A.A. Monterey Newsletter

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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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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