007 Back To The Basics

Back To The Basics

"Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a Power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that's exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem." (Alcoholics Anonymous page 45 reprinted with permission) The main object of our Workbooks are to be in concert with that. Working the first eleven Steps will assure us of having a personality change, a shift in our perception sufficient to cause a spiritual awakening. Step Twelve opens with: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps…" This spiritual awakening, this Gift, is the first of our three primary goals of our Workbooks.

One of the most common human needs is love. The second part of Step Twelve is; "… we tried to carry this message." This is sharing; this is Love. We give but little when we give of our possessions, it is when we give of ourselves that we truly give. In the act of giving, "passing it on", what we have received, we realize that giving and receiving are the same? The only way we can become a Master Receiver is to share with others everything we want for ourselves. We can love because our deepest nature is love. The messenger is the message.

Awakening to the created individual we are, with purpose and meaning, in other words, consciously live our Heart's Desire, God's Will for each individual. The third part of Step Twelve is: "… and to practice these principles in all our affairs." The only way we can fully realize who we are, is to share what we currently are as the result of this way of life. When God-centered even for a moment we will have all the power and wisdom, we need. In that moment we will be told, shown what to do, say, think and feel in a way we can currently hear, understand and follow.