Week 97 – reading: AA 12 & 12 pg 26 paragraphs 1 & 2“At this juncture…… But just how, in these circumstances, does a fellow ‘take it easy’?
That’s what I want to know.”
Question 1 (a) What does the “beginning of the end” in your recovery mean to you? (b) Why is Step 2 “the beginning of the end”?
Question 2 Are you willing to have Step 2 be “the beginning of the end” in Your recovery?
Question 3 What does the slogan “Take it easy” mean to You? Alanon says: “Take it easy but Do It”
Question 4 “Take it easy but do it!”- how does that play out for you personally?
Question 5 “Take it easy but do it”- what does that mean for your recovery?
Question 6 Have you taken the structure of the hoop (your addictions) and admitted you were powerless?
Question 7 Have you had the willingness to move another baby step through that hoop and admit that you need a HP?
Question 8 What’s your Action Plan to move another baby step or to take another giant step toward accepting in your core that you need a HP? Write it out and be specific. (An Action Plan needs to be specific).
Have an accountability partner ( i.e. buddy, buddy group, or someone separate) to whom you report daily around an action plan you have developed.
Question 9 Where are you? (a) do you understand your need for an accountability partner? (b) do you see your accountability partner as a part of Step 2 – God with skin on, someone to talk to so we don’t lie to ourselves?
Question 10 Write out the concept of: ” The hoop you have to jump through is a lot wider than you think” (AA 12&12 p. 26/ para. 1, sentence 5) as though you were explaining it to a newcomer who has never read AA 12&12 before.
Question 11 (a) What does this mean to you in your own words: “God please help me. I need your help.”? (b) Are you saying it? (c) Are you willing to say it? (d) And what happens to you when you say it?
Question 12 Take paragraph 2 on page 26: (a) What truth is the newcomer being told?
(b) Have you found that to be true- that your Step 1 fellowship is full of people who once believed as you do? (c) Are you comparing where you are at spiritually with your HP with other people’s relationship to their HP?
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