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MIP Old Timer

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Two AA clubs in my area have discontinued meetings due to the virus crisis. Over a week now of missed meetings...

Another place, with 4 meetings a day, has suspended the custom of holding hands during the meeting-ending Lord's Prayer.

How much has AA been affected in your area and what alternatives are you resorting to?



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Hello. Some food for thought. Back when AA first started, there would be one meeting a week for very large crowds of people. There simply were not meetings held as often as today. The success rate was also way higher of those who recovered. 

 

I heard prayer kept these people going. 



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AA ideology has to change . We talk about rigorous honesty here it is . Telling people the power is in the meetings , instead of inside themselves stemming from a God of their own understanding, is fine until we have a crisis like the covid19 pandemic , now what ???? I believed Bill Wilson years ago when I read the grapevine article in which he said we have to break our dependence on everything including the fellowship. I left meetings 10 years ago amid judgement and ridicule and protests of youll drink again , in the years since I have lived the program to the best of my ability with a faith in God . Not only have I not gone mad , or drunk again but Ive proved that the AA program lived in our lives can delivery continued recovery . This is also spoken about in As Bill sees it when he referred to the AAs that fought in World war 2 for years with no meetings . This too shall pass . This includes the way weve misrepresented the original concept of the program . God bless and best wishes to AAs everywhere in the world I love you and will always be grateful for what you have taught me . Goodbye for now Ill be with you in spirit As you trudge the road of happy destiny

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