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Instead of lamenting what you didn’t hear, try listening for the message David C is trying to deliver. And it’s a great message. Practical. Inspiring. Honest. And if you really listen, he talks about his higher power a lot. Just not specifically by name. Good luck to you.
I’m not lamenting anything. I just thought it was interesting he didn’t mention a HP. It’s a pretty important part of recovery.
I hear you Ripp – many meetings I go to the speakers rarely talk about how they work the steps or what their connection with their HP looks like:)
But as my sponsor tells me, at this point, I’m not there to hear the message I want, I’m there to help others with my experience (but it still irritates me a bit) 🙂
He didn’t mention God or a higher power once. Interesting.
Oh no,I didn’t get to check all the boxes on my 1930s AA checklist for advanced sobriety.
1. God (the Jesus one)
2. Recovered (say it in a way to challenge those who say recovering)
3. Don’t share your experience, share lines from the book.
4. Criticize other members conception of a higher power.
5. Mention Bill, Bob, and Akron. Extra points for mentioning the Oxford Group.
6. Sarcastically mention how terms like 90 and 90 are not in the book, and how step 2 is about God, not meetings.
7. Bring up the old timers when you first got sober. They did it by the book. If you want to be as miserable and angry as they were, do it the 1930s way.
8. More mentions of God. Watch the ones who do it right nod in approval.
9. Keep using recovered. Remember, you are there to emphasize words. The exact word used is of extreme importance. Consider getting a dictionary from the 1930s.
10. Criticize meeting formats. Promote your big book study meeting, where you get to interpret exactly how it should be done. Your anger and bitterness with those who say recovering is the epitome of attraction not promotion. Your lack of peace sends a strong message to newcomers. They don’t want to hear experience, strength, and hope. They want to know how many times recovered is used in the big book.
Will B, I’m sure your sponsor doesnt have a sponsor that had a sponsor who was Bill Ws grand sponsor.