My first SA meeting really helped me to see that I was not the only one in the world who knew what I'm going through. All my best thinking had put me in a terrible place. All my best thinking couldn't get me out of it. So there had to be something that was greater, smarter, wiser than my own best thinking to get me out.
It was the higher power of that SA group that helped me. It was the higher power of the White Book, the Big Book and my sponsor. And I did turn to that other Higher Power too - the one that so many seem to get hung up on for one reason or another. But the real purpose of a "Higher Power For Me" was simply for getting out of my own head, away from my own thinking, and finally turning my will and my life over to something other than my addiction.