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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 STEP ELEVEN essay   ... guidance.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
He may have forgotten the possibility that his own wishful thinking and the human tendency to rationalize have distorted his so-called guidance.


2.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... guidance.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Racing back to Brooklyn on the subway, I had a seeming flash of divine guidance.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... guidance and protection.   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
How frequently we see a frightened human being determined to depend completely upon a stronger person for guidance and protection.


4.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... guidance, as a result of their philosophy.   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. G. Kirby Collier, psychiatrist: "I have felt that A.A. is a group unto themselves and their best results can be had under their own guidance, as a result of their philosophy.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... guidance for our lives to just about ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... guidance from God as we were increasingly ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The persistent use of meditation and prayer, we found, did open the channel so that where there had been a trickle, there now was a river which led to sure power and safe guidance from God as we were increasingly better able to understand Him.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... guidance in all matters great or small.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
To any questioning or criticism of his actions he instantly proffers his reliance upon prayer for guidance in all matters great or small.


8.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, ...   BB How It Works, p.70  
To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.


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View STEP NINE essay   ... guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance -- meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


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View STEP FIVE essay   ... guidance of God when it was all ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
How many times have we heard well-intentioned people claim the guidance of God when it was all too plain that they were sorely mistaken.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... guidance on matters ranging all the way ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
We have seen A.A.'s ask with much earnestness and faith for God's explicit guidance on matters ranging all the way from a shattering domestic or financial crisis to correcting a minor personal fault, like tardiness.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... guidance they feel they have received from ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
It is worth noting that people of very high spiritual development almost always insist on checking with friends or spiritual advisers the guidance they feel they have received from God.


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View STEP FIVE essay   ... guidance we may receive while we are ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


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