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After having guided over 8,000 people through the Twelve Steps, the focus eventually turned toward working with the few who have been seeking recovery for some time but sense that there must be something more or who have said, I am still not where I want to be. A few - even with double-digit sobriety - have said, I do not want to drink ... I want to die.
(NOTE: More people stop their step work at the Fourth Step than at any other point. You can do your Fourth Step "in person" with Floyd via Skype. (Skype is a free service and Floyd can guide you through the Skype setup process if needed.) You will be doing your Fourth Step exactly the way that the founders did it so successfully with their proteges when they took no more than an hour to complete the step. You can also do yours in a one-hour Skype session and then move on. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.)
In addition to making use of all three of the outside sources referenced in the Big Book (specifically, doctors and psychologists and practitioners of various kinds) a higher level of peace was reached via the teachings of the Advaita philosophy that deal in detail with some topics that are alluded to in the Big Book, such as:
The Great Reality and the inner resource and the sixth sense and intuition and casting aside ideas and emotions and attitudes.
It became understood that the founders had no discussion meetings, that they worked the steps with newcomers in a matter of hours (according to the Big Book) in order to provide physical sobriety, and then they used professionals to guide their protégés to what Bill W. called the other levels of sobriety: mental sobriety, emotional sobriety, and, yes, even spiritual sobriety (his words).
It is explained this way in the book A TWELVE-STEP JOURNEY TO SELF-TRANSFORMATION: Attaining Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Sobriety,(co-authored with Mark Houston)
A Note to the Readers about Bill W. and his Observations Regarding a Four-Fold Illness
In his later talks, Bill W. spoke not about a two-fold illness or a three-fold illness but he discussed the four-fold nature of alcoholism. He identified what he saw as the four levels of sobriety: physical sobriety, mental sobriety, spiritual sobriety and the final level of sobriety he discussed: emotional sobriety. In our book, the cover recognizes those four levels. It also illustrates the journey of the two authors from the darkness to the light. And the greater than symbol (>) was chosen to illustrate their experience: each time we attain another level of sobriety, we feel greater than we did in the prior stage(s). Thus, the cover depicts the goal of this book: to share with others the four-fold solution that the authors found on their four-part journey that moved them degree by degree from the darkness to the light as they pursued all four levels of sobriety. The authors hope that their experience might help any others who choose to seek all four levels of healing that Bill W. identified for us.
Nowadays, the silence still dominates most waking hours. The speaking torch has been passed. Postings to an Advaita blog happen in the early mornings, followed by walks around the lake and bike rides through the lakeside community and working with seekers via Skype sessions and retreats. Total independence and total peace has come.
ADVAITA / NON-DUALITY BOOKS
NOTE: For many, the 21-day process offered here is only the beginning of what is required for Full Realization and freedom and peace. For more information, you may check at the end of this book to find information on other Advaita / Non-Duality books that many have found helpful in their search for total truth, total freedom, and total independence.
The rest of the Advaita / Non-Duality books are only for those who have been in recovery for a time, who still see some insane behaviors manifesting, or who feel that there must be more than what they have found so far.
Some, upon finishing the 21-Day process outlined here, move on to the four books in the Advanced Seekers Set:
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE;
CONSCIOUSNESS / AWARENESS;
FROM THE ABSOLUTE TO THE NOTHINGNESS;
THE FINAL UNDERSTANDING.
eBOOK SPECIFICATIONS: 64 pages; Publisher: Henderson Books; Language: English.
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