“Living The 12 Steps of Recovery” – Essay for March 17th

watch?v=CR3dM-GlZK8March 17

Our Whole Trouble Was Misused Willpower

Of this we have been rightfully persuaded; many of one’s personal
problems won’t yield to a headlong assault when mustered by an individual’s
will alone. There are, however, certain exceptions, things
that can and must be done just by us. All by ourselves, in the light of
our own circumstances, we need to develop the quality of willingness.

We alone make that decision to act, to exert ourselves toward our
desired end: willingness. If we are to achieve it, it is by acting out of
our own determination, our own consent, by our own resolution.

As we conform to the principles of the Twelve Steps, we trust our
will and our lives to God’s care. It is in that moment we begin to use
our will rightly, making an effort to conform it to God’s.

Our whole trouble seems to have been the misuse of our willpower.
We tried to bombard our problems with it, instead of attempting to
bring it into accord with God’s intention for us. In Step Three, we
decide we can trust our Higher Power, turning our will and our lives
over to the God of our understanding.
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Six years in the making, Wing & a Prayer Publishing released the book: “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery”- One Day at a Time,” by A. Messenger, in November 2010. This 464 page work contains daily meditations, in a classic revival of our principles of recovery: “The Twelve Steps and Traditions,” now near 75 years since their inception. With conservative modernization, the language, format and style adhere to the original understandings introduced throughout AAWS literature, holding true to their spiritual principles and inspirations. The manuscript was originally submitted for review to GSO/NYC in 2007.
There are twelve original drawings depicting people in spiritual contemplation of the forthcoming steps chapter and each section ends with a blank page for notes and personal journaling.

In addition, there are two appendices on our historical approaches with contemporary insights on the practices of Prayer and Meditation; the skill set that so many members of multiple fellowships work to strengthen their resolve in seeking the courage to change, aided by conscious contact.

“Living the 12 Steps of Recovery” has been submitted to the Group Consciences of Area 92, in the Conference Approval Process, with co-ordination through GSO in NYC.

The original printing has no bar codes in its limited 500 copy edition, making them a collector’s item, available signed if desired, by the author.

**When you order, BE SURE AND LET US KNOW if you want it signed and to whom.** You can order the book at: www.livingtwelvestepsrecovery.com (click on buy button)

Living the 12 Steps of Recovery Becomes I.T.R.’s Book of The Month for March 2011

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Six years in the making, Wing & a Prayer Publishing released the book: “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery”, by A. Messenger, in November 2010. This 464 page work contains daily essays, in a classic revival of the principles of recovery: “The Twelve Steps and Traditions,” now nearly 75 years since their inception. With conservative modernization, the language, format and style are reminiscent of the original understandings introduced throughout AAWS literature, holding true to their spiritual principles and suggestions. The manuscript was submitted for review in 2007.

There are twelve original drawings depicting people in spiritual contemplation of the forthcoming steps chapter and each section ends with a blank page for notes and personal journaling. In addition, there are two appendices on the historical approaches and contemporary insights on the practices of Prayer and Meditation; the skill set that so many members of multiple fellowships work to strengthen their resolve in seeking the courage to change aided through conscious contact.

“Living the 12 Steps of Recovery” has been submitted to the Group Consciences of Area 92, in the Conference Approval Process, with co-ordination through GSO in NYC.

The original printing has no bar codes in its limited 500 copy edition, making them a collector’s item, available signed if desired, by the author.

The Book will be exhibited at the Northwest Pockets of Enthusiasm, March 11-13 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley, Washington, where the author will be available for discussion and signing.

http://www.nwpockets.org/
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