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Artubus O Part 5 – Recovered 1251

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Arbutus O’N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA – May 5th 2002

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Artubus O Part 2 – Recovered 1245

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Arbutus O’N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at the 3rd Anniversary Soberfest in Champaign, IL – October 9th 1993

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The Fellowship – Recovered 1244

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Alcoholics Anonymous refers to the fellowship as their group of people dedicated to a 12-step lifestyle which includes meetings and service work.  It’s not just about the meetings for them, it’s about the gathering of the people in the meetings. People who are there to support you and who need your support.  They will become a valued circle of friendship and fellowship in your recovery.

One of the most important benefits of friendship and fellowship in recovery is the positive support you will receive as you work through the challenges you may face after starting your recovery program. The Fellowship and a sponsor can guide you through the steps that will help you build up a support group of friends, as well as help you identify those unhealthy relationships and behaviors that you will need to avoid going forward.

Tonight, we talk about The Fellowship

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Jim, Vicki, Niki, Penny, Jenny, Rebekah, Bryan, Kim, Tonja

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Changing your problem relationships and identifying supportive relationships are critical steps for you now. If you’re new. you may find that you need to set boundaries with former friends so they will no longer negatively influence your behavior. 

This week’s topic of
The Fellowship
was inspired by
Chapter 27 – Everyone is My Teacher
Of Buddy’s book, Powerless But Not Helpless
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Verse 27 – Everyone Is My Teacher

Good works leave no trace.
Good plans use no schemes.

Those living sober rescue others and reject no one.
This is called following the light.

We learn from the most unlikely teachers and influence the most unlikely students.

If we are not open-minded as to what we can receive from others, especially those who we feel have nothing to teach us, we will end up utterly lost.

This is essential wisdom.

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Peter M. and Tom N. speaking about pages 25 to 52 of the Big Book Part 7 – Recovered 1243

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Peter M. and Tom N. from Staten Island, NY speaking about pages 25 to 52 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous at the CPH12 v1 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark – November 22nd 2003

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Serenity – Recovered 1242

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If you’ve begun your recovery from drugs and alcohol, you’ve already taken the first step toward finding serenity. This is because when you’re in active addiction, your life is filled with chaos and dysfunction – not peace and serenity.

During recovery, on the other hand, you’ll learn about inner peace and spiritual healing – and how serenity can help bring you calm as you cope with the ups and downs of life without drugs and/or alcohol.

Tonight, we talk about Serenity

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In your process of working a 12-step recovery program, you’ll learn about inner peace.  You will learn how serenity can help give you a sense of calmness as you cope with the ups and downs of life without drugs and alcohol.

It’s not easy and a big part of recovery and the 12-step philosophy is learning techniques to bring you peace of mind and tranquility in your fight for sobriety, even in the midst of chaos. 

This week’s topic of
Serenity
was inspired by
Chapter 26 – Living Undisturbed
Of Buddy’s book, Powerless But Not Helpless
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So, here is

Verse 26 – Living Undisturbed

Compassion makes life easy.
Surrender is the master of the restless.

Therefore, those living sober can participate in the activities of the world, undisturbed and without fear.

They can enjoy many material goods yet stay unattached.
As long as compassion and surrender continue, all of this is possible.

 

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Peter M. and Tom N. speaking about the chapter There is a solution Part 6 – Recovered 1241

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Peter M. and Tom N. from Staten Island, NY speaking about the chapter “There is a solution” of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous at the CPH12 v1 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark – November 22nd 2003

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Higher Power – Recovered 1240

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Do you believe in God? What about a higher power? If you aren’t a religious person, the idea of a higher power being part of your recovery can make you feel hesitant about moving forward. But the truth is, following a higher power in recovery doesn’t have to be based on traditional or structured religion.

Still, starting a program of recovery can be difficult if you don’t have a firm understanding of what a higher power is. Finding a higher power in recovery takes faith, and having faith in something can take time and patience. Just like going to your first meeting, belief in a higher power is a decision you have to make for yourself.

Tonight, we talk about a Higher Power

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While finding a higher power is your decision, 
we’re here to help get the process started. 
By learning about the importance of a higher power in recovery, you’ll be more comfortable about taking the next step in your program.

This week’s topic of
Higher Power
was inspired by
Chapter 25 – Love
Of Buddy’s book, Powerless But Not Helpless
Get the book at BuddyC.org

So, here is

Verse 25 – Love 

There was “something” containing everything before the world began.
Empty, complete, unchanging, tranquil, formless, ever-giving, and in constant motion, without effort.

This “something” permeates everything, accessible everywhere.
If I were to impose a name, 
I would call it the “Dao,” the “Way,” or “Higher Power.”

This Way is functioning everywhere, ever-flowing and always returning.
Man follows Earth, Earth follows the Universe, 
the Universe follows the Way.

The Way always follows its nature of Love.
These four are the great ones.
They naturally follow each other in a continual, harmonious dance o

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Peter M. and Tom N. speaking about the chapter Bill’s Story Part 5 – Recovered 1239

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Peter M. and Tom N. from Staten Island, NY speaking about the chapter “Bill’s Story” of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous at the CPH12 v1 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark – November 21st 2003

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Arbutus O Part 1 – Recovered 1238

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Alanon Speaker Arbutus O. from Brownwood, TX speaking at “Soberfest” in Urbana, IL – October 14th 1998

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Peter M. and Tom N.speaking about the Foreword and the Doctor’s Opinion at Copenhagen Recovery Conference Part 4 – Recovered 1237

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Peter M. and Tom N. from Staten Island, NY speaking about the Foreword and the Doctor’s Opinion of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous at the CPH12 v1 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark – November 21st 2003

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