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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... power.(*)  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
We are growing in numbers and power.(*)


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... power.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Young people may be encouraged by this man's experience to think that they can stop, as he did, on their own will power.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... power.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... Power.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
His defense must come from a Higher Power.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power?  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
But where and how were we to find this Power?


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... power.  BB How It Works, p.62  
Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or trying on our own power.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... power.  BB Into Action, p.85  
Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power.


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... power.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Show him, from your own experience, how the queer mental condition surrounding that first drink prevents normal functioning of the will power.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... power?  BB To Wives, p.107  
What had become of their judgment, their common sense, their will power?


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... power.  BB To Wives, p.118  
At such moments we forget that alcoholism is an illness over which we could not possibly have had any power.


11.
View CONTENTS   ... Power.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Substitution of A.A. as Higher Power.


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


13.
View CONTENTS   ... Power.  12&12 Contents (Step Eleven), p.8  
Meditation and prayer main channels to Higher Power.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... power.'  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'


15.
View STEP THREE essay   ... 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.


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... 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?


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... power.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk for vainglory -- that we might the more enjoy foolish dreams of pomp and power.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... 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.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... power along this line all we wish.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We can exercise our will power along this line all we wish.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power, ambition, and leadership.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
Let's here take note of our improved outlook upon the problems of personal importance, power, ambition, and leadership.


21.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... power and absorb himself in his work ...  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.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power and direction, provided we took other ...  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.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... power and guts, he will make the ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
If he has your will power and guts, he will make the grade."


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... power and keeping on guard.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I felt I had every right to be self-confident, that it would be only a matter of exercising my will power and keeping on guard.


25.
View STEP THREE essay   ... power and light to its interior.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Every modern house has electric wiring carrying power and light to its interior.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power and Love.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
He stood in the Presence of Infinite Power and Love.


27.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Power, and most of them began to ...  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."


28.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... power and prestige?  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Would there be strivings for power and prestige?


29.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... power, and prestige was tearing humanity apart ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The struggle for wealth, power, and prestige was tearing humanity apart as never before.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power and safe guidance from God as ...  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.


31.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... power and self-knowledge would not help in ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


32.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... power and simplicity.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity.


33.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power, and to do certain simple things, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


34.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Power and you will presently live in ...  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!


35.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... power, beauty, and love of which these ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us become willing to partake and be strengthened and lifted up by the sheer spiritual power, beauty, and love of which these magnificent words are the carriers.


36.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... power becomes practically nonexistent.  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power beyond ourselves was somewhat weak, even ...  BB We Agnostics, pp.45-46  
We were bothered with the thought that faith and dependence upon a Power beyond ourselves was somewhat weak, even cowardly.


38.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power by which we could live, and ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.


39.
View STEP TWO essay   ... 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.


40.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... power, claims for the power of prayer ...  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.


41.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power considerably above average; we forgot the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average; we forgot the immense goodwill of our brother A.A.'s who were only too eager to help us to better jobs when we deserved them; we forgot the actual or potential financial insecurity of every human being in the world.


42.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... power could have relieved our alcoholism.  BB How It Works, p.60  
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.


43.
View STEP TEN essay   ... power-driven argument.  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
We must avoid quick-tempered criticism and furious, power-driven argument.


44.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... power-driver are personality extremes, types with which ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Of course the depressive and the power-driver are personality extremes, types with which A.A. and the whole world abound.


45.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... power driver, this one, and brash as ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
A power driver, this one, and brash as any salesman could possibly be.


46.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... power flow in, as we enjoyed peace ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


47.
View STEP THREE essay   Power flows just where it is needed.  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Power flows just where it is needed.


48.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power, for romance, and for family satisfactions ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our desires for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, for romance, and for family satisfactions -- all these have to be tempered and redirected.


49.
View STEP SIX essay   ... Power, God as I understood Him, to ...  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.


50.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than himself.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
The reader may still ask why he should believe in a Power greater than himself.


51.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than himself.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Every one of them has gained access to, and believes in, a Power greater than himself.


52.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Power greater than himself and that he ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


53.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Power greater than myself.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I had always believed in a Power greater than myself.


54.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Power greater than myself.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself.


55.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than myself?"  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?"


56.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Power greater than myself, but I certainly ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


57.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than ourselves.  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.


58.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Power greater than ourselves.  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.


59.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.


60.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... Power greater than ourselves could restore us ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


61.
View CONTENTS   ... Power greater than ourselves could restore us ...  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
Step Two -- "Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."


62.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Power greater than ourselves could restore us ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
"Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."


63.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Power greater than ourselves could restore us ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


64.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... Power greater than ourselves is the essence ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Most of us think this awareness of a Power greater than ourselves is the essence of spiritual experience.


65.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


66.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... Power greater than themselves.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, pp.567-568  
With few exceptions our members find that they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves.


67.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... power greater than themselves, if they are ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves, if they are to re-create their lives.


68.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than themselves, to take a ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


69.
View STEP TWO essay   ... power greater than you, who have not ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution.


70.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power greater than yourself which will solve ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.


71.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Power had restored us to sanity and ...  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.


72.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power has in each case accomplished the ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
This Power has in each case accomplished the miraculous, the humanly impossible.


73.
View STEP THREE essay   ... 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.


74.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... power he might muster could stop his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
When our friend related his experience, the man agreed that no amount of will power he might muster could stop his drinking for long.


75.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... 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.


76.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... power in him than there was in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
There had been no more power in him than there was in me at that minute; and this was none at all.


77.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power in human lives, are facts as ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.


78.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... power in the church from which he ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He has helped other men recover, and is a power in the church from which he was long absent.


79.
View STEP THREE essay   ... 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.


80.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... power is needed to produce the essential ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
One feels that something more than human power is needed to produce the essential psychic change.


81.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... power known to man, religion and that ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


82.
View STEP ONE essay   ... Power, let alone meditation and prayer?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?


83.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... power-mad, who devote themselves to attempting to ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We have also seen men and women who go power-mad, who devote themselves to attempting to rule their fellows.


84.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... power much greater than yourself.  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
You forget that you have just now tapped a source of power much greater than yourself.


85.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... power must be weak."  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"His will power must be weak."


86.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Power must necessarily do so if we ...  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.


87.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... power of choice in drink.  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink.


88.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power of God.  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


89.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... power of God goes deep!  BB To Wives, p.114  
The power of God goes deep!


90.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... power of God in human affairs was ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, the power of God in human affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.


91.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... power of God in our lives.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
This dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives.


92.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


93.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Power of God within its walls.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Many of us have felt, for the first time, the Presence and Power of God within its walls.


94.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power of most A.A.'s is relatively high, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Though the earning power of most A.A.'s is relatively high, we have some members who never seem to get on their feet moneywise, and still others who encounter heavy financial reverses.


95.
View STEP SIX essay   ... power of our instincts to overreach themselves.  12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Such is the power of our instincts to overreach themselves.


96.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... power of prayer may, despite all the ...  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.


97.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... power of will.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
In a vague way their families and friends sense that these drinkers are abnormal, but everybody hopefully awaits the day when the sufferer will rouse himself from his lethargy and assert his power of will.


98.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power or glory.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
True leadership, we find, depends upon able example and not upon vain displays of power or glory.


99.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... power originated in him?  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Had this power originated in him?


100.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and sense of direction flowed into them.


101.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... power that he still sometimes displays with ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
What has become of the common sense and will power that he still sometimes displays with respect to other matters?


102.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... power -- that One is God.  BB How It Works, p.59  
But there is One who has all power -- that One is God.


103.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


104.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power, that was our dilemma.  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Lack of power, that was our dilemma.


105.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Power, the more independent we actually are.  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.


106.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.


107.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... power to actually kill.  BB How It Works, p.66  
In that state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had power to actually kill.


108.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... power to avoid disagreement or contention.  BB To Wives, p.118  
If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.


109.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... power, to become angry when our instinctive ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied drives us to covet the possessions of others, to lust for sex and power, to become angry when our instinctive demands are threatened, to be envious when the ambitions of others seem to be realized while ours are not.


110.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... power to 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.


111.
View CONTENTS   ... power to 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."


112.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... power to 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."


113.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... power to 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."


114.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... power to choose whether he will drink ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


115.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Power to direct or govern is the ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Power to direct or govern is the essence of organization everywhere.


116.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... power to help others.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.


117.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power to reason, to examine the evidence ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
It is not by chance we were given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of our senses, and to draw conclusions.


118.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... power" to resist the impulse to drink.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Following his physical rehabilitation, he had a talk with me in which he frankly stated he thought the treatment a waste of effort, unless I could assure him, which no one ever had, that in the future he would have the "will power" to resist the impulse to drink.


119.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... power to stop or moderate.  BB To Wives, p.112  
Show him you have confidence in his power to stop or moderate.


120.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Power was a sort of bush-league pinch ...  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.


121.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... 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.


122.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Power was worth knowing better, by as ...  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.


123.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... power wasn't there.  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We could wish to be moral, we could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasn't there.


124.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power, which is God.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


125.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Power which is greater than himself.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In our personal stories you will find a wide variation in the way each teller approaches and conceives of the Power which is greater than himself.


126.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... power which necessarily tempt other societies.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


127.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... Power which pulls chronic alcoholics back from ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
They believe in themselves, and still more in the Power which pulls chronic alcoholics back from the gates of death.


128.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Power worked.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno beachhead, their dependence upon a Higher Power worked.


129.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... power, would presently love God and call ...  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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