Homework for March 2, 2014

Dear Emotional Sobriety Workshop Members:

Thank you for everyone’s participation and sharing this Sunday.

This morning we continued the AA Back to Basics and completed Steps 6-10.  We also introduced the practice of written meditation and quiet time.  Two way prayer is an unique spiritual practice of the early AA members, designed to “overcome the bondage of addiction by establishing and maintaining a conscience contact with the One who has all power.”

Thank you to all who were willing to experience together how to practice two-way prayer even though it extended the meeting.

The homework is to read the handouts on  How to Listen to God, How to Practice 2 way prayer and How to practice Quiet Time.

I have collected quite a few variations, which I thought everyone might be interested in.

The links are below:


How do I begin Pamphlet

A. A.’s Pioneer Program & the Practice of Quiet Time

How to Begin Practicing Quiet Time

I have posted them under Step 11 Worksheets.  Others are posted under 12 steps in 4 hours tab.

Under the 12 Steps in 4 Hours, I have also posted a format for 20 minutes 11 Step Guidance Meeting, for people to use if doing Quiet Time with another person or a group.


For homework, we are going to practice and share what we receive in guidance with each other during the week.  It requires daily practice in order to have an experience of “conscience contact with the God of our understanding.”

For anyone who would like to explore this method further, I recommend the book:

How to Listen to God: Overcoming Addiction Through Practice of Two-Way Prayer by Wally Paton.

It can be ordered directly from Wally P. or from amazon.com.

Tel: 520-297-7230

Fax: 520-297-7230

email: wallyp@theriver.com

Website: www.aabacktobasics.org

Next week is our final Back to Basics Meeting.  Following next week we will return to our regular meeting format.

Since we have detoured from our regular meeting format, I am including the playback recording number in this blog posting.

Conference Play Back Playback Number: (712) 432-1202 Access Code: 1001209#

The Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1500

Playback recording number: 19

If you are calling from Switzerland, the call in number is +41 (0) 44 595 90 80

If you are calling from Israel, the call in number is:+972 (0) 76-599-0060

Looking forward to “seeing” you next week!

With blessings for peace and recovery,



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