In These Rooms (idea)
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In the late '90s I began working with [Ebriosity| alcohol and drug addicted] Native [Indian Child Welfare Act|American Indian kids]. I frequently took them into my home [Enabling behaviors|if they were not getting the support they needed] in their own homes. I provided a clean and sober living environment for them. When I began taking them to "meetings" at [Twelve steps|12 step programmes], I ran across a fellow, I knew from the [Renaissance Festival [by Scribe]|Renaissance Pleasure Faire], a man called Barton. He shared this piece with me and gave me permission to publish it. I now share it with others who may need a little[Alcoholics Anonymous| boost in their sobriety] or [Al-Anon Family Groups|for those living with addicts and alcoholics ]in their lives.
I always told my kids, "I believe [The River Why|'God'] / [The Gift of The Great Spirit|'Great Spirit'] is a river that flows through the universe. That river flows through you and me. "[Joe & Eddie|These Rooms]" are the banks of that river. If you stay close to the banks of the river, everything you want or need will float by; all you need to do is reach out and touch it to claim it as your own."
[Singleness of Purpose|In These Rooms]
[Hope is the thing with feathers [by irnerio]|In these rooms]
I have bared what was left of [My soul is borne through the open air|my sorry soul]
[The tranquility of drinking alone|In these rooms]
I have [I wish I had the magic words that could take pain away|seen pain] that can [Guide to an Emergency Childbirth|only be compared with chilldbirth]
[The room is full of smoke and dialogue I know by heart|In these rooms]
[Helping a loved one with depression|I have watched as gentle people threw themselves back to the wolves]
[Friend of Bill W.|In these rooms]
[September 8, 2005 [by riverrun]|I have fallen in love], made and lost friends [July 9, 2010 [by IWhoSawTheFace]|and let you love me]
[Let go and let God|In these rooms]