(week 122) May 1 2014 12-step study Big Book Workshop
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BIG BOOK: CHAPTER 5 HOW IT WORKS p.58: ‘Remember that we deal with alcohol – cunning, baffling, powerful. Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power – that One is God. May you find Him now! Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.’
Write down: Definition of physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries: They are for the exact purpose of keeping others safe from my character defects, ego and selfishness.
How it works (H.O.W.): Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness.
Q1. Do you have Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness?
Q2. How does being 100% honest about 100% of your life bring you to open- mindedness?
Q3. How does open-mindedness bring you to willingness?
Q4. How does willingness bring you back to 100% honesty?
Q5. Do you have 100% honesty, open-mindedness and willingness?
Q6. How do you get 100% honesty, 100% open-mindedness and 100% willingness?
Where do you go and what do you do?
Q7. What if you don’t have the honesty, open-mindedness and willingness?
Or you have honesty and open-mindedness but you don’t have the willingness?
Write an action plan for getting the honesty, open-mindedness and/or willingness.
Q8. How it works. What does ‘it’ mean?
Q9 What is your response when you see the word ‘work’? What does it mean to you?
Without help it is too much for us.
Q10. Where do you get your help from today? Make a list of all the entities.
Q11. Without help it is too much for us. What is the ‘it’ that is too much for us?
Write about who gives you your help and what you need help with.
But there is one who has all power – that one is God.
Q12. What does that ‘One’ mean to you?
‘Half measures availed us nothing.’ What does this mean to you?
Q13. Write about it this a whole week after you last did.
‘We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.’
Q14. Before you get to your study buddy group need to meditate and ask yourself:
Am I willing to ask my Higher Power’s protection and care with complete abandon?
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