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by avaneesh912
Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Spiritual Excercises
Replies: 6
Views: 4132

I am ready for anything that helps me grow. Can you give us all a preview of the spiritual exercise?
by avaneesh912
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: kinda new here
Replies: 7
Views: 2893

Glad you are here. See you can post a message, thats all the skills you need here. Try to grace around the messages..... also try to grab a copy of Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous) and start reading it. From the blank page. There are lot of good stuff in the "Forwards".......nice place for lot of his...
by avaneesh912
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "my case is different"
Replies: 17
Views: 5951

A drunk fell in a hole and couldn't get out. A businessman went by. The drunk called out for help. The businessman threw him some money and told him get yourself a ladder. But the drunk could not find a ladder in this hole he was in. A doctor walked by. The drunk said, "Help, I can't get out." The d...
by avaneesh912
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "my case is different"
Replies: 17
Views: 5951

L_S, Group Conscience is the one that decides who is allowed and what should be discussed. Where I go, it is totally messed up. Alcoholics sponsoring Addicts, Addicts sponsoring Alcoholics...... Somebody pointed out earlier, you pick a sponsor who "recovered from a similar condition" so that he/she ...
by avaneesh912
Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: PUSH ME PULL YOU
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

In the same chapter "There is A solution" We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men . What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God. A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, "a design for living" that really wor...
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "my case is different"
Replies: 17
Views: 5951

================================================ But, somebody may ask, isn't this Tradition itself a rule? It does state one requirement for membership. Lets read it again, and ask another question: Who determines whether or not new-comers qualify, whether they do want to stop drinking? Obviously, ...
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Serenity Prayer
Replies: 8
Views: 4563

Great Spirit, help me to be strong not so that I can triumph over my
brothers but to protect me from my greatest enemy, Myself.
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "my case is different"
Replies: 17
Views: 5951

thats the loop-hole addicts and other non-alcoholics with (other issues like compulsive spenders, over-eaters) use to enter Alcoholics Anonymous. As long as they follow the singleness of purpose we should be fine.

if they start talking about drugs, divorce, spending.... then it becomes an issue.
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "my case is different"
Replies: 17
Views: 5951

There are 2 powers in AA. The fellowship and then the power you receive once you complete the 1st 9 and start working on 10, 11 and 12 (on a daily basis). ================================================= This is just after the 3rd step Prayer: Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, th...
by avaneesh912
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: ???
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

If, when you (he) honestly want to, you (he) find (s) you (he) cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you (he) have (has) little control over the amount you (he) take (s), you (he) are (is) probably alcoholic. If that be the case, you (he) may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual ...
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: forum newbi
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

someone said 4th step is not about confession. if it is, there will be no drunk catholics, but there are. its about finding who we are and work on those short comings with the help of the higher-power. i didn't get much help doing the 5th step either. i did it with another. And then run my short-com...
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: forum newbi
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

appreciate the honesty here. we are not going to be saints over-night. i guess we all have some prejudice toward this GOD thing. did you come up with your on friendly version of GOD? for me my own consciousness helped. Recently i ran into "Emmet Fox Speaks" (google it, you will find the link). This ...
by avaneesh912
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: forum newbi
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Did you work the first 9 steps and working the 10, 11 and 12 on a daily basis? What we have is a daily reprieve. We need to take care of the spiritual malady/un-treated alcoholism each day.
by avaneesh912
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Two Short Sentences - But very important.
Replies: 4
Views: 3097

Two Short Sentences - But very important.

The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it. Some ODs could be a great meeting. One of the meetings, the discussion leader just chose these 2 short lines out of the Big Book. To me i always go back to the 3rd step prayer: "God, I offer myself to Thee -- to build with me and to do with me ...
by avaneesh912
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Step 10 and 11
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Step 10 and 11

I was greatly benefited by workshops from Joe and Charlie and Mark H talk on 10th and 11th step. The recordings are available XA-Speakers......ORG. I learned 11 (praying and meditation) before we retire and when we wake up. 10 we do all day long. And the 12 steps of AA is for us to grow not maintain.