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Feb 26, 2015

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Feb 24, 2015

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What was your understanding of spirituality before program?

What were you told about spirituality in early recovery?

Why were you told spirituality is important?

What is your experience today?

Here is what the book says,

P. 68

We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear.

your comments?

Inner Life

  • What function does spirituality serve in my recovery life?

  • Am I a whole person without my spirituality? Why or why not?

  • Is spirituality tied to any emotions?

  • Am I becoming more spiritual throughout my life?

  • Do I have a quiet center to my life?

  • Is my life improving as a cause of my spirituality?

  • Can you separate spirituality from personality?

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Definitions

  • What are the components of spirituality? What is it made of?

  • How is my spirituality different from my religion or lack thereof?

  • Is spirituality the same as inspiration?

  • What does it mean to be a spiritual person?

  • How do I define success and happiness? Where did I learn these concepts?

  • What are the requirements of being a spiritual leader?

Practices

  • Can spirituality be nurtured and taught?

  • What songs, musical groups, poetry or movies inspire my spirituality? Why did I pick those?

  • What things do I do that help me feel spiritual?

  • Do I balance my spiritual needs with my daily schedule? Why or why not?

  • What things help me feel spiritually healthy?

  • How am I spiritual? (not just what religion I may or may not belong to)

  • When do I feel the most spiritual? Is it a certain time or place?

  • Is my "spiritual food" the right diet for me?

  • Am I maintaining balance in life, controlling what I can & surrendering when I cannot?

  • What experiences have I had in my life that I would define as spiritual?

 

  • How do I know that I am feeling spiritual?

Feb 20, 2015

4th Step Checklist

 

Thanks to Chrissy, this 4th Step Checklist is now available to all our Recovered listeners.  This can be a useful tool for both Sponsor and Sponsee alike!

Feb 19, 2015

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Feb 18, 2015

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Recovery Topic is

Resentments

When I first came into the program, I was told that looking at my resentments could be a journey of self discovery.  It could be a key to lasting sobriety.  

I had no idea what this meant.  

I just new I was pissed, jealous, and a victim. How was talking about resentments helpful?

What about you?

When you first came in, what were some of your resentments?

Resentment means to re-live a past injury,

To cultivate this memory, to protect it.

What are your thoughts about this definition?

How can let go and let God help?

What are your thoughts about resentments leading to self-pity?

Has this happened to you?

What was the effect?

Where does self pity lead you?

What are your thoughts about the relationship between resentment and humility?

How is humility the cure for resentments?

How does this relate to Step 7?

When you where new, who did you think was to blame for these resentments?

What were your thoughts that you are the one who may be the cause of your resentment.

That maybe you got the ball rolling?

When dealing with resentments now, what tools do you use?

What steps help? 

How do meetings help?

How is a sponsor helpful?

We have calls!  Want to take them?

Kurt from Canton

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From Bronte

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From Cristie

Tony from Connecticut

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Suzane from alberta

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Lets examine what the big book entitled Alcoholics Anonymous has to say about resentments

p.64

Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically. In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper. We listed people, institutions or principles with whom we were angry. We asked ourselves why we were angry. In most cases it was found that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our personal relationships

Your thoughts, experience, hope

p.62

Whatever our protestations, are not most of us concerned with ourselves, our resentments, or our self-pity?

Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt.

So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making.

Your thoughts, experience, hope

p. 66

It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. 

Your thoughts, experience, hope

p.70

We have listed and analyzed our resentments. We have begun to comprehend their futility and their fatality. We have commenced to see their terrible destructiveness. We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people. We have listed the people we have hurt by our conduct, and are willing to straighten out the past if we can.

Your thoughts, experience, hope

 

Feb 12, 2015

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Feb 11, 2015

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Recovery Topic is

Living Life on Life’s Terms

We are told that if we live life on life’s terms, we have a chance at being happy.

So let’s talk about being happy

 

Happy before program and 

happy in early recovery

When you were a child, how did you find happiness and comfort in life?

 

When you were in your addiction, how did you find satisfaction in life?

When life was unfair, how did you react before program?

Early in your program:

 

where did you find comfort?

how did you cope with life of early sobriety?

One promise is to know a new freedom and new happiness..

 

What does this mean to you?

The trick to taking Life on it’s own terms is to practice being satisfied.  

 

That is to accept the reality of what is before you. And do it often.

I would like to hear your thoughts how to practice being satisfied?

 

Tell us your experience regarding accepting reality.

Is working the steps a way of practicing being satisfied?, How?  Which one?

How does your spiritual life help you to live life on life’s terms?

 

What slogan helps you live life on life’s terms?

How does your sponsor help you to live life on life’s terms?

We have Calls, want to take some calls?

 

Martin

 

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Rebecca from UK

 

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Kurt

 

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The skill in seeing reality clearly requires us to be free from ego 

 

Your thoughts about ego and seeing reality?

What has been your experience with ego and how has this affected your happiness?

What about when life isn’t fair, how do you handle this now that you are in program?

 

How do you handle unjust situations?

How do you differentiate between acceptance and being a doormat?

 

How does the serenity prayer work with living life on life’s terms?

How does the Acceptance statement (Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today…) relate to living life on life’s terms?

 

What would you say to the new guy about Living Life on Life’s terms?

Feb 5, 2015

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Feb 4, 2015

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Recovery Topic is

Tolerance

Before program, what did tolerance mean to you?

What does tolerance mean to you now? 

(to permit)

Why is tolerance important in recovery? (respect for the other)

Page 84:    open 

  ...fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code. And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol. 

important for me to be tolerant enough to reach out to the new guy with lots of problems to get out of head.

When have you been intolerant? 

(love of opinion,self righteous especially around religion, with AA as only way to recovery)

What gets in the way of being tolerant? 

(control, selfishness, ego)

What is needed for tolerance? 

Page 122:    open 

  All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding and love. This involves a process of deflation. 

(love/charity, ego deflation)

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Sam from colorado

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How is tolerance important to the individual?

Page 19:    open 

 Nothing would please us so much as to write a book which would contain no basis for contention or argument. We shall do our utmost to achieve that ideal. Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others. Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.

How is it important to the group?

the group needs it to grow and be there for the newcomer 

How is tolerance a spiritual principle?

Page 83:    open 

Their defects may be glaring, but the chances are that our own actions are partly responsible. So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love. The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it. Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them. 

Pray for tolerance, neighbor

Page 67:    open 

  ...Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. 

Page 70:    open 

  We have commenced to see their terrible destructiveness. We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people. We have listed the people we have hurt by our conduct, and are willing to straighten out the past if we can. In this book you read…

How has your tolerance grown?

Page 125:    open 

  We do talk about each other a great deal, but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance. Another principle we observe carefully is that we do not relate intimate experiences of another person unless we are sure he would approve. We find it better, when possible, to stick to our own stories. 

What has been the benefits?

When does tolerance become a bad thing?

How does tolerance differ from codependence?

Jan 29, 2015

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