|>It is quite evident that we need to at least consider and define who and what our Higher Power is to effectively work the steps and stay sober. Oftentimes in the program we are asked by our sponsors to define our Higher Power . Here are several examples of Higher Powers to give us an idea for our own HP if we are in the market. Of coarse the only way to truly find HP is to seek fervently with our own heart and mind and pray for enlightenment.
HIGHER POWER #1.
Name: My Higher Power is The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. His name is Jesus, Jehovah, Yahweh, The Father. Attributes and personality of my Higher Power: My Higher Power is Love in the charitable sense. He is all knowing and can be personified only in the “He” or “It”. He is also my provider, my comforter, my protector. He is my inner essence which is life. He is the protector of the innocent. He is the punisher of the guilty. He is the creator of the Earth and all mankind. He is my salvation and the creativity in me. He is kind, Loving and will help me but only if I do certain things.
His Love for me is conditional with strings attached. Meaning if I don’t act the way He wants me to He will make me suffer a tortuous and horrible eternity in Hell. If I make mistakes I will pay by retribution and His vengeance in spite of the circumstances. But if I am truly sorry and repent I won’t be tortured. It’s my job to point out the sins of other people for their own good so they will be saved. My religion is the only true religion and if you don’t believe like I do you will go to Hell.
HIGHER POWER #2
1. Jesus died for me He is my savior and was a prophet. My Higher Powers name is The Great Spirit, and The Father The Great Creator of Heaven and Earth. My Higher Power is the Most High God however he is accompanied by many gods of a lesser power such as the Moon Goddess, The God & Goddess of the Sea, The Sun God etc. My Higher Power laughs when humans limit His Power by saying He can’t do certain things and when humans glorify Satan and evil by saying it has more supernatural power on Earth. My Higher Power is not nearly as hard on me as I am on myself. His Love for me is immeasurable, my human body could not begin to contain such a power it is beyond human comprehension.
2. My Higher Power can be personified in either He, She, or It. He is Spirit therefore is not actually a sexual being of flesh and blood so how I label Him is for my own benefit and does not define It/Him/She. He Loves me unconditionally and is my savior. I am His special chosen vessel to Love others that I may glorify Him. My Higher Power is the giver of life, eternal Love, color, creativity, and will deliver me from death and the grave. He keeps me sober.
I want my Higher Power to know me before I die and to help me as I live. I am responsible for living the life He has blessed me with to the best of my ability I am also responsible for building and nurturing a relationship with my HP. There is a Hell that he sends souls to but it is only because they are much more comfortable in Hell they don’t want to be in Heaven among the light and the angels of mercy. These souls will enjoy torturing others and inflicting pain on one another just as they do on Earth now but in a far greater capacity. The world must have balance and Heaven and Hell are part of that balance just not in the way many people imagine.
HIGHER POWER #3
My Higher Power’s name is “The Goddess”
She is the bringer of light and Love. She helps me with difficulties, she comforts me, she sends me brilliant and glorious dreams and ideas for the daylight hours. In the night she protects me from harm. She keeps me sober and clean, she helps me not act out in immature and selfish ways. She is the Goddess of the addict woman and she has no interest in men they are inferior beings. When she rises and takes complete power men will serve woman and worship them.
Higher Power #4
My Higher Power is called “Program” It is the personification of the AA program and its principals in a nutshell. The Bible of my god and my religion is the Big Book of AA and instead of Ten commandments there are 12 suggestions. All other religious beliefs are wrong except that of AA. Each man gets to seek and find their own Higher Power. The Great Spirit of AA keeps me sober and as long as I work the program I will be ok with life on life’s terms. There is no Hell except the one that I have already experienced here on Earth in my addiction. The Program is the god for the Atheist and the Agnostic alike. He is non-judgemental and addicts and alcoholics are most important to It. The AA cliches are sacred guides for life. My HP is Grace, mercy, and Love. Christian religion is full of hypocrisy and harsh judgement of which I want no part.
There are also many organized religions Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and many, many others to choose from and study however intellectualizing spirituality is a contradiction of ideals. We must seek with our hearts and search with our minds both in prayer and study to truly find our HP.
Each of these Higher Powers will work to keep us clean and sober. If we seek with our heart desperately and fervently, if we ask for our God to reveal Himself to us….He will. We will find a God of our understanding if we seek. We must nurture our relationship with our HP so he will recognize us and prepare a place for us in the next life weather that place be an immaculate mansion, a comfortable eternal bed or nothingness.
Please feel free to comment and share your own Higher Power with us. My Higher Power is #2.