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Question Twenty-One

Dear Web Visitors and Recovery Friends,

My name is Donna and I am a compulsive overeater. I am going to be sharing with you my own experience, strength and hope as it relates to Questions 20-30. I have been a member of OA for about 20 years now. The responses that I will give to the questions represent my own views ... they may or may not echo yours. I hope you will share your responses with your home loop. I am honored to share these words as my service. I pray you will find something useful in the words that I write.

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Reread Step 2 and discuss and reflect on why every meeting is assurance that God can resore us to sanity.

Coming to a meeting is a way to remind myself that the Program offers us hope and the tools of recovery. In the rooms I have often heard that the Program is primarily spiritual in nature. So in a sense every OA member in the rooms who is steadfastly working the Program represents an open "channel" to God. This brings to each meeting a patchwork quilt of God-oriented experience which saturates the ambience of the meeting. It can restore our own spiritual resources every time we give ourselves over to that experience.

I came to Program thinking that I knew all the essential facts about my HP. Yet I was powerless over my addiction and its effect on my life. All my "head knowledge" of God could not help me stop eating compulsively. But in the rooms I heard story after story of people who are also in the grip of the same demoralizing addiction which I know only too well. Yet these people were surrendering their life daily into the care of their HP and experiencing the daily miracles of recovery. Each day they drew their daily "portion" of recovery from HP and found it enough. Their testimony to these daily miracles gives me hope. Hearing these stories; perceiving the combined force of the presence of HP working in the lives of every member ... this is the essence of recovery.

One day at a time HP CAN restore us to sanity. This is YOUR 24 hours.

Blessings in recovery

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