A.A. Monterey Newsletter

MBAIAA Newsletter – June 2018

Published on 06/21/2018

Step 6 – “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character” “ So Step Six – “ Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character” – is A.A.’s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – May 2018

Published on 05/22/2018

Step 5 – “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” “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 to take than Five. But scarcely any […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – APRIL 2018

Published on 04/19/2018

Step 4 – “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves” “We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society. Always we tried to struggle to the top of the heap, or to […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – MARCH 2018

Published on 03/22/2018

Step 3 –“ Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him” “then it is explained that other Steps of the A.A .program can be practiced with success only when Step Three is given a determined and persistent trial. This statement may surprise newcomers […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – February 2018

Published on 02/26/2018

Step 2 – “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity” “The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact our lives […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – January 2018

Published on 01/25/2018

Step 1 – We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. “The fact is that most alcoholics for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – December 2017

Published on 01/02/2018

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.” “We have been talking about problems because we are problem people who have found a way up and out, and who wish to share […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – November 2017

Published on 01/02/2018

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. “It is easy to let up on our spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – October 2017

Published on 01/02/2018

Step 10 – Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” “Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – September 2017

Published on 01/02/2018

Step 9 – “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others” “Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure. But every A.A. has found that he can make little […]

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