“All of them will tell you that, once across, their faith broadened and deepened. Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they to came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God.”
It’s a wonderful thing that, from seeing the miracle of sober alcoholics around me at meetings, I could begin to count myself among the lucky success stories, just for today. From drinking to destruction, feeling like I couldn’t live one minute without it, to not drinking at all, and viewing it as poison. The earlier analogy of making AA the higher power holds true and works out. Following their directions and advice lead me to a miraculous reprieve.
Maybe that is “God,” whatever most of us mean by God. Maybe there is a supernatural being controlling and directing, or maybe only watching. Or maybe there isn’t. It’s not critical to my sobriety today, it’s not critical to my peace of mind today to know the answer to that question. I’m pretty sure I can never know the answer or the nature of God. Does allowing that the higher power may not be supernatural make me an agnostic still? I don’t know, and I don’t care. AA, wherever it came from and wherever it is, saved my life, and gave me an excellent quality of life, and that is the truth, 100%.