422 Day 22 of a 40-Day Practice



MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Pres-ence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to re-alize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.


I sponsored a person who had about six months in our Program, when he made a very wise state-ment; "I know that my wife wants me to love her more, but I promise you, I am loving her all I can." I believe that we are created in the image and likeness of our/my Father. I believe He is love, which means all of his creations are love. All forms of life must share with other forms of life, sharing is an expression of love. We have the capacity to love but not always the ability. If love is of such vital importance to all of life why is it so difficult to surrender all to love, for love? How can I accept I am created in the image and likeness of love, for love, by love, to love yet hold back? How can my true Nature be love yet know little about it? The Program has taught me to give away what I want more of; in this case that’s love.

I call my A.A. living experience a loving serendipity journey, meaning I have found, and I con-tinue to find far more love than I dreamed possible. I choose to put into practice the Six Loves (Go to the Workshop for Six Loves in this website). 1(Agape) An expression of Spiritual love is when I share a universal good will to new-comers and strangers, deserving or not, which is an act unconditional love. No matter how self-concerned, self-centered, selfish I was or I am, I can share unconditional love. I found myself wanting to be part of Twelve Step work that was not asking for anything in return. 2(Storge) I became a sponsor of a number of other A.A.'s, much like a parent and child relationship. 3(Philia) I found myself having a group of friends, because we had a common mission, interest, the bases for friendship. 4(Eros) As a result of living our Program in all my affairs the best I’m able to I was given a loving intimate relationship with my wife. 5(Primal-love) Once I realized that our/my Father is our one True Source for all created beings, still maintaining as love, as one life I realized the Omnipresence of love. 6(Self-love) Out of enlightened self-interest I love all those I can, all I can. I share some of all I am given be-cause I now understand which is more blessed to give than receive. When I forgive, love, heal, teach, enlighten, empower, enrich, communicate and Co-create all I can openly, or silently it compounds because I am doing it, so I began to believe others want the same for me.


Are you holding back your deeper love? (Go to the Six Loves Workshop)

How do you express the love you are and honor the love that others are?