Tag Archives: Bill Wilson

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Summary

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, June 5-Friday, June 10, 2016 Step Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Step Seven: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. (Sunday) Step Eight: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Read More »

The Divine Paradox

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 The Divine Paradox Friday, June 10, 2016 We’re many months away from Christmas, but I want to share with you Bill Wilson’s Christmas letter to A. A. members years ago: Greetings on Our 10th Christmas, 1944 Yes, it’s in the air! The spirit of Christmas once more warms this poor distraught Read More »

Step Twelve

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step Twelve Thursday, June 9, 2016 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. [1] Step Twelve tells addicts that they will never really come to appropriate the power and importance Read More »

Step Eleven

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Step Eleven Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. [1] In his book, Addiction and Grace, psychiatrist Gerald May—who was a personal Read More »

Steps Eight and Nine

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 Steps Eight and Nine Monday, June 6, 2016 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. [1] Making a list of the persons Read More »

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Summary

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, May 29-Friday, June 3, 2016 In creating Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, with typical American pragmatism, designed a truly practical program that really worked to change lives. (Sunday) Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. (Monday) Step Read More »

Step Four

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Step Four Thursday, June 2, 2016 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. [1] Bill Wilson realized that “Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements. Simple, but not easy; a price Read More »

Step Two

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 Step Two Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. [1] A Cherokee or Ojibwa chief is said to have asked his young braves, “Why do you spend your time in brooding? Don’t you know you are being driven by great Read More »

In Need of Healing

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 1 In Need of Healing Sunday, May 29, 2016 I believe the Twelve-Step programs are a movement of the Spirit in our time. In creating Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, with typical American pragmatism, designed a truly practical program that really worked to change lives. That’s why Read More »

Step 12: Recovery

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 3 Step 12: Recovery Friday, December 4, 2015 Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. —Step 12 of the Twelve Steps The real authority that changes the world is an inner Read More »

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