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Recovered 897 – Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 4

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Recovered 895 – Chuck C New Pair of Glasses Part 3

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Call Recovered About Making Changes

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Making Changes.”
 
When people decide to give up an addiction, they are agreeing to make a major change to their life. The benefits of such a dramatic alteration of course can be wonderful, but it will be a step into the unknown. The individual needs to summon up a great deal of courage and be prepared to let go of their old habits. Once the individual becomes sober it does not mean the process of change is complete. It continues indefinitely.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
What are you trying to change today?
What is in the way?
Why is it difficult for you?
What do you hope to change in the future?
Why are you waiting?
When will you know it’s time?
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Making Recovery Plans – Recovered 894

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In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans.
Making plans help us to achieve goals we may have.
Goals to improve being happy, joyous, and free.
We should just be careful not to plan the outcomes to specifically.
We can make a plan, just be careful that it doesn’t turn into an expectation.

An expectation that is unreasonably high is
a premeditated resentment.
An expectation that is too low is
a premeditated disappointment.
and resentments and disappointments are both dangerous for us alcoholics.

So, we alcoholics need to be careful in this business of resolution making
we need to be careful as we plan our recovery life for the next year.

We need to be flexible as we plan
Our higher power may have a different plan than we have.
My experience, I need to be flexible or else I will be miserable.

Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2018?
What are they?
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Working on anxiety, for example, Andrew’s Christmas Card

How did you decide on those specific needs?
What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods
do you plan to use to achieve those goals?

What would make your recovery happier?
some ideas may include
more time for friends
a hobby
more service work
work all steps
work a specific step
more prayer

What specific actions will you take to keep you on track?
How do we move from an idea of change to actual change?
calling sponsor on progress
journal
talk about it at meetings
prayer

What were some of your past recovery plans that you tried?
discuss failures
discuss successes

For the new guy, what tips would you suggest when making plans?
Some Goal Setting Tips
Be specific about personal recovery goals
Take small steps and ask for help along the way
Establishing a Routine
Exercise
Reduce stress
Eat healthy food

How do you deal with plans not achieved?
How do you make plans and manage expectations?

What advice would you give the new person who is making recovery plans for the first time?

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Call Recovered About Making Recovery Plans

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Making Recovery Plans for 2018.”
 
In our program, it’s our responsibility to make plans. Making plans help us to achieve goals we may have and help us grow.
We may want to be more happy, joyous, and free in 2018, but how do we do this?
We should just be careful not to plan the outcomes to specifically.
We can make a plan, just be careful that it doesn’t turn into an expectation.
We need to be flexible as we plan.
Our higher power may have a different idea of what the outcome will be.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
Do you have any Recovery Plans for 2018? What are they?
What tools, steps, prayers, what recovery methods do you plan to use to achieve those goals?
What would make you happier in your recovery?
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.
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Chuck C. Part 2 of 6 – Recovered 893

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Step 3 – Recovered 892

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In this episode we will cover Step 3. So, listener, we may use some language that may make you feel uncomfortable. We will probably use the word God which may be offensive to some of you. I understand this and I want to be sensitive to your needs and

i don’t want MY understanding of a higher power get in the way of YOUR recovery.

So when you hear me use the word God, maybe try to substitute a concept that maybe more palatable for you, such as Higher Power, the AA group, Spirit of the Universe, whatever concept of a
power greater than you
that is acceptable for you.
Just make sure your higher power in NOT you.

With the first step, we accepted the fundamental problem we face as alcoholics, our powerlessness over alcohol and the unmanageability of our lives.
In the second step, we found the nature of our solution: a Power greater than ourselves who could restore us to sanity.
In the third step, we discover how to make use of that solution by turning our will and our lives over to the care of that power.

Step 3 has been summarized as:
I can’t, God can, I think I’ll let him

The 12 and 12 says,
“… the effectiveness of the whole AA program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to a decision to turn our will and our lives
over to the care of God as we understood him.” Steps 1, 2, and 3 are the foundation of our program.

Sounds important, let’s discuss.

Let’s go to you first ?,
What is first to mind on this topic?
where do you want to start?

What does it mean to you to make a decision?
What does the phrase “God as we understood him” mean to you?
What is your concept of your higher power?
What does it mean to turn ‘our will and lives over to the care of God” to you?

What does Self Will mean to you?
What is the difference between a life run on self-will and a life that follows a Higher Power’s will?
What is the difference between Willpower and Self Will?
How well as self-will served you?

What does “self-centeredness is the root of our troubles” mean to you?

Third step prayer
“God, I offer myself to Thee-to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!

Your thoughts

What is a recent example of exercising self-will rather than following your Higher Power’s will?
How can you know God’s will?

The principal in Step 3 is faith.
What does faith mean to you?

How does prayer and meditation help you discover your Higher Power’s will?
How is humility different than humiliation?

What reservations have you had about turning your will over to the care of a higher power?
Is recovery Your Higher Power’s will for you? How do you know?

After you have turned something over to your higher power, have you ever decided to take it back? Explain.

What prayers do you use to get/stay centered in times of difficulty?

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Chuck C. Part 1 of 6 – Recovered 891

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Forgiveness – Recovered 890

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Facing addiction squarely and joining a 12 step program to become whole again takes a tremendous commitment ? of time, energy, and determination. You learn about addiction, triggers, how to overcome cravings, how to prevent relapse ? in short, you gain an entire toolkit of handy strategies and techniques to help you in recovery. When you start working steps and attend meetings, all should be perfect, right? It doesn’t quite turn out that way. There’s still a lot of hard work ahead.
One key element that will further your progress is forgiveness ? a big part of recovery.

First to mind?

When you were new,
did you think forgiveness was a part of recovery?
Did you need to forgive and who?
Did you think you deserved to be forgiven and by who?

Can you forgive someone without that person asking for it?

Does forgiving mean condoning?
What does the expression forgive and forget mean to you?

Have you ever asked for forgiveness?
Have you ever expected forgiveness because of your sobriety?

Have you ever forgiven police/judge?

What step made you face the necessity of forgiveness?
What about your higher power, did you think you needed forgiveness here?
Did you ever ponder forgiving your higher power?

What did you learn about forgiveness?
Was forgiveness important in early sobriety?

Have you ever had to forgive the fellowship/homegroup?
Have you ever had to forgive your sponsor?
How about your sponsee?

Have you ever not wanted to forgive someone?
Were you ever afraid to forgive someone?

Have you forgiven yourself?

Have you ever forgiven someone just in your head?
Have you ever forgiven someone anonymously?
Have you ever forgiven someone face to face with them asking for it?
Have you ever written to someone forgiving them?
Have you ever forgiven someone who has passed away?

What does a “clean slate” mean to you?

IS there anyone you still need to forgive?

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Karl F. Part 2 – Recovered 889

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