(week 1) 13 September 2018 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Call back number: 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)
Tuesdays 8-9am EST
Reading AA literature at present: Living Sober & As Bill Sees It.
Everyone is encouraged to come to this awesome group.
To listen to the recording: 641 715 3900 pin no. 298913#
The Anonymous Press (800) 800 4398 anonpress.org
Publish a Big Book study version with a blank sheet opposite each page
To receive the questions each week go to 12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com
At the bottom there is a space to put your name and email address.
The list from the previous workshop will be deleted.
Email or text with any questions about the Big Book workshop. Tel: 617 774 7916 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.’
A summary of steps 1, 2 and 3:
641 715 3900 Part one: pin no. 235934# Part two: pin no. 578290#
A Trust & Rely recording on Living in Steps 10, 11 and 12.
641 715 3900 Pin 97200#.
You are responsible for the expenses of the workshop. My husband and I have paid 90% of the workshop costs. Put your money where your heart lies. I want to pay Debbie a good amount for what she does. She has redone the whole of the website so we are no longer paying thousands of dollars in storage. She is a professional. She does everything pro bono. So I give her everything I can.
I want to thank the people who continuously supported the website for over six years. Thank you God my husband and I are in a position whereby if we do not have enough donations my husband has been very very generous. But it is your website. I am robbing you of the gift of the Seventh Tradition: to be fully self-supporting through our own contributions.
You can donate by Pay Pal via the website or send a check to our Post office box address:
PO Box 531
Get a temporary buddy to share your soulwork with. Do you want a buddy or
two or a group? You can do as much or as little accountability as you like.
Set Aside Prayer
There is a handout on the website on the Set Aside Prayer and where it originates.
Third Step Prayer You might like to start to memorise this.
God, I offer myself to Thee – to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always!
Q1. Write down:
I am here at the Big Book step study workshop because I have thought that something that hurts me will help me. That is distorted thinking.
Q2. Stephanie suggests getting a three ring notebook and paper. ‘There are at
least 100 handouts on the website that will help you with the big book. I hope
you take copious notes and you really dig deep. I know I am going to.’
Q3. Read the Foreword.
If you have the Anonymous Press edition you only have one Foreword. If you have the fourth edition you have four editions. Read the first Foreword.
Q4. Take the first word of the Doctor’s Opinion and draw a triangle around it.
We of alcoholics anonymous. The ‘We’ is one of the most important concepts of recovery.
Q5. Go to the website choose a handout and write on it.
Q6. Quiet Time:
15-20 minutes daily.
a) Read something from the Big Book, As Bill Sees It, or from your religious community, or Al-Anon One Day At A Time, etc. Unless you have a problem and you are bringing God something that is right in your face, like you ate last night or your boss is being mean.
Quiet Time is where the mirror of your soul is exposed. You don’t have to be afraid.
If you are afraid tell God: I am afraid of letting you know me, let alone love me.
b) Write a Dear God letter.
Dear God, Thank you. These are my gratitudes.
c) Then make an Action Plan.
e.g. I will call and make an appointment with the doctor about a mole I found….
that is my action plan for today. Something that has come up in your Quiet Time that you know or something intuitively you know you need to do. That will unblock the control that you have lived with all your life in blocking out God. Once you have stopped blocking God you are emotionally much more stable and no longer need to escape into whatever your addiction tells you will make you feel safe.
You will not have a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps if every day you do not go to God. He will just be a stranger as He may be today. And your emotions and your sense: I have got to control everything; I have got to be a lone wolf; I cannot trust anybody: at the end of the 12 steps will still be there. Only God can give you that trust. I am OK in the world. I do not need food, to boss people around. Those
are the things that you have made as little idols, as god in your life. God is saying:
I want to heal you. I want you to see that this dis-ease is unnecessary.
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.