Sweet...another nice topic, indeed.
Freedom. Takes me right to the Third Step prayer: "...Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will."
This, right here, was a piece to an incomplete puzzle - that remained mostly incomplete for a very long time.
I could not -would not- get out of my own way. I
was every obstacle that I'd ever encountered in seeking freedom from the vice that I felt was crushing me.
My program was not in my feet...not in my heart...it was in my head; the place where every ill concieved notion that brought me to AA continued to work at finding solutions to the things that kept me earthbound, self-efficient and unable to launch into that 4th dimension.
When I finally offered the Third Step prayer to God, with humility and with all
of the earnestness at my command, in that very moment [abandoning everything that my intellect and reasoning had found strength in for so many years] and knowing that I was truly willing to go to any length...that "bondage of self" was loosed.
That, Dear AnnieMac is what Freedom in sobriety means to me.
And what can I now do with this freedom? Pass it on to another alcoholic who is truly wants to be catapulted into the 4th dimension.
Thank you for the opportunity!