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  • We Continue Awakening by Dealing with Internal Disturbances – PART TWO

    Practicing the Here and NowBeing Intentional with Step 11 Using Prayer & Meditation to work All the StepsAn Excerpt from Chapter 7: How Step Ten Works The promises articulated on pages 83 and 84 of the Big Book “will always materialize if we work for them” (italics added). The initial work is Step Ten. The […]

  • We Continue Awakening by Dealing with Internal Disturbances – PART ONE

    Practicing the Here and NowBeing Intentional with Step 11 Using Prayer & Meditation to work All the StepsAn Excerpt from Chapter 7 STEP TEN IS A TOOL that captures and releases the transformative power of Steps One through Nine for the continued “deflation of ego at depth.” The fact is, we never transcend our basic […]

  • Inventory of Your Spiritual Condition

    Author: Herb K.Rancho Palos Verdes, CA herbk12@hotmail.com www.herbk.com Ask yourself these vital questions: Relationship with MysteryWhat is your current brokenness? In what ways do you experience the bedevilments of doing what you don’t what to do and not doing what you want to do?What do you actually believe about God? How do you behave in […]

  • Principles for Walking This Path

    Author: Herb K.Rancho Palos Verdes, CA herbk12@hotmail.com www.herbk.com Our Way of Life 1. I am not the center of life. 2. I am the center of my life. 3. Don’t take life personally. 4. Do take reality as it is. 5. I am responsible for my: Perceptions, Emotions, Behaviors. 6. I am not responsible for […]

  • Forgiveness is a Process Not an Event

    Author: Herb K.Rancho Palos Verdes, CA herbk12@hotmail.com www.herbk.com A forgiving person has no past. An unforgiving person has no future.  What is Forgiveness?Forgiveness is Not to…CondoneForgetTolerateIgnoreApproveExcuseMinimizePardonDenyAbsolveReconcileInvite to hurt againSurrender justice Forgiveness Is a Decision to not…RetaliateExact revengeSeek compensationJudge Forgiveness Is a Decision to…Release themRelease ourselvesBe released What is the process? Accept the facts: Betrayal = it did happen; I […]

  • Intentional Consciousness – A Daily Practice

    Author: Herb K.Rancho Palos Verdes, CA herbk12@hotmail.com www.herbk.com What is the message of the “wee small voice”?What does it mean?What is my prior experience?What is the guidance; what are the implications for me?What are the suggested principles as guidelines for my attitude and/or action?What is the suggested change in my attitude and/or action?What is the […]

  • The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety

    Author: Bill W. I think that many oldsters who have put our AA “booze cure” to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. Perhaps they will be the spearhead for the next major development in AA—the development of much more real maturity and balance (which is to say, humility) in our relations […]