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by D'oh
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Need help Creating a Homework Assignment on the Step 1,2,or 3
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Need help Creating a Homework Assignment on the Step 1,2,or 3

Looking Back, I had walked through the Doors of AA, already on the 2nd part of the 3rd Step.

I was just Too Self Absorbed to see it.

Good Luck on Homework for it
by D'oh
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!
Replies: 23
Views: 2746

Re: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU DON'T LIKE READING ABOUT CRITICISM OF AA!

AA isn't tried and found lacking. Its found difficult and not tried. As the 12 and 12 puts it. Who cares to admit complete defeat? Practically no one of course. The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Societ...
by D'oh
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Acceptance
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: Acceptance

My favourite Passage of my Favourite Storey in the BB. (also in the 3rd Edition under Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, and Grapevine Bronze Moccasins) Dr. Paul O. sums it up Completely. His struggles differ from what got me through the Doors, but his Program is very close to what I try to work. I even had...
by D'oh
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Boyfriend couldn't balance me and recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Boyfriend couldn't balance me and recovery

Hi Dannielle; First off, I don't claim to be any Relationship Consoler, In fact probably closer to the opposite. But, your relationship sounds familiar. I sobered up (the first time @ 21 yo. I had just met a Girl, well started dating that Girl a few months prior to my First Last drink. She had a few...
by D'oh
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Fourth time trying
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Fourth time trying

"But for the Grace of God, there go I" Your at the right place Janders. So, So, Many never make it this far. Your Path is already laid out, are you Humble enough to say "I Can't, show me How?" That's the edge that you are on right now. Your Path brought you back here. "100 Reasons why drinking Rubbi...
by D'oh
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 1, 2 & 3
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: Steps 1, 2 & 3

Having a deeper knowledge of what is achieved by the steps and how the steps achieve this allows us to gauge each person we help individually. With some, 1,2 and 3 need take 10 minutes. Others may need a bit longer to understand. Honestly, I was 1/2 way through the 3rd Step when I walked through th...
by D'oh
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: MY STORY
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: MY STORY

A Deep Story. The way I see it "Today" is What it's all about. All of My Yesterdays have just brought me to Today. If the Past had changed one moment, things Today would not be the same. I often think of how Bill W's Phone Call from the Mayflower Hotel, could have went Very Differently. So Yesterday...
by D'oh
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 18
Views: 1241

Re: Corona Virus - How can we be helpful?

Where does that leave us sober AAers?
For Myself, "In the hands of my Higher Power"

Nothing more, than the usual. Other than washing my hands more often.

I cannot carry the Message so freely gifted to Me, without contact with Still Suffering Alcoholics.
by D'oh
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Uncomfortable around SW
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Uncomfortable around SW

Alcohol was But a Symptom. As was Drugs As was SW. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishnes...
by D'oh
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 2994

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

After doing the 3rd Step "I" no longer "Do" anything of my Sobriety, other than "Growing in Understanding of what "His Will" is for me." And that has to be done "Daily", Hourly sometimes After the works of "Cleaning my past" in 4th-10th Step of course. I know I could not stay Sober. Of Myself, I am ...
by D'oh
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: First sponsor but not going well
Replies: 26
Views: 2129

Re: First sponsor but not going well

Hello Allibaba I was taught, to "Choose a Sponsor. You simply find someone who Has what you Want." Then ask them "How did You get that?" Be "What you want, A Trophy Wife, a Nice Car, A Beautiful Home, or of course a Serenity/Persona/Character. It is not the Sponsor's Fault that your Life is Hectic, ...
by D'oh
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 18
Views: 1317

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

I am ok with the "Day by Day My day was Just Awful/Great" Meetings, for after all "Alcohol was but a Symptom". But I do usually Share during those types of Meetings, a message of "The Spiritual Life is Not a Theory, We have to Live it." for Page 64. Resentment is the “number one’’ offender. It destr...
by D'oh
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 18
Views: 1317

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

1987 was my first time in, 2015 when I got back.

Less After Meetings
Less Smoke
More Beeping Pockets
and Way Less "If you don't choose a Sponsor, One will be Appointed"
by D'oh
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 41
Views: 2211

Re: God/Higher Power

Basically!

I Can't

AA Can!

Members carry the Message.

Then I found their Message is from a Higher Power than them
by D'oh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Mental Obsession
Replies: 15
Views: 1462

Re: Mental Obsession

When you said “Sometimes I think I haven't been totally beaten by this disease and need to go back out and be totally beaten into surrendering to this” you just described the mental obsession perfectly. Well done.
Eye, "A Simply Program, for Complex Thinkers"