(37) 13 September 2012 Big Book Step Study Workshop
There Is A Solution on page 25 beginning of 1st paragraph: ‘There is a solution…’
until end of 2nd paragraph ‘…He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.’
Write down: ‘When I am in the problem I cannot possibly be in the solution.’
Underline fourth dimension and beside it write: ‘spiritual side of life/living.’
Look up: confession, consummation
Q1. ‘But for the grace of God’. What does that mean to you?
b) How is this evident in your life?
Q2 Are you willing to search your feelings and actions about where you are today and your part in creating the problem?
Q3. What does leveling of your pride mean to you?
b) How are you working that?
Q4. Are you willing to confess your shortcomings?
Q5. Do you believe that the three requirements of self-searching, leveling of your pride and confession of shortcomings are critical for your recovery?
b) If not, revaluate whether or not this process is for you. Do you have both feet in the Big Book process?
Q6. How did you get here? Who in your life has done the Big Book Step Study process. Did it work?
‘…there was nothing left for us but to pick up this simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet…’
Q7. What is your simple kit of spiritual tools? Are you using them?
‘There is a solution. Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation. But we saw that it really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness and futility of life as we had been living it. When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet. We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.’
Q8. How would you explain the spiritual tools in this paragraph to somebody who was in huge spiritual physical emotional trouble?
‘The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator had entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.’
Q9. Are you willing to live in the fourth dimension and get all of these promises?
b) Write out what these promises are.
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