Summary Of Our Meeting This Week


Hi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)

Playback reference number: 40

Here is the link for the MP3 from our meeting this week

The link to the media fire account will be posted under the recordings 2016 tab on the blog.


This week, we read and discussed Step 1 in the OA 12 & 12. We also read and discussed part of the story He Sold Himself Short, (264:0) which from a historical perspective is fascinating!

I am enjoying spending more time discussing the topics generated.

Here are the links to the literature that we are using:


org_manu aa Big Book

Big Book Online

Next week, I would like us to complete the story He Sold Himself Short, and then begin our study of Step 2.  For Step 2, we will read More About Alcoholism in the AA Big Book and then read from the OA 12 & 12. 


Here is the assignment as written in the Unofficial Guide:

Read Chapter 3, More About Alcoholism, and determine how it applies to your life. Read Step 2 in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

With the Group:

Read Chapter 3, More About Alcoholism.

Did you have “the great obsession?” (page 30)

Did you realize it was an illusion?

Did you try to control your drinking?

Were you able to diagnose your disease?

In your notebook, have you listed those things which you attempted and which failed to control your drinking?

Do you have a reservation of any kind or any lurking notions that you will someday be immune to alcohol? (page 33)

Do you identify with the mental states that precede a relapse into drinking, and do you understand that these mental states are “the crux of the (drinking) problem”?

Do you understand why an alcoholic or potential alcoholic will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge? (page 39)

Note, on page 43, the doctors’ reaction to these conclusions about alcoholism.

At the bottom of the page and at the end of the chapter, once again note the only defense against the first drink.

Here are 2 documents which have questions to guide our Big Book Study:



I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope.

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”


In love and service,



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