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September 20, 2007

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dAAve

To borrow from a familiar line ...
... in all my affairs.

Micky

BILL AND BOB GO "FISHING"?
Have you tried fishing? Not your common or gardening angling, but “reel fishing”! Not with worms or artificial flies, but with “real meat”, like the 12 STEPS or the BIG BOOK. We used to do it every summer…well! It was your summer and our winter. You’ve probably gathered, that I used to live in Australia. We’d hire this boat, quite a big one it was, Ethel and the kids, Bill 44 and Bob…he’d be 37 by now. We’d do a picnic basket – lovely it was, our 5th Step, sobriety dates, drinking stories, a couple of bottles of wine and the 12 x 12. And off we’d sail over the reef. The sun would beat down, often the sea would be as calm…no calmer than the 12th STEP and we’d just drift. We’d put our lines over then and just wait – play AA tapes, talk crap, and ring our SPONSORS. Wonderful it was. Mind you, Ethel, didn’t care for the bait, it was the smell you see and the sight of HOW IT WORKS cluttering up the deck. “Micky”, she’d say! “The AA PROGRAM is putting me off my dinner”! Well, it didn’t bother me or the kids, it wasn’t like that, the OXFORD GROUP had delivered it quite fresh but Ethel used to say that CHAPTER 5 “sneered” at her and made noises, offensive noises, when the gases escaped from its crap. The kids loved that “Mum”! They’d say when it did it – “RARELY HAVE WE SEEN A ZOMBIE FAIL WHO HAS THOROUGHLY FOLLOWED OUR PATH,” Well she didn’t like that, not Ethel, strict BUCHMANITE, she was, thought it was very disrespectful. She would go into one of her sulks and it would last for “bloody hours”.
Mind you, she did get a bit more excited when Bill shared his story. Well she had to with Bill frothing at the mouth and banging his fist against the side of the boat. And then there would be more…Bob got into the act, tearing chunks out of the 12 Steps, spitting everywhere, snapping at Bill. But I don’t think she really approved, not Ethel. She said it was senseless 13th STEPPING. Well I suppose it was if you look at it that way! But there are lots of 12 STEP PROGRAMS aren’t, there? It went wrong when Bill did the 9th Step! Huge it was, more like the 5th step, really. Again and again he raved on like a psychopath, but he wouldn’t shut up. Clever “bugger”! He had learned you see. Well I was determined that I was going to do a personal INVENTORY. I threw the BIG BOOK, all the picnic stuff in the water. Bill went mad; I’d never seen him so upset. He tore the rod out of its restraints and hurled it in the water. I didn’t stop to think, that’s always been my problem, “being sober” – Bill followed the rod! Well! He was gone in “two bites” and I didn’t catch the PROGRAM. It seemed to know, it sort of “grinned” at me and then just made off. Bob wasn’t too pleased either…he’d missed his HIGHER POWER!!
PEACE BE WITh YOU
MICKY

Micky

SOLVING A PROBLEM
A STEPPER goes to a psychiatrist. "Doc, I keep having these alternating recurring dreams. First I'm Bill Wilson; then I'm Bob Smith; then I'm Bill Wilson; then I'm Bob Smith. It's driving me crazy. What's wrong with me?" The doctor replies: "It's very simple. You're a BILL AND BOB CLONE." [wink] [wink].
PEACE BE WITH YOU
MICKY

Micky

Anonymous said...
When i drink, fear is gone. is AA about confronting fear?

MICKY said...
Anonymous,
The secret is to feel your FEAR in your body and understand that it is not about, NOW - but unprocessed "stuff" from your childhood. AA will SUPPRESS your FEAR but if you stop going to meetings your FEAR will eventually surface, again. Why do you think STEPPERS still go to meetings after 30 – 40 years sober? AA doesn't deal with the causes of your FEAR (childhood). I suggest you see a good therapist (who has processed his/her own history) who can help you process your FEAR and release you from your "psychological prison”. 12 Step programs per se will eventually send you insane because one is not RECOVERING (inner child) and the feelings (fear, pain and shame) are not being processed. That is why most STEPPERS are also RAGEAHOLICS [emotionally shutdown, shift shaping reptiles]. Get out, or end up as just another victim of Satan (AA) who prowls around like a ROARING LION, waiting for someone to devour.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
MICKY

Micky

Nowhere in the 12 steps does it say that you should quit drinking, or help anyone else to quit drinking, either. Nowhere do the words SOBRIETY, RECOVERY, ABSTINENCE, HEALTH, HAPPINESS, JOY, & LOVE appear in the 12 Steps. The word ‘alcohol’ is only used once, when it was PATCHED into the 1st Step for the word “sin.” But Wilson wrote “ We are powerless over ‘alcohol’… Oxford Group Slogan; “We are powerless over sin & have been defeated by it.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
MICKY

Micky

WAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

Don’t take the 12 STEPS away from me
Don’t leave my SPONSOR in misery
We are a FELLOWSHIP of ZOMBIES
If you go then I’ll have to CHAIR A MEETING
‘Cause WAKING up his hard to do

Remember when you held my BIG BOOK
And you 13th STEPPED me all through the night
Think of all the CRAP, we’ve talked
Our HIGHER POWER will be mad
WAKING up Is Hard To Do

They say HOW IT WORKS, is hard to do
Now I know, I know that it’s true
There are no DUES or FEES
Our PRIMARY PURPOSE
Is to be, BILL WILSON CLONES
WAKING up is hard to do

I wish we were ENGAGING IN CONTROVERSY
I beg of you, to be FEARLESS & THOROUGH
Can’t we give our OLD IDEAS another try
Come on baby, let’s do a STEP or TWO
WAKING up is hard to do.

Byron W.

Micky,
Thanks for the comments. Sort of. Next time don't blow your wad in one middle of the night rant with 7 posts in a row. (Two deleted for being repeats of other posts.)...Space it out.

If you want to have an argument about something, which your posts and choice of forum for those posts says you do, you need to present it in a better fashion. But here's the thing: I'm not interested in an argument. You are right from your eyes, and wrong from mine. I could care less about trying to sell you, or anyone else for that matter, on my position and my ideas.

Best, Byron

Ps. Next time be a little more post specific. Your comments have nothing to do with the post you commented on. For instance, have you seen Philadelphia Story? Do you agree that it's a great movie? Who would you say you more are like Dexter, Macaulay, or George Kittridge? That might be an important question for you.

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