Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Butterfly On A Pink Flower

Daily Reflections

    . . . we then look at Step Six. We have emphasized willingness
    as being indispensable.

    Steps Four and Five were difficult, but worthwhile. Now I was
    stuck on Step Six and, in despair, I picked up the Big Book and
    read this passage. I was outside, praying for willingness, when
    I raised my eyes and saw a huge bird rising in the sky. I
    watched it suddenly give itself up to the powerful air currents
    of the mountains. Swept along, swooping and soaring, the bird
    did things seemingly impossible for mortal birds to do. It was
    an inspiring example of a fellow creature “letting go” to a power
    greater than itself. I realized that if the bird “took back his will”
    and tried to fly with less trust, on its power alone, it would
    spoil its apparent free flight. That insight granted me the
    willingness to pray the Seventh Step prayer.
    It’s not easy to know God’s will in each circumstance. I must
    search out and be ready for the currents, and that’s where prayer
    and meditation help! Because I am, of myself, nothing, I ask God
    to grant me the knowledge of His will and the power and courage
    to carry it out – today.