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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... carry a beneficial message.  BB Into Action, p.77  
We may kill a future opportunity to carry a beneficial message.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... carry A.A.'s message.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s message.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... carry A.A.'s message.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps this will happen in a succession of cases, and we may be deeply discouraged as to our ability to carry A.A.'s message.


4.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... carry A.A.'s message.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Veteran newsmen, trained doubters that they are, have gone all out to carry A.A.'s message.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


6.
View STEP ONE essay   ... carry A.A.'s message to the next sufferer?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.'s message to the next sufferer?


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... carry bright promise and meaning.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... carry green recruits through a severe hangover.  BB Working With Others, p.102  
We often need it to carry green recruits through a severe hangover.


9.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... carry his message to another alcoholic.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He suddenly realized that in order to save himself he must carry his message to another alcoholic.


10.
View CONTENTS   ... carry it out.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Daily petitions for understanding of God's will and grace to carry it out.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... carry it out.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.


12.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... carry its message to the alcoholic who ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Five -- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


13.
View CONTENTS   ... carry its message to the alcoholic who ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
Tradition Five -- "Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


14.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... carry its message to the alcoholic who ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
"Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... carry me through that night and the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
With a certain satisfaction I reflected there was enough gin concealed about the house to carry me through that night and the next day.


16.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... carry on a correspondence which will do ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
If there is none nearby, you will be invited to carry on a correspondence which will do much to insure your sobriety no matter how isolated you are.


17.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... carry on our occupations in such an ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
Being mostly business or professional folk, we could not well carry on our occupations in such an event.


18.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... carry on our occupations in such an ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Being mostly business or professional folk, we could not well carry on our occupations in such an event."


19.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... carry on our other good works.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Maybe these places would make large sums of money to carry on our other good works.


20.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... carry our knowledge into other fields, we ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... carry that out.  BB How It Works, p.59  
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


22.
View CONTENTS   ... carry that out."  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Step Eleven -- "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


23.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... carry that out."  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


24.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... carry that out."  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


25.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... carry the A.A. message to those who ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Under these compulsions of self-preservation, duty, and love, it is not strange that our Society has concluded that it has but one high mission -- to carry the A.A. message to those who don't know there's a way out.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... carry the A.A. spirit into our daily ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we actually carry the A.A. spirit into our daily work?


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... carry the burden of avoiding them or ...  BB To Wives, p.117  
Often you must carry the burden of avoiding them or keeping them under control.


28.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... carry the life-giving grace of God; His ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God; His gift to us would be spent aimlessly.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... carry the load alone; how much they ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They will tell how they tried to carry the load alone; how much they suffered of irritability, anxiety, remorse, and depression; and how, unconsciously seeking relief, they would sometimes accuse even their best friends of the very character defects they themselves were trying to conceal.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... "carry the message."  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe we are doing fine on only two of them, the First Step and that part of the Twelfth where we "carry the message."


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... carry the message to so many alcoholics ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... carry the vision of God's will into ...  BB Into Action, p.85  
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities.


33.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... carry the world's troubles on our shoulders.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We try not to indulge in cynicism over the state of the nations, nor do we carry the world's troubles on our shoulders.


34.
View STEP THREE essay   ... carry them through?  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Would the kind of dependence they had learned in A.A. carry them through?


35.
View STEP TEN essay   ... carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


36.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... carry this load day in and day ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Volunteer committeemen and assistants could be of great help, but they could not be expected to carry this load day in and day out.


37.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... carry this message to alcoholics, and to ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


38.
View CONTENTS   ... carry this message to alcoholics, and to ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8  
Step Twelve -- "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... carry this message to alcoholics, and to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


40.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Carry this message to other alcoholics!  BB Working With Others, p.89  
This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... carry us through.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
The will to win would carry us through.


42.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... carry with us a picture of the ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
We women carry with us a picture of the ideal man, the sort of chap we would like our husbands to be.


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