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May 22, 2022

Symptoms of a spiritual awakening

Page 148

"The steps lead to an awakening of a spiritual nature. This awakening is evidenced by changes in our lives."

Basic Text, p. 49

We know how to recognize the disease of addiction. Its symptoms are indisputable. Besides an uncontrollable appetite for drugs, those suffering exhibit self-centered, self-seeking behavior. When our addiction was at its peak of activity, we were obviously in a great deal of pain. We relentlessly judged ourselves and others, and spent most of our time worrying or trying to control outcomes.

Just as the disease of addiction is evidenced by definite symptoms, so is a spiritual awakening made manifest by certain obvious signs in a recovering addict. We may observe a tendency to think and act spontaneously, a loss of interest in judging or interpreting the actions of anyone else, an unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment, and frequent attacks of smiling.

If we see someone exhibiting symptoms of a spiritual awakening, we should be aware that such awakenings are contagious. Our best course of action is to get close to these people. As we begin having frequent, overwhelming episodes of gratitude, an increased receptiveness to the love extended by our fellow members, and an uncontrollable urge to return this love, we'll realize that we, too, have had a spiritual awakening.

Just for Today: My strongest desire is to have a spiritual awakening. I will watch for its symptoms and rejoice when I discover them.

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Seeking Recovery?

If you or someone you know is seeking recovery, these links can be your first few steps to freedom. Get to a meeting and talk to someone who knows what you’re going through. We know that the therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel. You are not alone. We have all been where you are and have found freedom through Narcotics Anonymous. Find a meeting and join us on this journey of recovery!  All are welcome!

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Convention updates, ASC Meeting Forms, and other important updates can be found here! Don’t forget to check the monthly ASC Email too if you are a GSR.

 

Art Therapy

Where It's At First Friend's Meeting2100 W. Friendly AvenueGreensboro, NC 27403

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7th Tradition Information

PLEASE NOTEThe treasurer's report is now given at the end of the meeting of the ASC. It will reflect all donations and requests for funds made during that current month's...

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Group Meeting Update Form

Submit any updates to your Group Meeting Times and Dates here. If you would prefer to submit a hard copy, please access the version on the Documents page and submit to the...

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Just For Today

May 22, 2022

Symptoms of a spiritual awakening

Page 148

"The steps lead to an awakening of a spiritual nature. This awakening is evidenced by changes in our lives."

Basic Text, p. 49

We know how to recognize the disease of addiction. Its symptoms are indisputable. Besides an uncontrollable appetite for drugs, those suffering exhibit self-centered, self-seeking behavior. When our addiction was at its peak of activity, we were obviously in a great deal of pain. We relentlessly judged ourselves and others, and spent most of our time worrying or trying to control outcomes.

Just as the disease of addiction is evidenced by definite symptoms, so is a spiritual awakening made manifest by certain obvious signs in a recovering addict. We may observe a tendency to think and act spontaneously, a loss of interest in judging or interpreting the actions of anyone else, an unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment, and frequent attacks of smiling.

If we see someone exhibiting symptoms of a spiritual awakening, we should be aware that such awakenings are contagious. Our best course of action is to get close to these people. As we begin having frequent, overwhelming episodes of gratitude, an increased receptiveness to the love extended by our fellow members, and an uncontrollable urge to return this love, we'll realize that we, too, have had a spiritual awakening.

Just for Today: My strongest desire is to have a spiritual awakening. I will watch for its symptoms and rejoice when I discover them.

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