Legacy of Recovery

Do You Learn Better With Video?

Do You Learn Better With Video?

ME TOO! Since God gave me a few creative and technical skills to work with, from time to time I create simple videos to share with my sponsees on a particular topic. This past week it seems the stars have aligned for many of my sponsees and I began to see a recurring theme... "Why ...

Where Did The 12 Steps Come From?

Where Did The 12 Steps Come From?

by Bill W. July 1953 A.A. Grapevine AAs are always asking: "Where did the Twelve Steps come from?" In the last analysis, perhaps nobody knows. Yet some of the events which led to their formulation are as clear to me as though they took place yesterday. So far as people were concerned, the main channels ...

The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety

The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety

by Bill Wilson Copyright © AA Grapevine, Inc, January 1958  (Listen and read along) "I think that many oldsters who have put our AA "booze cure" to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. Perhaps they will be the spearhead for the next major development in AA—the development of much more ...

Fear & the 7 Deadly Defects

Fear & the 7 Deadly Defects

By Rick W. If you are like me, you are a visual kinda person.  I have always wanted some type of visual for me to see just exactly how fear manifests my defects of character, but I couldn't find one - so - I created one.  Using our literature, I created this chart in combination ...

12 Steps Simplified

12 Steps Simplified

The Twelve Steps Simplified STEP 1, showed me the paradox where I found I was totally unable to be rid of alcohol until I first admitted my powerlessness over it. STEP 2, showed me that since I cannot restore myself to sanity, a Higher Power would be necessary to do so. In STEP 3, I ...

The 12 Steps – My Part

The 12 Steps – My Part

In each of the 12 Steps, there is a part for me to play... a part where there is action.  This graphic is a pretty simple way to take a holistic look at it.  If you have any questions about it, I look forward to the opportunity to visit with you about it.  God bless! ...

Step 7 (FP-PT-RP)

Step 7 (FP-PT-RP)

The purpose of this transcription is not intended to re-write conference approved literature, but to provide a more personal experience for you with Step 7 so that it may be better understood and applied to the life of alcoholic taking the Step. Transcribed from the 12&12 in: First Person Present Tense “Real Problem” "Since this ...

12 Step Poem

12 Step Poem

A 12 Step Poem I took Step One, began to moan I can't do this one on my own. I took Step Two, began to pray Restore me God, please now, today. I took Step Three, gave up my will Maybe God could love me still. I took a Fourth, I looked inside Nothing more ...