(week 334) 7 June 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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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 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.”
12 x 12 top of page 108
‘…we decided that an inventory, taken alone, wouldn’t be enough. We knew we would have to quit the deadly business of living alone with our conflicts, and in honesty confide these to God and another human being. At Step Six, many of us balked—for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character re- moved, because we still loved some of them too much. Yet we knew we had to make a settlement with the fundamental principle of Step Six. So we decided that while we still had some flaws of character that we could not yet relinquish, we ought nevertheless to quit our stubborn, rebellious hanging on to them. We said to ourselves, “This I cannot do today, perhaps, but I can stop crying out ‘No, never!’” Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.’
look up: balked, relinquish.
Q1. Write on this acronym:
DETACH: Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her
Q2. Write on:
a) Acceptance of others is the answer to all my problems and the fundamental principle of step six.
b) Acceptance of my need to change myself is the answer to all my problems.
Q3. Listen to another You Tube talk by Sandy Beach, Joe Hawke
or Mark Houston. [Sandy Beach has written a book on Step 7 entitled: Drop the Rock].
‘So we decided that while we still had some flaws of character that we could not yet relinquish, we ought nevertheless to quit our stubborn, rebellious hanging on to them.We said to ourselves, This I cannot do today, perhaps, but I can stop crying out ‘No, never’”
Q4. Write on this and talk to God about it.
Q5. Step 12 in the AA 12 x 12 is really an inventory of your time with the workshop. Really dig deep. Where are you after these past six years?
b) If you plan to join the new workshop in September ask yourself what will be your step one that you need to work on.
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.