(week 73) 23 May 2013 Big Book Step Study Workshop
Chapter 4: We Agnostics p. 47 from end of line 8:
‘…to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.’
until page 48 end of second paragraph:
‘We think there are good reasons. Let us have a look at some of them.’
Above cornerstone write: belief in Higher Power/God.
Look up: emphatically, emphatically, effective, obstinacy, sensitiveness, abandon, persuader, tedious.
Q1. Name one thing spiritually that when you started this Big Book process was like that. No way, that’s not something I am going to do. I am talking about spiritually.
Q2 What is the purpose of the 12 steps?
Q3. a) Do I now believe?
b) Am I even willing to believe that there is a power greater than myself?
c) Where are you with that question today as opposed to a year and a half ago?
Q4. Challenge to all of us: Get out of yourself today and encourage somebody.
(It does not matter whom: a family member, a co-worker, a person on the street, someone in your 12th step fellowship).
Write what you did and how it made you feel.
Q5. Are you excited about the way God is bringing you? Do you have any fear about it?
Q6 What does spiritual structure mean?
Q7 Have you give yourself permission to go at your own pace or are you trying to live up to somebody else’s pace?
Are you to push, prod pull or is somebody doing that to you?
Are you giving yourself the dignity to be where you are meant to be?
Q8. What handicap of obstinacy do you have – in or out of programme?
If you are being handicapped by obstinacy in your spiritual life write about that too.
Q8. Re-read The spiritual experience and can also listen to it on 12stepstudyworkshop.com.
Q9 What is your great persuader today for you to complete this process?
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