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Facing my fears...


 Je m'appelle David, proud member of ACA.

I like our name here- Adult Children Anonymous- because it embraces and includes all people who find they left their childhood behind, because they felt that had to hide it.

I always say that the only qualifier I bring here is myself.

We do not compete with other 12 Step groups... we seek to accompany and complement them... same with professional services.

Some people come on the MIP boards with issues- about their group, or their therapist...

sharing seems to winkle out the issues. Me? i usually, if not always apply Tradition 10.

As an ACa i sometimes do this in a cheeky, or creative way. Ihave learned to have fun on my life- and I cannot have fun on my own.

It is great having new members in!

 

This weekend I am going to a reunion at an old treatment centre  attended in the early 90's.

I had issues when I was there. I had issues with everything though! Laundry List #1.

Beside that- I believe strongly that- is we are group members, clients of health services that we do have a voice.

I do try to find a collective voice. Especially when i was such an individual! And individualist.

ACA, itself, does not comment. At the annual convention in Toronto [?] this year ACA is going to debate- the issues of using meds while doing ACA work and play. I understand this relates to a comment by Dr Charles Whitfield in the BRB.

for me it comes down to the "B" word. Boundaries, boundaries and boundaries. I ACA we can test our boundaries somewhat. In a loving caring environment. Coming here I first described these as -reality checks-. Then I found -groups norms-. 

Since most of us always guess what normal is, it is good to have shared norms we can play around with.

I always found that rituals of encounter and rites of passage were really really important. We go through these constantly when we are happy and engaged with the world!

Sometimes i just close my eyes and imagine.

Every encounter, every interaction I have here is sweet and magical... it is a reminder that I am alive, and active in the world- with other people- you!

Considered the state of my world before this- I can say these words unreservedly!

 

I have rambled a fair bit.

But hey! This was my share this morning- my clouds are rising... 

                                                                                                  



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Bonjour, david!

Thanks for sharing.

In Recovery,

Princess K.



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  Karanga mai, K. Ariki... I hear you call, sister!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Rh9zRdXxA



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Je parle un peu de la Francais, don't know what else you said....

P.K.



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 Je ne parle rien!

That was Maori anyway- which I translated freely...

 

I always loved languages. I found this book in a shed- a German Grammar- and i taught myself the rudiments. The book was so old it I was in the old Germanic script.

For years I worked alongside overseas packpackers- fruitpicking- and I tried to learn a few words from each language. Shalome, Salome... etc etc...

 

Our group has a really nice international flavour!   smile...



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Being hindered in playing with others is a way to push you out of ACA; "you can only play with others in ACA" - a manipulation.

I refuse to say that you can as this would be exactly what I experience often; something saying "you can" when I am about to do so myself, blocking me and building a pattern of having to be said "you can/you are allowed to" before I can do something.

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