Back to Basics Recovery Model
Created by Wally P.-1999
The Back to Basics recovery model is
described in detail in Back to Basics-The Alcoholics Anonymous
Beginners' Meetings (using the Twelve Steps and the "Big
Book"), How to Listen to God (using the Oxford Group Four
Steps and the Oxford Group literature) and in a forthcoming book with a
working title of Back to Basics for Christians (using the Oxford
Group Four Steps and the New Testament). No matter which format or what
literature is used, the results are the same: recovery from any and all
addictions and afflictions by establishing and maintaining a two way
communication with the "God who speaks"
The Back to Basics Recovery Model
was developed in 1999 by Wally while he was carrying the Back to Basics
message of hope to the hearing and sight impaired within the recovery
community. It consists of simple, easy-to-understand symbols that
represent the steps in the recovery process. These steps are Surrender,
Sharing, Restitution and Guidance:
1, 2 and 3
results in a change in perception. We realize that our selfish,
self-centered addictions, afflictions and compulsive behaviors
have cut us off from God and have left us in a dark, lonely
prison of hopelessness and despair.
4, 5, 6 and 7
involves identifying those aspects of self that have kept us
separated from God and our fellows. These
"blocks" are revealed by taking and sharing an
inventory of our assets and liabilities. We turn our
"blocks" over to God and ask God to remove them.
Steps 8 and 9
the "blocks" that separate us from God and our fellows
as we make amends to those we have harmed and forgive those who
have harmed us.
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10, 11 and 12
We conduct a
morning "quiet time" to receive guidance from
God. The guidance we receive is checked against the
"Test for self-will / God's Will" and with our
"sharing partners" in order to separate the God
thoughts from the self thoughts.
evening, we review our day to insure we have carried out the God
thoughts, especially those pertaining to helping others and
practicing the principles of Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness and
Love in all our affairs.
We are now
living in "the Sunshine of the Spirit."
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