Herb K.’s spiritual writings now available online.

This website contains an abundance of resources that shine light on the 12 Step path to personal freedom, from bondage of addiction and from bondage of self. Each of us has an invitation to walk our journey of unique growth and development, in pursuit of happiness.

This website contains a comprehensive library of resources and tools for the application of the 12 Steps to your personal life … delivering each person to the promised spiritual awakening. This site links you to Herb K.’s interpretation, knowledge, and experience of the Big Book’s instructions for navigating this spiritual path, contained in his many YouTube recordings and three books.

Application of Steps 8 & 9 Final Phase of the Process of Forgiveness

Herb K. 339 views April 11, 2022 6:00 am

Spirituality Series (2020/2021), facilitated by Herb Kaighan

Introduction and Overview to Twelve Step Spirituality
1. Emotional Sobriety
2. Centering Prayer
3. Sponsorship
4. Forgiveness
5. Our Way of Living
6. God as I Don't Understand
7. Inventory part 1
8. Inventory part 2
9. Freedom

10. Happiness
11. Resentments - Column 1,2 & 3
12. Resentments - Column 4
13. Forgiveness
14. Meditation and Contemplation
15. Amazing Grace
16. Sponsorship/Helping Others


The Spirituality Series is a fundraiser for the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. If you would like to make a donation, the Center will gratefully accept it. Thank you for your generosity and support. https://maryjoseph.org/
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RESENTMENTS: COLUMNS 3 & 4

Herb K. 324 views April 9, 2022 6:00 am

Spirituality Series (2020/2021), facilitated by Herb Kaighan

Introduction and Overview to Twelve Step Spirituality
1. Emotional Sobriety
2. Centering Prayer
3. Sponsorship
4. Forgiveness
5. Our Way of Living
6. God as I Don't Understand
7. Inventory part 1
8. Inventory part 2
9. Freedom

10. Happiness
11. Resentments - Column 1,2 & 3
12. Resentments - Column 4
13. Forgiveness
14. Meditation and Contemplation
15. Amazing Grace
16. Sponsorship/Helping Others


The Spirituality Series is a fundraiser for the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. If you would like to make a donation, the Center will gratefully accept it. Thank you for your generosity and support. https://maryjoseph.org/
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Forgiveness: A Process - "Nuts and Bolts" (with Dr Fred Luskin)

Herb K. 739 views March 4, 2022 3:43 pm

Spirituality Series (2020/2021), facilitated by Herb Kaighan

Introduction and Overview to Twelve Step Spirituality
1. Emotional Sobriety
2. Centering Prayer
3. Sponsorship
4. Forgiveness
5. Our Way of Living
6. God as I Don't Understand
7. Inventory part 1
8. Inventory part 2
9. Freedom

10. Happiness
11. Resentments - Column 1,2 & 3
12. Resentments - Column 4
13. Forgiveness
14. Meditation and Contemplation
15. Amazing Grace
16. Sponsorship/Helping Others


The Spirituality Series is a fundraiser for the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. If you would like to make a donation, the Center will gratefully accept it. Thank you for your generosity and support. https://maryjoseph.org/
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Sponsorship / Helping Others - Enlarging Compassion

Herb K. 459 views January 30, 2022 5:00 am

Spirituality Series (2020/2021), facilitated by Herb Kaighan

Introduction and Overview to Twelve Step Spirituality
1. Emotional Sobriety
2. Centering Prayer
3. Sponsorship
4. Forgiveness
5. Our Way of Living
6. God as I Don't Understand
7. Inventory part 1
8. Inventory part 2
9. Freedom

10. Happiness
11. Resentments - Column 1,2 & 3
12. Resentments - Column 4
13. Forgiveness
14. Meditation and Contemplation
15. Amazing Grace
16. Sponsorship/Helping Others


The Spirituality Series is a fundraiser for the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. If you would like to make a donation, the Center will gratefully accept it. Thank you for your generosity and support. https://maryjoseph.org/
...

Amazing Grace - Grace-Willingness, Gift-Action, Invitation-Response!

Herb K. 323 views December 8, 2021 5:00 am

Spirituality Series (2020/2021), facilitated by Herb Kaighan

Introduction and Overview to Twelve Step Spirituality
1. Emotional Sobriety
2. Centering Prayer
3. Sponsorship
4. Forgiveness
5. Our Way of Living
6. God as I Don't Understand
7. Inventory part 1
8. Inventory part 2
9. Freedom

10. Happiness
11. Resentments - Column 1,2 & 3
12. Resentments - Column 4
13. Forgiveness
14. Meditation and Contemplation
15. Amazing Grace
16. Sponsorship/Helping Others


The Spirituality Series is a fundraiser for the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. If you would like to make a donation, the Center will gratefully accept it. Thank you for your generosity and support. https://maryjoseph.org/
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This library of practical tools provides an understanding of the precise suggestions in the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book and their effective application. The Twelve Step process promises an experience of awakening: a radical change in the way we think, feel, and behave.

Autobiography

By |December 4th, 2022|

Music brings us together in celebration Outline your personal history: life events & behavior. Bullet point summary (without story or drama = just facts). Comment on

When Did AA Meetings Become the AA Program?

By |September 2nd, 2021|

Music brings us together in celebration Atlanta was my first International AA Conference ‐ 2015; we celebrated AA’s 80th birthday. At the same time, my family

How Does the Program Really Work?

By |December 4th, 2020|

Music brings us together in celebration My previous article was “When Did Meetings Become the Program?” This article addresses my understanding and experience of how the program

Our TRUE Essence!

By |December 4th, 2019|

Music brings us together in celebration Twelve Step Process to Identify and Restore Our Optimal Human Nature: Our TRUE ESSENCE! There is a

Principles

By |December 4th, 2018|

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Meditations & Reflections
Bill Wilson wrote in the Preface to the 1st Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous, “our way of living may have its advantages for all”. Steps 1 through 9 are the Program of Recovery – “placed in a position of neutrality.” RECOVERED! The initial promise of completing Step 9 is an experience of awakening. The ongoing promise of practicing Steps 10, 11, & 12 is the Program for Living. “Enter the world of Spirit”; “Our WAY of Life”. “NOT CURED”; “DAILY REPRIEVE!” This is our daily PRACTICE of sustaining, improving, and enlarging our awakening. The promise and the prediction that we can live “happy, joyous, and FREE!”

Is God Necessary?

By |December 4th, 2017|Meditation|

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When God is Powerless

By |December 4th, 2016|Meditation|

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God’s Will

By |December 4th, 2015|Meditation|

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Does God Have a Plan?

By |December 4th, 2014|Meditation|

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God Is Consciousness

By |December 4th, 2013|Meditation|

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God Is Love

By |December 4th, 2012|Meditation|

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Embracing Embraced

By |December 4th, 2011|Meditation|

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Love Loving

By |December 4th, 2010|Meditation|

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Healing Circuit

By |December 4th, 2009|Meditation|

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Centering

By |December 4th, 2008|Meditation|

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20/20 Vision

By |December 4th, 2007|Meditation|

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G.O.D.

By |December 4th, 2006|Meditation|

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Forgiveness

By |December 4th, 2005|Meditation|

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Sources of Suffering

By |December 4th, 2004|Reflection|

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Most Are Asleep

By |December 4th, 2003|Reflection|

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Reality Just Is

By |December 4th, 2002|Reflection|

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Upon Awakening

By |December 4th, 2001|Reflection|

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Love Alpha Omega

By |December 4th, 2000|Reflection|

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I and Thou – True Freedom

By |December 4th, 1999|Reflection|

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The Way – I and Thou

By |December 4th, 1998|Reflection|

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A Vision for Us

By |December 4th, 1997|Reflection|

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Emotional Sobriety

By |December 4th, 1996|Reflection|

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