Henry Robert Kimball
Note here in step 11 that there are 3 specific times set for the practice of it; in the AM; in the PM and "when agitated or doubtful". You'll note that the book starts the practice of it with the instructions for at night. At first this seemingly insignifacant thing, I found odd. Then I realized that it would be, and was MY first experience with it... read more
Henry Robert Kimball
If you've read the tenth step in my blog on 8 and 9; you will notice that I accent the word " WHEN" in, "When these crop up.." I do that because character defects will crop up. It is not a matter of "IF" they will it is being able to spot them when they do. It is simple here. My guide had given me 6 phone numbers of other drunks who had taken the s... read more
Henry Robert Kimball
"An illness of this sort-and we have come to believe it an illness-involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can. If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt. But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all the things worth while in life. It engulfs all whose lives touch ... read more
Henry Robert Kimball
I have been told that I might not have made step 6 and 7 clear. This can be particularly true for one that has heard personal interpretations of these steps. They are very simple steps and easily understood and quickly done, and as the book says; 'completed'.
Step 6 says; Were entirely ready to have God remove all these character defects.
Step 7 s... read more
Henry Robert Kimball
Caution
Posted December 20, 2011 by Henry Robert Kimball in 12 Step Spirituality
I word of caution before we continue on. You will notice before the actual taking of step 5; the book tell us we may have rationalizations for not "telling someone our whole life story". Also before taking 6 and 7 the text has us take an hour to carefully review what we have just done; and then it has us look at page 59, which contains the 12 steps... read more
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