Walking out of a meeting

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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby tomsteve » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:11 pm

can i have the pedastal ,please!! =biggrin

who gives a rats ass if sponsorhsip isnt in the big book.
sponsorship has helped millions of drunks worldwide not have to struggle learning how the program works.
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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby Brock » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:16 pm

Service wrote: Where in the 164 pages of the big book is the word sponsor? please give page number and word not opinion or excuse ?

The word “sponsor” is not there, but they refer to working one on one with another alcoholic in very many areas, especially in the chapter ‘Working With Others,” here are a few examples -
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics… (Intensive work is sponsorship). Show him, from your own experience, how the queer mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power…. It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery...(A sponsor says the same thing). The more hopeless he feels, the better. He will be more likely to follow your suggestions….(Sponsors give suggestions). Offer him friendship and fellowship. Tell him that if he wants to get well you will do anything to help… (Just like a sponsor).Never avoid these responsibilities, but be sure you are doing the right thing if you assume them. Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery.

So let’s not let the fact that because a certain word was not used, it doesn't mean they were not recommending one on one work, which is exactly what sponsorship is meant to be.
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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby Service » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:56 pm

Upon careful reading it's best to read the big book in the first person rather than religiously to another !!
I hear what your saying now all you have to do is believe it, The outside sponsorship system was designed to help an alcoholic "achieve sobriety" are you saying you all the people you work on inside alcoholics anonymous has not achieved sobriety ? Is it not an inside job ? that probably no human power will relive you ?

Save the pulpits for administers who think they have something others don't that are already here !! Upon careful reading it's best to read the big book in the first person rather than religiously onto another !! personal willingness to seek God is a good start here in A.A rather than another co dependency
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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby Jojo2 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:00 am

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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby Blue Moon » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:41 am

Service wrote: it's best to read the big book in the first person rather than religiously to another !!

Erm ..... sorry, but you're the one who asked tor a quote!

FWIW, I think the problem here is not about sponsorship per se, but about where or when it begins and ends.
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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby D'oh » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:20 pm

A Sponsor, in the early years was most likely, the person doing the 12th step, and bringing the Newcomer to their first Meeting. How else would anyone know where and when the Meetings were? And Anonymity of the small fragile Anonymous Membership.

Think about it, No Hotline, No Schedule in Lobby's and Newspapers, No GSO.
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Re: Walking out of a meeting

Postby kaosxtech » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:52 pm

Just keep coming back! It took me 5 months before I decided that maybe the steps had something to offer and then it took 7 more months before I decided if I honestly wanted to work the steps I should maybe get a sponsor to help me. When you work the steps and get a sponsor (and thats just a suggestion) you begin to find life has an easier softer way. After step 9 is completed there are all sorts of promises that should happen to you. Just attending the meeting you may miss those great promises.
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