Getting Back on Track: Trust

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Getting Back on Track: Trust
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 6:02pm

Hi folks,

I've been doing some inner work this past week.... trying to get to the root of my unrest. What i came up with is: Trust. Somewhere along the way, I lost my trust in SO. I did some online research on the topic, in general,

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 10:40am
--------. And find my joy from my higher power not from the day to day of life. --------


Yup----that's a pretty nice feeling, huh?

(and yes--so *easy* to get distracted by dramas of day to day life.... ;-) !!)

Your post is inspiring me, too :)
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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 11:56am

Yep, that is the only thing I have found that works for me.

Serenity
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 1:02pm

I really admire all the hard work that you do for/on yourself and the honest, self awareness that prompts you to take such actions.

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 5:12pm

Because you know that is exactly what I have been telling you all along, right?

Huh... ;)

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 5:46pm
I have to work the steps around everything in my life, not just alcohol and drugs. Cigarettes are next on my list. :)

I am only versed specifically on the AA Big Book, but yes, the steps are the same. I think my R with my SO has been harder on my sponsor than it has me.

If you are refering to a strict Alanon versus a 12 step group through a christain church then, yes, it would be different.

There are only a hand-full of Alanon meetings compared the amount of AA meetings. At least where I live. I don't know if a co-da meeting even exists here any longer. So absolutely get one started!!

Anytime we are getting our good enough from a person, place or thing, we are scr*wed.

Love ya' sweetie! Hang in there....
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Fri, 02-25-2011 - 4:57am

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Fri, 02-25-2011 - 6:38am

Good luck Loony Bunny and I'm saying a prayer for you!!! I turned my life over to the care of God in July of 2008, right after my ex-husband got a restraining order on me. It was ABSOLUTELY my dark-night-of-the-soul. I turned my life and will over, and I have NOT looked back!

It has been a LONG process! Some of it has had to do with shedding a lot of old behaviors and thought processes - and even old friends/old relationships. Some of it has taken a long time - it didn't happen all at once!

My ex and I actually tried getting back together - even after he decided to get a restraining order on me. That was somewhat ridiculous on my part. I should have cut my losses - but I think I was shocked that he would go to that level to hurt me :-( At any rate - I realized that it wasn't between me and my ex-husband - it is between me and GOD! And KNOWING that comes into play EACH and every day of my life - in so many situations! It's how I chose to REACT (not how other chose to act!) There are still some friendships I have that are somewhat toxic. I've tried to separate myself from SO MUCH of my past - for the most part, I've been very successful! Every day - I'm moving ON - moving AWAY from the past, and into my new future!

Good luck Loony Bunny! You are going to do great!!!

Love, Costume Designer

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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 3:42pm

thanks for the support. It's been a great week!!! It's amazing how things can turn around when you "let it go".

Actually,