(week 77) 20 June 2013 Big Book Step Study workshop
We Agnostics. Beginning 4th paragraph of page 50: ‘Here are thousands of men and women, worldly indeed.’ Ending with the last sentence: ‘This happened soon after they wholeheartedly met a few simple requirements.’
1a In this beginning period of your step study workshop, we have studied the true meaning of an agnostic. Do you now consider yourself an agnostic or do you have a belief in a Higher Power?
1b Are you trusting and relying on that Higher Power when push comes to shove?
“In the face of the total failure of their human resources” above this write: ‘This is the essence of step one’.
2 Write about what that means to you.
…and they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them. Above ‘they found’ write: ‘Step 2. came to believe’; above ‘a new power’ put name of your HP.
Write down: We came (we were clueless) We came to (am total failure, powerless over food, alcoholic, relationships) We came to believe (step 2: came to believe in a power greater than myself, my drug, etc.).
3 Write about what the saying “Came, Came to, Came to believe” means to you.
4a Underline wholeheartedly on the last line on page 50. Look this up. Write your own definition of its meaning to you.
4b Are you doing this Big Book study wholeheartedly?
5 Write down: The 12 steps are a program of attraction not promotion. How are you an attraction instead of being a promotion? Are you living this wholeheartedly?
Under ‘few simple requirements’ write:
6b What do you believe to be wholeheartedly?
7 Would you want to rewrite those simple requirements?
8 To be wholeheartedly committed must meet a few simple requirements; not to “take what you want and leave the rest” (the origin from which is not found the Big Book). What does “take what you want and leave the rest” mean to you? Is this a healthy slogan? Would you give it to a newcomer?
9 Do you regret any minute of your past?
After Workshop question:
10 Take the 3rd Step Prayer. Decipher line by line and equate with whole heartedness fully, and a few simple requirements, of which the major one is Let go and Let God.
Our live phone meetings are every Thursday 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 Thursday Big Book Step Study workshop. You can also hear our Tuesday Big Book Study recordings at (641) 715-3900, pin 298913#. These meetings can be accessed at any time.