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Alcoholics Anonymous is NOT about not drinking!

Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
herbk12@hotmail.com
www.herbk.com

AA is the Fellowship that developed around a community concerned with problems of uncontrollable and excessive drinking. Yes: that is the initiating problem.

However, this community discovered that the solution was not to “stop drinking.” The solution was for the individual to seek and find a power/Power other than one’s self that would provide the effective intervention resulting in abstinence from alcohol. The AA Fellowship calls this a Spiritual Awakening/Experience which results from the rigorous personal application of a precise behavioral methodology – a Twelve Step course of action. This process precipitates a radical transformation of each person’s thinking patterns, feeling reactions, and especially manifests in a change in their actual behaviors.

The goal of AA is not sobriety – that is a by-product. The actual product/goal of AA is for each person to live a fully integrated empowered human life by:

1. Improving their personal consciousness through a consistent daily practice of inventory and meditation;
2. Enlarging their personal compassion through living their lives based on universal principles resulting in a deep commitment to helping others.

Each of the various Twelve Step cultures are NOT about their specific addiction. They are about introducing and fostering a “way of life” for each individual so they can be the best person they can be. Thus, they are positively connected to each other and the entire human community. The world is a better place for them having been a citizen of it. They leave a legacy of awakened people to enthusiastically do likewise.


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.

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 personal invitation to me today?

What is my specific response/commitment today?

How will I be accountable for this commitment?

Do I acknowledge the formula for my daily growth in understanding and effectiveness?           

            AWARENESS

            ACCEPTANCE          

            ADJUSTMENT          


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.

Love Loving

Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
herbk12@hotmail.com
www.herbk.com

Before the beginning is the Word;

and the Word is God;

and the language is Silence;

and the essence is Love.

The Word is “Fiat”- unconditional creativity: powerless not to be what It is – Spoken.

A sound of generative energy manifesting as materiality. The Spoken Word, an overflow of essence and we are birthed—Love Loving.

That is our nature—our origin—image and likeness.

The delusion of materiality is: we are separate.

The work of spirituality is: real-ization we are not.

Oneness that is Unity; consciousness that evolves.

The invitation of becoming, built into our fabric—a memory of what is. Our materiality creating the original disequilibrium that we experience as thirst. We drink from the phantom sources of satisfaction that slake the thirst until they don’t.

The thirst continues, deepens, and expands; as does the pain.

We try harder, a self defeating spiral of disintegration; an experience of serial suffering.

The same force that drives the flower to open drives us to seek—a desperate cry from the wilderness of hopelessness. Our final collapse morphs into a faint awareness of an invitation and the possibility of hope.

Our word is spoken—“Fiat”: Let it be done!

This is the turning point—without certitude or feeling. A decision of yes; a response of action.

The momentum of the downward spiral is reversed; integration has begun. A long slow journey of awakening; a shift in consciousness. A return to equilibrium.

Walking toward the Light; walking in the Light; walking as the Light.

In the Now is Life and Life is Love. The language is loving; the essence is action; the action is intentional; the intention is Unity; and Unity heals.

The healing continues, deepens, and expands: Love Loving.


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.