A.A. Monterey Newsletter

MBAIAA Newsletter – January 2020

Published on 01/22/2020

Step 1 – “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -that our lives had become unmanageable.” Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.  Page 21 “It is no coincidence that the very first step mentions powerlessness; An admission of personal powerlessness over alcohol is the cornerstone of the foundation of recovery. I’ve learned that I do not […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – December 2019

Published on 12/17/2019

Step 12 – “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.” Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.  Page 106 “Practically every AA member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – November 2019

Published on 11/27/2019

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.” Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.  Page 97 “Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – October 2019

Published on 10/17/2019

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.  Page 88 “We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love. We can show kindness where we had shown none. With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – September 2019

Published on 09/18/2019

Step 9 – “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, exceptwhen to do so would injure them or others.“ Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.  Page 83 “Step Nine restores in me a feeling of belonging, not only to the human race but also to everyday world. First, the Step makes me leave the safety […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – August 2019

Published on 08/20/2019

Step 8 – “Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.“ Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.  Page 77 “As I faced the Eighth Step, everything that was required for successful completion of the previous seven Steps came together: courage, honesty, sincerity, willingness and thoroughness. I […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – July 2019

Published on 07/22/2019

Step 7 – “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.“ “The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God. The whole emphasis of Step Seven is on humility. It is really saying to us […]

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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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