(week 203) 19 November 2015 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions workshop
12 x 12 Tradition 5. page 153
Paragraph beginning ‘This really rocked him…’ until the end of the tradition.
Big Book of AA page 75 step six & seven.
Look up: emphasize, indispensable.
Q1. Do you feel free?
[If the answer is yes then you have done what you needed to do].
If you say no I am not free around my marriage, job, in social situations, etc, then do a tenth step and you keep doing this every day bringing it to Quiet Time asking God to give you an action plan. So an inch by inch you will move towards resolution.
Q2 Have you tried to skip something either in your fourth or fifth step or just yesterday, that you are bringing into today because you don’t want to look at it?
Q.3 Are you now willing to let God remove from you all the things about you that are objectionable?
Q4. Can God now take them, everyone who ever hurt you? Is there anyone you are holding onto? Bring it to Quiet Time every day, write about it. Do an Action Plan.
When you are ready, kneel down and say:
‘My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.’
Don’t say this prayer unless you are in 100% integrity that God can have it all.
Go to search engine and put in: AA talk: Drop the Rock Sandy, Florida – excellent speaker on steps six and seven.
Step Six AA 12 x 12 page 63
Circle the word ‘all’ in line five: He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults – without any reservations whatever – has indeed come a long way spiritually…’
Q5. Do you understand that there is no human being that is powerful enough to get rid of your shortcomings, fears, addiction, resentments, etc?
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