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by Brock
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "Recovered"
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: "Recovered"

I have noticed a shift in me..can't really explain it. I think that is how I would have answered as well, hard to explain maybe sort of a feeling of freedom from thinking about drinking, and if it does cross our mind now and again we can brush it off. I can’t say when it happened for me, but I woul...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 11 nightly review
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Step 11 nightly review

I have found that with experience the nightly review becomes almost unnecessary, the program encourages in step 11 stopping during the day anytime we feel a little off and doing a mini review, it say this becomes ‘a working part of the mind.’ So by doing this anytime a resentment or any other matter...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 83

Re: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?

Perhaps you should have asked the lady who said he did them multiple times. And I realized you weren’t trying to start a debate, but as you asked ...”Are you of REAL help to others (creating good in the world, or chaos)? I am afraid there are some like myself that find it difficult to keep our mouth...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 83

Re: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?

Sorry to double dip on this, but I found more information in the big book which I believe points to doing the steps once, since Bill wrote this I expect he agreed with it.When a newcomer is reading the book and comes to the section ‘There Is A Solution,” he probably like me thinks great let me see t...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?
Replies: 10
Views: 83

Re: How many times did Bill Wilson do the steps?

Welcome here and thanks for the topic. We have discussed this in the past, but I believe this is the first time it has been bought up with someone actually saying that Bill also did this. As you know alcoholics like to try to justify things they do, it’s a common fault of mine and many I have heard ...
by Brock
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My home group & resentment creeping in
Replies: 11
Views: 116

Re: My home group & resentment creeping in

Hi Firo welcome to e-AA. I also live where meetings are small and few in number, and over the years have developed my own resentments because of the behaviour of certain members, it’s something I have learned to handle mainly due to the lessons of the program itself. The second part of today's refle...
by Brock
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Can AA actually work for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Can AA actually work for me?

Group conscience, I have been a member of this website for a couple months and was never informed of any meetings. How often are these meetings held? I can help with that. Meetings are held online when the need arises, normally only those who have been members for three months can join the group co...
by Brock
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The evenings
Replies: 12
Views: 2216

Re: The evenings

Newcomers need to know that when they do the work the struggle to stay away from drink ends, as the book says - That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality safe and protected. We have not even...
by Brock
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Sponsorship query.

  I can only tell you how I did it and you should go find someone else to be your sponsor if you don't want to do what I did. I don’t think I really said you shouldn’t do that, especially since you said earlier that your sponsor went through a step each two weeks, doing it that way a sponsee would h...
by Brock
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship query.
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Sponsorship query.

Like the original poster Mike O I too never had a sponsor, seen here and heard in meetings all the little sayings like being a ship without a rudder etc, a lady shouted in a meeting that since I didn’t have one I shouldn’t be allowed to speak, someone else suggested that I wasn’t a ‘real’ alcoholic,...
by Brock
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: choice
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: choice

Thanks for the topic. I also think you have hit the nail on the head with this - My interpretation is that if i don't have an spiritual experience and a relationship with God by going through the steps i will drink again? There is no choice. There is no choice because we can’t stay stopped without t...
by Brock
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Retread No One Wants to Touch
Replies: 17
Views: 2844

Re: Retread No One Wants to Touch

I too am very pleased at the progress made, but it’s a good thread which will help others it would be a pity to delete it. I think folks reading will see it as a former retread now finding their way, and be encouraged by it.
by Brock
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The right program
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: The right program

Something I found likeable about AA and the big book, was in it’s saying that if we found another way, good for us. Some folks on the internet were saying AA is a clique, (I think for some reason Americans spell and say this word as ‘click’), if it was a clique they wouldn’t mention other methods. I...
by Brock
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Ashamed to go back to aa
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Ashamed to go back to aa

Hi David welcome here. I also was in and out of AA for many years, but now have nearly eleven years of contented sobriety, it finally worked for me and gave me a life better than I ever expected. Nobody looked down on me when I kept going back to meetings, failed to stay sober, and then went back ag...
by Brock
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not at rock bottom ..but asking questions
Replies: 42
Views: 2439

Re: Not at rock bottom ..but asking questions

Welcome here Peanut6220, I like the name. As you yourself said the word yet is important, and will be heard at many AA meetings. I heard it many years ago and ignored it, things got worse just as they said, but every time I came back to AA I still looked for a story from someone who was worse off th...