Spiritual Awakenings

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today:  We have found the formula for spiritual awakening. It works beyond anything we have ever imagined for getting ourselves solvent, peaceful, happy lives.   When we work at this simple process, we are sure to find what we seek. The formula is the Twelve Steps.  With them, we step out of the false life […]

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12 Principles in the 12 Steps

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today: When we wake up, it takes time.  Time to transition.   When we are willing to try something new, we realize we may not do it perfectly.  So when we talk about having a spiritual awakening and trying to practice its lessons in our daily lives, we realize its not a one […]

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How to Get From Negative Net-Worth to Positive Self-Worth in D.A.

How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously

Thought for today: Our creditors are just doing their jobs when they call us for money.  Whether we feel they are rude or nice to us, it is really just business to them.  They want to make their numbers for the month. In preparing to talk with creditors, we need to work our program of recovery one day […]

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“How Do I Practice These Principles in All My Affairs?”

...we tried to carry this message to compulsive debtors, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Thought for today: The Twelve Steps are tools to help us find a life again.  We can finally place first things first, and improve our attitude in the face of life’s frustrations.  We have found a new basis for living, a formula that works in spite of tough times. We can’t deny that there are forces that […]

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Why Is D.A. Anonymous?

Thought for today: Anonymity protects the fellowship.  We can feel safe knowing that what we say in a meeting stays at the meeting.  Debtors Anonymous‘ Tradition Twelve reinforces this idea by stating, “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.” A member shares: “My financial and spiritual recovery in […]

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February 6, Step Twelve – How To Maintain a Principled Life

Thought for today: Let’s consider the implications of what Step Twelve means by “…practice these principles in all our affairs”. What principles are we talking about? Honesty for one thing. Honesty with ourselves and others. Honesty in recognizing our need for reconciliation with God and our fellows. Honestly knowing that we need to change. We […]

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February 5, Step Twelve: Trying to Carry The Message

Thought for today: Whenever anyone shows up at meetings they seem to get exactly what they need. An old-timer will share their story and be reminded of what works. For perhaps the first time, a newcomer will hear a sane answer to the puzzling paradox of debt and living beyond their means. That’s how Step […]

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February 4, Step Twelve: “Having Had a Spiritual Awakening”

Thought for today: Without DA, a “spiritual awakening” might have eluded us. Being mired in debt and overcome with grave anxiety was the normal state for us. Not only have we found solvency, we have also found a faith that works, and a peace of mind in the face of debt. We deal with daily […]

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