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I want to source Lila R an exceptional AA leaker Ann
Aloha from Hawaii,
Chris was interesting and to the point. AA has evolved though. Some for the good and not so good. My question is how can someone contact these speakers to solicit their services. I am listening and looking for speakers to attend our annual convention here in Hawaii. Focused on the importance and experiences with service to AA. Our theme this year is “Our Primary Purpose, A sense of Duty” Any guidance would be appreciated. Bill M. @ email@example.com.
Chris R. is phenomenal. If you are offended by what you hear, look in the mirror, call your sponsor, and work the steps.
Finally a guy that’s not afraid to speak
of the Singleness of Purpose.
I run into the “Yeah, buts” all day long.
They will all get a copy of Chris’s tape.
I hear you Jane.
I don’t know what meeting are like in your area, but in mine, there are a lot of stories, and VERY little about how one works a step, how they work developing a connection with a Higher Power, and what the results have been. I’ve listened to the same meeting speaker twice and not once was a step or HP discussed in anything more than a passing detail. To my mind, the newcomer was left with no idea “How it Works”.
The stories are so important as we can relate to them often, but IMHO it needs to be followed up with how the solution was practiced, and what the results were.
Not certain if I would totally agree with Chris. He talks about the spiritual side of AA and that we should be discussing the literature part instead of unloading our experiences. For me, the newcomer is looking to identify. How do we identify is to hear others’ experiences about life. In addition, those experiences needs to follow through with discussions on solutions to life. As far as discussing the spiritual part of AA right from the start, that is a sure way to lose the newcomer. I heard that the first time I went into AA and then decided that AA was definitely not for me. I tried some controlled drinking and then came back in.
Chris tape was interesting and I will think about what I share as I do want to concentrate on a solution. It is about talking about our experiences, strength, and hopes. I was sober for 13 years and did not go to AA the last six years of my sobriety. Afterwards, I went out for four and 1/2 years and now I am back. What surprises me is how many old-comers come up to me and say that they needed to hear my story. They have forgotten what it was like.