June 5

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 5: “Humility is not a one-time lesson that comes when you have lost everything. It is a daily reminder of how far we have come, yet still short of who we can be through HIS guidance. Blessed is the soul that can recognize that he isn’t moving mountains, but God is for him.” ― Shannon Alder

The most important piece for me to always bear in mind is that I cannot do, on my own, those things that have been done in my life. Ever. I can show up and (hopefully) await these wonderous miracles; but I am most often found either cowering in fear of the unknown, or trying to arrange the seating so it all comes off perfectly.

I am getting better at allowing the Universal Power to run things and allowing the outcomes to be a surprise more often than I once was. This improves with each miracle.

I have personally moved NO mountains, and yet, they are not where they once stood. I love that! It is an amazing event to view the course of my life and see how it has unfolded, time after time, with no real help from me. And the less I get in the middle of it all, the better.

And being humbled by losing everything or being with less is also important, but not the ongoing process that comes as we grow spiritually. This is what we are here to do. I love the idea that the Ego has to be smashed. It tells me exactly what is happening each time I do not get things the way I think I want them. I am always impressed by how much greater the outcomes are when I am not the determining factor. It is lovely and wonderful. And so surprising! I still maintain my title as God’s favorite kid, but I know I am not the only one. I have a few acquaintances who are also in the flow, because they have done the work and allowed the Universal Power to work in their lives, instead of arranging all the furniture themselves. It still surprises me, control freak that I am, that I can be saying these things. A powerful testimony to the works of the 12 Steps. Great stuff!

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Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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