164 Rebounding Upper

164 Rebounding Upper

My first reaction to change for many years was resistance. Rebounds are a problem when I forget their coming; denial is a form of resistance. I had a big weekend filled with love, gratitude, joy and happiness. A setup for a re-bound but I was put on notice by loved ones. A rebound is a "downer" we could say. I am choosing a rebounding which is an "upper", a good kind of pressure. I am choosing to be like a diamond. A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled the stress brought on by pressure exceptionally well. I am looking to our Father to do the di-amond cutting and polishing. Yesterday when I had the opportunity to share at a meeting, I was disappointed, as I always am. It came to me this morning in my rebounding "upper" this: if our Father would have wanted it different, it would have been. I had turned it over to Him asking for His Love, His Will be done. I accept the reality that it was done. It is my little self-centered personal "reality" wanting to look better than I could at the time, causing the disappointment. I pray now to be the me our Father created as me. Come let us be about His Business and love one another as is. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.


1. Are you aware that each time we experience a high we are subject to a rebound?

2. When we are having a high if we could remember to turn the experience over to our Higher Power it could change its nature. Instead of have a rebound downer we could have a rebound upper. Would you be will-ing to give it a try the next time you are experiencing a high?

Random Awakening

“Be still, and know that I am God”. This is the core of Centering Prayer or Contemplation and a handy tool for Step Eleven.