067 Healing Waters

 067 Healing Waters

In the early days of my sobering up I was failing in every area of my life. I was filled with despair and paralyzed with fear; I wanted to end my life on my way to the beach. I just sat there watching and listening to the ebb and flow of the tide for hours. At some point my emotional disaster broke and a peace came over me. I later realize this was the beginning of many Spiritual awakening. When I am feeling troubled I can go to the beach, in person if possible. When I can’t go I use my vivid imagination; I close my eyes in meditation and visit the beach. I go to the beach at low tide and write all my concerns in the sand. When the high tide comes, the grace of our Father washes away my writings and my concerns. Even as the tide never stops coming and going, by our Father’s grace we have the tools to continue to cleanse and heal. Water is a physical source of life, and quite often holds the answers we seek. We can build a bridge over troubled rivers of life, and keep on, keeping on. "For whatever we lose (like a you or me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea." (E.E. Cummings) "Come on down to the river and pray…" (O Brother) Come let us love one another. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.

QUESTIONS:

1. What do you do when you are filled with despair, with no way out?

2. How did you first Spiritual awakening come about?

Random Awakening

I’m sure happy our Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are not like a cocktail party