Being spiritual is a personal journey.
Here we look to clarify 3 misconceptions with facts.
We are a spiritual program, not a religious one.
“In time, most of us also come to believe in a spiritual Power that transcends our human willpower and thinking, and that this Power can return us to a condition of serenity and sanity.”
“The Steps use the word “God” to indicate this Power. Nevertheless, the program is not aligned with any religion, nor do we adhere to any particular beliefs concerning the word “God,” leaving this matter up to the understanding of each member.”
“We are free to use a different word in our spiritual practice, if that’s what works for us. What is important is that we rely on a spiritual reality, or Higher Power, rather than on words. In essence, our shared experience of this Power is one of loving and caring.” (Sex Addicts Anonymous)
What does all of this mean.
You can keep your belief.
Your definition is good.
We don’t have a definition of “God”. Most of us prefer the term Higher Power to avoid any association with ordained religions with which we don’t want to be confused. Your own concept of this Power is good enough.
Non believers are welcome.
Many of us who came to the program did not believe or came from strict judgmental religious backgrounds that were not conducive to believing. In the program we don’t look to force a belief but rather help you discover your own conception of it.
Why going to a meeting would help.
“As sex addicts, we are especially prone to isolating. Many of us acted out alone or in secret. Meetings are an important way of breaking this isolation. At meetings we discover that we are not unique. If we listen to the experiences and feelings we have in common, we will find that we are more alike than we are different. At meetings we learn that we can trust others to know who we really are, and still be accepted by them.” (Sex Addicts Anonymous)
All our meetings are free of charge and do not require appointment on a ID
What to do next.
If you want to attend any of our meetings you are welcome to do so, no appointment is necessary and they are all free. If you still have questions of what spirituality is or have other questions you can reach one of us to help you. We know that being spiritual is a personal journey. We look on this page to clarify misconceptions but if you have questions contact us.
Maintained by members in recovery of their addiction in Sex Addicts Anonymous in New York (NYC).
The views expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the ISO of Sex Addicts Anonymous®