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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   ... higher plane when our thinking is cleared ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... Higher Power.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
His defense must come from a Higher Power.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... Higher Power.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Substitution of A.A. as Higher Power.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... Higher Power.  12&12 Contents (Step Three), p.5  
Turning our will over to Higher Power.


5.
View CONTENTS   ... Higher Power.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Meditation and prayer main channels to Higher Power.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... 'higher power.'  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Higher Power.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Higher Power?  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
So how, exactly, can the willing person continue to turn his will and his life over to the Higher Power?


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... higher power.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
For the time being, we who were atheist or agnostic discovered that our own group, or A.A. as a whole, would suffice as a higher power.


10.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... higher power and absorb himself in his ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Learning to depend upon a higher power and absorb himself in his work with other alcoholics, he remains sober day by day.


11.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Higher Power, and most of them began ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God."


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Higher Power and you will presently live ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Higher Power can remove our obsession.  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that none but a Higher Power can remove our obsession.


14.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... higher power, claims for the power of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics who still cling to the A.A. group as their higher power, claims for the power of prayer may, despite all the logic and experience in proof of it, still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.


15.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Higher Power, God as I understood Him, ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
But when I became willing to clean house and then asked a Higher Power, God as I understood Him, to give me release, my obsession to drink vanished.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Higher Power had restored us to sanity ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


17.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Higher Power hasn't produced any baleful results.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
But dependence upon an A.A. group or upon a Higher Power hasn't produced any baleful results.


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Higher Power impossible.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


19.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Higher Power -- into our lives.  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God -- or, if you like, a Higher Power -- into our lives.


20.
View STEP ONE essay   ... Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Higher Power must necessarily do so if ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
In Step Two we saw that since we could not restore ourselves to sanity, some Higher Power must necessarily do so if we were to survive.


22.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Higher Power, the more independent we actually ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
And the facts seem to be these: The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are.


23.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Higher Power was a sort of bush-league ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to get over the idea that the Higher Power was a sort of bush-league pinch hitter, to be called upon only in an emergency.


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Higher Power was out of the question.  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
As long as we placed self-reliance first, a genuine reliance upon a Higher Power was out of the question.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Higher Power was worth knowing better, by ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


26.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Higher Power worked.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno beachhead, their dependence upon a Higher Power worked.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... higher power, would presently love God and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


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