Navigating my 20s and my recovery rejecting one drink at a time
My boyfriend and I recently made the decision to check out this church a lot of people we know from AA go to. After encouragement from them, we finally took the plunge and went this morning. After seeing our friends there, and learning that the pastor himself struggled with alcohol, drugs, and being your average criminal, I took a deep breath and tried to treat it as an AA meeting instead of something I SWORE I wouldn’t consider, which is being a part of a religion. Now, I don’t know what I do and do not believe yet (AKA Jesus is the Son of God and our only path to salvation), but I do know I could relate to the pastors message and I felt better when I left. Whether that says I believe it it or not I don’t know. I do know I’ll give it a shot, and I like the idea that I can fill this spiritual void within me with not only AA, but with other religious texts. I like Unitarianism also, but I think in addition to the Unitarian church, I’d like to focus on texts such as the Bible to fill me up inside. Take what you want and leave the rest, I was told, and I plan on applying the principles of AA to my experience with religion. I’m happy I went, and while I don’t believe I’ll be saying Jesus is our ONLY way to salvation any time soon (as I think there is many different ways to live a spiritually fulfilled life), I think I’m ready to open myself up to the guidance of something greater than myself.