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by avaneesh912
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: drinking history
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: drinking history

More than the allergy, I tell the people I work with to look the phases where we wanted to stay stopped but after a few days we invariably took a drink. The peculiar twists and blind spots. That will get closer to powerlessness.
by avaneesh912
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 23
Views: 4032

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

The shift from 12 step to attending more meetings. Also wearing away from the basic text. In away Bill dug the fellowships grave by writing the 12 and 12 and addition of other books to the "conference approved books" like living sober. It generated lot revenue for AA but we are not seeing results. T...
by avaneesh912
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 10499

Re: God/Higher Power

By finally admitting that I was one among many, and by following the example of my sponsor and other A.A. members in practising faith I did not have, my life has been given meaning, direction and purpose. Again one will seek if they realize deep within they are doomed. That realization is critical....
by avaneesh912
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 10499

Re: God/Higher Power

Joe and Charlie talk about being Powerless, we are now seeking Power. How we do is, by cleaning our side of the street. Then we tap into this inner resource. On page 25, bill doesn't waste much time. He right away throws that idea. Then he says GOD/Power/HP/Being starts working within us. If we want...
by avaneesh912
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 10499

Re: God/Higher Power

I like this part of we agnostics: Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another’s conception of God. Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him. As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intel...
by avaneesh912
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: God/Higher Power
Replies: 82
Views: 10499

Re: God/Higher Power

This is from power of NOW: The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. I use it sometimes, but I do so sparingly. By misuse, I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred, the infinite vastness behind that word, use it with great convictio...
by avaneesh912
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Mental Obsession
Replies: 19
Views: 3789

Re: Mental Obsession

Anyway i'm just confused about what the mental obsession is? I get the physical allergy - phenomenon of craving. But the mental obsession i'm having trouble getting my head around. [/b] Book uses the phrases like peculiar mental twists/Blank spots. I read you picked up after 5 years back in decembe...
by avaneesh912
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: First sponsor but not going well
Replies: 31
Views: 6622

Re: First sponsor but not going well

that I must ring my sponsor everyday without fail, that I’m affecting their sobriety when I don’t call because they’re worrying I’m drinking. They need to realize that the alcoholic has gone beyond human aid. They are not the one that is keeping you sober. The God within you is. Like any relationsh...
by avaneesh912
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 7015

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

But you mean:
BB There Is A Solution, p.25
I meant the statement on page 92:
Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree. We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter on alcoholism.
by avaneesh912
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 7015

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

Conventions and step study all these work no denying that. But if people come with heavy baggage (the "I Know Syndrome") nothing can be accomplished. Recent step 1 workshop held last February on a day Atlanta experienced 3 inches of snow drew about 10 people. But there was one woman with 32 years so...
by avaneesh912
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 7015

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

Next week go back to the same meeting and share from the book and see what reaction you get. Though our decision (3rd step) was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had b...
by avaneesh912
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 7015

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

there must be a reason for it. Books like Living Sober, being classified as "Conference approved literature" could be one of them. Nobody wants to take time to dig deep into the basic text. There are people who I know always refer to Doctors opinion and just talk about the allergy concept. For them...
by avaneesh912
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety
Replies: 47
Views: 7015

Re: 24 hour Sobriety plan vs Permanent Sobriety

we STILL have to worry about the insanity sneaking up on us? [/b] Couple of things necessary to step into the rest of the steps: For those who are unable to drink moderately the question is how to stop altogether. We are assuming, of course, that the reader desires to stop. Above is one. Whether su...
by avaneesh912
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 2 Keeping it Simple
Replies: 19
Views: 5861

Re: Step 2 Keeping it Simple

I think maybe, though, a belief that there exists such a higher power is important for 2. True but the issue is people spend a phenomenal amount of time discussion about it and giving it shape and form and expect others validation, while a simple belief that the process could restore them to sanity...