Soul Work Thursday 12/27/2012
Chapter 3: More about Alcoholism – page 37 middle of paragraph 3 ( “We now see that…”) -thru page 38 end of paragraph 2.
1. Take page 37, paragraph 3. Re-listen to, and own paragraph.
2. Re-read page 38, paragraph 2, ending with the question “but isn’t it true?”
3. What is your action plan for today, December 27, 2012?
4. What is your action plan for next year?
(week 51) 20 Dec 2012 Big Book Step Study Workshop
From More About Alcoholism page 37 beginning of 2nd paragraph: ‘You may think this is an extreme case…’ until middle of 3rd paragraph: ‘…our justification for a spree was insanely insufficient in the light of what always happened.’
There is no soul work for this week.
Stephanie would like meet with our buddy or buddy groups to share and evaluate whether or not this past year of the big book workshop has been a useful process. Pray and meditate on it. If we believe it has, we can then start 2013 with total commitment and if not, can consider whether another of the many ways of studying the big book might better suit us.
The group will be meeting on Thursday 26, December 2012
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(Week 50) 13 December 2012 Big Book Step Study soul work
More About Alcoholism page 34 from last para beginning: ‘How then shall we help our readers determine…’ until end of first para page 37: ‘How can such a
lack of proportion, of the ability to think straight, be called anything else?’
Write down: Move a muscle, change a thought.
precede, dominates, experiment, mystified, irritated, suddenly, vaguely.
So we shall describe some of the mental states that precede a relapse into drinking, for obviously this is the crux of the problem.
Q1. What is the crux of our problem?
What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink?
Q2. You cannot think yourself out of addiction because it’s a thinking problem. Write about this.
Q3. How do you change a thought when thinking about addiction?
Is it working for you (are you really sober/abstinent etc)? If not maybe need to think about other ways.
Q4. Write on repeating time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink.
Q5. Pick out the mental states/dis-ease that we have – from top of page 36 to the end of Jim’s story.
He failed to enlarge his spiritual life.
Q6. Write about the scenario Jim experienced and then own it by writing about your own history or reality.
Q7. How can such a lack of proportion that Jim had of the ability to think straight, be called anything other than insanity? Write on this.
Big Book Step Study Soul Work; Thursday December 6, 2012
Page 33 Beginning of paragraph 3 (33:3) – Page 34 end of paragraph 2 (34:2)
1) What does having a personal boundary mean to you? Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually?
2) Do I accept that there are different degrees of addiction and how much somebody has to have to set them off?
3) Did you try on different occasions to stop and then think you had it licked? (34:1)
4) Take the first 3 sentences in paragraph 2 (page 34 in the Big Book and write on it.
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