Recovery Meditations ~ God of my understanding ~ One Day at a Time ~ April 28, 2011


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"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us."

John Lennon

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Like many people, I originally came to Program primarily seeking help with my compulsive overeating. My main concern was to gain control of my weight and my appetite. I was expecting some kind of diet program, but I found something quite different. I already considered myself religious and didn't think I needed much help in this area. I also wasn't particularly interested in working on my shortcomings, but I was willing to
overlook these "problem" areas of Program because I was so desperate for help.
Well, I did get my weight and appetite under control, but I got much more than that. Program's concept of being able to work with a God of my own understanding may have been the most radical and
personally-enlightening theological tidbit I've ever had the pleasure of tripping over. It changed everything I thought I knew about spirituality and God. Through this shift in my understanding, my Higher Power began to
change me and help me with my COE by gradually removing all of my past baggage and encumbrances. Even though I've now reached my recovery goals, my purification continues daily, as does my spiritual growth. I went searching for a diet that actually worked and instead found a whole new way of life. Whoda thunk?
I will continue to nurture my relationship with the God Of MY Understanding by working the tools of recovery.