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Bill W 3 Legacies Part 1 – Recovered 1053

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Bill W on the Traditions – Recovered 1052

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Bill W the Day Dr Bob Died – Recovered 1050

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Bill W. and Dr. Bob S. 1950 – Recovered 1049

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you!

 If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group.

Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com

To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group.  This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

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Rationalization – Recovered 1048

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How often have you sworn off your drug of choice only to pick it up moments or hours later with a new found explanation for doing so? How often have you convinced yourself that your actions were right, even justified, when you knew deep inside that they weren’t? How often have you battled back and forth in your brain between what you should and shouldn’t do until you finally find the excuse that would let you give in?

Tonight, we talk about rationalization.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group. Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

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The addict who is honest will admit that he knows the rationalization game well. Though we saw alcohol was bringing us down, though we suspected we drank more than we should, though we knew we could not stop once we started, we found the reasons, excuses, explanations, and the justifications we needed to rationalize our behavior. In doing so, we slide further down the slippery slope of addiction. As the craving for alcohol and the desire to rationalize a slip wears off, we will start to see the other areas of life in which we tend to employ rationalization for our current selfish behaviors.

First thoughts?

How did you rationalize your behavior before program?
Did anybody believe you?
Did you believe you?
Did you ever rationalize avoiding sobriety?
How did you get over justifying your behavior?

What did you rationalize early in program?
Was it dangerous to your sobriety?

Did you ever tell yourself:
I don’t have a problem.
I am still in control.
I deserve this after the day I’ve had.
I’m afraid.

Do you use rationalization to justify your behavior today? Why?
What character defect is at the heart of rationalization for you?

What do you rationalize today?
Why do you convince yourself that bad is good?
Do you ever convince yourself that good is bad? Why?

What is the opposite of rationalization for you?

How does rigorous honesty help?
Why do we rationalize?

What part of the program helps?

WE HAVE CALLS

Final Thoughts?
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Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request. Email me at
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Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at
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To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
What do you try to control most?

Did you take the survey?

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What would be your answer?
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Powerlessness – Recovered 1047

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Powerlessness is not meant to disempower. Although you may be powerless in the fact that you struggle with addiction and have no control over it, you are not powerless over the actions you can take because of that knowledge. By accepting the things you cannot change and understanding that it’s possible to change the things that are within your control, you open yourself up to options that can help you heal.

Tonight, we talk about Powerlessness

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group. Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

Powerlessness is not meant to disempower. Although you may be powerless in the fact that you struggle with addiction and have no control over it, you are not powerless over the actions you can take because of that knowledge. By accepting the things you cannot change and understanding that it’s possible to change the things that are within your control, you open yourself up to options that can help you heal.

Tonight, we talk about Powerlessness

We live in a society that tells us we should be able to figure out our problems and overcome challenges on our own; that if we can’t, we’re weak. Being open to trying something new requires a great deal of courage because it’s an admission that you don’t have all the answers.

What comes first to mind?

What does powerlessness mean to you?
Did you think you could limit your drug/alcohol use?
How did you finally admit you were powerless over alcohol?
How are you powerless over alcohol?

What is the difference between powerlessness and helplessness?

How does being powerless affect your behavior

What do you have control over?

How is acceptance and powerlessness related?

When is will power good?
When is willpower bad?

How is acknowledging powerlessness liberating?

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Final Thoughts?
______________________________________________________
We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request. Email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group. This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey. You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
What do you try to control most?

Did you take the survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/analyze/cq_2FZ7mJVy9u8RRmXOqhp_2BC3xGU3YyxMEGrg4oA_2FJ0pFYayl2zItKJIZlnZeFFLpU?ut_source=my_surveys_list

What would be your answer?
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So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.

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Transitional Housing – Recovered 1046

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Transitional Housing programs provide structured living settings where newly-sober addicts and alcoholics learn basic skills for drug-free living. Typically, residents hold a job, contribute to maintaining their household, attend 12-step meetings and participate in community life. Transitional Housing can provide a simple way off the streets and into solid recovery.

Tonight, we talk about Prayer and Transitional Housing.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group. Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

This google group will be notified with all the Recovered Podcast Plans for the convention and will have all the information about how to find our tailgate party.  Right now, our google group has been provided with maps and general information about Detroit. Email me at mark@recoveredcast.com if you want these kinds of updates.

Entering treatment and/or recovery support services is a big and difficult decision. Dawn Farm is a place of recovery and we get to watch people move from fear and utter despair to great lives that include exciting careers, solid families, rewarding relationships, service to others and financial success. We know that recovery is possible for anyone because we see it every day. You will see it too because of how we approach helping people with drug and alcohol problems.

The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.

Tonight we are joined with Ross Zini, the Transitional Housing Coordinator with Dawn Farm, which is a Recovery Center here in Ann Arbor Michigan. This Transitional Housing program at Dawn Farm is called the Chaplin Street Project.

Welcome Ross

We are also joined with Mason who is a house manager
With Dawn Farm, welcome Mason

We will start with you Rodd, tell our listeners a little bit about transitional housing at Dawn farm and your responsibilities there.

Mason, tell us your role with the Chaplin Street Project.

Ok, let’s get to the topic: Transitional Housing.
But let’s keep the new person in mind
Many of our listeners have never been to a 12 step meeting but they are struggling with their addiction and are looking for solutions.

So, start with the basics…
What is Transitional Housing?
Tell us more about the Chaplin Street Project? How is it different?

Take us on word picture tour of Chaplin Street, what can one expect?

What is long term treatment?
Why is long term treatment encouraged by Dawn Farm?

How does one qualify?
How do you move in?
Why is transitional housing important?
Who should consider transitional housing?
Who should not consider transitional housing?

On your website, it says, “keep it safe.” What does this mean?

What kind of structure is expected at Chaplin Street? What are the rules?

Are there roommates? What is expected regarding being considerate?
Residents are expected to “work a program”, what does this mean?
Are there particular meetings that are attended and why?
What does,
Be a good citizen
Be accountable
Work toward becoming self-supporting

Ok, what about dating?

Who qualifies?
What are the costs?

What would you say to someone who is considering treatment and why is long term treatment encouraged?

How does someone get ahold of you?
What is the phone number?
What is the website?
email?

What would you say to the new person about Transitional Housing ?

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Final Thoughts?

What would you say to the new person about Transitional Housing?
______________________________________________________
We asked our listeners about this topic.

Now, listeners, If you would like to participate in these weekly surveys, just email me for an invite request. Email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
And I will send you an invite to our Recoveredcast Google group. This group receives the show notes for the upcoming show. You will also receive an invite to participate in the weekly survey. You will also receive a link to call into the show so you can share you experience with the recovery topic. This group helps us prepare for each week’s topic.

Again, just email for your a google group invite. Just email me at
mark@recoveredcast.com
To get involved in each week’s show prep.

We asked our listeners,
Have you ever been in Transitional Housing or Sober Living?

Did you take the survey?

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What would be your answer?
________________________________________________________

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This week Nicole

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We have three ways in which you can partner
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Thank you again
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Seattle John

Nicole
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Prayer and Meditation – Recovered 1045

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In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, where the 12-step program is outlined, Step 11 reads: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. If you’re new and these words seem like a tall order, rest assured that, like all the other steps, Step 11 can be practiced at a very basic level to begin with.

Tonight, we talk about Prayer and Meditation

Our generous Recovered Podcast Community allows us to be self supporting and not rely on outside contributions.  If you would like to join us, there are three ways.

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So, listeners, join us at The 2020 International Convention of AA in Detroit. If you are coming into town for the convention, the Recovered Podcast wants to meet you! If you would like to get all the information regarding the Recovered Podcast at the 2020 International Convention, just email me and we will get you on our google group. Just email me at mark@recoveredcast.com To get on our 2020 International Convention Google group

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Many of us were perfectionists (or at least highly competitive) before coming into recovery, but the practice of Step 11 is a personal matter that is between the individual and his or her Higher Power, not a competition or another task to cross off the to-do list. If we approach Step 11 as a lifelong relationship rather than a chore, we will understand that all relationships have to begin somewhere…and be willing to put the time and effort into developing a closer bond with our higher self.

What first comes to mind, what do you want to say to the new person and prayer and meditation?
What do prayer and meditation mean to you?

How can prayer and meditation help you with your daily self examination?

“There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life.” Page 98 of 12&12

Meditation means trusting the silence around me for a while, as if it were an answer I had long sought.

For you, what is the difference between prayer and meditation?

“Prayer, as commonly understood, is a petition to God. Having opened our channel as best we can, we try to ask for the right things of which we and others can are in the greatest need.” page 102

There’s nothing the matter with constructive imagination; all sound achievement rests on it….Well meditation is like that too; it helps to envision our spiritual objective before we try to move toward it. page 100

“First of all, he wanted to become a “channel.”” page 101

“This much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like.” page 101

Why do you meditate?

“Those of us who have come to make a regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine. And for the same reason. When we refuse air, light, or food the body suffers. And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.” Page 97

“But, first of all we shall want sunlight; nothing much can grow in the dark. Meditation is our step out into the sun.” page 98

“And let’s remember that meditation is in reality intensely practical. One of it’s first fruits is emotional balance. With it we can broaden and deepen the channel between ourselves and God as we understand Him.” pages 101-102

“Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs. We know that God lovingly watches over us. We know that when we turn to him all will be well with us, here and hereafter.” Page 105

What have you learned about meditation?

Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion, and desire

“The actual experience of meditation and prayer across the centuries is, of course, immense. The world’s libraries and places of worship are a treasure rove for all seekers.” Page 98

“Meditation is something which can always be further developed. It has no boundaries, either of width or height. Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each one of us works out in his own way. But it’s object is always to the same; to improve our conscious contact with God, with his grace, wisdom, and love.” page 101

“It is hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return to the practice and devotion as never before.” page 101

“Well, we might start like this. first let’s look at a really good prayer. we won’t have far to seek; the great men and women of all religions have left us a wonderful supply.” page 99

How can the new person begin learning meditation?

11th Step Prayer
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.
To understand, than to be understood.
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life. Amen.”
page 99

“As beginners in meditation, we might now reread this prayer several times very slowly, savoring every word and trying to take in the deep meaning of each phrase and idea. It will help if we can drop all resistance to what our friend says. For in meditation, debate has no place. We rest quietly with the thoughts of someone who knows, so that we may experience and learn.” Page 99-100

“As though lying upon a sunlit beach, let us relax and breathe deeply of the spiritual atmosphere with which the grace of this prayer surrounds us. Let us become willing to partake and be strengthened and lifted up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty, and love of which these magnificent words are the carriers. Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.” Page 100

“…when such thoughts break in, we might recall, a little ruefully, how much store we used to set by imagination as it tired to create reality out of bottles.” Page 100

“First of all, he wanted to become a “channel.” Then he asked for grace to bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, hope, light and joy to every human being he could.

Next, came expression of an aspiration and a hope for himself. He hoped, God-willing, that he might be able to find some treasures, too. This he would do by what he called self-forgetting. How did he propose to accomplish that?

He thought it better to give comfort than to receive it; better to understand than to be understood; better to forgive than to be forgiven.

“this much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like. It ought to be followed by a good look at where we stand now, and a further look at what might happen in our lives were we able to move closer to the ideal we have been trying to glimpse.” page 101

For you , what are some of the benefits of Meditation?

“All those who have persisted have found strength not ordinarily their own. They have found wisdom beyond their usual capability. And they have increasingly found a peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstance.” Page 104

“We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.” Page 104

“Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs. We know that God lovingly watches over us. We know that when we turn to him all will be well with us, here and hereafter. Page 105

What would you say to the new person about Meditation ?

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Tolerance is one of the most valuable skills to be learned early on in recovery. Growth does not lie in an ability to avoid difficulties but in our ability to live with discomfort at times and learn how to pass through difficulties. The key to tolerance is to accept a certain amount of suffering as part of the human experience without judgment and with the critical understanding that it will pass.

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We addicts know The Way Things Ought To Be. We tend to be hard-headed, opinionated and prone to black and white thinking. Generally, we are solidly for or against things, and rarely see the world in shades of gray. Of course this doesn’t apply to you, but it applies to me.

What comes first to mind?

What does tolerance mean to you?
Do you first think of tolerating people or tolerating painful situations?
Is learning to tolerate people and their beliefs important to your program?
Is learning to tolerate emotional and physical pain important to your program?

Why is it good for your program?
When is it bad for your program?

Love and tolerance is discussed on page 84 of the big book, how is step 10 and tolerance related?

How do you learn tolerance?
When is something not tolerable?

Page 19 of the big book
Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people’s shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others. Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.
Thoughts?

How is tolerance is spiritual principal?

What would you say to the new person about Tolerance ?

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