Recording For July 27, 2017

(week 291) 27 July 2017 12 Step Big Book All Addictions workshop

We have created a brand new website. You can now listen to
the recordings (inc. Tuesday 8am EST meeting reading the end
of the Big Book) by visiting the new website at:
http://www.12StepStudyWorkshop.weebly.com
and click on the “Recordings” tab.

Call back number 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)

Open Study Buddy group on Sundays 11-12am EST
712 432 0800 pin no. 587213#

Donations towards the cost of the website and upkeep
Please send via Pay Pal on the website or send a cheque to:
Stephanie Whiting
P O Box 531
North Pembroke
MA 02358

AA 12 x 12 Step 11 Page 99:3

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.
To understand, than to be understood.
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

Soul work

Q1. Grant that I may seek …to love, than to be loved.

What does this mean?
Give an example when you were loving more than to be loved.
And when you cared more about whether they loved you.

Q2. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.

What does this mean?
Give an example of when you were loving more than to be loved.
And when you cared more about whether they loved you.

Q3. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
What does this mean?
Give an example of when you were loving more than to be loved.
And when you cared more about whether they loved you.

Q4. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.
What does this mean?
Give an example of when you were loving more than to be loved.
And when you cared more about whether they loved you.

Ends.

Recording For July 13, 2017

(week 289) 13 July 2017 12 step study big book all addictions workshop

We have created a brand new website. You can now listen to
the recordings (inc. Tuesday 8am EST meeting reading the end
of the Big Book) by visiting the new website at:
http://www.12StepStudyWorkshop.weebly.com
and click on the “Recordings” tab.

Call back number 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)

The above is the correct number. Apologies for scrambling some of the
digits for the last few weeks (Angela).

Open study buddy group on Sundays 11-12am EST
712 432 0800 pin no. 587213#

Donations towards the cost of the website and upkeep
Please send via Pay Pal on the website or send a cheque to:
Stephanie Whiting
P O Box 531
North Pembroke
MA 02358

AA 12 x 12 Step 11 Page 98:3

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!

That where there is hatred, I may bring love.

That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.

That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.

That where there is error, I may bring truth.

That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.

That where there is despair, I may bring hope.

That where there are shadows, I may bring light.

That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.

To understand, than to be understood.

To love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.

It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.

It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

Soul work

Q1. As a recovered person on step 11 evaluating your future, how are you treating yourself? Would you say you drive yourself hard, that you are moderate or you are gentle?

That where there is error, I may bring truth.

Q2.As a recovered person own and write on this statement as it is with your intimate people – spouse, children, boss, friends, etc.

Then ask for example:
a) How you are going to handle it when somebody thinks very differently from you about recovery.?

b) Or when you think somebody is doing half measures?

Where there is doubt I may bring faith.

Q3.a) How are you going to tell somebody with no faith in recovery that it works?

b) How are you going to help someone who is diabolically opposed to the idea of a Higher Power or God that God/HP is behind this 12-step programme?

c). Own this prayer with examples and relating your experience from doubt to faith.

OR If you only have faith in the 12 step programme not in God. Write about it honestly and take it to Quiet Time.

Where there is despair I may bring hope.

Q5. How do you help someone with no hope who is in despair?

Ends.

Recording For July 6, 2017

(week 288) 7 July 2017 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions workshop

AA 12 x 12 Page 99 Step 11

The St Francis prayer.

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!
That where there is hatred,
I may bring love.
That where there is wrong,
I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord,
I may bring harmony.
That where there is error,
I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt,
I may bring faith.
That where there is despair,
I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows,
I may bring light.
That where there is sadness,
I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort,
than to be comforted.
To understand,
than to be understood.
To love,
than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.

Soul work
Look up discord.

Take this whole prayer, break it down the way Stephanie broke it down sentence by sentence and write about each.

For instance: Write an example where you have been a channel of peace. And then where you have not been a channel of peace. And so on.

ENDS