Dear Emotional Sobriety Workshop Members:
Thank you for everyone’s participation and sharing this Sunday.
Telephone conference number: 605-562-3131 PIN: 549628#
Playback recording number is: 605-562-3132 PIN: 549628#
Playback reference number: 41
Here is the link for the MP3 from the meeting:
Here is the link to the media fire account:
This week we continued our work on Step 12. We read and discussed Step 12 in the AA Big Book up to page 100:1.
We also read and discussed “A Disease of the Mind” from the appendixes in the brown book Overeaters Anonymous.
If anyone is interested in purchasing the book for themselves, it is available at OA World Service
It is available on Amazon too, but, it seems to be more expensive:
Here is a link to the podcast from the OA website on the appendixes in the brown book Overeaters Anonymous.
During our next meeting, I would like us to continuing reading the sections out of the AA Big Book on “carrying the message.” And, I would like us to read the appendixes of the brown Overeaters Anonymous book. There are some wonderful insights in there.
The homework for Step 12 is to read and highlight the sections in the AA Big Book Chapter 7 “Working with Others” from page 89 to 103 and write on what you highlight.
Whereas when we did the BBA, we wrote on the questions that we were provided, this time, we will have our own personal experience of what the AA Big Book means to us personally.
Every time before you begin doing any part of the reading or writing, remember to say the “Set Aside Prayer” and bring your spiritual awareness of God, as you understand Him, into this process.
The last 3 steps are the heart and soul of emotional sobriety: living in the solution, seeking conscious contact with the God of our understanding and carrying the message to those who still suffer.
Please feel free to read the handouts to share your thoughts with the group.
Looking forward to “seeing” you all next week!
Peace: it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.”(author unknown)