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”

We Seek Through Meditation – Grapevine Article March 1985 By C.C.

Step Eleven SEEKING “through prayer and meditation,” the Eleventh Step tells us, was among the vital actions that brought sobriety to the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Obviously, if we want what those pioneers had and if we are “willing to go to any length to get it,” we should pray and meditate. As IContinue reading “We Seek Through Meditation – Grapevine Article March 1985 By C.C.”

Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning For November 14th

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.  —Kathleen Casey Theisen How awesome is our power, personally, to choose our attitudes and our responses to any situation, to every situation. We will feel only how we choose to feel, no matter the circumstance. Happiness is as free an option as sorrow. Perceiving our challenges as opportunities forContinue reading “Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning For November 14th”

What Is Meditation? Grapevine Article November 1999 By Sim G.

Step Eleven As with most people, I gave this Step much thought when I began working the program. It seemed straightforward enough to me–I was to take some time each day to improve my conscious contact with God. But as time went on, things which appeared simple on first hearing began to take on aContinue reading “What Is Meditation? Grapevine Article November 1999 By Sim G.”

A Daily Meditation Grapevine Web Exclusive By Judy M

A woman discovers a way to practice conscious contact while she goes about the business of the day I got up this morning, and rolled off the bed to my knees to get the day off the ground right like it says to do on pages 86 and 87 of the Big Book. I feltContinue reading “A Daily Meditation Grapevine Web Exclusive By Judy M”

Seeking Through Meditation – Grapevine Article April 1969 by AA Doctor

A member who has applied himself to improving his conscious contact with his Higher Power spells out the basic steps in the practice of meditation “SOMETIMES, when friends tell us how well we are doing, we know better inside. We know we aren’t doing well enough. We still can’t handle life, as life is. ThereContinue reading “Seeking Through Meditation – Grapevine Article April 1969 by AA Doctor”