A power greater than ourselves

Step 2

By Mykel P. The second step of AA reads as follows: “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. Perhaps a sensible approach would be to break down the statement into its component molecules and to define key words in the understanding that this … Continue reading

If You Want What We Have

Sunflower Field

By Russ H. The vast majority of AA members have heard How It Works read aloud at the beginning of meetings. It is such a common practice that many of us have passively committed this six hundred and thirty word tract to memory simply by repeated exposure. Taken verbatim from … Continue reading

An Atheist’s Twelfth Step

Individualism

By JHG When we first get to AA, we can just “take what we like and leave the rest”, but eventually, we have to decide whether we’re even going to stay. And if we stay, we need to do what we can to get the most out of the experience. There is … Continue reading

The Doorknob Deity

Doorknob

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. By Tom P. AA saved my life and set me on an exciting journey of personal growth and transformation. I am very grateful. Yet, with regard to religion, it feels to me that … Continue reading

Steps 8 and 9

Step 8 & 9

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 7, was posted on August 27, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally published … Continue reading

Step 7

Step 7

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 6, was posted on July 30, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally … Continue reading