Emotions Anonymous Online Meetings were created to help those of us who can not attend regular EA meetings in our towns. Also, those of you who have regular EA meetings in your towns are welcome. We can especially use sharing from those of you who already are in EA meetings in your town. Our primary purpose is to help those who still suffer from emotional problems. We have focused meetings with topics and we each take turns sharing without cross-talking, interrupting, questioning or giving advice to others. This makes our meetings a safe place to share what you need to share.
No one who has diligently followed our path has ever been known to fail. "Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program."* If you are hurting and want to change, you can. Recovery depends on being completely honest, open to new ideas, and willing to take the necessary actions.
These are the Twelve Steps which we follow in our program of recovery:
1. We admitted we were powerless over our emotions — that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him,
praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message and to practice
these principles in all our affairs. (Permission to use the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for adaptation
granted by A. A. World Services, Inc.)
The Choice is Mine1. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not tackling all of my problems at once. I can do something at this moment that would discourage me if I had to continue it for a lifetime.
1. We realize a new freedom and happiness.
2. We do not regret the past or wish to shut the door on it.
3. We comprehend the word serenity, and we know peace of mind.
4. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we see how our experience can benefit others.
5. The feelings of uselessness and self-pity lessen.
6. We have less concern about self and gain interest in others.
7. Self-seeking slips away.
8. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life changes.
9. Our relationships with other people improve.
10. We intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
11. We acquire a feeling of security within ourselves.
12. We realize that God is doing for us what we could not do ourselves.