Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

Siren Song/ Let’s Ask Bill

Siren  Song AA Grapevine April 1997 I have told the following story at several AA meetings as a reminder to all of us not to be too complacent concerning our illness: An old man stood in front of us with tears running down his cheeks. He could … [Read more]

A Date With Destiny?Bill W.

A Date With Destiny? AA Grapevine October 1944 Somebody once said, "As much as you may grow, as many recoveries as there may be, I think the eventual by-products of A.A. will be greater than A.A. itself." Everywhere now, we hear such remarks. They … [Read more]

Let’s Ask Bill–What were the conditions that led to the Twelve Traditions?

Let's Ask Bill--What were the conditions that led to the Twelve Traditions? Let's Ask Bill Q - What were the conditions that led to the Twelve Traditions?   A - After the Jack Alexander article was published in 1941 it brought down a deluge … [Read more]

AUGUST 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 25,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Pg. xvi He suddenly realized that in order to save himself he must carry his message to another alcoholic. ======================== VERNON HOWARD Just be honest with yourself. That … [Read more]

AUGUST 26,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 26,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Pg. xvi, xvii This seemed to prove that one alcoholic could affect another as no nonalcoholic could. It also indicated that strenuous work, one alcoholic with another, was vital to … [Read more]

AUGUST 27,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 27,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Pg. xxvi THE DOCTOR'S OPINION We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that the phenomenon of … [Read more]

AUGUST 28,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 28,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY All these, and many others, have one symptom in common: they cannot start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving. This phenomenon, as we have suggested, may be the … [Read more]

AUGUST 29,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 29,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning. I saw that growth could start from that … [Read more]

AUGUST 30,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 30,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation.    The great fact is just this, … [Read more]

AUGUST 31,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 31,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY We needed to ask ourselves but one short question. "Do I now believe or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?" As soon as a man can say that he does … [Read more]

AUGUST 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 16,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “We cannot subscribe to the belief that this life is a vale of tears, though it once was just that for many of us. But it is clear that we make our own misery.”  ― Alcoholics … [Read more]

AUGUST 17,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 17,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “Avoid then, the deliberate manufacture of misery, but if trouble comes, cheerfully capitalize it as an opportunity to demonstrate His omnipotence.”  ― Alcoholics … [Read more]

AUGUST 18,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 18,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “Through the years I had quit on everything that ever mattered: college, going for promotions, relationships - at least the relationships that demanded any work.”  Alcoholics … [Read more]

AUGUST 19,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 19,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation.”  ― Alcoholics … [Read more]

AUGUST 20,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 20,2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY “They sound like the philosophy of a man who, having a headache, beats himself on the head with a hammer so that he cannot feel the ache.”  Alcoholics … [Read more]

SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

Big Book SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has … [Read more]