(week 340) 19 July 2018 12 Step Study Big Book 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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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 start after we finish Step 12 & Tradition 12.
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.
Step 12: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”
AA 12 x 12 Pages 114 top of the page until the middle of page 115.
Q1 When was the last time you had what you consider was a large crisis and how did you handle it?
Q2. And how did you handle it when you had a small crisis?
Q3. What part did God play? What part did going to Quiet Time, making an action plan, giving it over to accountability?
We have sometimes seen families broken apart by misunderstanding, tensions, or actual infidelity, who are reunited by the A.A. way of life.
Q4. Has anything in your family been like that: broken apart by misunderstandings, infidelity? Have you been able with the programme to try and build a bridge?
Can you ride above these day to day human issues?
Write about all of this. You are putting your finger on the pulse of your recovery.
Q5. Where are you with your money? Do you make enough to balance i.e. spend less than you earn. Hopefully with recovery you can put some away.
Write about your financial situation.
Our answer is in still more spiritual development.
Q6. Do you agree that more spiritual development is the answer to all our problems. If so, what are you doing to develop your spiritual walk?
Q7. Only by this means can we improve our chances for really happy and useful living.
If you agree, write out an action plan for how to grow in this spiritual walk. If not, write about why you don’t believe it.
Q8)a Look up ‘instinct.’
b) Read page 42 of 12 x 12 - Step four - for expansion on instincts.
c) As we grow spiritually, we find that our old attitudes toward our instincts need to undergo drastic revisions?’ What does this mean?
Underline: But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first - then and only then do we have a real chance.
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves. But when they finally resisted or ran away, we were bitterly hurt and disappointed. We blamed them, being quite unable to see that our unreasonable demands had been the cause.
Q9. How many girlfriends, boyfriends, how many sponsors, ran away from you?
Q10. The Next Frontier-Emotional Sobriety The Next Frontier
by Karl R » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:31 pm
Bill W.---From the Grapevine Digital Archives.
Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. (January 1958 vol. 14 no. 8 ). Reprinted with permission.
Read this letter, which you can find here: https://12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com/the-next-frontier.html
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
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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.