(Wk 347) 06 Sep 2018 12Step Study BB All Addictions Workshop
Call back number: 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)
Open Study Buddy group on Sundays 11-12am EST.
319 527 3511 pin no. 587213#
Tuesdays 8am EST
Reading the AA literature: Living Sober & As Bill Sees It.
Everyone is encouraged to come to this awesome group.
To listen to the recording: 641 715 3900 pin no. 298913#
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on the website or mail a check to:
P O Box 531
North Pembroke MA 02358
If you are new to the workshop (or not receiving the questions) please
phone Sue W *HS Ruddock on: 434 987 4346 and email her at: BR8A@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
If you do not have a members’ list ask Sue to email it to you to enable you
to phone other members. If someone is no longer on the meeting it is an opportunity to ask if they would be interested in joining the next Big Book workshop which will starts September 13 2018
The next Big Book Study Group will start on Thursday 13 September 2018.
Pass this message onto anyone you think may be interested in joining.
When you’re looking for self importance, TURN TO G-D.
“...in God’s sight all human beings are important...”(AA 12&12 p.124 para 2 sent. 3)
We’re really only important to G-d. We can
be replaced to our spouses, children, church groups, community groups, service groups, etc.
For Stephanie, recovery today is knowing that it’s very nice to be wanted, but it’s only REALLY important to be successful in our
being with G-d, in relating to G-d.
(Helpful guided imagery here:
Think about the anticipation you feel when waiting to meet a friend!)
Now Bill W. takes into co-dependent
Al-Anon Adult issues:
Q1) Write on this:
Do you really feel you’re so important to G-d?
Q2) Is this true for you( AA 12&12 p.
124 para 1 sent. 3):
“We no longer seek fame and honor in order to be praised.”
Q3)(a)When you do get notoriety(AA 12&12 p.124 para 1 sent. 4), can you stay humble? (b)And, are you giving that service in the spirit of love and service and doing that service in humility- or is your ego filling the Hall? (c) Are you able to stay right-sized?
Q4a)And when you go beyond for friends and family - can you really give without strings, without expecting anything in return?
Q5)And how would you handle it if you were chosen for World Service and no one in your Step One fellowship even cared? Can you go to your Step One fellowship and just be one-among-many and remember that you don't have to be something, that most importantly you are
important to G-d?
We need to partner first with G-d, then with the world.
The mature AAer, one who has had a spiritual awakening, is one whose outsides are matched to his/her insides in ALL areas, when who we THINK we are actually matches our basic congruence.
Q6)Are you (still) a lone wolf
(after all the time spent in this workshop) or do you have community? ( ANY kind of group-e.g. card group, church group, service group...)
We humans NEED people. We were meant to be in relationship.
(“...self-constructed prisons”=s among other things: believing in being self-reliant. AA 12&12 p.124
para 2 sent. 3)
Q7) Have you reached that point yet where G-d makes sure that you get back more than you’ve given- either in material or spiritual blessings?
(AA 12&12 p.124 mid para 2:
“...love freely given surely brings a full return...”)
Q8) Bill W. ends the AA 12&12 WELL.
Do you end well?
Q9) Write about(AA 12&12 p.124 next to last sent.- p.125 end of top line):
“True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.”
You cannot get well without 100% honesty. So if you’re not 100% honest about 100% of your life, come out of the darkness and grab your INTEGRITY.
P.S. In G-d’s World, we fit perfectly
“no longer square pegs in round holes”. With THAT KNOWLEDGE, we can hold our heads High and DO ANYTHING!
Our live phone meetings are every Tuesday at 8:00 AM EST. The phone number for these live meetings is (712) 775-7031, and the meeting ID number is 714744988#.
P O Box 531
North Pembroke MA 02358
You can listen to our recorded meetings at (641) 715-3900, pin 95666# for our Tuesday Big Book Step Study workshop. You can also hear our Thursday Big Book Study recordings at (641) 715-3900, pin 298913#. These meetings can be accessed at any time.