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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 TRADITION FIVE essay   ... possessed a cancer cure, they might be ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
If a group of doctors possessed a cancer cure, they might be conscience-stricken if they failed their mission through self-seeking.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... possessed a spare key.  12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.167-168  
Even more important, an empty club couldn't answer its telephone, but it was an open invitation to a drunk on a binge who possessed a spare key.


3.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... possessed by the idea that future happiness ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
The family may be possessed by the idea that future happiness can be based only upon forgetfulness of the past.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... possessed of a new sense of power ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... possessed of a spiritual experience, the alcoholic ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Being possessed of a spiritual experience, the alcoholic will find he has much in common with these people, though he may differ with them on many matters.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... possessed of nothing but a high and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
As to our grandiose behavior, we insisted that we had been possessed of nothing but a high and legitimate ambition to win the battle of life.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... possessed or would fail to get something ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear -- primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.


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