Pain is the Touchstone – AA Grapevine by Anonymous August 1991

Lori and I didn’t talk much. Instead, we specialized in our own nonverbal brands of communication. That’s why it came as such a shock to me when she finally did verbalize “separation.” After five years of marriage I had settled into a monotonous routine. I knew that the marriage wasn’t exciting or even rewarding butContinue reading “Pain is the Touchstone – AA Grapevine by Anonymous August 1991”

Big Book Meditation Recording

As we further explore and develop our meditation practices , I wanted to offer up this beautiful meditation which uses exclusively Big Book quotes. These quotes include the Big Book instructions on the 11th step, 3rd step prayer, 9th step promises, key assertions from the last page of the Big Book (page 164), and theContinue reading “Big Book Meditation Recording”

Meditation Meeting January 17th 2021 – Meditation Introduction Followed By Guided Meditation

Meditation Introduction is based upon excerpts and text edited from:  AA Twelve and Twelve – 11th Step, Waking Up by Sam Harris, and Wayne S (writing and editing)  I. Introduction To Mediation From 11th step: “There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically relatedContinue reading “Meditation Meeting January 17th 2021 – Meditation Introduction Followed By Guided Meditation”

First Things First – Grapevine Article November 1991 By Ralph D.

Group Meditation Step Eleven At 7:00 AM five days a week you can find a small group of AAs meeting at a club on the north side of Tallahassee, Florida. The group is called Conscious Contact. Its purpose is the daily practice of the Eleventh Step. The meeting usually starts with a reading from theContinue reading “First Things First – Grapevine Article November 1991 By Ralph D.”

Adventure into the Unknown – Grapevine Article June 1972 By D.B.D.

Meditation opens us to an awareness of something ever new IN MY EIGHT YEARS In AA, I have slowly become aware that the losses and harm due to drinking were, though more obvious, not equal to those from alcoholic thinking. Slowly, against vicious, insidious resistance within me, I began about five years ago to findContinue reading “Adventure into the Unknown – Grapevine Article June 1972 By D.B.D.”

Meditation – Twelve & Twelve Pages 98-102

There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life. Now and then we may be granted a glimpse of that ultimate reality which is God’s kingdom. And weContinue reading “Meditation – Twelve & Twelve Pages 98-102”

11th Step Prayer – Page 99 Twelve & Twelve

“Lord, make me a channel of thy peace—that where there is hatred, I may bring love—that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness—that where there is discord, I may bring harmony—that where there is error, I may bring truth—that where there is doubt, I may bring faith—that where there is despair,Continue reading “11th Step Prayer – Page 99 Twelve & Twelve”

Out of the Dark – As Bill Sees It Page 10

Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God’s help. Yet it is only a step. We will want to goContinue reading “Out of the Dark – As Bill Sees It Page 10”

Meditation Ideas For Group Conscience Consideration

This morning Chris lead us in a meditation meeting that was an initial kick-off to the group conscience decision to explore how best to encourage and develop a meaningful group meditation practice. We will be discussing this further in our upcoming group conscience on Monday, December 28th (beginning at 8:15am). Please use the comments sectionContinue reading “Meditation Ideas For Group Conscience Consideration”

Reflection – December 6th Each Day A New Beginning

Each day provides its own gifts.  —Ruth P. Freedman We are guaranteed experiences that are absolutely right for us today. We are progressing on schedule. Even when our personal hopes are unmet, we are given the necessary opportunities for achieving those goals that complement our unique destinies. Today is full of special surprises, and weContinue reading “Reflection – December 6th Each Day A New Beginning”