(46) 15 November 2012 Big Book Step Study Workshop
More About Alcoholism reviewing last paragraph on page 31:
‘We do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. Try to drink and stop abruptly. Try it more than once. It will not take long for you to decide, if you are honest with yourself about it. It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.’
There is no workshop on November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day. (There will be workshops on December 27th and January 3rd).
Q1. After Stephanie’s introduction explaining about the website and what being recovered means to her, what does recovered mean to you? Who is running your show? Are you still trying to run your show or are you able to sit back and say: ‘Thy will God not mine be done.”
Q2. How do you help a confused newcomer to come to the realization of what they are addicted to and what they need to do to be God-honoring to themselves?
Q3. Look up integrity.
Write the word ‘integrity’ in large letters across the top of page 32.
How do you rate your integrity?
a) I like the way I am. I feel I have integrity.
b) I am not quite where I want to be but I know God will help me.
c) I am not where I want to be and know that this process will help me.
d) I don’t have integrity, God please help me.
Where are you on that continuum?
It may be worth a bad case of the jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.
Q4 What is the fully knowledge of your condition?
Soul Work for week beginning November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day.
While there is no workshop that week, this is the soul work for the buddy group and buddy meetings.
For anyone new:
Your assignment is to go to the website 12stepstudyworkshop.com and listen to three or four early recordings of the workshop.
Listen and take some notes and bring them to the Sunday group that meets 10-11am EST(712-432 0800 587213#). Share your writing on what you gleaned from the workshops with your buddy group.
Call people from the members’ list to find a buddy.
For those who have been here from the beginning this is a review:
Return to the Foreword of the first edition.
1a. What is the spiritual we?
1b. What is the purpose of the Big Book?
2. Return to the Doctor’s Opinion. What is the doctor’s opinion?
3a. How is Bill’s Story like your own story? Be as specific or general as you want.
3b If you really want to do some digging go into Bill’s Story and see your similarities
Chapter 2, There Is A Solution
4a. What is the solution? Be as specific or general as you want to be.
4b. From the Foreword until top of page 32 look up the words that you have got definitions for and share with the group any words that you know you need to bring up.
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.