Recording for August 24. 2017

(week 295) 24 August 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)

Open Study Buddy group on Sundays 11-12am EST
The new call-in # is:
319/527-3511
Pin 587213#

Donations towards the cost of the website and upkeep
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Stephanie Whiting
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AA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions

Step 11.

‘Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.’

page 102:1

soul work

Q1. What is prayer: raising the heart and mind to God. Write on that. Have you experienced prayer as raising of your heart and mind to God. And if not, would you like to try to do that?

In a sense this also includes meditation. So take the step 11 prayer and your writing you to Quiet Time. Take the first sentence in question 2 today (and the following sentences for each of the next seven days).

Q2. Lord make me a channel of Thy peace. You have already written on that. Bring
what you wrote to Quiet Time and say: ‘God I want to bring my heart and my mind to You. Would You help me to understand what this means in my life.

Q3. Where there is hatred may I bring love – tomorrow do the process with this.

Q4. Where there is wrong, I may I bring the spirit of forgiveness – Saturday

Q5. That where there is is error, I may bring truth – Sunday

Q6. That where there is doubt, I may bring faith – Monday

Q7. That where there is despair, I may bring hope – Tuesday

Q8. That where there are shadows, I may bring light – Wednesday

Q9. What is the right thing to ask for, in which you are in greatest need?
(The step 6 and 7 cards you wrote mean you already know the right things
about yourself that God gave you so many months ago).
God help me to live Your will and please give me the power to carry it out.

Q10. Do you look for chances to be useful and helpful?
Think about your day and how you structure it.

God Thy will not mine be done. Bless it or block it.

Ends.

Recording For August 17, 2017

Week 294 August 17 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 Steps and 12 Traditions
page 101:2

soul work

Q1 What does it mean to you to be ‘self-forgetting’? Give an example when you have been self-forgetting in the past month.

Q2 What does it mean to you to give comfort than to give comfort. Give an example.

Q3. What does it mean to understand than to be understood? Give an example

Q4. What does it mean to forgive than to be forgiven? Give an example.

Q5. Where are you today?
In meditation ask: ‘God how can I honour you in my life? Thy will God not mine be done.’

Q6. For the coming week during Quiet Time tell God where you are each day and explore in meditation what ‘Thy will not mine be done’ means to you.’

Q7. Do you feel your Quiet Time is an individual adventure? Do you go to your Quiet Time knowing that you and God are up to something special – like a very special adventure?

Underline. But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom and love.

Q8. When you go to Quiet Time, are you feeling God’s grace, wisdom and love?

Q9a). Have you seen your channel with God widen? And if you haven’t what do you think you can do to improve your conscious contact with God to feel His grace wisdom and love?
b) Can you bring more of an open mind, unhurried time, a desire to Quiet Time? If so, ask: ‘God help me to have an improved conscious contact with you. Help me to feel your grace, hear your wisdom, help me to feel your love.’

Ends

Recording For August 10, 2017

12 Step Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Week #293 August 10 2017

12 Steps and 12 Traditions
Bottom of page 100~101

1). Read over the 11th Step Prayer, and reread it again. Sit quietly and ask your Higher Power what the inner essence is that your Divine Source wants you to understand.
Glean the best from it for you and your life. Then write out the inner essence for you. Write out what you want your inner essence of your personhood to be (like you would a business statement or mission statement for your business or foundation).

2.) What is a “Channel”? Look it up. What does “Channel of Grace” mean to you?

3.) Do you want to be a channel of grace that brings love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, joy, comfort and understanding to all? Be honest with yourself.

4.) If you do want to be that channel, do you see yourself as accomplishing it? Write an example that you have seen. Could you be doing more? Brig this to Quiet Time as a request to your Higher Power.

5.) Who in your life is a channel giving you grace of love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, joy, comfort and understanding? You need to receive so as to refill your own well. Plus, other people need the joy of giving to you, so you must accept it from them.

6.) How good are you at accepting people’s gifts? Who is wanting to give you this grace? It must be two-way street.

Give + take=healthy relationship

7.) What does “Self-forgetting” mean? Really investigate it.

Recording For August 3, 2017

week #292 August 3 2017 12 Step Big Book All Addictions Workshop

12 Steps and 12 Traditions
Bottom of page 99~100

A) What is a “spiritual objective”? Is yours selfish, self centered; will it hurt family, myself, society?

1) Describe in detail the way you meditate. Do you have any resistance to the 11th Step prayer? What words, phrases?
What did you replace that with?

2) Do you “debate” when you are meditating? (top of page 100)

3) Describe how it feels to rest quietly with the thoughts you know come from God.

4) What are using now to bring yourself into quiet time? For example what prayer, literature, religious text?

5) Are you willing to partake and strengthen and be lifted up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty and love of which those magnificent words are the carrier?
(1rst paragraph, page 100?)