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Step Two: A Loving Higher Power

Step Two: A Loving Higher Power

Step Two: Came to Believe that a Power Accessible to Me Could Restore My Sanity (Clarity.) Concepts of Authority/God/Power were not “a loving father” for me in my dysfunctional family of origin!  Far, far from it.  One of the things that gave me hope when I...
Blameless Inventory Is Possible

Blameless Inventory Is Possible

How do we do a blameless inventory when fear and pain is in the picture? There is a way. It’s a combination of detachment and fearless and thorough honesty that makes it possible. That requires a lot of detachment and trust, but it can be done in twelve step recovery...
Level Of Sharing

Level Of Sharing

There was a person in my group that was sharing in a manner that made me feel uncomfortable. It had to do with the level of sharing. They were sharing details, including nudity, that I felt would have been more appropriate for a share with a trusted individual. I...
Tradition Two

Tradition Two

At a recent meeting, it was mentioned in passing that ACA literature needs to use gentle, suggestive language. Of course, we want the language in ACA materials to be respectful. Surely, we all want an atmosphere of gentle safety to prevail, but in ACA service, getting...
Incest Trilogy

Incest Trilogy

(The following includes content that some may find offensive or disturbing). I.I Won’t Leave MeCan you help me with my problem?No …I don’t really want to help you; I onlywant to feel ok myself ….What’s wrong with that?I don’t know...
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