Recordings 2015

Some of these links are downloadable, and others are not. I am afraid that I am still in the process of learning how maximize mediafire. I am in the process of making this page also a summary of what was discussed during each meeting too.

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1/4/2015 #14 Step 10

1/11/2015 # 16 Step 10

1/18/2015 Unpopular Guides

1/25/2015 Step 11

2/1/2015 Step 11

2/8/2015 Step 11

2/15/2015 Step 11

2/22/2015 Step 11

3/1/2015 Step 11 OA 12 & 12

3/8/2015 Step 11 OA 12 & 12

3/15/2015 Tradition 10

3/22/2015 Tradition 10

3/29/2015 Tradition 11 Anonymity

4/19/2015 Step 12 Introduction

4/26/2015 Step 12

5/3/2015 Step 12

5/10/2015 Step 12

5/17/2015 Step 12

5/31/2015 Step 12

6/7/2015 #42 Step 12

6/14/2015 #43 Step 12

6/21/2015 #44 To Wives

6/28/2015 #45 To Wives

July 5, 2015 #46  from the phone line and link to media fire. To Wives

We read and discussed the chapter “To Wives” in the AA Big Book up to page 110:2.

We read and discussed “A Disease of the Spirit” from the appendixes in the brown book Overeaters Anonymous. (98:1)

The homework is to read and highlight the sections in the AA Big Book Chapter 8 “The Wives” and write on what you highlight.

The goal is to have our own personal experience of what the AA Big Book means to us.

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.

We recover for the sole purpose of carrying the message to those who still suffer and to be of maximum service to God and others.

7/12/2015 #47 To Wives. Here is the link for the MP3 from the phone line and the link to the media fire account.

We read and discussed “To Wives” in the AA Big Book up to page 113:3.

We also read and completed “A Disease of the Spirit” from the appendixes in the brown book Overeaters Anonymous. (98:1)

I read briefly today from the book “The 7 Key Principles of Successful Recovery” by Mel B. and Bill P.

 7/19/2015 #48 To Wives in the AA Big Book up to page 115:2.

We also read relevant sections from “Living Sober” and an excerpt from the pamphlet “The Wife of the Alcoholic – A Pattern to Happiness” by Lewis F. Presnall. This pamphlet was published in 1959 by the Utah Alcoholism Foundation (ISBN: B005HBOZM).

July 26, 2015:  Meeting cancelled.

August 2, 2015 #50 Meeting was only recorded for 16 minutes. 

We completed “To Wives” and read from the book “The 7 Key Principles of Successful Recovery” by Mel B. and Bill P.

 8/9/2015 #51 The Family Afterward; Program in a Nutshell and Step 12 as Compassionate Action.

We read and discussed the posting “Program in a Nutshell.”

We read and discussed the concept of Step 12 as compassionate action

We read and discussed the chapter “The Family Afterward” up to 124:2.  We used this worksheet to help guide our discussion

We also read the first section on Step 12 from the Unpopular Studies in the Last Three Steps up to page 76:0

8/16/2015 # 52 The Family Afterward

We read and discussed the chapter “The Family Afterward” up to 125:2.

We also read the first section on Step 12 from the Unpopular Studies in the Last Three Steps up to page 80:1.

8-23-2015 #53 The Family Afterward

We read and discussed the chapter “The Family Afterward” up to 127:2.

We also read the first section on Step 12 from the Unpopular Studies in the Last Three Steps. We will begin the next chapter next week “Step 12: A primer on compassion.”

8/30/2015 # 54 The Family Afterward

We read and discussed the chapter “The Family Afterward” up to 128:2. Here is a document to guide our discussions.

We also read the first section on Step 12 from the Unpopular Studies in the Last Three Steps up to page 83:3.

9/6/2015 #55 The Family Afterward

We read and discussed the chapter “The Family Afterward” up to 129:3.

Here is a document to guide our discussions.

We also read and discussed compassionate action, and the role of the ego in recovery and forgiveness. Our discussion was so interesting that we did not read from the Unpopular Studies in the Last Three Steps.

 9/13/2015 # 56 1 minute apology and Chuck C.

We read and discussed the handouts on The One Minute Apology and briefly read the handout on Chuck C.

9/20/2015 # 57 The Family Afterward

We read and discussed the chapter on Step 12: A primer on compassion in the Unpopular Studies in the Last Three Steps.

9/27/2015 # 58 The Family Afterward

We read and discussed the chapter “The Family Afterward” up to 131:3.

We also read and discussed one of the recent blog postings on equanimity and compared it to the 4 Absolutes.

The homework is to read and highlight the sections in the AA Big Book Chapter “The Family Afterward” and write on what you highlight.

10/4/2015 #59 Chuck C. Off Topic.  This week, we read and discussed the handout on Chuck C.

10/11/2015 # 60 The Family Afterwards Final

Today, we began our meeting discussing dishonesty and making assumptions.

We read and discussed the work by Don Miguel Ruiz and the 4 Agreements, as well as a chapter on Making Assumptions from the book Be a Changemaster by Karla Reiss.

10/18/2015 # 61 AA Slogans

We read and discussed the AA slogan “First Things First,” and “Live and Let Live.”

Next week we will read and discuss “Easy Does It.” And, I would like us to read and discuss Tradition 12.

10/25/2015 # 62 Tradition 12 & Slogans  

This week we completed our discussion on the AA slogans “Live and Let Live” “Easy Does It” and “First Things First.”

We also read and discussed Tradition 12 in the OA 12 & 12. Link to post on Tradition 12 which lists the documents that we will be using.

11/1/2015 # 63 For Employers and Anonymity  

We discussed what is a harm according to program literature.

We explored the connection between Step 12 and Tradition 12. We read and discussed Tradition 12 in the book Living The Twelve Traditions in Today’s World — Principles Before Personalities by Mel B. and Michael Fitzpatrick (2012). We also read and discussed the chapter on Anonymity and Step 12 in The Unpopular Guide.  Finally, we read and shared on the chapter “To Employers” up to page 137:2.

11/8/2015 # 64 To Employers

11/22/2015 # 65 Compassionate Inaction

12/6/2015 # 66 To Employers and Steps 6 & 7

12/13/2015 # 67 To Employers

12/20/2015 #2 Step 6 & 7 format

12/27/2015 #4 To Employers