Search found 1245 matches

by Stepchild
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How Do you carry Gods will?
Replies: 37
Views: 22705

Re: How Do you carry Gods will?

Therefore, my spiritual experiences are personal but I did it by reading the same book and steps that everyone else did.
That's too simple....And not only that....It makes too much sense.
by Stepchild
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How Do you carry Gods will?
Replies: 37
Views: 22705

Re: How Do you carry Gods will?

I'm not big on reinventing the wheel....They lay this out clearly on pages 86 to 88...I try and follow that to the best of my ability. It works....Why change it? As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we a...
by Stepchild
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is it really One Day at a Time?
Replies: 64
Views: 27731

Re: Is it really One Day at a Time?

If I were brand new and looking for a solution the comment in this thread that would scare me the most is that we have to work with other alcoholics intensively on a daily basis. When I came in I got that impression from the people that I saw attending every meeting in town. There is no way I have ...
by Stepchild
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: To Thine Own Self Be True
Replies: 15
Views: 11523

Re: To Thine Own Self Be True

I never really thought about these words before, and I'm not really sure what meaning it has associated with AA. The way I interpret it, is that I have to first be honest with myself before I can make this program work for me. I'd say you are on the right track...From How It Works.... Rarely have w...
by Stepchild
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Root and Branch!
Replies: 11
Views: 7298

Re: Root and Branch!

I wrote on old resentments and fears mainly, I consider these defects of character, for the more common ones like impatience greed lust and so on, I also look at the complete package, what has caused it, how shall I control it, rather than just God please remove it. Also someone may say in step ten...
by Stepchild
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Root and Branch!
Replies: 11
Views: 7298

Re: Root and Branch!

Root and branch... Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all - every one? If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing. When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am ...
by Stepchild
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

We are really just mincing words at this point. I disagree....More like fending off misinformation.... The 12 & 12 was written by our founding members from the pain of their experience. It was written VERY early on..... You wouldn't happen to have a source for that?...Would you? I am at peace with ...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

There are 2 strong beliefs. Might be why Sponsors are Chosen and not Appointed. I guess I was fortunate enough to choose a sponsor that believed this... The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

I don't understand why you choose to omit this part: "....under divine guidance to the best of our ability"? I'm not seeing a lot of paths up the mountain here. It's clearly stated in the part you omitted from his quote: "....under divine guidance to the best of our ability". I'm starting to unders...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

It would have been better if had just written "12 Traditions
How many people would have gone out and spent money on that?
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

As finally expressed and offered, they are simple in language, plain in meaning. They are also workable by any person having a sincere desire to obtain and keep sobriety. The results are the proof. Their simplicity and workability are such that no special interpretations, and certainly no reservati...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

I know ya'll hate the 12 & 12... written by the Founders based on what they learned, but here it is anyway. I wanted to comment on this...These were essays written by Bill W. which appeared first as Grapevine articles...From what I've read...Dr. Bob wanted to stay with one book. I just happen to ag...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

Here are the steps we took which are suggested as a program of recovery. pg.59 Must we continue? To say that there is Only 1 path, is saying there is only 1 Higher Power. Never said anything about a Higher Power...We actually encourage newcomers to choose their own....I ask you one question....For ...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing at meetings
Replies: 67
Views: 32067

Re: Sharing at meetings

The following Saturday, 84 AA members showed up for the meeting to talk and listen to what others had to share about relationship problems and solutions. Every meeting I've attended we read this at the beginning... Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, st...
by Stepchild
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: There is A solution
Replies: 75
Views: 42715

Re: There is A solution

If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it-then you are ready to take certain steps. At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and t...