Sunday, September 23, 2007

Spiritual cast net

It's shrimping season in the area and there are lots of people out in boats casting nets over bait for shrimp. What this means is that you can count on a lot more boats on the water and a lot more activity at night which is when the cast netting is done. It's hard to find a quiet spot for a mooring due to all the activity.

I liked what was said at the meeting tonight. One of my friends mentioned that when there are problems in life that come along that appear unmanageable, he throws out a spiritual cast net that surrounds the problem and let's God then pull in the net. It's a great vision and especially appropriate considering the activity on the waterways. I like to think that problems that I can't solve are the ones that I just let go of and give them to my Higher Power. It's my way of not trying to fix something that I can't and not trying to continue with the insanity of doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

It was a really good weekend and nothing seemed unmanageable. I'm grateful for this program that helps me get better each day.


  1. Sounds like your subject was similar to ours. We talked about how selfwill and faith cannot exist at the same time. My history shows me clearly that when i try to write the play or manipulate the outcome i only make a mess of things. When i accept i have no control over the outcome, and let my faith in my higher power steer me, it's always been good (I just may not see it that way at the time.) Say hi to Bubba Gump for me!!!!

  2. it's really all about giving some problems you have no control over, or that you are stuck with, to someone who is able to help, right?!?!

  3. Thanks to you for the imagery of a spirtual net. Not that I've ever fished or shrimped or whatever:)

  4. That is a good vision, I've also heard about the bubble. I like casting them into the wind, as it takes my problem my problems away.
    I have a friend who is in deep trouble as a result of her using. I have to think God has a purpose for her, otherwise, it would all be for nothing, & I don't believe it happened for nothing. This has shook the whole AA community here, it is devastating what this disease does to people! It is no respecter of anyone.
    Glad you had a good week end, you deserve it, I know you've been thru some turmoil. Nice to have a break, hu? Keep on Keepin' On!


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