Hello friends of the Fellowship, I’m a happy member of the Acceptance group of A.A. I’m thrilled to be living sober and serving as a part of this miracle we call Alcoholics Anonymous. I was asked to share my experience, strength, and hope regarding step 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that [...]
“There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life.”
What an incredible promise! This program is full of promises, each step has its own.
When I was first [...]
“Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”
Earlier in my recovery I was told that Steps 10, 11, and 12 where the ‘maintenance steps”. I’ve come to understand that they really are the “acceleration steps”. I fumbled around with 1 through 9 learning how to implement the spiritual principles [...]
Step Eight – “the beginning of the end of isolation.” For this alcoholic, this was the adventure step. This was the step that would build “the best possible relations with every human being….”
When my sponsor “suggested” that I create a Step Eight list, I thought “no problem for me.” As a trial attorney I [...]
My wise and dedicated counselor in rehab insisted that when I returned home I find a Big Book Study and a 12 Step Study and to attend them regularly. I followed her terrific advise and I suggest it to others. My home group is the 5:15 Happy Hour and each Tuesday we read from the [...]
When I finished my first Step Five, I was eager to continue. After all I was nine months sober, and ready to work my way through Step Twelve and get the step process behind me. I asked my sponsor what I should be doing, and he reminded me with his slow Mississippi drawl to read [...]
I don’t remember ever hearing a term like “The gates of insanity” before. It sure did describe me when I got here. In fact, I think I had one foot inside the gate. I knew I was crazy and there was no hope for me.
The program of AA has promised me that if I [...]
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