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Recovery Heroes - Recovered 638

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 10/14/2015

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If nobody was doing any 12th-step work, the program would simply cease to exist. Without the service work of those who came before, no members would be here now.

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For many AA members, they say they have discovered their higher power and form a better understanding of that power.

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Step Ten suggests that it's time we take responsibility for our actions and to promptly clean up our role in all matters.

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By making direct amends to the person harmed the temptation to skirt the issue because of embarrassment or pain is avoided.

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Making the list is one thing. Become willing to actually make amends to those harmed is another. It can be a very humbling, but growing experience, to actually admit wrong-doing, especially to the person harmed. But the process can relieve those trying to recover from so much guilt!

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We have taken the very difficult moral inventory and admitted to our wrongdoings to ourselves, our higher power and to another human being. It’s now time to remove those wrongdoings from our everyday lives and we need help to ensure that we completely remove our shortcomings and don’t continue to fall victim to any of addiction’s ill effects.

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The sixth step can bring about significant and very noticeable change when it comes to the thought patterns and behavior that have been with us for a long time. It doesn’t happen overnight obviously, and there is nothing like perfection when working the twelve steps of AA. It’s about making a commitment and being content with patient improvement.

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Step Four has prepared you for step five, and by finding the courage to overcome that fear of rejection or the shame of your inventory, you experience honesty on a deeper level than in your first step of admission, and you break the pattern of denial that often plagues those suffering with alcoholism.

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While working on our step inventories we get a new perspective on the bigger picture, on patterns, selfishness, our responsibility in situations and in this process we are building up an accurate self-appraisal with true self-worth as the reward.

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When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving with the exclusion of any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our conscience and a Higher Power.

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

Let’s take this opportunity to reflect with gratitude on Recovery Heroes past and present.

We talk about the founders of our program,

we could talk about someone who carried the message to us when we most needed it.

You all could reflect on the hard lessons learnt through the stories told by other recovering people.

Some Possibilities

Your first sponsor

Your current sponsor

A sponsee

An Open Talk Speaker

Some other trusted servant

First person you ever knew who was in AA and you looked up to them

Bill W. Ann S

Dr. Bob Ebby T Lois W. Archy T Clancy I Chief Blackhawk

Joe and Charlie Marty M Chuck C Rolland H Buzz A

Bill D Dr. Silkworth Carl Jung Jack Alexander

What is a hero?

Did you have heroes before program?

Who and why?

When you came into the program, who were some of the people you admired?

Is there anyone who you at first didn’t like, but with time you learned to respect?

When you first started to read the Big book, what did you think of some of the characters?

How did you learn about the history of the people and events in the book?

Who from recovery history do you admire?

What about today, who have you admired?

Alex - Austin

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_AOJkrOpc0V6c-awGDnsb0ZuQrI6G5noLjGiePPNbwRAWNNcmgACNrfll5XfJ1WsC3DwqpMPM1SBMvNRn4LKFodSuuKhdOpu-hkZ2c7Awm_oaeGYoNNII-OxylQ5q5ZXdhIG6qBp_OhMJUKNe6mvR6ScY-iYw

Cathy - Ga

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Bronte

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15059fe6c9642ffa?projector=1

Moira

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_Cd7mUjfm4QGeUncdDHXwTC4PIeaaSw95glqSCVIA0q3Cy5VkRZgNX8vlD3uFzgmII8uWizzS4dAUZZDRBMbQY4bVy8IBcdxkLlm-SEo-gEel7UWyQFIy7TFO6iRMFd3_RZeyMC1FePTydbDzXECezIYUoHeg

Tony

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_A_MEDijM5NtwWM-0GxW9Q25MC2JTDmRQi1oP7_NQRaCHHWiOFv1JXWhcmrceHtleL-DWllePuEM7gYW2zGrivnZTD_s3aoJGT3gXkFKUML8RmxgfBTWSVW3wm7vm1rSsnG8Cp2TZ6zFph1TDewoC-bTpJexg

Have you ever put someone on a pedestal, only to be disappointed?

How do we avoid this kind of let down?

What would you say to the new guy about this topic?