You never have to drink or use again. Where does the obsession or the illusion take many of us, in fact, most of us? First I listened to the tapes, was profoundly affected, then saw them in person for a weekend workshop in Toronto. Why is this so important? Alternatives could be by phone, email, text, letter, etc. Do you want help with a drinking problem? Central to the Muckers methodology is the action of a single recovered addict or alcoholic, guiding another addict or alcoholic through the Big Book. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Once the individual has had this experience, we find that the addiction, that is the mental obsession is removed. Those experiences left me feeling that there was definitely some good things contained in various religions, but the aspect of needing someone else to define my higher power and tell me how I should connect with God was something I wanted no part of. It took me just over a year, but I finally got it. I would include someone to speak with these 'newcomers', those attending for the first time. I look forward to a secure, comfortable retirement, God willing and if I stay in this program. They did it with humor, with purpose, and with brevity. When I created this blog I had only posted the work sheets up until Step 8, as I was going through them with several sponsees.
I had thought moving away from my home town and to a large city and becoming independent would solve all my problems. I found alot of joy in reading the three articles just listed; In such a complicated world, I find that type of simplicity and Truth a blessing to be able to live in such a manner of basics. I now know an appreciation for the miracle that occurred when a few white-collar low-bottom drunks recovered from a life-threatening spiritual sickness that was previously thought to be terminal. Even the Joe and Charlie Big Book Seminars have been subjected to the comments that they violate the Traditions and that they speak of non-Conference approved literature. I have a secure, decent paying job with a great company and I even like the people I work with. Thank you for sharing your experience, strength and hope! My biggest leap was learning the difference between my sobriety and recovery.
I am currently in a great relationship with an incredible woman who isfar from under-earning, having broken the pattern of previous partner selections. Love and tolerance of others is our code. Thanks to all of you out there, guys, and thanks to the servers of this website, who first shocked my own recovery to the core when showing Clarence S. Muckers are called Muckers, because they muck up the Book! Then when we have a solid list that we both feel right about, most of the amends should be made in person, face to face. I blow it up to 200% and it is a different experience to see the letters that big on my screen. This is where we begin to use all the experience of having worked the prior 9 steps, as a basis for daily living.
They provide an opportunity for members to relate their experiences with one another on problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. Joe and Charlie Big Book Seminars Joe and Charlie — Specific, Precise, Clear Cut Directions — A Guide to The Big Book and Recovery. Once recovered, the individual is encourage to pass the process on to someone else — to give it away. I was, at that time, still unaware and in denial about having at least occasional bouts with depression. Again, these decisions and actions should, in my opinion, only be made with the help of someone experienced in the program. I heard about the meeting, and I knew I needed help with money issues, but it still took 6 months to finally show up.
Where did this lead us? In a meeting packet, a phone list and a schedule, and if I am the one greeting the newcomer personally I make sure the newcomer gets a copy of the Big Book. Bob, and find the same solutions that led to their recovery from chronic alcoholism. I had to connect with an un-conditional non-anthropomorphic read: not modeled after my parents or other authority figure in order to be able to squarely face defects of character without overwhelming pain. At the end of this process I ask the newcomer if they are prepared to accept the A. Are you convinced you cannot quit on your own power? They are inspiring me to re-work the Steps! Who are we compared to? This is determined primarily by examining the underlying motivation behind the desire or discomfort to make the amends. I first qualify the prospect as to their willingness, honesty and open-mindedness to the A. Those of us who carry the torch for people with any number of afflictions weighing them down, will be the ones to prosper on the path.
Online ordering is not available, all purchases must be completed at the office. This can save lots of heartache and pain trust me. In the course of living the amazing life, and getting caught up with all the things I was so grateful for, I got away from the blog. What is astonishing in the life of an alcoholic? Comment: Until the problem is completely understood, the solution will be out of reach. Until that point, the program and fellowship was sort of like my Higher Power. Those are my three angels that only live in my heart now mom, baby brother and g-ma. Happy, joyous and free recovery for all of you around the world.
Thank you so much for pointing out that I had failed to post the step work for these steps. Night and day difference how I see things now. This 8th Step Worksheet is fantastic for newcomers or anyone who wishes to do formally work these steps by rigorously cleaning up their side of the street, thereby eliminating feelings of shame, guilt, remorse, resentment, and self-pity. The real danger in my mind was always that I would stop thinking about and planning suicide and just go ahead and kill myself. Remember, this is just the list! Congratulations for recommitting :- Like Thanks for your response and sorry for the late reply.
But the Seminars have stood the test of time, with A. This is 4th Step Resentment Inventory is designed for newcomers or anyone who wishes to do a forth step out of the Big Book. If yes, Would you be willing to ask this higher power for help without any reservations? The chairperson announces the step, and pages in the Big Book that will be used as a topic for the meeting that night. They did a line by line study of the first 103 pages. James ;- Like I just started working with a very confused Sponsee who questions everything and needs guidelines. We study the first 103 pages of the Big Book and when we come to the Step instructions we take them together.