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from Sarah S., your NoVAtions editor
Excerpt from June's NoVAtions
Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.
–Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
When I think back to how I came into the rooms, I remember two people in my life who had found OA. Both had lost a great deal of weight, but it was their freedom from food obsession that attracted me. Having known them before their time in OA, I saw the difference in their attitude toward food. It was no longer crazed and primal. And in seeing this difference, I realized how abnormal I was. My relationship with food was . . .
Excerpt from June's Novations
A WARM, COZY ROOM is waiting for you, and all who wish may enter. In it you will find everything you need.
The first object to catch your eye is a sturdy wooden clothes rack on which hangs, for all to see, hope. Take all you need, for there is a never-ending supply.
Next you will encounter an oak table on which are piled dreams of all shapes and sizes. Take as many as you wish, and stay around to watch many of them come true.
To the right stands an old-fashioned roll-top desk . . .
And Now A Word From Our Sponsors
When I was asked to write about our primary purpose from a sponsor’s perspective, I immediately thought of some of the quotations on the OA Carrying the Message handout. These quotations sum up why I carry the message through sponsoring:
“When I give service, I receive more than I could ever give.” (Voices of Recovery, p. 252) “Service gives me practice at freeing myself from the bondage of self.” (Voices of Recovery, p. 284)
“Only by working with those who are not yet free [from the disease] do I fully realize that freedom.” (For Today, p. 252)