Homework Assignments

DUE DATE

05/26/13             Week #2

Read pages 1-7 in the “Emotional Sobriety …. A Journey of Perspective” document and answer the questions on page 7, “Our Awakening”.

06/02/13             Week #3

Read pages 8-9 in the  “Emotional Sobriety …. A Journey of Perspective”     document and answer the questions on pages 8 – 9, “Our Love” and “Our Mission”

06/09/13             Week #4

Read pages 9 in the  “Emotional Sobriety …. A Journey of Perspective”     document and answer the questions on pages  9, “Our Mission”

06/16/13              Week #5

The 4 absolutes: Read the following documents, also found on the “Documents” page and answer the questions.  These are to be used as a method of Inventory

Step 4 – Four Absolutes Inventory

Step 11 – Four Absolutes Evening Review

06/23/13              Week #6

Read  page 12 of  Next Step Exercises document and write about “What does it look like in your life when you are absolutely honest? Write out a vision for yourself….”

06/30/13              Week #7

No homework this week.

07/07/13              Week#8

Read page 3 from the Step 4 – Four Absolutes Inventory document, the “Unselfishness” section and write about “What does it look like in your life when you are absolutely Unselfishness? Write out a vision for yourself….”.

07/14/13               Week#9

Read pages 3 – 4 from the Step 4 – Four Absolutes Inventory document, the “Love” section and write about “What does it look like in your life when you are absolutely Loving? Write out a vision for yourself….”.

From the “Next Step Exercises”, page 14:

Love: [Warm liking, Affection, Adoration, Devotion, Fondness, Tenderness, Attraction, Beauty]
To test if your behavior is Loving one may ask “Is my behavior giving of myself, expecting nothing in return and am I
reflecting back the Unconditional Love I am receiving from God?”
“Not to give of himself brings the desolation of a new poverty to the sober alcoholic.”
“Fortunately for us love is inspiring from the very beginning…the joy of receiving can never match the real thrill of
giving…Love is a poor man’s beginning toward God.”
“When we offer love, we offer our life; are we prepared to give it? When another offers us love, he offers his life; have we
the grace to receive it? When love is offered God is there; have we received Him?”
“Love is ‘giving of yourself’ and unless we do, our progress will be lost. Each one owes the gift of this second life of
sobriety to every other human being he meets in the ceaseless presence of God, and especially to other alcoholics who still
suffer.” “If it is truly beautiful then it is the way of love, it is the way of AA, and it is the will of God as we understand
Him.”

Week #10  7/21/13

Read  Four Absolutes Inventory document, the “Purity” section and write about “What does it look like in your life when you are absolutely Pure? Write out a vision for yourself….”.

This week we will all have a chance to share what we wrote on The Four Absolutes and Love.

Then we will read and share on the reading assigned.

Time permitting: we will share on what we wrote on our vision of purity.

If you missed this week’s meeting, or you want to listen again, please see the “Recordings” page for further information.

Week #11 due on 7/28/13

We are going to finish reading The Four Absolutes Inventory document, the “Purity” section and write about “What does it look like in your life when you demonstrate absolute Purity?  Write out a vision for yourself….”

This morning we shared our writing on Love in the 4 Absolutes and began reading on Purity.

Next week, we will finish the reading on Purity and sharing our writing on “what does it look like when I am absolutely pure?”

The playback reference number is 2214634#.

After this, we will have completed The Four Absolutes and we will start working on step 1.

The assignment for Step 1 is: write the “Tornado Exercise” and the “Unmanageability Exercise.”  Both are listed on the blog.

My goal is to consolidate the step 1 handouts into one document.

Week #12 due on August 4, 2013

This morning we completed reading The Four Absolutes Inventory document.

Next week we will share our writing on “What does it look like in your life when you demonstrate absolute Purity?  Write out a vision for yourself….”

The playback reference number is 2220794#.

After that, we will begin reading the AA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and sharing on the reading.

The assignment for Step 1 is: write the “Tornado Exercise” and the “Unmanageability Exercise.”  Both are listed on the blog.

My goal is to consolidate the step 1 handouts into one document.

If you missed this week’s meeting, or you want to listen again, please see the “Recordings” page for further information.

Week #13 due on August 11, 2013

This morning we shared our writing on  “What does it look like in your life when you demonstrate absolute Purity?  Write out a vision for yourself….”

We read the introduction to the AA 12&12

We read the Step One Written Inventory which is now listed in the document tab of the blog.

The homework is to spend 10 minutes/day writing on the questions from the Step One Written Inventory worksheet.

Next week, we will begin reading and sharing on Step One.

The playback reference number is 2226857#.

The NA 12 &12 is now also in the documents tab.

If you missed this week’s meeting, or you want to listen again, please see the “Recordings” page for further information.

Week 14 due August 18, 2013

We began sharing what we wrote in our Step One Inventory worksheet,  which is listed in the document tab of the blog.

The homework is to spend 10 minutes/day writing on the questions from the Step One Written Inventory worksheet.

Next week, we will continue reading and sharing on Step One.

The playback reference number is 2233149#.

Week 15 due August 25, 2013

This morning we read and shared on step 1 until page 22, par 1 in the AA 12&12.

We continued  sharing what we wrote in our Step One Inventory worksheet, which is listed in the document tab of the blog.

The homework is to spend 10 minutes/day writing on the questions from the Step One Written Inventory worksheet.

Next week, we will continue reading and sharing on Step One.

The playback reference number is 2239370#.

Week 16 due September 8, 2013

This morning we read and shared on step 1 until page 24, par 2 in the AA 12&12.

We continued  sharing what we wrote in our Step One Inventory worksheet, which is listed in the document tab of the blog.

The homework is to spend 10 minutes/day writing on the questions from the Step One Written Inventory worksheet.

There will be no meeting on September 1, 2013, in honor of Labor Day.  Our next meeting will be on September 8, 2013, using our new conference phone number. We will complete Step One and begin Step 2.

The playback reference number is 2245647#.

Week 17 due October 6, 2013

This morning we completed and took step 1 together.

We completed our Step One Inventory worksheet, which is listed in the document tab of the blog.

The homework is to spend 10 minutes/day writing on the questions from the Step Two Written Inventory worksheet.

The article on Psychic Change by Jasmin Rogg is now listed in the document tab of the blog.

There will be no meeting until October 6, 2013, due to the religious holidays.

There will be no meeting on October 13, 2013 due to Columbus Day and a family celebration.

This week’s conference was not recorded due to the change in the conference call service.

Next session we will begin Step 2.

Week 18 due October 20, 2013

This morning we read and shared on the first tradition.

A tradition 1 worksheet will be posted later.

The homework is to spend 10 minutes/day writing on the questions from the Step Two Written Inventory worksheet.,

Step 2 Preposition Exercise and Other Step 2 Actions

There will be no meeting on October 13, 2013 due to Columbus Day and a family celebration.

This week’s conference was recorded.

Please note: new telephone conference number and PIN

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

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

Playback number: 41 (0) 44595-9089

The playback reference number is 1.

Next session we will begin Step 2.

Week #19 due 10/27/2013

This morning we began Step 2.

The homework is to do the Second Step Proposition Exercise which is posted on the documents tab and was also sent out as a separate blog post. I have redone the Second Step Inventory Worksheet.  Please let me know if the changes are more helpful.

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

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

Playback number: 41 (0) 44595-9089

The playback reference number is 2.

Next session we will continue Step 2.

Week #20 due 11/3/2013

This morning we completed Step 2 and the Second Step Proposition Exercise.  Next week we will do Tradition 2 and Step 3.

Just a reminder that next weekend we change the clock.  (Move the clock back one hour.)

TRADITION 02

Worksheets for Step 3

Step 3 worksheet 10-18-13

Third Step Vision Exercise

The Serenity Prayer 10-18-13

Third Step Exercise

TRADITION 03

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

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

Playback number: 41 (0) 44595-9089

The playback reference number is 3

Week 21 due 11-10-13

Next week we will do Tradition 2 and Step 3.

The playback reference number is 4.

Week 22 due 11-17-13

Step 3

The playback reference number is 5

Step 3 worksheet 10-18-13

Third Step Vision Exercise

The Serenity Prayer 10-18-13

Third Step Exercise

Week #23 due 12/1/2013

This morning we began Step 3.

Next group we will continuing working on the Step 3 written inventory, in particular the meaning of the words of the steps.

Next Sunday, November 22, 2013 there will be no meeting.

We will meet again on December 1, 2013

Links to worksheets and recording information:

Worksheets for Step 3:

Third Step Vision Exercise

Step 3 worksheet 11-16-13

The Serenity Prayer 10-18-13

Third Step Exercise

playback recording number: 6#

Week 24 due 12/8/13

Continued to work step 3

playback recording number: 7#

Week 25 due 12/15/13

Goal: complete step 3

playback recording number: 8#

Week 26 due 12/22/2013

Goal: Complete Third Step Prayer, Serenity Prayer and Tradition 3

Playback recording number: 9#

Week 27 due 12/29/2013

Goal: Complete Serenity Prayer and Tradition 3

Playback recording number: 10#

Week 28 due 1/5/2014

Goal: Complete Serenity Prayer and Tradition 3

Playback recording number: No recording for this meeting

Week 29 due 1/12/2014

Goal: Discuss and complete Tradition 3

Playback recording number: 11#

Week 30 due 1/19/2014

Goal: Discuss and complete Tradition 3, introduce Step 4

Playback recording number: 12#

Week 31 due 1/26/2014

Begin Step 4: reading and sharing from the AA 12 & 12 and the Step 4 Inventory 1-19-2014 worksheet

Playback recording number: 12#

Week 32 due 2/2/2014

1. Share on our interpretation of the words of step 4.

2. Read the flow sheet for Step 4

3. Read and share on the differences and similarities between Step 4, 10 and 11.

STEPS 04, 10, AND 11

4. Time permitting, read and share on Step 4 in the AA 12&12.

Week 33 due 2/9/2014

Share on the Step 4 worksheet

Read from the AA 12&12 on Step 4

Review Step 4 worksheets

Week 34 due 2/16/2014

Read handouts for Back to Basics

Week 35 due 2/23/2014

following Sunday’s meeting: make a list of resentments, fears, and harms.

Week 36 due March 2, 2014

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.

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.”

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

Homework for April 27, 2014

This morning, we read and shared on the handouts on steps 4 and 5 and discussed the merits of the 2 different step 4 inventory formats: the assets and liabilities and the 5 column inventory. The links are below:

Steps-4-and-5-Handout2

step4

Here is the format that I have created that is also adaptable to both inventories:

Steps 4-9 ES-OA Compact Sheet

Steps 4-9 ES-OA Compact Sheet

Homework for May 4, 2014

Step 4 and Lawrie C.’s 12 Provocations

Homework for May 11, 2014

Read and discuss Step 4 in the Little Red Book

Homework for May 18, 2014

Next week, we will read and discuss jealousy, intolerance, fear, and anger.

The homework is to think about what actions one can take to overcome the character defects which block us off from God and other people.

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