Thanks for sharing Allie! I love it! It took me back in memory to my 5th, and my crying and snobbing and snorting and messing up my sponsors carpet with my tears as we prayed after I did my 5th.
I hadn't read ahead in the book, at that time, about going home or to the quiet place for an hour... and I didn't know that my sponsor was guiding my with the precise directions in the BB! I didn't tell him, but I was afraid to leave him and his house after my 5th... because I felt so empty of "Self"... it felt so strange and vulnerable. I guess I felt kind of like a little baby. But, I was so determined to follow instructions... and go to any lengths to "try to do this thing right."
After I got home and got quiet and began to follow the recipe... all sorts of incredible experiences started going on! I thought of each of those as I was reading what you wrote about your experience above!
I'd get carried away here if I started trying to write about all of the wonderful experiences I had leading up to that hour, during that hour and after that hour! So, I'll keep it short by saying... "people if you haven't tried this yet... I GUARANTEE YOU that -- when -- you do it, if you do -- you'll end up feeling like you nearly cheated yourself out of one of life's greatest and miraculous experiences -- if you hadn't followed through!
That was my experience. And, every single person that I've had the pleasure and privilege to take through the steps -- that was their experience, too!
Trust me! You don't want to miss this!!!!
Thanks Allie! And, thanks to all the others here, too! Without each of you I wouldn't be able to continue the experience!