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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Drinking dreams. They mean nothing really.

Oh yeah, and the dreams mean NOTHING. Standard issue I'm afraid. Its just you're good old friend Monkey !! Mind! Playing tricks with you. That's all. Its actually quite a powerful omen In my opinion. It means stuff is shifting about. I mean you never had those dreams before did you? See? It marks a transition. Its like a rite of passage for the unconscious. I think they really 'show' us step 1 very powerfully. The TRUE nature of what it means to have NO power. To be at the mercy of other forces.

If you ever get to do some !heavy duty retreats in step 11, you'll know that peoples dreams go REALLY weird during the retreat. I LOVE the dreams I get on retreat. Very very cool. Not scary, but VERY vivid and VERY symbolic.

What I mean is that during substantial inner work and spiritual practice, it is VERY common to have powerful dreams. Drinking ones do not feel nice, but I am sure they are evidence that this transition is being felt at a deep level of the subconscious.
Anyway, don't worry about them. We all get them in the beginning, and very occasionally long after. Yeah, they ARE scary, but don't let that undermine your confidence. Just keep doing the same ol stuff.

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