The Twelve Concepts

The Twelve Concepts for World Service How Bill W. explained the spiritual principles that undergird A.A.’s structure and how the parts work together. This article is about the Concepts; it is NOT the Concepts themselves. They are found in the book The A.A. Service Manual/Twelve Concepts for World Service, and should be read by every… Continue reading The Twelve Concepts

Galway Area Convention 2024

Galway Area Convention 2024 Fri 5th, Sat 6th, Sun 7th January 2024 Theme: To Be Announced Venue: The Galway Bay Hotel(GPS coordinates: 53.258155, -9.084312). Google Map to Galway Bay Hotel List of local B and B’s More Information Here as agreed by Galway Area Committee

Step Seven

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us. Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.’s Twelve Steps. For without some degree… Continue reading Step Seven

Step Five

Step Five 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… Continue reading Step Five

Chapter Two

There is a Solution We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem. We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social,… Continue reading Chapter Two

Traditions Long Form

Service Material from the General Service OfficeThe Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous(Long Form)Our A.A. experience has taught us that: Tradition1: Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But individual welfare… Continue reading Traditions Long Form

Tradition 1

Tradition One “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.” THE unity of Alcoholics Anonymous is the most cherished quality our Society has. Our lives, the lives of all to come, depend squarely upon it. We stay whole, or A.A. dies. Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat;… Continue reading Tradition 1

Tradition 2

“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.” WHERE does A.A. get its direction? Who runs it? This, too, is a puzzler for every friend and newcomer. When told that our Society… Continue reading Tradition 2

Tradition 5

“Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” “SHOEMAKER, stick to thy last!”… better do one thing supremely well than many badly. That is the central theme of this Tradition. Around it our Society gathers in unity. The very life of our Fellowship requires the… Continue reading Tradition 5

Road to Happy Destiny

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God (as you understand God) will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own… Continue reading Road to Happy Destiny

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