(week 241) 18 August 2016 12-step study Big Book All Addictions workshop
There are no requirements for membership of this group. You may not be on amends (where we are) you may be dealing with step one. That is fine. All of these steps support one another so if you are still on step 4 you can be listening to step 9 and it doesn’t matter. It is like step 9 supports step 4 or step 1. Or you may be all done with steps 8 and 9 and you can still come, because step 9 supports living in steps 10, 11 and 12. I know I will never lose my need of doing steps 1-12. So you can be guaranteed that I am going to be taking you through the steps for the rest of my life. And you can choose to come or not to come. It is up to you.
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Nearing the end of studying Bill W’s biography ’Pass It On’ .
The group will next read the stories at the back of the Big Book.
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In answer to a question about making amends, Stephanie reminded us that in Al-Anon sobriety is defined as detachment with love. And it is important to always to be kind.. So use the acronym: THINK before taking action and ask ourselves is it:
Big Book Into Action Steps 8 & 9 page 83:1
‘Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead. We must take the lead. A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won;t fill the bill at all. We ought to sit down with the family and frankly analyse the past as we now see it, being very careful not to criticise them. Their defects may be glaring, but the chances are that our own actions are partly responsible. So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.”
Q1. Write on these five sentences (there is a lot here) and pick them apart.
Q2. ‘There is a long period of reconstruction ahead’. What does that mean to you?
Q3. We must take the lead.
a) What does that mean?
b) How do we do that?
c) Where are you with it?
Living amends is a wonderful thing because everyone who touches your life is a winner.
Q4. Where are you?
‘Their defects may be glaring, but the chances are that our own actions are partly responsible.’
Q5. There is no-one in the world who is perfect. So how is their defect hooking us?
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