Faith – Deed or Creed ? A Grapevine Mashup

As I read the Daily Reflection we will be discussing this morning July 4th entitled ‘Natural Faith’ , I realized that for some this reading may feel like a condescending projection about an experience of God that makes certain something that many in AA find otherwise. This article takes extracts from 4 different AA GrapevineContinue reading “Faith – Deed or Creed ? A Grapevine Mashup”

Fred’s Story; Self Knowledge Doesn’t Work – Big Book pages 41 thru 43

“I went to my hotel and leisurely dressed for dinner. As I crossed the threshold of the dining room, the thought came to mind that it would be nice to have a couple of cocktails with dinner. That was all. Nothing more. I ordered a cocktail and my meal. Then I ordered another cocktail. AfterContinue reading “Fred’s Story; Self Knowledge Doesn’t Work – Big Book pages 41 thru 43”

Love With No Price Tag – Daily Reflection December 9th

When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 106 In order for me to start working the Twelfth Step, I had to work on sincerity and honesty, and to learn toContinue reading “Love With No Price Tag – Daily Reflection December 9th”

A Spiritual Axiom – October 9th Daily Reflection

It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us.— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 90 I never truly understood the Tenth Step’s spiritual axiom until I had the following experience. I was sitting in my bedroom, reading into the wee hours,Continue reading “A Spiritual Axiom – October 9th Daily Reflection”

What Lesson Is Hidden In What Disturbs Me? Mashup of Oct 7th Daily Reflection , GUGOGS 10th Step Resources, and Excerpts From Step 10 Twelve & Twelve

Daily Reflections – October 7 DAILY MONITORING Continued to take personal inventory. . . . . TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 88 The spiritual axiom referred to in the Tenth Step– “every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us”–also tells me that there are no exceptionsContinue reading “What Lesson Is Hidden In What Disturbs Me? Mashup of Oct 7th Daily Reflection , GUGOGS 10th Step Resources, and Excerpts From Step 10 Twelve & Twelve”

And Letting Go Of It – AA Daily Reflections July 7th

… primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands. The differenceContinue reading “And Letting Go Of It – AA Daily Reflections July 7th”

Healing Heart & Mind and Listening Deeply – Daily Reflections for May 1st & August 5th

HEALING HEART AND MIND – May 1st Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 55 Since it is true that God comes to me through people, I can see that by keeping people at a distance I also keep GodContinue reading “Healing Heart & Mind and Listening Deeply – Daily Reflections for May 1st & August 5th”

Accepting Success or Failure – AA Daily Reflection December 26th

Furthermore, how shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success? Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride? Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity? Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievementsContinue reading “Accepting Success or Failure – AA Daily Reflection December 26th”

We Get What We Get – Grapevine Article October 2001 by Ernest S

MY LOCAL MEETINGS ARE BIG on this spot – check reminder : you get what you get ; it’s what you do with it that counts From attending AA meetings in Iowa for the two years I spent in graduate school there, I brought home this question to add to my daily Tenth Step checklistContinue reading “We Get What We Get – Grapevine Article October 2001 by Ernest S”

Daily Reflection September 12th – Each Day A New Beginning

No person is your enemy, no person is your friend, and every person is your teacher.—Florence Scovel Shinn We can open ourselves to opportunities today. They abound in our lives. No circumstance we find ourselves in is detrimental to our progress. No relationship with someone at work or at home is superfluous to our development.Continue reading “Daily Reflection September 12th – Each Day A New Beginning”