Summary of our meeting today

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: 42

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 103:3.

We also read and discussed “A Plan of Eating” from the appendixes in the brown book Overeaters Anonymous page 7:3.

We decided as a group to continuing our discussion on Step 12 and to open the group up to other people who would be interested in a Step 12 Principles and Promises of the AA Big Book Study. I will be sending out a flyer. Please share the information with your other OA friends.

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 book of Overeaters Anonymous. 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 8 “To Wives” from page 104 to 121 and write on what you highlight.

When we did the BBA, we wrote on the questions that were provided in the notebook. Now, we will try to have our own personal experience of what the AA Big Book means to us.  This is new material for us as a group as the BBA did not include chapters 8-11.

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!

With blessings for peace and recovery,


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)

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