No, I’m not crazy.
But I do hear voices. Little priceless nuggets that help me in my daily journey in sobriety. The voice of truth for me rings loud and lasts. It reverberates in my head just when I need it to. I hear my sponsor say something in a meeting that I needed to hear. And then later, I tell myself (in her voice) the same thing to keep me on the path. I hear her sponsor’s voice ring with love and laughter in my head, too, as she spouted love and truths that still live there in my head long after her death (in her voice.)
That’s why I continue to go to meetings even after 5142 days of sobriety. To hear the truth. People talking about real stuff.
I believe that God talks through others to me personally. I go to meetings to hear God talk to me. Sounds weird — maybe. But, I look for the evidence. It’s right in front of me. Your growth and change is the evidence I see that God is working in our lives.
If you have a problem with the God concept, use the acronym, GOD—Group Of Drunks. That’s us.
You may hear one of us say something you identify with. Then you become part of the group and all of a sudden it’s not about YOU anymore. Just by sitting in the room and speaking, I am being of service to you. And, you are being of service to me, by talking and telling the people in the room what is really going on with you.
Your voice is in my head too. I carry what you say with me and use it when I need to hear truth. God’s truth.
Join us in sobriety. It is such a rich journey. We can’t do it alone. As my grand sponsor used to say, “Keep coming back. I need you.”
I love the voices in my head.
Thank you, God.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
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