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by Jaywalker Steve
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Religion and AA Meeting Protocol
Replies: 36
Views: 15019

Re: Religion and AA Meeting Protocol

What exactly are the principles or recovery? Is there actually a list like the 12 S&T? The second part about my life DEPENDING on obedience to spiritual principles just sounds hokey. How does one even define spiritual principles? Are they different for everyone? Many of them are found in the Big Bo...
by Jaywalker Steve
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Higher Power
Replies: 59
Views: 9492

Re: Higher Power

"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." - Alcoholics Anonymous Pg.46 This was true for me and was a HUGE relief because of my contempt f...
by Jaywalker Steve
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: The Steps Aren't Necessary
Replies: 82
Views: 55287

Re: The Steps Aren't Necessary

The steps, as well as everything in our Big Book, are suggestions. It's also suggested that when sky diving we pull the rip cord. Our program isn't the only way to sobriety; however, it's the most reliable.
by Jaywalker Steve
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My first meeting in 5 years
Replies: 19
Views: 5606

Re: My first meeting in 5 years

One single day sober is a long time for people like us. And every one is a gift. Hang in there and continue seeking!

Steve
by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Religion and AA Meeting Protocol
Replies: 36
Views: 15019

Re: Religion and AA Meeting Protocol

Hello, I once had a Cult-O-Meter too! And it got pegged in most AA Meetings. It was that very prejudice that nearly derailed my recovery. Once bottomed out in AA, I became a bit more open-minded and thought just maybe your prayers, your God and your program had SOME merit (your meaning AA). That was...
by Jaywalker Steve
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: how to help someone you care about?
Replies: 8
Views: 2547

Re: how to help someone you care about?

Pray without ceasing, demonstrate in all you affairs what the principles of AA can do and make sure there is someone other than you ready to do the 12 step work when your loved-one hits bottom. The ABCs apply to others as well as ourselves.
by Jaywalker Steve
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: What's your favourite piece out of the Big Book?
Replies: 65
Views: 81648

Re: What's your favourite piece out of the Big Book?

"Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs." (page 20) "A kindly act once in a while isn't enough. You have to act the Good Samaritan every day, if need be." (page 97) Hard to choke down at first considering our nature. T...
by Jaywalker Steve
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 23
Views: 4374

Re: Advice needed

Hi and welcome! Early on I struggled with whether or not I was an alcoholic. My mind was playing terrible tricks on me constantly to the point I couldn't 'differentiate the true from the false'. Finally I asked my sponsor and spilled my guts. His answer stays with me to this day. He said, 'Steve, I ...
by Jaywalker Steve
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

Hi everybody!

My name is Steve and I'm an alcoholic from just outside of Akron, OH and I'm a Jaywalker too as redundant as that is. :lol: God saved me from a certain alcoholic death on January 9th, 1987 which makes my sobriety date 1/10/87. I was a senior in high school when the wheels of self will and alcoholism...