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Mar 30, 2016

Our sobriety depends on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. The powerlessness over our addictions that nearly destroyed us will return if we do not work on maintaining our contact with a Higher Power. In Step 11, we carry that goal further: we seek to improve the conscious contact with God that we have established in the previous Steps.

Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God. There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. We have found that a life of self reflection, that is Step 10, along with prayer and meditation, Step 11, can give us peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances. We find that Alcohol is no longer necessary, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Let’s go to you first Cristie, the step talks about prayer and meditation.
What is the difference between prayer and meditation to you?
What can you do to add more prayer and meditation to you daily life?

How do you meditate? How often do you meditate?
How do you pray? How often do you pray?

What would it mean for you to improve your conscious contact with God?
How do you improve your conscious contact with God?

What does it mean to pray only for God’s will?
How do you know God’s will versus your will?

What can block you from this step?
What is the power spoken of in this Step?

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Alex from Austin
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Clyde
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Buddy
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What would you say to the new guy about this Step?

Mar 25, 2016
On Tuesday, March 29,  2016, The Recovery Topic is 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.
 
Our sobriety depends on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.  The powerlessness over our addictions that nearly destroyed us will return if we do not work on maintaining our contact with a Higher Power.  In Step 11, we carry that goal further:  we seek to improve the conscious contact with God that we have established in the previous Steps.
 
Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God.  There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer.  We have found that a life of self reflection, Step 10, along with prayer and meditation, Step 11, can give us peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances.  Alcohol is no longer necessary, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
 
Let's talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
 

 

What is the difference between prayer and meditation to you? What can you do to add more prayer and meditation to you daily life? How do you meditate? How do you pray? How do you improve your conscious contact with God?

 
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Mar 23, 2016

With Step 10, the Big Book tells us sanity has returned. “We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.”

The process of looking at our character defects and our wrongs that we began in the Fourth Step continues with this Step. “We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next Function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.”

Now that we have cleaned up the mistakes of the past and made reparations for them, this Step tells us how to maintain the new state of serenity and freedom we have achieved. With Step 10, we monitor our character defects and their consequences through a daily inventory, taking prompt corrective action as needed to keep our slate clean and our character defects in check.

In other words,

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With Step 10, the Big Book tells us sanity has returned. “We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.”

The process of looking at our character defects and our wrongs that we began in the Fourth Step continues with this Step. “We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next Function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.”

Now that we have cleaned up the mistakes of the past and made reparations for them, this Step tells us how to maintain the new state of serenity and freedom we have achieved. With Step 10, we monitor our character defects and their consequences through a daily inventory, taking prompt corrective action as needed to keep our slate clean and our character defects in check.

In other words,
In step 9, we cleaned up the wreckage of the past. And now in Step 10, we clean up the wreckage of the present.

Let’s start with you ?,
What is the purpose of Step 10 for you?
What does Step 10 look like for you?

Why does the Step begin with “Continued to take…?”
Why is the process of taking an inventory as important as admitting when we are wrong?
What does the phrase “personal inventory” mean to you?
How does this differ from the moral inventory of Step 4?

What actions are required in this step for you?
What does it mean to be “wrong”? Examples?

What are your major character defects and how do they manifest?
What does the phrase “promptly admit it” mean to you? How do you know when you have taken this step?

Step 10 Worksheet
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S0_mAZ0OX4xVT8vf-hhMJRiZgdQh2dphKrlwJYUWIQU/edit?usp=sharing

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Clyde
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What would you say to the new guy about Step 10?

Mar 22, 2016
On Tuesday, March 22,  2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 10.  Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
 
With Step 10, the Big Book tells us sanity has returned.  “We will seldom be interested in liquor.  If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame.  We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically.”  
 
The process of looking at our character defects and our wrongs that we began in the Fourth Step continues with this Step.  “We have entered the world of the Spirit.  Our next Function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.”
 
Let's talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
 

 

What is the purpose of Step 10? What does Step 10 look like for you?

 
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EDT as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show. 
If you would like to listen to the live stream of the show, just tap Recovered Chat and Live Stream.  We give away an Amazon gift card each week, you could win if you join us on Tuesdays.
 
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Mar 16, 2016

Bill Wilson writes, “Good judgement, a careful sense of timing, courage and prudence - these are qualities needed when we take Step 9.” It is a painful, humbling step. But it is also rewarding. AA’s Twelve Promises are said to come true with the Ninth Step.

This is an action step. We determine, after prayer and consultation with our sponsor, the specific amends we need to make to each person we have harmed. And, of course, we make the actual amends to each person on our Eighth Step list.

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Let’s go to you first Cristie, where do you want to begin on this topic, Ninth Sep?

What does direct amends mean to you?

What would stop you from making an amends?

Do you ever rehearse an amend before actually making it?  Why? Did it help?

What are your thoughts on the exception clause (except when to do so would injure them or others) of his step?

What is the difference between an amends and an apology?

Is there an amends that you are putting off right now?  Why?

How do you make an amends to someone who is not alive or available?

What does the word “reparations” mean to you?

What guidelines do you use in determining the amend to be made?

Were you ready to suffer the consequences of this step?

We have calls!

Clyde from Shelby

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Alex from Austin

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Bill from New Jersey

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Kurt

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What would you say to the new person faced with Step 9 for the first time?

 

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