A.A. Monterey Newsletter

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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MBAIAA Newsletter – August 2018

Published on 08/22/2018

Step 8 – “Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.” “My Eighth Step list used to drag me into a whirlpool of resentment. After four years of sobriety, I was blocked by denial connected with an ongoing abusive relationship. The argument between fear and […]

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MBAIAA Newsletter – July 2018

Published on 07/27/2018

Step 7 – “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings” “ Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.’s Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all. Nearly all A.A.’s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious […]

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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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