I love that statement. A few times with my work in the prison system I ran across one or two individuals who said that they didn’t believe in God. No one fell off their chairs when that statement was made. Like, this wasn’t a church meeting by any mean. I remember the one man telling us that the Depressed Anonymous group was his Higher power. It was this group that met every week in which he could share the ups and downs of his prison life. The group was there when he needed them and who shared their own stories of pain and the need for the fellowship’s support.
Was I a prisoner? Well, like all persons depressed, I felt that I was in continual lock down.I felt that my own isolating behavior prevented me, by my own feelings of shame and guilt to remain locked up behind the bars of fear and anxiety. But I also knew that we all were kindred spirits. We all experienced or were experiencing the pain of depression. We all were fighting this thing together. We knew that we were all equal in this fellowship. Even though I did not live my life in a physical prison, I knew that my own isolation and fear kept me chained to my past. The new me, thanks to a gradual spiritual awakening, and dependence upon my Higher Power and support of the fellowship of my Depressed Anonymous group, I finally moved out of the dark world of depression.
I do hope as time goes by to put emphasis upon this Power greater than ourselves. And what is the Power? How do you contact it? How does one “…come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity? STEP TWO OF DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS
For a refresher, you might like to go to our website menu where you can read THE PROMISES OF DEPRESSED ANONYMOUS. I know these Promises to be true ..they happened for me.