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Below you will find the recordings made by Dr. Mike based on a "Experience the Big Book" study.  Find the one(s) you want and click "Listen here" to hear them on your computer.

Find the latest 30 episodes below grouped by the day of the week they were recorded. They are listed in reverse chronological order.

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Latest 30 episodes

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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 19 – Steps 8-9 – Into Action – Pages 78-83 – The alcoholic is like a tornado! How do we repair the damage?

These steps place us in order with others and the world. Notice how many pages are devoted to these steps. How do we get free of fear of people and repair the damage of the past?
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep 18 – Steps 8-9 – Into Action- Pages 76-77 – What is our real purpose? How do we approach those we harmed?

What are we trying to do? What is our purpose? How do we approach people? Essential information if I want to progress down the spiritual path.
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 17 – Into Action – Step 8 – Page 76 – Willingness to make amends to all and it’s relationship to forgiving everyone

We study on page 76 the information on step 8. Are you completely willing to make amends to all? Isn’t it about forgiving everyone and a changed attitude so you become willing to all?
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 16 – Carry this Message – Steps 6 and 7 – The steps of change

In my final look at these life changing steps I cover the chapter on them from Carry this Message. T his is rhe most concise and practical info on these steps I have found. Welcome comments mhurwitz50@gmail.com
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep:15 – Step 6 – The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions

 Bill W wrote an essay on this step in the early 1950’s. Excellent insight.
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 13 – Step 6 and Step 7 – Drop the Rock – Removing our character defects – Part 2

Continue to look at the steps that transform me and the way I think and react to life.
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 12 – Steps 6 and 7 – Drop the Rock – Removing our character defects – Part 1

I continue our study of how steps 6 and 7 are the actions change me. How I approach them in initially and then apply them continuously for the rest of my life. My emotional sobriety is directly proportional to how well I apply these steps in my life.
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 11- Step 6 and Step 7 instructions page 76 and review of 5th step promises and intro to Drop the Rock

Discuss the instructions on step 6 and 7 on page 76.  Then review the 5th step promises. We are going to look at the introduction to step 6-7 in Drop the Rock including the story about dropping the rock.
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 10 – Into Action – Step 5 – Pages 72-75 – Why do we do it and exactly what do we do ? – What are the 5th step promises?

We review the specific instructions on step 5. Why it is necessary and what is going to happen if not done.  Discuss the fifth step promises.
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Sundays – Year 3 – Ep: 8 – Acceptance was the Answer – Pages 407-420 – Part 1

407Before starting over for the 10th time on Sunday the big book I wanted to look at this famous chapter which is Dr. Paul’s story. I found this story very moving when I first read it years ago. It was the third edition. They changed the pages and title in the fourth edition because so…
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 9 – Step 4 – Carry this Message – Taking Inventory – Part 4

In this podcast I finish this chapter on step 4.  Excellent summary of the process. What do I  learn?  What do I do?  What needs to be changed.
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 8 – Step 4 – Carry this Message – Taking Inventory – Part 3

In this podcast we focus on resentment and how the inventory process gives us tools to see the truth about them. Also we look at the exact nature of our wrongs, our character defects. How we use resentment to shift blame.   When we accept it is our fault in the way we see things the…
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 7 – Step 4 – Carry this Message – Taking Inventory – Part 2

In this podcast we look at what makes up self and how it results in wrong judgement, belief, and actions. y0u can find chart on what makes up self in resources for recovery. welcome comments mhurwitz50@gmail.com
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Step 4 – Ep: 6 – Carry this Message – Taking Inventory – Part 1

Inventory is mentioned twice in the steps. Step 4 is the initial inventory to see the truth of our thinking. Then in step 4 we use the tools that we learned to recognize our mistakes in thinking each day throughout the day. This chapter presents the process in clear and simple terms. welcome any comments…
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 5 – Step 5 – Into Action – Pages 72-3 – The 5th step directions and the 5th step promises!

What are the suggestions regarding step 5? How is it related to step 4? What are the 5th step promises?
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Saturdays – Year 3 – Ep: 4 – Step 4 – How it works – Pages 70-1 – The fourth step promises!

we could also call this the fourth step results! welcome any comments mhurwitz50@gmail.com
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