130 episodes

Welcome to the Big Book Awakening podcast, hosted by Eastlake BBA, a Fellowship of the Spirit in Chula Vista, California. On this podcast, you'll find men and women who have had a spiritual awakening as a result of the Twelve Steps program of recovery found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. For more information about Eastlake BBA please visit https://www.eastlakebba.com.

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Welcome to the Big Book Awakening podcast, hosted by Eastlake BBA, a Fellowship of the Spirit in Chula Vista, California. On this podcast, you'll find men and women who have had a spiritual awakening as a result of the Twelve Steps program of recovery found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. For more information about Eastlake BBA please visit https://www.eastlakebba.com.

    💙 A Vision for You (Luis)

    💙 A Vision for You (Luis)

    In episode #130, Luis shares his experience, strength, and hope with Chapter 11: A Vision for You.

    "You are going to meet these new friends in your own community. Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking ship. If you live in a large place, there are hundreds. High and low, rich and poor, these are future fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous. Among them you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster together and you will commence shoulder to shoulder your common journey. Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life. You will learn the full meaning of “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    • 29 min
    💙 How It Works, Pages 63-65 (Michael K.)

    💙 How It Works, Pages 63-65 (Michael K.)

    In episode #129, Michael continues the Big Book Awakening series by reading from Chapter 5, How It Works, pages 63-65.



    "Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted. Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions." –Alcoholics Anonymous (p. 63)

    • 35 min
    💙 How It Works, Pages 61-63 (Michael K.)

    💙 How It Works, Pages 61-63 (Michael K.)

    In episode #128, Michael continues the Big Book Awakening series by reading from Chapter 5, How It Works, pages 61-63.



    "Selfishness—self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt."

    • 54 min
    💙 How It Works, Pages 58-61 (Luis L.)

    💙 How It Works, Pages 58-61 (Luis L.)

    In episode #127, Luis continues the Big Book Awakening series by reading Chapter 5, How It Works, pages 58-61.



    "RARELY HAVE we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest." – Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 58

    • 1 hr 5 min
    💙 We Agnostics, Pages 49-57 (Joshua)

    💙 We Agnostics, Pages 49-57 (Joshua)

    In episode #125, Joshua continues the Big Book Awakening series by reading from Chapter 4, We Agnostics, page 49 (paragraph 2) through page 57. "We, who have traveled this dubious path, beg you to lay aside prejudice, even against organized religion. We have learned that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be, those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions."

    • 50 min
    💙 We Agnostics, Pages 48-49 (Oliver)

    💙 We Agnostics, Pages 48-49 (Oliver)

    In episode #125, Oliver continues the Big Book Awakening series by reading from Chapter 4, We Agnostics, page 48, "The prosaic steel girder is a mass of electrons whirling around each other at incredible speed. These tiny bodies are governed by precise laws, and these laws hold true throughout the material world. Science tells us so. We have no reason to doubt it. When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and life as we see it, there is an All Powerful, Guiding, Creative Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn’t so."

    • 37 min

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