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Nature’s Signs

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While working the Steps early in my OA recovery, I struggled with surrendering to a Higher Power. A kind man explained a Higher Power could be anything outside ourselves that we turn to for guidance, comfort, support and a healthier perspective. I could relate to that! Drawn to the outdoors since my lonely childhood, I’d often felt at peace in nature. I never felt the need to eat compulsively outdoors. Instead I felt healthy and wanted to take good care of myself. Prayer and meditation with nature felt awkward, but I knew OA was a spiritual program and I had

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