As addicts, we know the pain of addiction. But we also know the joy of recovery we have found in Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous Is a fellowship of recovering addicts who are living their lives, one day at a time, without the use of drugs. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean. It costs nothing to become a member of N.A. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.
Just For Today
August 24, 2018
Seeking God's will
|"We learn to be careful of praying for specific things."
|Basic Text, p. 46
|In our active addiction, we usually did not pray for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry it out. On the contrary, most of our prayers were for God to get us out of the mess we had made for ourselves. We expected miracles on demand. That kind of thinking and praying changes when we begin practicing the Eleventh Step. The only way out of the trouble we have made for ourselves is through surrender to a Power greater than ourselves.
In recovery, we learn acceptance. We seek knowledge in our prayers and meditation of how we are to greet the circumstances that come our way. We stop fighting, surrender our own ideas of how things should be, ask for knowledge, and listen for the answers. The answers usually won't come in a flash of white light accompanied by a drum roll. Usually, the answers will come merely with a quiet sense of assurance that our lives are on course, that a Power greater than ourselves is guiding us on our paths.
We have a choice. We can spend all our time fighting to make things come out our way, or we can surrender to God's will. Peace can be found in accepting the ebb and flow of life.
|Just for Today: I will surrender my expectations, look to my Higher Power for guidance, and accept life.
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A Little About Our Area
Mendocino County, California is 3,510 square miles located along over 125 miles of breathtaking coast. We are known for our giant redwood forests and magnificent Pacific Ocean coastline. The environment is well preserved; the air is fresh, and the presence of wildlife makes our area one to escape to.
Oh yes and at the moment we have over 45 NA meetings!
Although our area is vast and contains many cities, 7 of them have meetings and we
still have a close knit fellowship with good solid recovery.
Our activities change throughout the year and include camp-outs, BBQ's, dances, picnics, bowling and bingo!
We are a member of the T.A.C. convention committee.
Area Service and PI have positions that need to be filled, and H&I needs support as well - click HERE for more information about when and where to show up to be of service.
New Meeting Schedule
Meeting schedules are printed monthly and are available at each Area Service Meeting. The latest schedule is available for April-June 2018. You can also download it from this site HERE.