(week 99) 21 November 2013 12-step study Big Book Workshop
AA 12 x 12 top of page 27, ‘The sponsor continues, ‘Take, for example, my own case,…’
until end of 2nd paragraph: ‘’To acquire it, I had only to stop fighting and practice the rest of AA’s program as enthusiastically as I could.’
Look up: prodigious
Q1. Are you ready and willing to do the work that the Big Book asks us to do? (With no judgement, just be honest with yourself).
Q2 Thy will not mine be done. Are you willing to let God’s will be done? If not, what are you trying to hold onto? (Put the finger on your spiritual pulse).
Q3 Are you searching for an answer? Or, have you found an answer or a couple of answers and researching the answers that people have shared with you. Where are you?
Q4 What does an open mind mean?
Q5 Right there Step Two gently and very gradually began to infiltrate my life.
I can’t say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now. To acquire it, I had only to stop fighting
Practice the steps and traditions and what you already know works for you.
a. Are you willing to do that?
b. Ask others what they do. Do not blindly follow what they say, but take it to Quiet Time and ask the God of your understanding: ‘Is this what you want me to do’?
Q6 In the second paragraph on page 27 beginning ‘Then I woke up…”.
take each sentence and turn it into a question – even if initially it does not really make sense, make it make sense to you. Read these questions to your buddy group so they see your way of thinking. (It will be different from their way of thinking which is a beautiful thing).
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