Part of Al-Anon
An email Al-Anon meeting
How To Participate
Writing SharesWhile we have a weekly topic posted, please feel free to post a share any time your HP nudges you on the HP/God moments; your spiritual journey - what it was like BA (before Al-Anon), what changed/is changing, what it is like today and the tools that worked for you; experiences with prayer and meditation; insights that came in prayer and meditation; favorite CAL on Steps 3 & 11; observations of HP/God at work; reflections in your HP Journal; and ESH in challenges you are facing; etc.
For the reader's benefit, it is helpful if you use lots of small paragraphs. There is no limit to length.
Responding To Posted SharesIf you wish to respond to a share you have received you have two choices:
a) Respond just to the INDIVIDUAL who posted the share. To do this, on your e-mail screen hit the reply button and your post will be sent to the individual whose share you just read. The address box should show the email address for the individual; or...
b) Post another share to the ENTIRE LIST. To do this open a new message, find the Awakenings address in your personal address book or enter in the "To" box, the Awakenings address you have been given. Complete the Subject box, type your share and send. [Note: Before sending your reply to the INDIVIDUAL or ENTIRE list, you may wish to check your "To" and "Cc" boxes.]
A Word About Repeating What Someone Posted In Your ReplyPlease remember to ask permission before forwarding anyone's e-mail. This will help protect anonymity and preserve the Al-Anon guideline of "who you see here, what you read here, when you leave here, let it stay here." (amended by group conscience, April 2009)
To Request Changes In Your E-Mail AddressIf you change your e-mail name, we will need to notify the listserve or you will not be recognized as a person having entry to use this list. Do this by sending an e-mail message to our
Mail List Coordinator.
To Request Postponement If You Want Mail Stopped For AwhileIf you are going to be away from your e-mail address for a period of time and do not want to receive sharings you may send an e-mail message to our Mail List Coordinator. When you return, send another e-mail message.
To Remove Your Name From The ListserveIf you decide that Awakenings if not currently serving your recovery needs, you may unsubscribe by sending an e-mail message to AwakeningsAFGfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Anonymity Note:The principles of Al-Anon, the guidelines of Awakenings and our agreement with the e-mail list provider are all designed to protect anonymity. However, in cyberspace, just as in face to face meetings, no one can guarantee absolute anonymity. Therefore, it is wise to keep the focus on yourself in what is shared here and not reveal details that you would prefer others not see. (amended by group conscience, April 2009)
To Obtain AssistanceNew to Cyberspace? Need some help? The Awakening's Computer Technical Helper, for those of us who are computer newbies, is willing to help you figure out how to set your computer so whole shares are not repeated, set up an address book and give other tips so you feel comfortable participating on Awakenings. Feel free to ask by emailing our Computer Technical Helper.
A Final WordOur agreement with the email list provider allows for Al-Anon business only. Chain letters and spamming can interfere with the provision of the email list provider mailings. If you have any questions or problems sending or receiving mail, please feel free to contact our Mail List Coordinators.
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