BIG BOOK STUDY RECORDINGS
Below you will find all of 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.
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I put together a special meeting celebrating another year of experience the big book. any comments firstname.lastname@example.orgListen Here
We look at the St. Francis prayer. What does it suggest? What do I bring if connected to God ? What do I seek? What do I receive? How can this prayer be used in meditation to improve my conscious contact with God? How is this prayer a vision of God’s will for me?Listen Here
We look at the power of prayer and the benefits written in the 12 and 12. Great stuff!Listen Here
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In this episode I take a final look at these important steps. I spend some time on the St. Francis prayer. What it says to me and how I use it in my daily prayer and meditation. Then try to summarize these 2 steps that are crucial for my achieving emotional sobriety.Listen Here
These 2 pages have the final instructions on working the steps before the authors turn to working with others. I try to use these instructions every day.Listen Here
We look at the final paragraph in step 10 on page 85 after I share my thoughts on what it means to me to be a recovered alcoholic.Listen Here
I summarized my thoughts on the program. What the world of my alcoholism looked like and what I did to get out of that world and enter the world of the spirit. What steps are required. Then I look at what the world of the spirit looks like and what steps are required to stay…Listen Here
The promises of being in the world of the spirit. How I react if I am in fit spiritual condition. The problem has been removed. This paragraph has been called the recovered promises by some members. Like to hear from you email@example.comListen Here
I look at this one paragraph on page 84 that has become for me the instructions on how to live each day and stay on the beam connected to God. WADAT. Watch Ask Discuss Amend Turn. These few lines of instruction simplify how to live the spiritual life. If you find it helpful share this…Listen Here
This episode looks at the 9th step promises which are read at every meeting in Topeka usually off of a card. They are read and people chant. These promises are so powerful. I look at where they occur in the big book. What is required for them to occur? They are a gift we receive…Listen Here
These pages cover their experience in making restitution in domestic and criminal situations and where someone else is involved. They compare us to the farmer after the tornado. There are prayers for the family and suggestions on how we should live our life. Very important pages!Listen Here
These pages have the instructions for working steps 8 and 9. I review the information from last week. Further thoughts on forgiveness and willingness. How do you approach the person whom you once hated? What is the attitude that one should have? What about if you owe money? What about criminal offenses? They give us…Listen Here
The instructions for step 8 are contained in these 2 pages. Freedom from fear of people. Willingness to forgive and what that means. Willingness to make right our past. Then the 2 sentences on what we are doing with the steps. Putting our life in order and most importantly what is our real purpose.Listen Here
We finish Dr, Paul O’s story . Powerful stuff. Enjoy!Listen Here
Before 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…Listen Here
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Saturday – Ep: 204 – How it Works – The How it Works preamble read at every meeting – Pages 58-60 – Part 1 – Why some people cannot or will not do this simple program – What is required to do it? – If you want what they have what do they suggest you do? Page 58 has powerful information for everyone who wants to recover!
Have you stepped from bridge of reason to shore of faith? How do you fix your cornerstone in place? When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself to us!Listen Here
At the request of several members I am going through the book Drop the Rock. In this episode I complete the review of step 6. Let me know if you find this helpful with your program. email@example.comListen Here
I was going present the book Drop the Rock at the Sunday night meeting. I didn’t see how I could do it effectively in a meeting setting. There are over a hundred pages of information. I was struggling what to copy, what to present, how much time it would take, etc. Patty suggested record at…Listen Here
I complete looking at the introduction to steps 6-7. Look at the principles behind the steps. How we use this step to change my thinking and actions. Then I will do special episodes on these steps using material from the book Drop the Rock. The first special episode follows on the site. Let me hear…Listen Here
There are only 2 paragraphs in the big book on Steps 6 and 7. I believe these two steps are the key to changing my personality and unblocking me from God. Then I can receive his direction and power. I am going to spend the next few weeks on these steps using the book drop…Listen Here
We complete the look at steps 4-5. There are 5th step promises in these pages. Also suggestions about your attitude and willingness to be thorough and honest in your step 5. Then before beginning the actions of step 6-12 there are a series of questions. How is the cement in your spiritual structure? Are you…Listen Here
On these 2 pages we look at what we have been trying to do up to this point and how step 5 relates to this process. There are good reasons given why we should do this step and a warning if we don’t.Listen Here
we could also call this the fourth step results! welcome any comments firstname.lastname@example.orgListen Here
How we use the specific questions and prayers in these pages to look at our behavior in relationships so we can mold with God’s direction a sane ideal for relationships. I think this inventory and these pages are not discussed at most meetings anymore. I hope this review will be helpful. Any comments email@example.comListen Here
freedom from anger . prayers to be free of anger!Listen Here
Fred’s story is the final example that we have no defense against the first drink. Will power, self knowledge, a perfect day, nothing stopped Fred from taking the first drink. Every time I read this story I see more truth!Listen Here
The steps we took by Joe Mcq is an excellent look at the 12 steps. He has a way of making things very simple. He did the Joe and charlie big book weekends for almost 20 yrs. He carried the message.Listen Here
This is an excellent look at what it means to be powerless. For someone to admit defeat what is required? Recommend this book available on amazon carries the message!Listen Here
No matter how many times I have gone thru these pages they make me realize the hand of God in my life and fill me with gratitudeListen Here