East Tennessee
Intergroup of
Alcoholics Anonymous

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August 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Eight:
“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.”
… Having carefully surveyed this whole area of human relations, and having decided exactly what personality traits in us injured and disturbed others, we can now commence to ransack …

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July 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Seven:
“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”
SINCE this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.

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June 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Six:
“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”
“This is the Step that separates the men from the boys.” So declares a well-loved clergyman who happens to be one of A.A.’s greatest friends.

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May 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Five:
“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”
ALL OF A.A.’s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.

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April 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Four:
“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”
CREATION gave us instincts for a purpose. Without them we wouldn’t be complete human beings. If men and women didn’t exert themselves …

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March 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Three:
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.”
PRACTICING Step Three is like the opening of a door which to all appearances is still closed and locked.

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February 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step Two:
“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
THE moment they read Step Two, most A.A. newcomers are confronted with a dilemma, sometimes a serious one.

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January 2019 Unity Newsletter

Step One:
“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.”
Who cares to admit complete defeat? Practically no one, of course.

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December 2018 Unity Newsletter

Step Twelve:
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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October-November 2018 Unity Newsletter

Steps:

Ten: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him,

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