LegAAcyChat

LegAAcyChat is a podcast made by and for members of A.A. to share their experience, strength, and hope on ALL THREE of our legacies in Alcoholics Anonymous and is a service of takethe12.org, this three legacy study website.

The primary purpose of of each episode is to create a discussion space of our three legacies so our listeners might be able to have a richer, and more personal experience of A.A.’s 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts for World Service.

** DISCLAIMER ** LegAAcyChat is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous and no one involved in any episode of this podcast speaks for A.A. as a whole. We’re simply providing this service to members of A.A. to share our own unique experience on ONE of A.A.’s three legacies.

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LEGACY ONE – RECOVERY (Steps)

Step 1: Shannan C. (Trophy Club, TX) (12/22/23 – 52:56)
“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.”

Step 2: Greg F. (Washington D.C.) (01/04/22 – 54:53)
“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”

Step 3: Mike M. (Jacksonville, FL) (01/24/22 – 49:07)
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.”

Step 4: Krystyn K. (Bedford, TX) (10/13/22 – 59:01)
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”

Step 5: Zach C. (Arlington, TX) (01/19/22 – 55:11)
“Admitted to god, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs”

Step 6: Jennifer C. (Grapevine, TX) (01/06/22 – 44:40)
“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character”

Step 7: Clif G. (Oklahoma City, OK) (01/10/22 – 59:01)
“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

Step 8: Mary C. (Grapevine, TX) (12/30/22 – 43:16)
“Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.”

Step 9: Matt C. (Austin, TX) (01/04/22 – 54:30)
“Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, expect when to do so would injure them or others.”

Step 10: Jenny L. (Dallas, TX) (01/30/22 – 57:02)
“Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

Step 12: Terry C. (Grapevine, TX) (11/22/23 – 1:02:22)
“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”

LEGACY TWO – UNITY (Traditions)

Tradition 1: John K. (Fort Worth, TX) (01/08/22 – 44:22)
“Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.”

Tradition 2: Becca H. (St. Louis, MO) (01/04/22 – 41:32)
“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as he may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they do not govern.”

Tradition 3: Aaron P. (Grapevine, TX) (01/15/22 – 57:31)
“The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.”

Tradition 5: John L. (Southlake, TX) (12/02/23 – 1:05:2)
“Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.”

Tradition 6: Greg G. (St. Louis, MO) (01/17/22 – 55:07)
“An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.”

Tradition 8: Malini M. (Queens, NY) (12/28/23 – 59:08)
“Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.”

Tradition 9: Kimberly L. (East Northport, NY) (12/03/23 – 1:02)
“A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve..”

Tradition 10: Tanner R. (Austin, TX) (08/04/23 – 1:00:24)
“Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.”

Tradition 11: Kerri K. (Los Lunas, NM) (02/18/22 – 52:34)
“Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.”

Tradition 12: Claudia H. (North Richland Hills, TX) (01/05/22 – 58:06)
“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”

LEGACY THREE – SERVICE (Concepts for World Service)

Concept 1: Jennifer D. (Wilmington, NC) (01/30/22 – 1:10)
“Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.”

Concept 2: Allise B. (Bryan, TX) (12/30/23 – 56:09)
“The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole society in its world affairs.”

Concept 7: Jimmy D. (Dallas, TX) (07/06/24 – 1:27:53)
“The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.”