The Spiritual Experience

“In the wake of my spiritual
experience there came a
vision of a society of alcoholics.
If each sufferer were to carry

the news of the scientific
hopelessness of alcoholism
to each new prospect, he might
be able to lay every
newcomer wide open to
a transforming spiritual experience.
This concept proved to be the
foundation of such success
as A.A. has since achieved.”


GRAPEVINE, JANUARY 1963

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Alcoholics think too much.

Most alcoholics came into AA as the smartest things on this earth,

they knew everything.

We say most alcoholics because we know that there were a number

who arrived at the AA doors totally defeated, wrung out,

and not to sure what to think.

No matter how they arrive, their thinking must be

persuaded that a Spiritual experience

will do for them what they could not do for themselves.

Today, thank your loving Higher Power for removing

the obsession and compulsion to drink alcohol and for

your serenity and peace of mind.

Recovery is a transforming spiritual experience.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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The Traditions Are A Guide


Our Traditions are a guide
to better ways of working
and living, and they are to
group survival and harmony
what A.A.’s Twelve Steps
are to each member’s
sobriety and peace of mind.

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As Bill Sees I p149

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The first word of the First Step, We.

We must get along together so that we can help each other

stay sober and enjoy a better life, one day at a time.

The Traditions were pounded out by trial and error.

History is the best teacher and the early founders

of AA were well read as to the accounts of all of the movements

that came and went during the time of recorded history.

What mistakes the failures made were the ones the Traditions

try to avoid.

Most important, humbly trying to keep the egos in check.

Additionally, the Traditions are a tool that helps the fellowship stay sober,

Recovery is understanding the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com


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