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Taking the Second Step
A newcomer grapples with the concept of a higher power
I have 64 days sober and I am currently on my first spiritual retreat. It is after midnight and I can't fall asleep because HP is on my mind. I have been struggling with spirituality and coming to believe in a higher power. I do not believe in religion and I can't accept that God exists, although I can't say God does not exist.
It is not logical to me that something unexplainable is the result of God. That is too big of a jump. I think people just need answers and it provides a simple explanation that can apply to anything, without further thought. We free up our cognitive load by...
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Books, Books, Books
She questioned her homegroup's use of outside literature
Learning to Listen
A member reflects on how cross talk goes against the Steps and Traditions
Service in Sobriety
Being of service at the group level and beyond helped this AA to carry the message