A.A. Monterey Newsletter

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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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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