Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfsupporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Daily reflections - April 22nd
NEW SOIL ... NEW ROOTS
Moments of perception can build into a lifetime of spiritual serenity, as I have excellent reason to know, loots of reality, supplanting the neurotic underbrush, will hold fast despite the high winds of the forces which would destroys, or which we would use to destroy ourselves. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 173
I came to AA green—a seedling quivering with exposed taproots. It was for survival but it was a >beginning. Stretched, developed, twisted, but with he help of others, my spirit eventually burst up from the roots. I was free. Acted, withered, went inside, prayed, acted again, understood anew, as one moment of perception struck. Up from my roots, spirit-arms lengthened into strong, green. hoots: high-springing servants stepping skyward. Here on earth God unconditionally continues the legacy of higher love. My AA life put me 'on a different footing... [my] roots grasped a new soil' (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 12).