greggorious wrote:However I don't know what to do about a higher power.
Higher Power starts in Step Three. Take your time. Work the steps one after another. Patience pays off. Maybe try NA. ("powerless over addiction")
greggorious wrote:In AA literature it's more than obvious they are talking about God.
There is talk about a God of one's own understanding. Nothing determined.
For me, for example, at the moment my Higher Power consists of the faith(from Step Two) in the Steps and the fellowship
plus the one/it I am talking, praying to, which can't be explained with words. My decision, no understanding but my own, nothing I had to take over. No christian, jewish, hindu, muslim or wathever understanding of god has got anything to do with that. It's a spiritual program on it's own.
Be well, :-)
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as ‘concentration’, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps ‘unification’ is a better rendition, as samadhi means ‘to bring together’. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It’s a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." Bhikkhu Anālayo