Shhhh… You Don't Know Me

February 3, 2010

OA Meeting

Filed under: Daily Jabber — Shhhh @ 4:48 pm
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Hmmm.  I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve been a few more times.  It seemed very “Mickey Mouse”.  Apparently the coordinator was not there, so others were filling in and doing the best they could.

They recommend going six times to be sure one way or the other if it works for you.  I’m going to try another meeting in another town that I’m told is much bigger and very established.  And I’ll come back to this one in my town, too.

There is a LOT of God talk for a place that is supposed to be nondenominational (is that the word?).  But then my friend that I was with who has been going there off and on for ten years saw my written question, and addressed it, which started conversations (which afterwards she told me bordered on crosstalk), and apparently there is a woman there who’s higher power is the OA Fellowship.  I have my own issues with God right now.  He and I aren’t really on the same page at the moment, so “letting go and letting God” is not something I can do right now.

Afterwards, one of the older gents came over and talked to me about God and how he will wait for me and all this crap.  Um… I know.  I have my own journey with Him and I’m very well educated in religion.  Please do not preach to me, that is NOT what I came here for.  In fact, I’m trying to find a way around that, and if you want me to never come back, you just found the key.

So yeah… I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve been a minimum of six times.

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4 Comments »

  1. You have five times the patience I do because I wouldn’t be back. I got better advice at WW meetings, I’m guessing, but good for you for giving it a chance.

    Really, would God give us weight issues in the first place? I’m kinda thinking He’d be an “Eat all the cupcakes you want” kinda guy!

    Comment by Carbzilla — February 3, 2010 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  2. I’d be gone by now. I don’t think it’s about anything outside ourselves at all. The key is inside us. We do it. We save ourselves. no voo doo, just us.

    Comment by Mary Meps — February 3, 2010 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  3. I went once and had a similar reaction. And when they all hugged me I felt really, *REALLY* uncomfortable!! But I always wished it would work for me, even just the fellowship. So give it a shot and see!

    Comment by Lyn — February 7, 2010 @ 2:59 am | Reply

  4. I have never fully understood why people relate food issues/weight issues to God – I mean really….I’m sure they guys has much bigger issues to work on! I would have been in shut down mode, and then probably argued with them about religion!!!

    Comment by Charmed I'm Sure — February 11, 2010 @ 2:30 am | Reply


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