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The Sunlight of the Spirit

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When I began to explore ideas of a Power greater than myself, I readily conceded that nature is majestic—I often found peace among the redwood trees or in the Pacific surf—but praying to nature didn’t work for me. Then, in the quiet of meditation, I recalled a childhood memory: calling ‘God’ the beauty of the sun’s rays peeking through rainclouds. There it was, my HP, “the sunlight of the Spirit” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th. ed., p. 66). The Spirit lights the path before me to show me the way in my daily reprieve from addiction. When I started meditating, I was taught

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