Our Whole Trouble Was Misused Willpower
Of this we have been rightfully persuaded; many of oneâ€™s personal
problems wonâ€™t yield to a headlong assault when mustered by an individualâ€™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 Godâ€™s care. It is in that moment we begin to use
our will rightly, making an effort to conform it to Godâ€™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 Godâ€™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.
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)