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EKASC Online Chat for the 12 Traditions meeting will be held every Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm.

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EKASC 12 Traditions Chat
Moderator Rob L
We have 14 questions so let's decide to wrap up after question 7 and we'll split them up between this week and next week just so everyone knows next week James K will be the moderator
Jason C
Sounds good
Stephanie
Ok
Moderator Rob L
Question 6 do we make judgments or assumptions about who will hear a message and who won't
Moderator Rob L
We don't but I'll admit I have so if I have and others have hopefully it's not the majority so that the message is clear even when the addict is not
Moderator Rob L
Jason?
Jason C
I've seen in in small subtle actions. But hopefully this changes as our members grow or through group conscience. I think we should address incidents as they arise at business meetings
Moderator Rob L
Stephanie we're on question 6 part 1
Stephanie
I try not to judge people. When I do I remind myself that we are all in a different spot in our journey
Moderator Rob L
Part 2 how do those judgments get in the way of practicing tradition 3 without reservations
Moderator Rob L
Those judgments could shine people away they could water down our own message and effectively today's message but most importantly I realized that I do not have the right to measure another desire as long as they're out of meeting they are usually showing that they have a desire it doesn't have to be a great desire it doesn't have to be a little desire it just has to be a desire
Jason C
They create an unwelcoming and or divisive environment
Moderator Rob L
Last question number 7 how can we ensure that our group is a safe place
Jason C
In the perception of the newcomer or person who may be questioning membership
Moderator Rob L
I think one of the first things in order for us to make sure is like you said Jason bring it up at business meetings when there are issues when there are inconsistencies when we are not following our principles or our traditions and bring the group back into the fold so that we can all move forward spiritually
Jason C
Have knowledge of our litterateur on knowing how to handle violent disruptive behavior and take place in conversations like this
Moderator Rob L
And part two of the last question how do we address situations where a member's presents threatens other members
Moderator Rob L
Well we've all seen it from couples who break up to fights to disagreements to financial arguments and ultimately we have a pamphlet on destructive and violent behavior in in the meetings we would do well to read that and follow the guidelines set out in it for the group as a whole to talk to the individuals involved privately
Moderator Rob L
We certainly don't revoke membership although it would seem a logical conclusion we need to react spiritually or better yet respond spiritually after giving it some time and thought and prayer collectively moving forward in a positive direction for both the group and the individuals involved
Jason C
Again the pamphlet gives great direction. Have a couple servants take the member outside, see what's going on and keep the focus in the room on recovery. Stuff happens the member can stay but h***e has to respect everyone's right to recover in a safe secure environment
Jason C
He or she
Moderator Rob L
Welcome back Stephanie we have a wrapped up Jason still has to answer there it is we have wrapped up the first seven of the tradition inventory for the groups will be taking up the next 7 next week with James K as moderator I'm going to leave it open to you right now to add any input or ask any questions that you may have missed the opportunity to do so go ahead Stephanie
Moderator Rob L
Okay this is been one of the longer sessions which is good unfortunately it didn't start till about an hour ago but that's okay I have chosen not to send out reminders anymore because I don't want to pressure anyone into taking part but I feel good that we're continuing this effort and I know I'm appreciative of it
Moderator Rob L
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference
Moderator Rob L
Ciao 4 now cys soon
Jason C
My answer is the same for both. But in both situations if its beyond our control we may have to go to outside help even close a meeting if the threat is to an extreme level beyond our qualification
Jason C
Have a good day!
Moderator Rob L
Just a note to Wes the online meeting 5ab needs to say online traditions meeting to avoid confusion as well our history has been gr8ly reduce to just a few I tried scrolling up and it stopped less than 10 answers ago?
Moderator Rob L
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Moderator Rob L
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