A.A. Monterey Newsletter

MBAIAA Newsletter – June 2019

Published on 06/19/2019

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.“ “So Step Six is AA’s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job. This does not mean that we expect all our character defects to be lifted out […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – May 2019

Published on 05/21/2019

Step 5 – “Admitted to God, to ourselves, And to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs“ Alcoholics Anonymous. Page 85 A Resting Place – All of A.A’s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires…they all deflate our egos. When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – April 2019

Published on 04/22/2019

Step 4 – “Made a fearless and searching moral inventory of ourselves” “Alcoholism was a lonely business, even though we were surrounded by people who loved us… We were trying to find emotional security either by dominating or by being dependent on others…We still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy sort of domination […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – March 2019

Published on 03/21/2019

Step 3 – “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him” “Every man and woman who has joined A.A. and intended to stick has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step Three. Isn’t it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – February 2019

Published on 02/19/2019

Step 2 – “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” “There is a solution. Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confessions of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation. But we saw that it really worked in others, and […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – January 2019

Published on 01/22/2019

Step 1 – “We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol -that our lives had become unmanageable.” “But upon entering A.A. we soon take quite another view of this absolute humiliation, We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength. Our admissions of personal powerlessness […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – December 2018

Published on 12/23/2018

Step 12 – “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.” “Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow about […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – November 2018

Published on 11/22/2018

Step 11 – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” “ The other Steps can keep most of us sober and somehow functioning. But Step Eleven can keep us growing… […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – October 2018

Published on 10/22/2018

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.” “Being fair-minded and tolerant is a goal toward which I must work daily. I ask God, as I understand Him, to help me to be loving and tolerant to my loved ones, and to those with whom I am […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – September 2018

Published on 09/25/2018

Step 9 – “ Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine. In […]

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