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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

The Higher Power we read about in the Twelve Steps is a Spiritual idea. We may think of this Higher Power as God — Goodness, Power, Love, Spirit, Father, Friend. Or it may be nothing more than the Al- Anon group where we are at last finding ourselves. Because we are willing to acknowledge that something or someone is greater than we are, it becomes a spiritual idea. The very fact of our surrender, our humility, makes it spiritual. Things really begin to happen in our lives when we accept the idea that there is a power bigger and wiser than we are. Something begins to happen when we turn to a spiritual idea for our daily guidance.

Today’s Reminder:

It is my confidence in a Higher Power, working in me, which releases and activates my ability to make my life a more joyous, satisfying experience. I cannot bring this about by relying on myself and my own limited ideas.

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers, for there is no power but of God.”
— Romans

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973