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This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life. Email - feedback@recoveredcast.com
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Nov 26, 2015

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The Big Book

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Nov 25, 2015

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The Big Book

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My will

can get me in trouble.

I usually set goals

based on desire.

My higher power wants

to give me what I need

But, I want what I want,

not what I need.

and there is the problem

and I’m left dazed and confused.

My will usually seeks pleasure, avoids pain,

and generally keeps me concerned with

self and not anyone else.  

I think my higher  wants me to be concerned for

other people first.

So, I need a program to help me align

my will with God’s will

But how do I do this?

Well, that is the topic tonight

God’s Will and My Will

Cristie, let’s start with you tonight…

Let’s start with Self Will

What do you think “self will” or “My Will” means?

When do you think self will is good for you?

When do you think self will is bad for you?

What do you think is a healthy “self will”?

When do you think when “self will” becomes unhealthy?

How do you think self will and desires relate?

The 11th steps tells us that

we are to pray only for God’s will.

We may have also heard the prayer “Thy Will, not My will”

What do you think Thy Will or “God’s will” means?

Some people say,

the program gives me what I need

Not what I want.

What are your thoughts on needs versus wants

and how they relate with happiness.

Have you ever sensed God’s Will in your life? Explain, how did you feel, what did you do?

How do you use the program to align your will with God’s will?

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Pam

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_DN-JEhkiKtyAf2D9XzCDDBf7tH9kiY78DHnwRRlimlB3UjtLLnbX39ANCcfwXOgUU07g07ERZS8JIec4JoxLmWs7tgoX7kY2RdbrsXzmCvNn7jpoSPV20zth1iEueMjOeukeq8Yrx7_-0Rwnk0ZcCZsRrwwg

Rob C

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Clyde

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_A5Zivu6qbqgEWBUT_bfZdn49YE4Si8pzESBxV4OsCXT-5OxKZ9UOYCF2Tf6JsyoDo2c5V41rTNuFyFCkp_8oUKkjLO6JsTy5w8P5yFwUQ3hYtio8og7EQyUW6xuz8zGTTzUf2qysb0wuaOWoPccOd3yoVbew

Socrates once said

"Life contains but two tragedies.

One is not to get your heart's desire;

the other is to get it"?

let’s talk about this

Have you ever accomplished a goal and it felt empty?

Have you ever attempted to accomplish a goal and failed and you felt resentful?

What happens to you when your will doesn’t match up with God’s will?

Let’s talk about some recovery tools that can help us comprehend God’s will for us.

The acceptance statement and the serenity prayer

Are you familiar with the Acceptance statement on page 417 of the big book?

Acceptance is the answer to ALL of my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God's world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept my life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.

How does the acceptance statement help?

What about the serenity prayer?

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

Does the serenity prayer help? How?

Nov 19, 2015

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Nov 18, 2015

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

As a self-centered person,

I only see myself as the centre of everything

At my worst,

I do not consider what my actions would mean to others.

The big book says that

being self-centered is  

in direct conflict with our new way of living in recovery.

Let’s start with self-centeredness Chrissy

What does being self-centered mean to you?

How has recovery helped?

How does self-centeredness manifest itself today?

What part of the program do you use to combat this?

When I’m acting selfish

I want to receive more than give.

When I’m really sick,

I will give only if I think

that the return will be larger than my giving

But the book says…

Selfishness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.

The Book also says…

Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!

So this is about as important of a subject as it gets.

What is selfishness to you and how does it differ from being self-centered?

What part of the program helps to defeat this selfishness?

Has the program made you less selfish than before?  How?

What does “This is a selfish program” mean to you.

How do you know when you have gone from self care to selfishness?

How do you do self care?

How do you know when self care has moved into being selfish?

Lance

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_DLoz1FHILe93CMmQl3d_tdol2kSFX2keYbYbfE8-cKibyxr56Ot9OmCiboRtQJPz_t9_z9PHretRt3Rxd9PUtAtcD81sWZR8dbxQrnFvKE6brUIZlWw86CWjhmt_yBIGDyV5mwY49kGW66vsT3h566bot1DA

Zach

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Who would you rather be around,

Self-centered Mark or

Selfish Mark

Why?

If this character defect is so dangerous, would you point it out in someone else if you spot it?

How would you do that?

Nov 12, 2015

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Nov 11, 2015

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When we come into recovery, we begin a whole new way of life.

This means changing our actions and our attitudes.

We are promised a new freedom and a new happiness.

The Big Book talks about the program resulting in huge

emotional displacements and rearrangements.

By definition, we are going to experience t

hings, situations, people for the first time.

This is our topic tonight.

First Times in Recovery

Where do you guys want to start?

We may want to talk about our first meeting our first sponsor, our first holiday sober.

Let’s keep the New comer in mind.

Let’s share our experience, strength, and hope so that the new guy doesn’t feel so unique.

Like he is the only one to fear watching the Lions on Thanksgiving day sober for the first time.

There is hope.  Let’s give that to them tonight.

What First thing would you like to share

Bill From New Jersey

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Alex from Austin

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Timmy from Stevensville

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Clyde from Rochester Hills

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Nov 5, 2015

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Nov 4, 2015

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Ok, N. Active alcoholics generally are not trustworthy

Your initial thoughts?

Now, N., Lying, secretes, these break relationships

Your initial thoughts?

Go to you now N., Building trust one day at a time, that may be the answer

Your initial thoughts?

If you’d Like to Join the conversation on Earning trust, call right now

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In my addictive behavior,

I probably broke trust with those who care about me in various ways,

such as lying and keeping secrets.

Since my addiction spanned many years,

the people affected by my addiction doubted my recovery,

especially since I tried to control my addiction before.

Building trust takes time;

I have to continue to prove that I can do this one day at a time.

Let’s go t you first, N,

Before program, how did you lose the trust of your loved ones? employers? Friends?

In what ways did you lose trust?

Did you know that you were not trusted at that time?

What was it like when you first came in, were you able to regain trust immediately?

How did that make you feel?  Why did you feel this way?  What part of self was being threatened?

What character defect was in effect?

What part of the program helped you with this feeling of frustration?

When did you start to regain trust?  example?

Dale B

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Ollie

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Tony

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Vesna

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Jim

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Are there people who refuse to trust?  What do you do with these people?

How about your trust of other people?  How has recovery effected this?

Do you trust God?

Do you trust yourself?

What would you say to the new guy?

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