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They get it. People in recovery get me and I do my best to get them. Surround yourself with positive people. People that push you to be the best you can be. #mydude #macklemore #benhaggerty #aa #recovery #sobriety #sober #soberisbeautiful #soberissexy #thepromises #12steps #servicepurposeitworksifyouworkit #soworkit


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Hands down my two favorite humans when it comes to talking about responsibility in life and addiction. I used to be a professional victim, but now I have learned to own my journey and because of it I found a new freedom. It’s better than I ever imagined. We all can find it if we are willing to do the work. It pays off! Trust! .
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#recovery #12steps #12rules #responsibility #work #change #selfreflection #selfimprovement #addict #alcoholic #professionalvictim #nomore #freedom #onedayatatime #ownit #inmyskin #allthefeels #imasurvivor #chooselife


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#Медитация на этот #день
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Не двигайся же теперь, пока жизнь, вечная жизнь, текущая в жилах твоих, в сердце и мозге твоем, не прикажет тебе трогаться. И тогда придет время радостного труда. Труд уставшего - бесполезен. Дух Божий всегда открыт усталому разуму и телу. Он - врач твой и твое лекарство. Обращайся в это тихое время воссоединения к Богу за отдыхом, за покоем, за исцелением. А после вставай, обновленный, и отправляйся трудиться, зная, что сил твоих хватит на решение любой задачи, ибо сила твоя - от Бога.
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#АА #АнонимныеАлкоголики #трезвость #жизнь #помощьзависимым #зож #трезваяжизнь #духовноеразвитие #лечениеалкоголизма #осознанность #здесьисейчас #сегодня #alcoholicsanonymous #recovery #rehab #sober #clean #12steps #12traditions #bigbook #letitgo #myrecovery #12шагов #12традиций #простожизнь #природа #любовь


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"24 часа" - 16 августа .
#Мысль А.А. на этот #день
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"Алкоголик абсолютно неспособен бросить пить на основе сознательности. Мы должны признать, что ничего не можем с этим поделать сами. Сознательность и сила воли никогда не помогут нам открыть белые пятна нашей психики, искушающие нас выпить. Алкоголик - это человек крайне больной психически. Последнюю искру надежды, что мы справимся сами, следует тщательно затушить. Духовный ответ и программа действий - единственная наша надежда. Только духовные принципы разрешат наши проблемы. Мы полностью бессильны без помощи Свыше. Наша защита от пьянства должна исходить от Высшей Силы". ПРИНЯЛ ЛИ Я ДУХОВНЫЙ ОТВЕТ И ПРОГРАММУ ДЕЙСТВИЙ?
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#АА #АнонимныеАлкоголики #трезвость #жизнь #помощьзависимым #зож #трезваяжизнь #духовноеразвитие #лечениеалкоголизма #осознанность #здесьисейчас #сегодня #alcoholicsanonymous #recovery #rehab #sober #clean #12steps #12traditions #bigbook #letitgo #myrecovery #12шагов #12традиций #простожизнь #природа #любовь


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"День за днем"
16 августа
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Применять эти принципы"
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Нашу программу и ее принципы можно применять во всех областях нашей жизни. Люди иногда говорят, что могли бы потерять свою работу или потерпеть крах в бизнесе если бы стали применять в своей деятельности принципы программы. Все это сущая ерунда. Когда мы говорим, что нам пришлось отступить от этих принципов, то это значит, что нам пришлось лгать или лицемерить в каких-то вещах.
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Когда же мы осознаем, что следование программе во всей нашей жизни обязательно вознаграждается и оборачивается удачей, когда нам станет понятно, что это не опасно - позволять Богу все время вдохновлять нас, это будет значить, что мы действительно обрели разум и душевный покой. А состояние душевного покоя можно обрести только применяя принципы нашей программы во всех сторонах нашей жизни.
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Следую ли я принципам программы во всех областях моей жизни?
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Боже, если я еще пытаюсь делать что-то, что расходится с Твоими заповедями, помоги мне увидеть и исправить это сегодня.
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Мой план осуществления этих принципов во всех моих сегодняшних делах:________
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#АА #АнонимныеАлкоголики #трезвость #жизнь #помощьзависимым #зож #трезваяжизнь #духовноеразвитие #лечениеалкоголизма #осознанность #здесьисейчас #сегодня #alcoholicsanonymous #recovery #rehab #sober #clean #12steps #12traditions #bigbook #letitgo #myrecovery #12шагов #12традиций #простожизнь #природа #любовь


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"Ежедневные размышления"
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16 августа
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"Я ВЫПАЛ ИЗ ОБЩЕНИЯ"
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Можно задать себе вопрос, что мы имеем в виду, когда говорим, что "обидели" других людей. И вообще, какого рода "обиды" люди могут причинять друг другу? Мы могли бы практически определить слово "обида" как результат столкновения инстинктов, наносящий физический, психический, эмоциональный и духовный ущерб людям.
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Двенадцать шагов и двенадцать традиций, cс. 92-93
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 80
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Присутствуя на собраниях по Восьмому Шагу, я всегда думал: "Я, по существу, причинил основной вред не людям, а себе". Со временем я подготовил свой список, и он оказался не столь краток, как мне думалось ранее. Все, как выяснилось, было очень просто - вы мне или нравились, или не нравились, или же мне что-то от вас требовалось. Люди не делали того, чего я от них ожидал; а близкие отношения были невозможны из-за необоснованных требований моих партнеров. Было ли это пренебрежением? Из-за пьянства я "выпал из общения" - никогда не посылал открыток, не отвечал на звонки, был недоступен для людей и не принимал участия в их жизни. Каким же благом стала для меня возможность присмотреться к этим взаимоотношениям и спокойно, наедине с Богом, как я Его понимаю, провести самооценку и ежедневно дальше идти вперед с готовностью быть честным и ответственным во взаимоотношениях с людьми.
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#АА #АнонимныеАлкоголики #трезвость #жизнь #помощьзависимым #зож #трезваяжизнь #духовноеразвитие #лечениеалкоголизма #осознанность #здесьисейчас #сегодня #alcoholicsanonymous #recovery #rehab #sober #clean #12steps #12traditions #bigbook #letitgo #myrecovery #12шагов #12традиций #простожизнь #природа #любовь


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Welcome @mattjcall to SOBERNAUTS 👨🚀🔻 ( Share your Sober Story with us @Sobernauts )


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Trust me you need them way more than they need you.


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FREEDOM STORY // “Celebrate Recovery helped me to realize that my temper was really just the result of me trying to be God. I had developed my own standards for justice and I attempted to enforce that standard. I have also come to realize that my indulging in premarital sex was a turning point in my life. I had turned away from God’s law. When I chose who I thought was going to be my life partner without being prayerful, I subjected myself to great harm. When that relationship failed, I found myself far away from God and I made decisions that took me further away from Him. I carried the damage I had caused with me into my marriage. It took the CR step study for me to realize that I was in denial over my poor choices.” - Ken E.
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***Story and photo shared with permission.
#rockypeakcr #CR #celebraterecovery #rockypeak #churchatrockypeak #CRis4me #recovery #christcenteredrecovery #12steprecovery #12steps #onedayatatime #courage #transformation #spiritualtransformation #growth #spiritualgrowth #freedom #surrender #healing #faith #hope #hopefortoday #letgoletgod #change #maturity #thegospel #chatsworth #losangeles #simivalley #sanfernandovalley


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"🙏 SIX YEARS SOBER 🙏
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Six years ago today, I was released from the hospital after being treated for delirium tremens and an alcoholic seizure.
August 3, 2012 marks the day I chose to live instead of continuing to drink myself to death and I haven’t looked back since.
If you are struggling today, please know that what seems impossible, when broken into manageable bits, is actually within your reach.. and there are so many people who are willing to help, i promise you that."
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Congratulations @alisonfromashes!! 🙌💙 We're wishing you many more!!


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Welfare line here I come #facetattoosquad #12steps


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A TEEN CHALLENGE VICTORY REPORT. Listen now to “MY DAD WAS GONE & I WAS LOST” a powerful story of recovery and redemption. RICK’S VICTORY REPORT
Click the link on our bio @take12radio
#take12radio #recoveryradio #recovery #sobriety #themontyman #montyman #montymeyer #alcoholicsanonymous #narcoticsanonymous #AA #NA #celebraterecovery #teenchallenge #cocaineanonymous #trustgod #twelvesteps #12steps #twelvetraditions #12traditions #higherpower #jesuschrist #god #hopefestaz


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This reminds me of what it says in the big book about how if I am upset it has everything to do with me. That and if you spot it, you got it :) Twitter erin_bogart

#character #recovery #quotes #mindset #attitude #perspective #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #words #knowledge #knowledgeispower #therapy #socialwork #positivethinking #positivepsychology #acim #wisdomwednesday #wisdom #acceptance #12steps #aa #na #harmony #forgiveness #innerpeace #zen #peace #spirituality #spiritualawakening


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Yay for this awesome @target find! A One Day at a Time journal! Planning on using it to write down god shots. #odaat #targetfinds


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30 days
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Praise HP
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#12steps #sexaddictsanonymous


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Open up to the possibility that not all coincidences are actually coincidental 🤔
#god#sober#spirituality#sobriety#recovery#12steps#coincidence#anonymous


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Here’s my SIX planets in retrograde selfie.
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I was actually going to do a cute post about meditation & how I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing I’m doing consistently in my life RN (excluding being a total lunatic).....
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But this picture pretty accurately describes my representation of my current internal landscape/landslide.
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The simple thing about “retrograding” planets is that they truly appear to be going backwards from our point of view.........presenting us with an illusion.
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If we choose the opportunity during retro - we can look at our own patterns & see clearly the ones that are no longer serving us.
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As you can tell from this picture.... I’m confronting a few things right now. 😭. No but really I am......and doing a pretty serious written inventory on the side.
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My mantra to those behavior patterns is...:”Thank you for helping me - I no longer need you.”
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So if you are working through some shit..... I encourage you to keep working, and borrow the mantra if it serves you ✨🌟🖤


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I have found the power! I’ll show you how to find it!


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Recovery is a fight and losing could mean death. Addiction is truly a matter of life and death and that is why we must continue to reach out and help those in need #recovery #sobriety #living #12steps #recoverynotrelapse #recoverywarrior #sobriety #freedom #sober #soberlife #sobermovement #recoveryispossible #treatment #mentalhealth


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These photos used to live on my old Instagram account. There were many more, but this gives a good idea of my life pre-sobriety. Alcohol & fancy things. Alcohol & whimsy things. Curated bar carts with a filter that makes the bottles gleam. I tried hard to make my drinking look fun and exciting and artsy, but it hid a lot of sadness. Sadness I was both aware and oblivious of. -
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That photo w/ the ring? I bought it while my body was fighting the black outs that had become pretty common the summer before I got sober. It started down pouring and I ran into a restaurant/bar I went to often. Along with the champagne I ordered I also got water and accidentally spilled it on me because I was too tipsy. I tried to be quiet about it but the bartender saw me and gave me a pitying look that still sticks with me. Then I took this photo and gave it some BS-y empowerment caption.
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I calculated how many shots were in each bottle and how much I'd save making my favorite cocktails at home than always drinking out. People without drinking problems don't do that. Also, that cart lasted me about a month and I just ended up drinking in and out anyway.
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Ah, that paddle. It belonged to a guy I saw off and on for years. I got up that morning and made us poached eggs with hollandaise and danced around in a teeny shirt and panties, one hand holding a glass of white wine, and the paddle in the other. I felt like I was in some RomCom. But I really only got up to cook so I could justify drinking so early. -
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That sign was my weekend life & I love them because it was an excuse to drink the moment my feet touched the ground, because only weekday morning drinking was bad. Everyone also told me that sign was "so me!" I like being known for different things now. -
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To be honest, I never had a lot of photos of myself. I didn't like the way I looked, and the alcohol made me physically ugly at the end. That photo with my hands out I took about a week before I got sober. Ironically, it's kind of how I felt. -
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I enjoy being open about my recovery, but I also feel like I have a bit of a duty, in a sense, because I glamorized that lifestyle so much, even though it was killing me.👇🏿


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I try to prepare myself every morning through meditation, mindfulness and prayer.
This opens my heart ready to receive the love that is all around me.
It opens my eyes so that I can actually see the love. 😌😌💙💙
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Today I completed 4/10 sessions to remove this tattoo. I got this at the darkest point in my addiction. Cheaply done, obviously impulsively and drank away how much I hated it immediately after. I started this removal process 8 months ago and let me tell you it is a bitch and a half, pain, price and process. But I have to get it done. I can’t live with this reminder tattooed on me. All of us have things we deal with and consequences from decisions we made loaded. We all handle them in different ways. I know I made the decision to put this on my body, and the quote is still from my favorite movie (any other cult followers of The Shining out there??) but everything it represents is sickness. Even the quote itself was written by jack in his most insane point. Everything this tattoo is makes me feel sick and reminds me of the person I was. I have NOTHING against tattoos let me make that clear!!
Comment below your thoughts on tattoo decisions loaded/ removal of them or if you have experience 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #aa #na #12steps #12stepprogram #recoverymemes #recoveryquotes #recoverywarrior #recoveringaddict #recoveryispossible #sobermemes #odaat #soberaf #soberissexy #soberlife #sobriety #soberbirthday #sober #hangoverfree #teetotaler #teetotaller #nobooze #sobersister #soberwarrior #soberwomen #sobermen #benzorecovery #addictrecovery #pillsanonymous #serenityprayer


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Our goal is to make it on as many 10th steps as possible. 😂😂😂


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4th anniversary of sobriety.
Cheers, to this continual recovery.





I am stronger than my addiction.
I got sober to live.
In order to heal, we must forgive. And sometimes, the person we must forgive is ourself.
Dieu. Sérénité. Courage. Sagesse.
#cleanandserene #cleanandsober #sobriety #recovery #NA #12steps #4years #anniversary #freespirit #freemind #grateful #serene #justfortoday #onedayatatime #offdrugs #wecanrecover #wedorecover


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Keep coming back...
(Check out my thoughts on returning to AA after almost a decade sober over on the blog. Link in bio)
#recovery #sober #soberlife #12steps #churchbasements #parentsober #wedorecover #recoveryshirt #happy #serenityprayer #serenitynow #wearenotsaints #atlanta #virginiahighlands


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Yesterday a sponsee told me that he actually heard my eyes roll as someone shared from the floor.


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True belonging often requires us to first stand alone.
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Being willing to stand alone is risky business for our nervous system because it does not yet know the difference between efforts made by well curated social masks to “fit in” and the conditional love we receive with the feeling of relaxing into true belonging and the grace of love that is happy to reside in all the corners of light and darkness.
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Fitting in is based in fear. Belonging is based in love.
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Standing alone with a desire for true belonging requires a different kind of task, a hero/heroine’s journey that at the heart will show us what we are truly made of as we confront the aspects of ourselves that we do not love, that we put conditions on for ourselves, that we want to turn away from; the parts of ourselves we neglect, abuse or otherwise try to cast aside.
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To stand alone and belong to ourselves, we must confront the parts of ourselves we do not belong to.
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It is walking the road that becomes paved with courage, which is to move through fear with an open heart.
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This is where true love for ourselves is born.
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We learn how to love ourselves through our early relationships. We sort through what is lovable and what is not, who we need to mold ourselves into in order to be perceived as worthy of love, even if it comes at the expense of casting off parts of ourselves.
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We are socialized to fit in because we are wired for belonging, but we have created a world in which very few of us feel like we really belong.
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It’s easy to cultivate a persona of one who loves themselves, to move and act as one would do if they loved themselves, but this is an imitation of love that we have learned and it only lends to basically fitting in with ourselves rather than relaxing into something that is deeper, available within the depths of our bones, that most of us are yearning for.
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Grace. Belonging. Acceptance. Attunement. Compassion. Kindness. Understanding.
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Celebrate Recovery meeting tonight at 7pm in the main building. #chagchurch #growingdaily #faithfulbeliever #12steps #celebraterecovery


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Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: AA Recovery Plaque - Alcoholics Anonymous - Sober Calender Plaque #art #aarecovery #alanon #alcoholicsanonymous #aaslogan #alanonslogan #mandalaplate #12steps #recoverygift https://etsy.me/2KXGVu1


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Where I used to live #memories #africa #sunset


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(Excuse my ugly foot!😂) Who needs to pay for a fish footspa when you can get one for free in the Thames estuary! 🙌🏻 #tickly #fishfood #weird


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Thames estuary riverbed panorama pic
#beach #pngrm #landscapephotography


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Proof that wd40 can be used to fix absolutely everything 😂
#wd40 #train #repair


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Love sunsets on the train ❤️
#sunset #train #scenery


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Only in Africa ❤️
#sunset #zimbabwe #africa


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Whoever did this... beautiful
#bournemouth #bournemouthbeach #spiritualhome


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Nando’s Zimbabwe style
#nandos #zimbabwe #africa


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