(week 148) Oct 30 2014 12-step study Big Book workshop
12stepstudyworkshop.com has all the handouts and accumulated knowledge of Stephanie’s studies of the Big Book.
Please send donations to support the website to:
P O Box 531
North Pembroke MA 02358
Stephanie has two groups both on the same number: 712 432 8816 pin no. 32450#
They also have the same callback number 641 715-3900 – but different pin numbers:
(1) Tuesday 8am EST Dr. Bob and the Good Old Timers pin no. 298913#
(2) Thursday 8am EST 12 Step Study (All Addictions) Big Book Workshop pin no. 95666#
*The Friday 12n EST Trust & Rely Workshop is cancelled for now due to lack of participation and leaders’ lives becoming full.
*No abstinence or sobriety requirements necessary here. No requirements- just suit up & show up!
* Shares are only recorded on the callback( which gets taken down after 7 days and is not archived), not on the website. If you wish not to be recorded, do not state your name.
*At the writing of the 4th Step, Stephanie will give us a total of 15 resentments to write about:
-5 of people, places, or institutions
-5 resentments on sex relations
If we want to write more, of course we may.
AA 12 &12 top of p. 39: ‘So how exactly can the willing person…’ until top of p. 40
‘…as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.’
If you have not yet got a buddy, e-mail: email@example.com.
Print out the handout on the directions for resentment that Sue sent out this week. Buy a two-three inch deep 3-ring punch binder and put it in there.
Look up : bitterness, broods, victimized.
Q1. Are you willing to turn your will and your life over to a Higher Power?
Q2. Are you convinced that you have more problems than your addictions?
Q3. Have you come to the realization that there are some problems in life you really can overcome by personal determination and courage?
Q4a).What situation(s) in your life is not budging even though you have put into it all the determination, self-will and courage?
b) Or who is not budging: son, father, wife, partner, boss, co-worker, etc.?
c) When you get to the end of yourself, what are you going to do?
Above the word budge, write ‘change’.
Q5. Ask yourself, am I desperately unhappy about anything? Write it down.
Q6. Go to an Al-Anon meeting.
Listen to the Al-Anon philosophy of detachment, live and let live. They have sobriety, are detached and living a) b) and c) of the Big Book.
Then listen to the people who are trying to cajole, push, pull etc. do they have joy in their lives? [This is rich material for us to really do even before we get to the fourth step].
Our friend is still victimized by remorse and guilt when he thinks of yesterday.
Q7.Write out the two types of being victimized.
Q8. Two questions to ask in Quiet Time:
a) If you went to a party, who would you not want to walk through the door?
b) How do you feel when somebody’s name comes up?
Q9a) Does your financial insecurity worry you?
b) Are you having panic attacks over anything?
Q10. Do you have anyone that you might have icky feelings about? If so tell your buddy. (It will make your 4th step list so much easier to write).
Fourth line of last paragraph on page 39: ‘Of course the sponsor points out…’
Underline sponsor [It is the first time the word ‘sponsor’ is used].