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PON is a study of the manner of living suggested by the founders of AA which was recorded in the book: Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of how Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism.

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PON is a study of the manner of living suggested by the founders of AA which was recorded in the book: Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of how Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism.

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English


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Position of Neutrality: Step 1 AA - Witnessing Miracles in Recovery

7/12/2024
Join Joe McDonald as he reads from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, diving into the raw and emotional experiences of those battling addiction. Reflecting on the profound struggles faced by addicts, Joe highlights the moments of awakening to the transformative power of recovery and the miracles that can occur. In this session, Joe discusses the realization of witnessing a miracle in recovery. “Here was something at work in the human heart which had done the impossible. My ideas about miracles were drastically revised right then. Never mind the musty past. Here sat a miracle directly across the kitchen table. He shouted great tidings. I saw that my friend was much more than inwardly reorganized. He was on a different footing. His roots grasped new soil.” Joe emphasizes that although this power is not of us, it is obviously within us. Joe’s discussion sheds light on the relentless inner turmoil faced by those in the grips of addiction while offering a message of hope and the possibility of transformation through the 12-step recovery process. This session emphasizes the importance of reaching out for help and the power of the support found within recovery communities. Join us as Joe McDonald reads and expands on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, offering deeper understanding and practical advice for those on their recovery journey. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for comprehensive discussions and spiritual insights. For more content, please like, comment, and share. Also, join us live every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Arizona time for the full step experience on our YouTube channel. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #Step1, #BigBookAA, #WitnessingMiracles, #RecoveryJourney, #AddictionRecovery, #12Steps, #SpiritualAwakening, #InnerPeace, #Healing, #PersonalGrowth, #RecoveryCommunity, #Mindfulness, #Resilience, #OvercomingAddiction, #SpiritualPath, #RecoverySupport, #SobrietyJourney, #HelpingOthers, #AddictsRecovery

Duration:00:00:35

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Position of Neutrality: Welcome to a Unique Recovery Experience

7/12/2024
Welcome to our community! If you’re joining us for the first time, you might find our meetings a bit different from what you might have experienced in other fellowships. Here, we focus on a distinct approach to recovery, guiding you through the 12-step program with direct instructions from the Big Book. Our method has been helping addicts, often considered hopeless, find their path to recovery for many years. In this video, we explain why our approach works and how we utilize the Big Book to facilitate real change. Whether you’re struggling with alcohol or other substances, the process outlined by the authors of this book has been proven effective time and again. Join us to learn more about our unique recovery process and see why so many have found hope here. For those new to our meetings, we extend a warm welcome and encourage you to dive into this transformative journey with us. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel to continue your recovery journey in a supportive and understanding environment. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #12StepRecovery, #AddictionRecovery, #UniqueRecoveryExperience, #RecoveryJourney, #AARecovery, #Sobriety, #HopeForAddicts, #BigBook, #RecoverySupport, #FirstTimeAttendee, #WelcomeToRecovery, #HealingJourney, #SpiritualGrowth

Duration:00:00:41

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Position of Neutrality: Gaining Perspective – The Reflective Journey in Recovery

7/12/2024
“In today’s session, we delve into the idea that the world around us often mirrors our own thoughts and feelings. This concept is pivotal in understanding how our internal state influences our external experiences, especially in recovery. We explore how gaining a new perspective can lead to profound changes in how we interact with the world. The narrative from the Big Book highlights a common scenario where a husband feels lonely and misunderstood, leading him to seek comfort in unproductive ways. This example sets the stage for discussing the chapters directed at wives, family, and employers in the Big Book, which are designed to help not just the individuals in recovery but also those around them to gain insights into what it’s like to live with someone recovering from addiction. Join us as we unpack these insights and discuss how expanding our perspective can foster understanding and growth, both for ourselves and for our relationships. This process of reflection and gaining new viewpoints is essential for anyone looking to deepen their recovery journey. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for more discussions that help illuminate the path to a healthier, more aware life. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #RecoveryReflection, #GainingPerspective, #AARecovery, #RelationshipsInRecovery, #SpiritualGrowth, #UnderstandingAddiction, #FamilyDynamics, #EmployerGuidance, #HealingJourney, #SelfAwareness, #MentalHealth, #PathToHealing, #RecoverySupport

Duration:00:00:42

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Position of Neutrality: Step 1 AA - Discovering Inner Power and Fearlessness

7/12/2024
Join Joe McDonald as he reads from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, diving into the raw and emotional experiences of those battling addiction. Reflecting on the profound struggles faced by addicts, Joe highlights the moments of awakening to the transformative power of recovery and the miracles that can occur. In this session, Joe discusses the realization of witnessing a miracle in recovery. “Here was something at work in the human heart which had done the impossible. My ideas about miracles were drastically revised right then. Never mind the musty past. Here sat a miracle directly across the kitchen table. He shouted great tidings. I saw that my friend was much more than inwardly reorganized. He was on a different footing. His roots grasped new soil.” Joe emphasizes that although this power is not of us, it is obviously within us. Joe’s discussion sheds light on the relentless inner turmoil faced by those in the grips of addiction while offering a message of hope and the possibility of transformation through the 12-step recovery process. This session emphasizes the importance of reaching out for help and the power of the support found within recovery communities. Join us as Joe McDonald reads and expands on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, offering deeper understanding and practical advice for those on their recovery journey. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for comprehensive discussions and spiritual insights. For more content, please like, comment, and share. Also, join us live every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Arizona time for the full step experience on our YouTube channel. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #Step1, #BigBookAA, #WitnessingMiracles, #RecoveryJourney, #AddictionRecovery, #12Steps, #SpiritualAwakening, #InnerPeace, #Healing, #PersonalGrowth, #RecoveryCommunity, #Mindfulness, #Resilience, #OvercomingAddiction, #SpiritualPath, #RecoverySupport, #SobrietyJourney, #HelpingOthers, #AddictsRecovery

Duration:00:00:46

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Position of Neutrality Step Study - Step 3 (Season 23)

7/12/2024
Position of Neutrality is a study of the manner of living suggested by the founders of A.A. which was recorded in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism.

Duration:00:59:55

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Position of Neutrality: Demonstrating Changed Behavior Through Amends

7/12/2024
In today’s session, we explore a powerful story of making amends and the profound impact of changed behavior on the path to recovery. This discussion revolves around a person who not only acknowledged their past mistakes but also took concrete steps to rectify them. He communicated openly about his wrongdoing, offered restitution with what he could afford, and expressed his commitment to continue making amends by paying back every payday. His willingness to face even severe consequences like going to jail exemplifies the depth of his transformation and commitment to making things right. This scenario underscores the importance of actions in the recovery process — it’s not just about saying we’ve changed; it’s about showing it through our actions. We’ll unpack the significance of these gestures and how they not only help heal relationships but also reinforce our own journey towards lasting recovery. Join us as we delve into the elements of genuine amends and discuss how demonstrating changed behavior can adjust and heal past situations. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for more insights on living out the principles of recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #ChangedBehavior, #MakingAmends, #RecoveryJourney, #RealAmends, #Accountability, #TransformationInRecovery, #HealingRelationships, #Restitution, #AARecovery, #SpiritualGrowth, #RecoveryActions, #EthicalAmends, #PathToHealing

Duration:00:00:29

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Position of Neutrality: From Inventory to Amends – The Journey of Steps 4, 5, 8, and 9

7/11/2024
Join us as we explore the critical progression from taking personal inventory in Steps 4 and 5 to preparing for amends in Steps 8 and 9 of Alcoholics Anonymous. This session delves into the process of creating a list of all persons we have harmed, a pivotal component of recovery that begins during the inventory phases. We discuss how this list forms the foundation for making amends and the insights gained from earlier steps that facilitate this process. Have you created such a list? How did you approach it, and what lessons did you learn through your 4th and 5th step work? This video encourages a deep dive into the significance of these steps and how they prepare us for the healing actions of making amends. By reflecting on our past actions and their impacts on others, we set the stage for reconciliation and personal growth. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for more discussions that support and guide your recovery journey Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #Step4, #Step5, #Steps8and9, #MakingAmends, #RecoveryJourney, #PersonalInventory, #AASteps, #HealingProcess, #RecoveryCommunity, #AlcoholicsAnonymous, #SelfReflection, #AmendsList, #SpiritualGrowth

Duration:00:00:23

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Position of Neutrality: Step 1 AA - Confronting the Reality of Addiction

7/11/2024
Join Joe McDonald as he reads from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, diving into the raw and emotional experiences of those battling addiction. Reflecting on the profound struggles faced by addicts, Joe highlights the moments of awakening to the full extent of their actions and the resulting remorse, horror, and hopelessness. In this session, Joe discusses the feelings of guilt and despair that follow a relapse. “Give yourself the opportunity to bring to consciousness you knew you shouldn’t do it. It’s not safe for me to do it. But now I’ve done it. And I’m waking up, and I’ve really done it. I’ve just run the wheels off this wagon. And I’m waking up now feeling sick. And I’ve let everyone down that was paying attention. Have that experience and tell me if you don’t understand what he’s talking about—the remorse, horror, and hopelessness of the next morning.” Joe’s discussion sheds light on the relentless inner turmoil faced by those in the grips of addiction while offering a message of hope and the possibility of transformation through the 12-step recovery process. This session emphasizes the importance of reaching out for help and the power of the support found within recovery communities. Join us as Joe McDonald reads and expands on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, offering deeper understanding and practical advice for those on their recovery journey. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for comprehensive discussions and spiritual insights. For more content, please like, comment, and share. Also, join us live every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Arizona time for the full step experience on our YouTube channel. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #Step1, #BigBookAA, #DesperationAndShame, #RecoveryJourney, #AddictionRecovery, #12Steps, #SpiritualAwakening, #InnerPeace, #Healing, #PersonalGrowth, #RecoveryCommunity, #Mindfulness, #Resilience, #OvercomingAddiction, #SpiritualPath, #RecoverySupport, #SobrietyJourney, #HelpingOthers, #AddictsRecovery

Duration:00:00:47

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Position of Neutrality: Navigating Disclosure in Recovery – When and How to Share Your Story

7/11/2024
Addressing past behaviors and their impacts is a delicate aspect of recovery, especially when it comes to financial harm caused by addiction. In this session, we discuss the importance of taking responsibility for our actions during our struggles with addiction, particularly when those actions have directly affected others financially. It’s essential to offer explanations and amends to those affected, acknowledging the real consequences of our past behaviors. However, this video also explores the need for discretion in whom we choose to disclose our recovery journey to. Not everyone needs to know the details of our past struggles, especially if we are no longer presenting ourselves in that manner. We’ll dive into strategies for balancing honesty with privacy, ensuring that our disclosures are appropriate and constructive, not just cathartic. Join us as we navigate the complexities of recovery transparency, learning when and how to share our stories responsibly. Remember, recovery involves thoughtful consideration of how our revelations affect both ourselves and others. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel for more discussions on managing recovery with integrity and respect. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #AddictionRecovery, #DisclosureInRecovery, #FinancialAmends, #PrivacyInRecovery, #RecoveryJourney, #HonestyInRecovery, #BalancingPrivacy, #RecoveryChallenges, #ResponsibleDisclosure, #HealingJourney, #AccountabilityInRecovery, #ManagingAddiction, #SpiritualGrowth

Duration:00:00:36

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Position of Neutrality: Mastering Amends in Recovery - Learning from Past Mistakes

7/11/2024
Making amends is a crucial part of recovery, but it’s not without its challenges. This session delves into the vital practice of ‘sweeping off our side of the street,’ a metaphor for focusing on our own actions and responsibilities without pointing fingers at others. We explore how the repeated emphasis in the Alcoholics Anonymous literature on self-examination and personal accountability before making amends underscores its importance. The text revisits this theme in various ways, perhaps indicating how often its authors faced difficulties in effectively making amends themselves. Have you ever attempted to make amends, only to find the conversation dredging up forgotten issues or misremembered events, leading to further conflict? This video discusses how such experiences are part of the learning process, teaching us the importance of thorough preparation and the right mindset before approaching someone for amends. Join us as we discuss strategies for making amends that heal rather than harm, ensuring that we truly understand and own our part in past conflicts. Remember, recovery is a journey of continual learning and growth. For more insights and support, make sure to join us live every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #MakingAmends, #RecoveryChallenges, #PersonalAccountability, #AARecovery, #HealingJourney, #SpiritualGrowth, #RecoveryProcess, #SelfExamination, #AmendsInRecovery, #RecoveryMistakes, #LearningFromMistakes, #SweepingOurSide, #RecoverySupport

Duration:00:00:43

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Position of Neutrality: Perfecting Your Approach to Amends in Recovery

7/10/2024
Making amends is like operating a complex machine: it requires precision, understanding, and the right technique. In this short, we delve into what happens when amends don’t go as planned. Perhaps the interaction wasn’t gratifying because of our approach. Were we calm? Was our manner off-putting? Did we manage to be direct, frank, and open to responses? These moments teach us about the nuances of human interactions and remind us that making amends is not just about seeking forgiveness but also about how we present ourselves and respond. Join us as we explore how to refine our approach to amends, ensuring that we’re not only expressing our regrets but also truly listening and engaging in a way that fosters genuine reconciliation. For more inspiration and to experience the full step experience, make sure to join us live every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Arizona time on our YouTube channel. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #Steps8and9, #MakingAmends, #RecoveryJourney, #SelfAwareness, #HumanMind, #RecoveryTips, #AmendsProcess, #SpiritualGrowth, #HealingRelationships, #RecoveryReflection, #AARecovery, #EmotionalIntelligence, #MentalHealthAwareness

Duration:00:00:26

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Position of Neutrality: Embracing Step 3 - The Decision to Surrender in Recovery

7/10/2024
Welcome to Step 3 of our journey through Alcoholics Anonymous. In this lesson, we revisit the foundational insights gained from the first two steps and prepare to make the transformative third step decision. Step 1 taught us about our powerlessness over alcohol and the unmanageability of our lives, setting the stage for the acceptance necessary in recovery. In Step 2, we recognized a power greater than ourselves, capable of restoring us to sanity. Now, as we transition to Step 3, we face the decision to surrender our will and our lives to the care of this higher power. This step is about deepening our trust and connection with a power beyond our understanding, an essential move for lasting change. Throughout this session, we’ll discuss what it means to truly make a decision, how to rely on a higher power, and the impact this can have on our lives. We invite you to approach this lesson with openness, reflecting on your own journey, the challenges you’ve overcome, and the transformative possibilities that await. Remember, this step is not just a formality—it’s a pivotal moment of commitment to a new way of life guided by spiritual principles. Join us as we explore the profound implications of surrendering control and embracing guidance from a higher power. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time as we continue to support and inspire each other in this path of recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #StepThreeDecision, #SurrenderToRecovery, #Powerlessness, #HigherPower, #SpiritualJourney, #RecoveryPath, #AddictionRecovery, #SerenityInSurrender, #TrustInRecovery, #RecoverySupport, #AlcoholicsAnonymous, #AASteps, #RecoveryCommunity

Duration:00:02:01

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Position of Neutrality: Preparing for Amends - Prayer, Meditation, and Forgiveness in Recovery

7/10/2024
In this insightful session, we explore the critical preparation needed to approach the act of making amends in recovery, especially when it involves individuals we have harbored negative feelings towards in the past. The process of making amends is not just about expressing regret; it requires a deep, spiritual preparation to enter into these interactions with a genuinely helpful and forgiving spirit. We discuss the importance of prayer and meditation as tools to prepare ourselves spiritually and mentally for these challenging moments. Learning to capture and control our thoughts is essential, and believing in the power within us that can guide and sustain our efforts is crucial. This video will guide you through the nuances of confessing not only the ill feelings expressed outwardly but also addressing internal resentments that might have influenced your behavior. Join us as we unpack these concepts, offering practical advice on how to prepare yourself to make amends in a manner that is both healing and sincere. We emphasize the transformation that comes from this disciplined approach, helping you to grow and improve through your recovery journey. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more guidance on navigating the complexities of recovery with integrity and purpose. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #MakingAmends, #RecoveryPreparation, #SpiritualReadiness, #PrayerInRecovery, #MeditationInRecovery, #ForgivenessJourney, #AARecovery, #HealingAndForgiveness, #SpiritualGrowth, #RecoveryDiscipline, #ThoughtControl, #InnerPower, #RecoveryTransformation

Duration:00:00:55

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Position of Neutrality: Navigating Amends and Disclosure in Intimate Relationships

7/10/2024
Welcome to our latest session where we explore the delicate balance of disclosure in recovery, specifically within intimate relationships. When making amends, the question often arises: How much should we disclose about our past faults, especially those that may hurt our partners? This video dives into the guidance offered by the Alcoholics Anonymous program, which suggests admitting our faults to our partners while respecting the privacy of others involved. We discuss the dilemma of sharing painful truths—how much is beneficial for healing, and where do we draw the line to avoid unnecessary harm? The AA literature advises that while full disclosure of our actions is necessary, involving third parties or delving into painful details may not always be wise or right. We explore the principle that our recovery should not harm others, including our partners and those indirectly involved in our past behaviors. Join us as we consider how to approach these conversations with honesty and integrity, ensuring that our disclosures are constructive and respectful. We'll also touch on the importance of learning from the experiences of others within the recovery community, as shared in the Big Book. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more discussions on how to handle the complexities of relationships with care and responsibility during recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #RecoveryAmends, #DisclosureInRecovery, #IntimateRelationships, #MakingAmends, #AAWisdom, #RecoveryGuidance, #ProtectPrivacy, #EthicalDisclosure, #HealingThroughHonesty, #RelationshipHealing, #AddictionRecovery, #ResponsibleRecovery, #SpiritualGrowth

Duration:00:00:43

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"Position of Neutrality: Disclosure in Recovery – Should You Tell Your Partner?

7/9/2024
In today’s session, we tackle a complex yet crucial aspect of recovery: the decision to disclose the full extent of one’s addiction to a partner. Many struggle with whether to reveal their struggles, especially if they believe their partner might be unaware. But is it possible that what is perceived as ignorance might actually be silence? This video discusses the importance of openness in recovery, exploring how honesty can impact relationships. We examine the scenario of partners who might know 'in a general way' about past behaviors but not the full details. Should you share more? What are the implications for your recovery and relationship? We'll delve into these questions, reflecting on common experiences where individuals find that their partners were more aware than initially believed. The relief that comes from bringing secrets into the open can often strengthen trust and support, vital components in the journey to recovery. Join us as we discuss how to navigate these delicate conversations, emphasizing the value of honesty, the potential for misunderstanding silence as ignorance, and the benefits of making such disclosures. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more insights into maintaining healthy, honest relationships during recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #RecoveryDisclosure, #HonestyInRecovery, #AddictionRecovery, #RelationshipsInRecovery, #HealingTogether, #TrustBuilding, #OpenCommunication, #SobrietySupport, #FamilyRecovery, #PersonalGrowth, #RecoveryChallenges, #SpiritualGrowth, #HealingJourney

Duration:00:00:46

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Position of Neutrality: The Transformative Decision of Step 3 - Embracing a New Path in Recovery

7/9/2024
In this segment, we delve into the core of Step 3 from Alcoholics Anonymous, focusing on the profound decision-making process that promises to reshape our lives. Step 3 challenges us to make a pivotal choice—to accept a path laid out by the early authors of AA, a path that has proven effective for countless individuals struggling with addiction. This step isn’t just about choosing to recover; it’s about committing to a journey of transformation that requires honesty, surrender, and the acceptance of our powerlessness over alcohol or drugs. The authors illustrate how the quest for ease and comfort through substances ultimately leads to restlessness, irritability, and discontent. By choosing to embrace a power greater than ourselves and undertaking specific actions, we open ourselves to a revolutionary change in our way of living and thinking. This video invites you to contemplate the power of this decision and the profound impact it can have on your life, offering peace, happiness, and a new direction. As we explore the conditions necessary for this transformation, we encourage you to align your experiences with those of the program’s founders, opening yourself to the remarkable changes they achieved. Join us as we discuss the importance of self-honesty and the subsequent steps that contribute to a life of spiritual fulfillment. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more guidance and inspiration on your journey through recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #StepThreeChallenge, #RecoveryDecision, #PowerOfChoice, #SpiritualJourney, #AAPath, #RecoveryTransformation, #EmbraceChange, #HonestyInRecovery, #LifeChangingDecisions, #SpiritualGrowth, #FindingPeace, #AddictionRecovery, #PathToHappiness

Duration:00:02:37

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Position of Neutrality: Commitment to Recovery - Understanding the Promise of Victory Over Alcohol

7/9/2024
In this insightful session, we delve into the profound commitment made in the journey of recovery, as emphasized in the Alcoholics Anonymous literature. The phrase 'to go to any lengths for victory over alcohol' is highlighted in italics to underscore the seriousness of this commitment. But why is this emphasis so crucial? It serves as a reminder of the agreement each of us made at the start of our recovery journey—not just with our peers or ourselves, but with a higher power within us. This power is the source of our strength and honesty, a constant reminder that there is no room for deceit in our path to sobriety. In this video, we explore the significance of this internal agreement and how it shapes our actions and commitment. By acknowledging and tapping into the power found within, we reinforce our resolve to overcome alcoholism and adhere to the principles of recovery. Join us as we reflect on what it means to truly commit to this process and how understanding the depth of this agreement can inspire a more honest and powerful recovery journey. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more discussions that help deepen our understanding and strengthen our commitment to recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #VictoryOverAlcohol, #RecoveryCommitment, #InnerPower, #HonestyInRecovery, #AARecovery, #SobrietyJourney, #RecoveryAgreement, #StrengthFromWithin, #RecoveryPath, #AlcoholicsAnonymous, #SpiritualJourney, #SobrietyCommitment, #OvercomingAddiction

Duration:00:00:41

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Position of Neutrality: Faith and Action in Recovery - Steps 8 and 9 Explained

7/9/2024
"In this session, we delve into the vital concept that 'faith without works is dead,' a cornerstone of recovery that emphasizes the importance of active demonstration of faith. Understanding that faith alone isn't enough, we explore how taking actionable steps in recovery not only keeps faith alive but also allows it to grow and inspire others within the community. This principle is particularly pertinent as we examine Steps 8 and 9 of Alcoholics Anonymous, which involve making a list of all persons we have harmed and becoming willing to make amends to them all. These steps are not just about personal redemption but are also about manifesting our faith through concrete actions that repair relationships and build trust. Join us as we discuss how embodying our beliefs through these steps can lead to a more profound and communal recovery experience. By demonstrating our faith, we do not only transform ourselves but also potentially inspire and uplift those around us, creating a ripple effect of growth and healing. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more discussions that help bridge the gap between spiritual faith and practical steps in the journey of recovery. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #FaithInAction, #RecoverySteps, #Steps8and9, #MakingAmends, #SpiritualGrowth, #AARecovery, #RecoveryCommunity, #ActionInFaith, #HealingJourney, #RecoveryInspiration, #TransformativeRecovery, #CommunityHealing, #AlcoholicsAnonymous

Duration:00:00:24

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Position of Neutrality: Breaking the Cycle of Dishonesty in Recovery

7/8/2024
n this session, we delve into the challenging topic of dishonesty and its pervasive impact on relationships and personal growth within the recovery process. How often have you found that what seemed like a small lie led to a cascade of deceit? We explore the idea that there are no 'little' dishonest acts in recovery—once we cross the line, it can become easier to justify further dishonesty, unwittingly opening the door to more significant moral compromises. This video addresses the remorse that often accompanies these actions and how our perceptions of guilt can change over time, especially when supported by loved ones who endure these challenges alongside us. Join us as we discuss strategies for recognizing and breaking these cycles of dishonest behavior, emphasizing the importance of honesty not just as a moral choice, but as a crucial component of sustainable recovery. Learn how to confront and resolve these tendencies through the recovery principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and consider how transforming your approach to honesty can lead to healthier relationships and a more fulfilling life. Tune in every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. AZ time for more insights on achieving freedom from the behaviors that lead to difficulties in life and relationships. Join us for more inspiring recovery stories and transformative insights. Check out our website at: www.positionofneutrality.org YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/@positionofneutrality721 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositionOfNeutrality Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mGbAbcacTs83RhMsv6FmY?si=6531e7adfdbb480e RSS: Position of Neutrality | RSS.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@interactivestepexp?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc #PositionOfNeutrality, #JoeMcDonald, #BrianReinhart, #WayneGiles, #EricReinhart, #DeniseMcDonald, #JoeTeaches, #BreakingDishonesty, #RecoveryProcess, #HonestyInRecovery, #RelationshipHealing, #PersonalGrowth, #CycleOfDeceit, #OvercomingRemorse, #AARecovery, #SpiritualGrowth, #RecoveryJourney, #MoralIntegrity, #TransformativeRecovery, #SupportInRecovery

Duration:00:00:50