Intuition or God’s Will? – Episode 61

4573663924_fc40cceefd_bHow do I know my Higher Power’s will, which I am told to pray for in Step 11? Is Intuition the same thing?

Spencer does this one solo, with written participation by Ruth and Adrienne. He starts from this outline:

  • What is intuition?
    • in·tu·i·tion
    • 1. the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
    • synonyms: instinct, intuitiveness
    • 2. a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.
  • How do I know the will of my higher power?
    • Step 11: “conscious contact” through prayer and meditation
    • Make time to listen to HP
    • Go to meetings
    • Calm. Gut feeling.
    • Daily surrender (Step 3 / 7 prayers)
  • Can intuition be the voice of my higher power?
    • “Conscious contact” vs “instinctive / without conscious reasoning”
    • “still small voice”
  • What are warning signs that it is not my HP’s will?
    • Trying to control
      • Another person
      • outcomes
    • Dropping/ignoring program actions (meetings, reading, P&M)
    • unmanageability, stress
    • scrambling, frenetic, frantic

Our topic for next week is changed attitudes. Can we change our attitudes? How? Is it something we can do consciously or does it “just happen” as we work the program? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email feedback@therecoveryshow.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.

Music from the show

Leonard Cohen: If It Be Your Will

 
 

Jewel: Intuition


 

Frank Sinatra: My Way


 

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