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by jeffrooster
Mon May 25, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: relationship with former sponsor
Replies: 12
Views: 4722

Re: relationship with former sponsor

Well put Ann, getting to know yourself and your limitations AKA being honest about yourself. I sponser a few people and can only help them through the steps as I was taught and give them the same advice that I was given. But, I also help a lot of others when they request it. If somebody feels they a...
by jeffrooster
Mon May 25, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Greatful to AA
Replies: 15
Views: 5004

Re: Greatful to AA

Hey Oilyragjo, Your on your way!!! Just some advise as it was given to me. Try to show up at meetings an hour early, this gives you a chance to meet and get to know some really great people. It's amazing how much you can learn from people with some sobriety under their belt and even relate to those ...
by jeffrooster
Mon May 25, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Greatful to AA
Replies: 15
Views: 5004

Re: Greatful to AA

Welcome Oilyragjo
It only gets better and better
My worst day in AA is better then my best day when I was drinking.
Take care,
Jeff
by jeffrooster
Thu May 21, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relapse...again!
Replies: 44
Views: 8914

Re: Relapse...again!

Welcome back Andy,
Constant improvement and not perfection. Do we have any more time then you? No. We have today and Lord willing, tomorrow.
by jeffrooster
Thu May 21, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Nearing 2 years and not done with steps
Replies: 13
Views: 5370

Re: Nearing 2 years and not done with steps

I totally agree Tosh and this was only what the person said to me and my reply. We all have our own conception of God and mine works for me just as yours works for you. I don't try to push my view on anybody but if they ask I'll gladly share. I hope I didn't offend you in any way and if I did I apol...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: 10/21/08 BB How it works p 68 (solution to the fear problem)
Replies: 8
Views: 13770

Re: 10/21/08 BB How it works p 68 (solution to the fear prob

Fear is a constant factor in our lives. I don't pray for help, only for guidance. God consciousness, as you already know, is a constant in this program and I suspect that already plays a big role in facing your fears. Like you I face them head on and like you, this is something that I never did in y...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Nearing 2 years and not done with steps
Replies: 13
Views: 5370

Re: Nearing 2 years and not done with steps

Hey there Whipping Post, Very good question and at the time I didn't understand but as I work with others I have a better understanding regarding his decision. Step 2 says "Came to believe that a power greater then ourselves could restore us to sanity". This doesn't mean that we have found our highe...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: 10/21/08 BB How it works p 68 (solution to the fear problem)
Replies: 8
Views: 13770

Re: 10/21/08 BB How it works p 68 (solution to the fear prob

We trust infinite (unlimited) God rather than our finite (limited) selves. Fear I think, we manifest in our own minds, not meeting our own expectations. When I let self take over or rent space in my own head I go to a very bad place expecting the worst. As a recovering alcoholic I've lived my life i...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Nearing 2 years and not done with steps
Replies: 13
Views: 5370

Re: Nearing 2 years and not done with steps

I know many people that have taken as long as 3 years to complete their steps. My sponser wouldn't move me onto step 3 for about 2 months until, just by talking he felt I was ready. I didn't understand then but I do now. Question is did you complete step 5? Page 75 paragraph 3 of the Big Book. Not s...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 7652

Re: Struggling

Hey there, Congrats on your start of a new life. I had the same problem and for me it was a constant state of depression and anxiety and no sleep. I talked to my sponser and a few other long timers in the program and they said it was normal and if I really worked the 12 steps this would all pass. I ...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I Went to My First Meeting Last Night
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: I Went to My First Meeting Last Night

The 12 promises already starting:
We will feel a new freedom and happiness
Keep going, just when you think its good it only gets better.
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Home Group is Dying Out
Replies: 10
Views: 9567

Re: Home Group is Dying Out

Paige said it... Free food works everytime and it does only take two for a meeting. A fellow AAer and myself started a big book discussion at my home once per week, mostly for shy people that we had met that didn't open up well in larger groups. No fees, just free hotdogs and it grew to about 15 peo...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: My experience with my Sponsor. I need help.
Replies: 16
Views: 6644

Re: My experience with my Sponsor. I need help.

Hey there Thedaysaddup, Spirtually sick hits it on the nail. Lets talk about sponsering: As a sponser I am not a financial advisor, it took me two years to get out of a mountain of debt. As a sponser I am not a bank, I dont loan money to an AA. If a bank wont loan the person money then why would I. ...
by jeffrooster
Wed May 20, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: HOW DO YOU COPE?
Replies: 14
Views: 5478

Re: HOW DO YOU COPE?

Hi there Somenavyguy, Hope all is well with you today and being dry to becoming sober is no easy task. You'll hear this over and over but this is a one day at a time program. For me, besides untreated alcoholism, drinking had become a lifestyle and I didn't realize that untill the first week or so o...
by jeffrooster
Sat May 10, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: I try it on my own, I need help
Replies: 22
Views: 17097

Re: I try it on my own, I need help

Hi there Lexi, Always remember that this program is a "One Day At a Time" program. The fact that you went back out is (Thats what we call it here), is not as important as the fact that you came back. The doors of AA are always open and sharing the message and helping others is a big part of keeping ...