of Being

With over 35 years of sobriety, she came back to the Eleventh Step and had a spiritual awakening

I had my first spiritual experience in sobriety the day I went to my first meeting in 1975. I was 33 years old and had had enough. At that meeting, I didn't hear a lot of what was said, but I felt love—a love that I had never experienced before. I know that my Higher Power was in that room.

As I look back today at my 39 years of sobriety, I see so many spiritual experiences, too numerous to recount. Intermixed with these experiences were the usual life situations we all deal with like the death of loved ones and divorces. My Higher Power helped me walk through... Login to read more
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