Legacy of Unity

Anonymity: Then & Now

Anonymity: Then & Now

In the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Tradition Twelve states, “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”  It goes on to say, “THE spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice. Because A.A.’s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, …

The Importance of a Home Group

The Importance of a Home Group

When I first came into AA, I didn’t have the understanding of the home group I have today.  That said, I will say that my first home group was a place that allowed me to identify.  There were people in that group that told my story, shared feelings and emotions that I felt and had, …

The Group Inventory

The Group Inventory

By Rick W. When I was living in NYC and had the honor of serving as the Area 49 Area Chairperson (Panel 65), one of the coolest service opportunities I was given as an Area trusted servant was the chance to sit down with an A.A. group and facilitate their group inventory.  The pamphlet, "The ...

Difference Between and Elder Statesman and a Bleeding Deacon

Difference Between and Elder Statesman and a Bleeding Deacon

Excerpt From: AA World Services, Inc. “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.” “This brings us straight to the question “Does A.A. have a real leadership?” Most emphatically the answer is “Yes, notwithstanding the apparent lack of it.” Let’s turn again to the deposed founder and his friends. What becomes of them? As their grief and anxiety ...

2020 Carry The Message Project

2020 Carry The Message Project

Give Grapevine or La Viña To An Alcoholic In Need 2 EASY WAYS! 1. If you know the full name and the mailing address of the recipient: Give a Gift Subscription to a friend, a sponsee, doctor’s offices or for giveaways at anniversaries or events at your home group, district, or area level. Follow these ...