409 Day 9 of a 40-Day Practice

 409 Day 9 of a 40-Day Practice

This is Day Nine of Lou-is' 40-Day feasting on his individual heart's desire, which is something he wants to attain and to fast from everything, which is unlike it. This project is to build the Spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social equivalent or container to enable him to change and keep that change, by practice. TODAY: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION


MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, 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.


Most A.A. meetings close with the Lord's Prayer. In one closing I heard "Leave us not in temptation", in other words don’t leave me there. A benefit in going to meetings, and living our A.A. Program the best I can, I will not dwell in temptation. I’m able to get out of a temptation if I choose, because I now have the tools to do so.

On my serendipity journey I have led myself into many levels of temptations I did not even dream of. These ranged from the gross to the least, like little thoughtless acts of unkindness. The word evil is live spelled backwards, and I have to say many of my "crimes" fall into that batch, just not knowing how to live sober.

I have to awaken and learn how to get everyday opportunities and problems in an alignment with Reality. My old personal "reality", my habits of thoughts and feelings placed other people, places and things as a Source instead of our Higher Power. I hate to admit that, but I cannot deny it when others control my life experiences. So tell me am I going to be happy or sad, fearful or loving, in conflict or at peace, resentful, angry or in a good mood, bound or free? I love having others share as channels or agents for our Boss, but not my Source or my Boss.

The more I pray, meditate and practice the A.A. Program in my everyday life the more sensitive I become. For that I am grateful because I am forced to live more in the image and likeness of my created individual-self.


How do you handle your temptations?

Are you aware of more or less temptations since you came into this recovery program?

Random Awakening

The very best living amends is to be the individual each of us was created as