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by Brock
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 267

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

Group conscience, I have been a member of this website for a couple months and was never informed of any meetings. How often are these meetings held? I can help with that. Meetings are held online when the need arises, normally only those who have been members for three months can join the group co...
by Brock
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The evenings
Replies: 12
Views: 2169

Re: The evenings

Newcomers need to know that when they do the work the struggle to stay away from drink ends, as the book says - That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality safe and protected. We have not even...
by Brock
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

  I can only tell you how I did it and you should go find someone else to be your sponsor if you don't want to do what I did. I don’t think I really said you shouldn’t do that, especially since you said earlier that your sponsor went through a step each two weeks, doing it that way a sponsee would h...
by Brock
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Sponsorship query.

Like the original poster Mike O I too never had a sponsor, seen here and heard in meetings all the little sayings like being a ship without a rudder etc, a lady shouted in a meeting that since I didn’t have one I shouldn’t be allowed to speak, someone else suggested that I wasn’t a ‘real’ alcoholic,...
by Brock
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: choice
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: choice

Thanks for the topic. I also think you have hit the nail on the head with this - My interpretation is that if i don't have an spiritual experience and a relationship with God by going through the steps i will drink again? There is no choice. There is no choice because we can’t stay stopped without t...
by Brock
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Retread No One Wants to Touch
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

Re: Retread No One Wants to Touch

I too am very pleased at the progress made, but it’s a good thread which will help others it would be a pity to delete it. I think folks reading will see it as a former retread now finding their way, and be encouraged by it.
by Brock
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The right program
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: The right program

Something I found likeable about AA and the big book, was in it’s saying that if we found another way, good for us. Some folks on the internet were saying AA is a clique, (I think for some reason Americans spell and say this word as ‘click’), if it was a clique they wouldn’t mention other methods. I...
by Brock
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ashamed to go back to aa
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Ashamed to go back to aa

Hi David welcome here. I also was in and out of AA for many years, but now have nearly eleven years of contented sobriety, it finally worked for me and gave me a life better than I ever expected. Nobody looked down on me when I kept going back to meetings, failed to stay sober, and then went back ag...
by Brock
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not at rock bottom ..but asking questions
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Not at rock bottom ..but asking questions

Welcome here Peanut6220, I like the name. As you yourself said the word yet is important, and will be heard at many AA meetings. I heard it many years ago and ignored it, things got worse just as they said, but every time I came back to AA I still looked for a story from someone who was worse off th...
by Brock
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Receiving the Get help now messages
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Receiving the Get help now messages

I think what you are talking about there is contained in the same message on the home page which says ‘get help now,’ there is a link to join the get help now 12 step committee, this is a division of OIAA which I believe means online AA groups, this is the link https://aa-intergroup.org/oiaa/get-hel...
by Brock
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: Conference Approved Literature
Replies: 22
Views: 24715

Re: Conference Approved Literature

"There are many helpful books also." That's all I need to set my sober coordinates. Welcome here Bdub57. I agree 100%, if it were not for literature other than ‘AA approved,’ I don’t believe I could possibly have had the sort of spiritual experience necessary for serine living as promised in the bi...
by Brock
Sat May 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Shopping for a sponsor
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Shopping for a sponsor

Thanks for the topic. Where I live we have had seniors stopping due to steps as well, as you say not the 12 but too many other steps to get in the meeting. They can choose other meetings, but eventually in many cases it becomes just too difficult to attend any. It’s unfortunate, because although the...
by Brock
Mon May 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at zoom meetings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Questions heard at zoom meetings.

My approach in this situation is to tell the person that it was pretty rude and boastful of him to say he had more sobriety than you, and doing so indicates a lack of humility that would have me doubting the truth in the statement. However, your main concern seems to be how this could be true, since...
by Brock
Mon May 25, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at zoom meetings.
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Questions heard at zoom meetings.

I have a long standing resentment against another member I can’t seem to shake off, I am sober longer than he, but he had the gall to say he has “more sobriety” than me, how can that possibly be true? Edit – The title indicates questions heard, the writer is only the reporter of these, not the perso...
by Brock
Mon May 25, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: I don't want to be around alcohol but it seems impossible
Replies: 12
Views: 2585

Re: I don't want to be around alcohol but it seems impossible

Welcome here Maureens, (the post by Maureens has been deleted, the point she made was about all heavy drinkers not being alcoholic), the point you make is something I find people tend to get annoyed about in AA. If we quote from the book and say ‘maybe you should try some more controlled drinking, o...