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Pillowattack

Boulder climber
DC
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Good call Susan! I definitely take myself too seriously sometimes. Its easy to take any problem that pops up and make it the end of the world, but it passes like everything else. Just gonna keep doing the things I love and trusting that life will work itself out.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Yo Pillow,
I'll have to check out that mens meeting in falls church.


Yes, absolutely. Even if you're on the other side of the river.
Unity Club has great people and schedules.
It's been a while, but as I recall there was just one or two meetings a week, in the evening, for this particular group.
But the level of sobriety in there was incredible, we're talking old timers with 30-50 years sober.
Of course you can get any kind of meeting you want there all week long, but that one really stood out for me.

Of course I always liked the n00b meetings too, because you got so many amazing stories from people that were still in the heat of the battle everyday....
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
It turned out prescription painkillers had been at the root of her stumble back into it).

Not true.

Hey bonehead, please be aware that yo are starting to engage in the very same wierd and derogatory behavior, on the very same thread, that got LEB banned from ST. Please go away. This type of poorly informed rant is not welcome here.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Interesting thread direction, talking about meetings.

I didn't go to an AA meeting until I had 2 years of sobriety under my belt. At that time, I was in a tough spot in life, and felt like I needed more support then what I could give myself.

I had a great time in AA for quite a while - got a sponsor, got a lot of motivation, and got to help out some fellow drunks, and get helped in return.

One of the things that I learned early on, was to find out what your triggers are - the things that make you want to pick up. One of my main ones is drama - I tend to get all twisted up in drama that I don't need to be in, to the point that it starts affecting me emotionally and physically.

Over time, as I got further into AA, I started to see TONS of drama that I just didn't want to be involved with. I tried a few different clubs, but in the end I couldn't find one without all the little cliques and relationship squabbles, etc.

After 3 years in AA, and 5 years sober, I stopped going to meetings and started to use the parts of the program that I felt would be the most beneficial for me. This isn't a path I would recommend, but February will be 13 years for me, so far it has worked out OK. I hope it continues to do so.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Intonations? What are you talking about? I'd like to share just as everybody else is...and you're attacks, although I use to be offended by, are welcomed now, as long as I'm doing it for Christs sake. How can I win a battle unless I'm in the midst of it? Thank God!

I'm sharing an alternative reformation, Christ centered program which isn't for everybody. "Self enlightened"? You're lost bro, for I'm saved by grace, or getting what I don't deserve. I fall short every day, every stinking day, and since I still struggle with my addiction to this very day, you've obviously turned something that was said, against yourself.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
Bob, that statement is "not true" its just not true. It has incorrect information. That's all.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Dude. your whacked. I am christian but i do not buy your brand of preaching.
What part of abuseing prescription pain killers not being a healthy way to stay sober did you not understand........
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Rx painkillers its NOT the "root" of the problem is what I intended. And what part of scripture are you confused about?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
It was the "root" of the scenario I was referencing, which was that the use of the medicine gave her a buzz, and when that source was gone, she turned to her old friend, alcohol.

It is FINE if you have the mindset you referred to, but you are in a group of agnostics and aetheists among those who have any number of spiritual paths. This is not a "Sobriety by Scriptures" thread - to create animosity, here, is NOT in the interest of the whole.

Can we all just stop on this particular vignet now?
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
^^^^^^^^+50
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
People who try and force their god on other people are THE problem with much of the world. As far as scripture goes. it has been re written so many times for political purposes as well as mistakes made by scribes and intentional changes made by scribes that who even knows what it really was BINTD. Just storys passed down by a bunch of people many of whome had their own agendas and horns to toot. either you know god/christ/ spirituality in your heart or you do not. bunch of lies in a book should have nothing to do with it.....
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
I'm not posting to create animosity...I'm just sharing a program that has an 88% success rate. If you scroll back, it is clear who threw the first punch.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 3, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Illusiondweller, I hope you have all the success possible in beating your demons.

Tradmanclimbs said it best.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 3, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Credit: bvb
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
Thank God for your encouragement Jim.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
aint it a shame to go fishin on a sunday!
aint it a shame.

aint it a shame to have a drink on a sunday,
aint it a shame!

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
What's a shame is when people don't recognize when someone's being the most defiant is when they are also being the most vulnerable.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Amen Jim,

John 3:30-31 KJV

He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Oh, God, please save us from your spamming martyr.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 3, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Illusion, you already got a couple friendly warnings. Others who have started things of this nature have been banned more then once. The mods of this site take this thread very seriously. So do everyone a favor and knock it off.

Regardless of who threw the first punch, here is a direct line from your beliefs: Turn the other cheek. By continuing this you are simply lowering yourself to a level that you supposedly despise.
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