Introductions – Prayer
– Business Update – Assignments – Spring Quarterly Focus
Business Updates – National Contract for Meeting space
Paid in Full, Room block filling up fast, so book your room ASAP before block
is filled completely. Donations for National from Grand’s and beyond has been
dismal, but we hope that will pick up after tax season. Pre-Registration is
still open and onsite will increase after May 31, 2017.
Assignments – Fundraisers for National
M, Johnny J, Angie Y, Joanie C) Buffalo, NY – April 29, 2017 (Women’s spiritual
S, Pearl G, Craig F, Devohn P, Terrance M) Raleigh, NC – May 20, 2017 (Speaker
The Human mind, in its desire to know, understand, and
control everything, mistakes its opinions and viewpoints for the Truth. It
says, this is how it is, period. You have to be larger than thought to realize
that however you interpret ‘your life’ or someone else’s life or behavior;
however you judge any situation, it is no more than a viewpoint, one of many
The “D” Disease (Dishonesty, Distraction, Deception, Distortion, and Disillusion)
with these the Disease is well on its way to overcome our recovery, and once
these are entrenched in our spirit, you are in the fight of your life, for your
life. They are called HABITS, BAD MAMAJAMAS
What We live with, We Learn - What We Learn, We Practice - What We
Practice We Become
WHAT WE BECOME HAS CONSEQUENCES – This quarter we will
put our focus on a “real 4th/10th step inventory, using
the ‘searchlight of the Truth’ which will reveal the areas of lives that we
have become someone we didn’t want to be clean, as stated in the ‘flat book’,
those areas where we have allowed one of the ‘D’s to Distort our perception, and
thus shift our perspective of who, what and why we are not really enjoying the
gift of recovery. As we focus on these questions, keep in mind that you are an
Expert at Self Deception and if that cunning enemy of life ‘Rationalization’
shows its ugly head, your answer will again be written by your Disease.
What area(s) of your
life/recovery are you still able to be Dishonest with yourself?
What Distraction does
the Disease use to take you away from your Truth?
How has the long term
Deception affected your Self Image, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, etc.?
Distortion is the
close cousin of Denial, what new level of Denial can you see in life/recovery?
The 4th Step states we find ourselves Dismayed
and Perplexed, which results in being Disillusioned, and if our; real value’ is
being ourselves, who has the Disease invented clean for you to be? Careful
here, your recovery could be at stake, pray, think, pray, think, pray some
more, stop thinking, believe in the work.
Work in your Belief,
Your Belief will bring Relief