Twelve Traditions Experience
How to have a personal experience with the 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous The following questions were taken from the core of what it says in the Big Book page562- 566 and the Twelve and Twelve. Stripping away the stories and examples that Bill gives and reducing them down to simple questions for consideration. Also supported by discussions in the book “PassIt On” which is also AA literature. Here’s how you can have a personal experience with the 12 Traditions: Start by reading the First Tradition out of the Big Book, both the long and short version.Then read the corresponding question below. Consider how your Group or Groups around you may have broken these. If you can answer yes to any of these questions it may be in violation of that Tradition.Setting aside all your theories and ideas and just create a vision of what it looks like to violate each. Attaching a personal example of what it looks like to break the Traditions will create anawakening to the spirit of the Traditions. After considering each Tradition and what it looks like to break it, ask how Tradition 12 applies to it. For example: How is anonymity the Spiritual foundation ofTradition One? Are the Principles of AA put before individual Personalities in the Group? Do this with each Tradition after considering each Tradition’s question. The Principles of AA are the 12Steps, 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts of World Service. One: Two: Three: Four: Five: Six: Seven: Eight: Nine: Ten: Eleven: Twelve: Does the group put the interests of any individual above the welfareof the group or of AA as a whole? Does the group do anything that misrepresents the conscience of the majority of the group? Does the group exclude anyone with a drinking problem from attending thegroup? Does the group do anything that does not conform to AA principles and affect other groups or AA as a whole? Does the group do anything that conflicts with our carrying the AA message to...
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