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by rjr34036
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

I did that myself, then afterwards I started a back to brass tacks meeting with my sponsor, we took newcomers through the steps as soon as they walked in the door. Balkers rarely came back but newcomers to AA offered little resistance. We showed them this is how early AA worked and why the success ...
by rjr34036
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 1, 2 & 3
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Steps 1, 2 & 3

I actually proposed a big book workshop with the group I facilitate but it wasn’t readily accepted (they’re worried about what their “sponsors” will think and that it’ll be a conflict of interest). Oh dear! This is so wrong. A “conflict of interest”!!!??? Lol yeah, the ideas around what sponsorship...
by rjr34036
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 1, 2 & 3
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Steps 1, 2 & 3

As a newcomer I couldn't wait to just get on with the steps but knowing now what I do I know that I would not have understood the steps even if someone placed it in my brain with a memory stick so I believe in the slowing down process and doing it properly. We are simply not emotionally or mentally...
by rjr34036
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Group Inventory
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Group Inventory

Thank you Brock!
by rjr34036
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Group Inventory
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Group Inventory

Hello! When I first started visiting the forums I remember seeing something about a group inventory that you all were doing... could one of you lovely people please point me in the direction of where to find it? Is it still accessible? I’m trying to share this concept with my area and want to use wh...
by rjr34036
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Step 8

I had one negative, but it wasn’t negative in the sense that I was disturbed or anything. She agreed to allow me to see her and the night before cancelled and told me that she wanted to protect her peace and energy and refused to see me. That’s all, no big deal really.
by rjr34036
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

Wow! Thank you all! That was a lot of great information. I’ll throw some ideas out to the group and see what sticks, if any. I can’t help but to think that if we try to get back to the solution it may solve other problems our area is having - but I could be wrong lol I think it’s worth a try either ...
by rjr34036
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

PS, the group conscience was a YES vote to turn the study into a workshop, so I’m just seeking ideas on how to move forward and bring this into existence with the least amount of resistance lol I understand it can be scary to do new things, so I’m trying to figure out how to make the transition smoo...
by rjr34036
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

I recently brought to a group that I’m apart of an idea I had. I facilitate a book study with them weekly where we read and break down the book. The thought came to me of how can this be more effective, and the answer I got was to turn this study into an actual workshop. I tell them all the time tha...
by rjr34036
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 48
Views: 5245

Re: New Slogans

Ha! I like your thinking Avaneesh! I fellowship with a group that tends to yell out “just don’t drink!” or “don’t pick up” at the end of meetings, and I always am sure to yell out, “HOW!?” Because if it was that simple, I certainly wouldn’t need a 12 step nothing! Lol I wish someone would yell out “...
by rjr34036
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to cope with family smoking
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: How to cope with family smoking

Reminds me that sentence “we’re almost always in collision with someone or something.” I always try to remember that my will may not be in line with other people’s will. And usually after remembering that I can let them do as they please and continue on my merry way!
by rjr34036
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment towards myself
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Resentment towards myself

Have you tried doing a fear inventory lately? I just finished one and asking myself “what am I relying on?” (since it’s clearly not God), then turning to God and asking “what would you have me be?” is such an awesome process. Opens the eyes to a lot.
by rjr34036
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: How to do aa without god?
Replies: 28
Views: 5603

Re: How to do aa without god?

PaigeB wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Indianapolis wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:44 pm
I think we're agreeing wholeheartedly in different words. Ha.
Semantics! I can say "AA is my HP" and you can say "God is my HP" and it is as you said. We agree wholeheartedly in different words!!
A friend once said, and I loved this ever since: “one power, many names”
by rjr34036
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Struggling with step 9
Replies: 19
Views: 2362

Re: Struggling with step 9

Just wanted to add, one of the best things I’ve taken into my amends is the question “is there any other harm I caused you that I may be unaware of,” after telling them the harm that I’m sure I did cause. I never really did any explaining, because explaining can easily flow into excuses or wanting t...
by rjr34036
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Is my sponsor being inflexible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: Is my sponsor being inflexible?

I’m with Avaneesh on this one. My first sponsor was similar to your current one. Wanted me to call her everyday (I never actually did), was good with that saying “are u willing to go to any lengths” so I’d drive to her side of city every time instead of her driving to mine, .etc. I was still able to...