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The Daily Reflection Podcast delivers hope, and inspiration through interviews with members of the recovery community through the lens of the Daily Reflection book. Each day, we ask a person in recovery to read the Daily Reflection for the day, and share how this relates to their program of recovery. The result is that we learn through their experience how they manage to get and stay sober. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or any recovery program.
 
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Join us as Heather B., from Cincinatti, OH, shares her story and experience around today's Daily Reflection entitled, Acceptance. ACCEPTANCE We admitted we couldn't lick alcohol with our own remaining resources, and so we accepted the further fact that dependence upon a Higher Power (if only our A.A. group) could do this hitherto impossible job. Th…
 
Join us as Kirk from Alexandria, VA shares powerfully on the concept of Freedom From Fear for today's Daily Reflection. FREEDOM FROM FEAR When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too. We found that freedom f…
 
Join us as Denise K. from Jacksonville, FL tells her story of experience, strength and hope and how she's experiencing A New Life in recovery. A NEW LIFE Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. . . . Life will mean something at last ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 152 Life is better without a…
 
Tune in as Suzanne shares from the heart about her experience around today's Daily Reflection, Repairing the Damage, and struggles she's facing in her life. REPAIRING THE DAMAGE Good judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage and prudence – these are the qualities we shall need when we take Step Nine. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 83 T…
 
Join us as Elizabeth F., from Philadelphia, PA, shares her experience, strength and hope around today's Daily Reflection, I am Responsible. I AM RESPONSIBLE For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine. — TWELVE STEPS AND T…
 
Join us as Tanya F. shares her powerful story of recovery for today's Daily Reflection. They [the Promises] will always materialize if we work for them. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84 Sometimes I think: "Making these amends is going too far! No one should have to humble himself like that!" However, it is this very humbling of myself that brings me tha…
 
Join us to hear Patrick M. share his experience, strength and hope around the Daily Reflection for September 8th. "WE ASKED HIS PROTECTION" We asked His protection and care with complete abandon. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 59 I could not manage my life alone. I had tried that road and failed. My "ultimate sin" dragged me down to the lowest level I ha…
 
Daily Reflection Podcast for September 6th Kevin C. from Philadelphia shares about the powerful impact of the ninth step on his life and how it's helped him remove threats to his sobriety. REMOVING THREATS TO SOBRIETY . . . except when to do so would injure them or others. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 59 Step Nine restores in me a feeling of belonging,…
 
Join us for this episode as Evelyn W., from Jacksonville, FL., shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection. To listen to Evelyn's friend, Bethany C. share her story, check out Episode #169 July 19th - FALSE PRIDE EMOTIONAL BALANCE Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, . . . — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRAD…
 
Tony K. from Jacksonville Beach, FL shares his experience around Building a New Life in recovery. BUILDING A NEW LIFE We feel a man is unthinking when he says sobriety is enough. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 82 When I reflect on Step Nine, I see that physical sobriety must be enough for me. I need to remember the hopelessness I felt before I found sobr…
 
Join us as Kleo C. from Leesburg, VA, shares her experience, strength, and hope around todays's Daily Reflection, A Willingness to Grow. WILLINGNESS TO GROW If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 8 Sobriety fills the painful "hole in the soul" that my alcoholism created. Often I feel so physically well t…
 
Pat Gillen from Lansdale, PA shares on the Daily Reflection for August 30th, The Only Requirement. THE ONLY REQUIREMENT . . . "At one time . . . every A. A. group had many membership rules. Everybody was scared witless that something or somebody would capsize the boat. . . . The total list was a mile long. If all those rules had been in effect ever…
 
Join us as Fran F., from Dover, DE, shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection entitled I Choose Anonymity. I CHOOSE ANONYMITY We are sure that humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 187 Since there are no rules in A…
 
Join Angelica D., from Greenville, SC., as she shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection entitled Giving It Away. GIVING IT AWAY Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves for others. — …
 
Join us as Ashley B., from Frederick, MD., shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection entitled "A Riddle that Works". A RIDDLE THAT WORKS It may be possible to find explanations of spiritual experiences such as ours, but I have often tried to explain my own and have succeeded only in giving the story of it. I know the…
 
Brigette F from Frederick, MD shares on the concept of Bringing it Home in recovery. BRINGING THE MESSAGE HOME Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group? TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 111-12 My family members suffer from the effects of my disease. Loving and…
 
Join us as Kelly McNeill, from Frederick, MD, shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, We Just Try. WE JUST TRY My stability came out of trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive. — THE BEST OF BILL, pp. 46-47 As long as I try, with all my heart and soul, to pass along to others what has been passed along…
 
Paul L. from Holland, PA shares his experience strength and hope on today's Daily Reflection entitled "A Frame of Reference". A FRAME OF REFERENCE Referring to our list [inventory] again. Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?…
 
Join us as Ilir T. from Wyoming, DE, shares his experience, strength and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Righting the Harm. RIGHTING THE HARM In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 79 Have you ever thought that…
 
Tune in to hear Scott F. from Jacksonville Beach, FL. share on today's Daily Reflection, I Had Dropped Out. "I HAD DROPPED OUT" We might next ask ourselves what we mean when we say that we have "harmed" other people. What kinds of "harm" do people do one another, anyway? To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of i…
 
Join us as Daniel shares his experience, strength and hope around today's Daily Reflection. REPAIRING THE DAMAGE We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves. If we haven't the will to do this, we ask until it comes. Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to…
 
Join us as this "pandemic baby" shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection reading. A LOOK BACKWARD First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; . . . — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 77 As a traveler on a fre…
 
Join us as Paul Churchill shares his experience, strength and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Redoubling Our Efforts. You can find Recovery Elevator at https://www.recoveryelevator.com/ Paul's book, Alcohol is Shit: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Churchill/e/B07WVQQPC8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share And The Recovery Elevator Podcast: https://www…
 
Cliff G shares on the concept of Spiritual Health SPIRITUAL HEALTH When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 64 It is very difficult for me to come to terms with my spiritual illness because of my great pride, disguised by my material successes and my intellectual power. Intelligence …
 
. . . we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 86 When said sincerely, this prayer teaches me to be truly unselfish and humble, for even in doing good deeds I often used to seek approval and glory for myself. By examining my motives in all th…
 
As a student, a scientist, an immigrant, and a child of refugees, Edwin's experience includes tragic loss and unfathomable family trauma. He shares beautifully on his journey of recovery, gaining the tools he needs to stay sober, help others and continue feeding his curiosity on faith traditions. His is truly an inspiring story. To anyone strugglin…
 
Tom R. from Doylestown, PA shares on the concepts of Fear and Faith. FEAR AND FAITH The achievement of freedom from fear is a lifetime undertaking, one that can never be wholly completed. When under heavy attack, acute illness, or in other conditions of serious insecurity, we shall all react to this emotion — well or badly, as the case may be. Only…
 
Kurt says he had faith - but his faith was in a fear based system. After nineteen years, he relapsed and he now has eleven years of knowing this thing has taken him to places he would have never gotten. "The genius of 12 step spirituality isn't that it teaches you to surrender but that it exhausts you in the effort of surrendering so you last surre…
 
Join Debbie D. from Concord, CA, as she shares her experience strength and hope around the Daily Reflections reading for today, A Prayer for All Seasons. Great discussion on emotional sobriety crash in recovery. A PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom …
 
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Korey S. shares on today's reflection "Anonymous Gifts of Kindness" for July 29th. ANONYMOUS GIFTS OF KINDNESS As active alcoholics we were always looking for a handout in one way or another. "THE TWELVE TRADITIONS ILLUSTRATED," p. 14 The challenge of the Seventh Tradition is a personal challenge, reminding me to share and give of myself. Before so…
 
Join us for a great conversation with Lizzie D. from Englewood, NJ, as she shares her experience, strength and hope about today's Daily Reflections, Giving Freely. GIVING FREELY We will make every personal sacrifice necessary to insure the unity of Alcoholics Anonymous. We will do this because we have learned to love God and one another. — A.A. com…
 
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Maria T. from Brooklyn, NY, shares on today's Daily Reflection entitled "Helping Others". HELPING OTHERS Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 20 Self-centeredness was my problem. All my life people had been doing things for me and I not on…
 
Bart S. from Ashburn, VA shares on today's reflection entitled "The Good and the Bad". THE GOOD AND THE BAD My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76 The joy of life is in the giving. Being freed of my shortcomings, that I may more freely be of service, allows humility to grow in me. My s…
 
Join us as Joel G. from Leesburg, VA shares his experience, strength and hope around the Daily Reflection for today, "Shortcomings Removed". SHORTCOMINGS REMOVED But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75 When I put the Seventh Step in…
 
Bethany C shares on today's reflection entitled "False Pride". FALSE PRIDE Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude. Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75 Many false notions operate in false pride. The need for direction to live a…
 
Johnny F. shares on today's reflection entitled "Surrender and Self-examination". SURRENDER AND SELF-EXAMINATION My stability came out of trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive. Thus I think it can work out with emotional sobriety. If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy de…
 
Keith G from New York, NY shares on the Daily Reflection for today, "Pride". PRIDE For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, prestige, and romance. When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion. Never was there enough of what…
 
Jim Myer from Leesburg, VA shares on today's Daily Reflection entitled "Humility is a Gift". HUMILITY IS A GIFT As long as we placed self-reliance first, a genuine reliance upon a Higher Power was out of the question. That basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and do God's will, was missing. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 72 Wh…
 
Alexa H. from Philadelphia, PA shares on the Daily Reflection for July 11th entitled "A Turning Point". A TURNING POINT A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75 Either the A.A. way of life becomes one of joy or …
 
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