Global Truce Anonymous

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Global Truce Annonymous 12 Step and 12 Tradition Fellowship Program Telephone Meeting Format is Available Here to Copy.

This format is based on the formats of other anonymous 12 step and 12 twelve tradition fellowships however the use of this format does not imply affiliation with any other anonymous 12 step program 12 tradition fellowship program or endorsement by any other such 12 step program.

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     GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS

              Twelve Step & Twelve Tradition Fellowship:  

CONFERENCE CALL TELEPHONE MEETING

                                    - Long Version Format 

 Note:  Information inside a parenthesis is an instruction only for the group leader to read to him or herself and is not part of the format to be read out loud. It is suggested that meeting leaders whenever possible thoroughly read through the format and familiarize themselves with it before leading a meeting for the first time. This preparation will help the meeting leader may feel more comfortable and know what to expect and the meeting may flow much more smoothly.)  If the members of the group have a copy of the format or if they can access it online they may share in the reading of the different sections out-loud.  If not then the meeting leader may read the entire format or pass the format around to each person in the meeting willing to share in the service of reading a section of the program out-loud to the group.  The individual’s service of reading out-loud or providing any service to the group is completely voluntary and not required to be part of the group or in the fellowship.

(Leader: Please REPEAT the instructions on how to mute and un-mute the conference call line and other participant features on the conference call i.e. how to increase or decrease the conference volume or speaking volume, and how to get a participant count periodically throughout the meeting so new callers will know how to participate and use the conference call features. Leaders may mute the line to clear static as needed.)

INTRODUCTION:

“Welcome to the Global Truce 12 Step and 12 Traditions Anonymous Fellowship”
“Hello and welcome to all.  My first name is: ________________.___________ (and a brief 1 or 2 word description of your-self) (For Example:  My Name is Michelle for Peace.)”
“Thank you for allowing me to lead this meeting today.”

“Will all those who wish to please join in the Serenity Prayer and the May Peace Prevail Prayer to open this meeting. Callers may join in the pray together by un-muting your line by pressing ____. Please remember to mute the line back after the prayer by pressing ___.”
“Is there anyone on the line who would like to lead us in the Serenity Prayer after a moment of silence for those left out and still suffering from fighting and violence?
Please introduce yourself first name only”
(If no one volunteers after a brief pause the leader will lead the Prayer)
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference!” ”May Peace Prevail on Earth and Let It Begin With Me!”

“Hi, I’m ____________( first name only) ______________ (a one or two word description of yourself) ” “This is a 12 Step Anonymous fellowship for Peace called “Global Truce Anonymous.”
“Each meeting will be approximately ___ Minutes long”
Please spread the word about our fellowship to your friends and relatives.

My contact information is: _________________________Optional.
Our meetings contact information is: _________________________

Global Truce Anonymous World Service email address is: globaltruceanonymous@yahoo.com

You may wish to follow along with the format to participate in the readings.  You may download a copy of this format in regular or large print if you wish by going to our website address at:  http://globaltruceanonymous.ning.com/

Please help this fellowship grow into a global momentum for good to benefit its members and all humanity.

May there be Peace on Earth and Let it begin with me, you and all of us!

“As we extend the heart and hand of fellowship to those who still suffer from violence, let us be mindful Global Truce Anonymous Unity with Diversity Policy, which respects our differences, yet unites us in the solutions to our common problems.  Whatever your experience with arguing, conflict, fighting, violence or war you are welcome at this meeting.

Sharing contact information is completely optional.  Please feel free to leave your information or not.  There is no requirement to leave any information or even to use your real first name.  You may choose to use a screen name if you would like to remain anonymous.

I request everyone wishing to share contact information state their name, phone number, time zone, the best time to call and your long distance carrier for people who have special calling plans. Please speak slowly and you may repeat your phone number twice so people may take down your contact information.  Members may get ready by having a pen and paper handy to be able to take down numbers of members you would like to maintain contact with.

OPTIONAL: Before we start, I would like request a volunteer who would be willing to take down people’s names and contact information to be repeated back at the end of this meeting for those who missed it during the meeting.

If a volunteer comes forward say “Thank you for your service to the fellowship.”

(The leader may volunteer to try to get the numbers if possible.)

At the end of each meeting we will break __ minutes before the next meeting for our contact information recorder or the meeting leader to repeat the caller’s names and telephone numbers that were shared during the meeting.

Optional: We will leave time for some questions and answers, after the meeting closes.

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You may take what you like from this program and leave the rest.

Are there any other people seeking peace here besides myself?  If so, please feel free to introduce yourself, first names only and please give a one to two word description so we may distinguish you from other callers with the same name so we can welcome you!” You may share your contact number.
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GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS PREAMBLE

“Please allow me to read the Preamble of Global Truce Anonymous:

Global Truce Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who through shared experience strength and hope, are recovering from violence.  We welcome anyone who wants to live peacefully.  There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations.  Global Truce Anonymous is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.  Our primary purpose is to abstain from violence and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.”

Group Guidelines:

As a Group, we ask all to refrain from cross talk.  CROSS TALK in Global Truce Anonymous meetings is giving advice to others who already shared, speaking directly to another member rather than to the group, and questioning or interrupting the person speaking at the time.  Although the intent may be to show support, such comments may be misinterpreted. We appreciate no advice giving or cross talk.

“We ask everyone to respect our group conscience.  The chair of each meeting should have the discretion to suggest to anyone sharing that he or she has gotten off topic or is speaking too long.  This meeting asks that you accept this suggestion in order to keep the meeting on track. Shares may be timed if there are many members at the meeting.

Please refrain from comments that might offend or harm anyone while sharing at this meeting. Please keep shares anonymous as to your ethnicity, race, religion, national origin and of the name those of the situation you may be sharing about.  We want to refrain from triggering discord in our fellowship for peace. Please do not mention any specific person, title, country, political leader, political party, economic system, race, religion, group, and cultural group, ethnic group, outside organization or government by name. These guidelines are very important in maintaining this fellowship to be welcoming to all people wishing for a path to global truce. Shares should be positive reinforcements of our program rather than finger-pointing and blaming.

If the meeting is disrupted the leader may call for a truce in the meeting and may repeat the related meeting guidelines in an effort to remind everyone to follow the group consensus for a smooth-running, peaceful, non-violent meeting.

Any person declaring their membership in the fellowship is welcome in the fellowship. There are no membership requirements only the desire to live peacefully and nonviolently.

Individuals may attend meetings unless their behavior is presenting a danger to themselves or others or is otherwise disrupting the group.

A quick vote at the meeting or at another scheduled time (such as at a business meeting) may be taken to settle issues of contention that come up in the meeting.

Of course no weapons of any kind may be brought to, displayed or used in the meeting. No threats of any kind may be made in the meeting.

Please remember this is a fellowship for peace and non-violence.

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THE 12 STEPS OF GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS:

“Hi, I’m ____________ First Name, ____________ (a one or two word description of yourself)

I’ll be happy to read The 12 Steps of the Global Truce Anonymous fellowship.

The 12 Steps of Global Truce Anonymous are:

1)      Admit we were powerless over violence and war- that our lives and our world became unmanageable and unsustainable.

2)      Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3)      Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God/Higher Power as we understood Him.

4)      Made a Searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5)      Admitted to God/Higher Power, to ourselves and to another Human Being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6)      Were entirely ready to have God/Higher Power remove all these defects of character.

7)      Humbly ask God/ Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.

8)      Made a list of all the persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

9)      Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10)     Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11)     Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God/Higher Power as we understand Him.

12)      Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to other people and to practice these principals in all our affairs.

“We have time for approximately ____ minutes for some short ___ minute shares on the steps.”

“Would anyone like to share on any of these steps? Please state your first name only and a one or two word description to distinguish yourself.”
(Reminders: Please welcome all speakers and thank any speaker for sharing.) 
“Ok, thanks to everyone for sharing about or listening to the 12 steps of our fellowship!”

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THE 12 TRADITIONS OF GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS

“Hi, I’m ____________ (first Name Only), ____________ (A one or two word description for yourself,) and I’ll be happy to read The 12 Traditions of Global Truce Anonymous.

Please feel free to share on any tradition after it is read.

There will be a brief pause after each tradition to allow you time for sharing on that tradition.”)

“The 12 Traditions of Global Truce Anonymous are:”

1)     Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon Global Truce Anonymous unity.

2)     For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as he may express Himself in our group conscience.  Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

3)     The only requirement for Global Truce Anonymous membership is a desire to be peaceful.

4)     Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or Global Truce Anonymous as a whole.

5)     Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the person who still lives without peace.

6)     A Global Truce Anonymous group aught never endorse finance or lend the Global Truce Anonymous name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

7)     Every Global Truce Anonymous group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

8)     Global Truce Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

9)     Global Truce Anonymous, as such, ought never to be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

10)    Global Truce Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the Global Truce Anonymous name ought never to be drawn into public controversy.

11)    Our public relations policy is based upon attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films television and other public media of communication.

12)    Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all these traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

“We have time to allow approximately ____ minutes for a few ___ minute shares on the traditions if you would like to share.

“Would anyone like to share on any of these Traditions of the Global Truce Anonymous fellowship?”

 (Reminder: Please welcome all speakers and thank any speaker for sharing.)
“Ok, thanks to everyone for sharing about or listening to the 12 traditions of our fellowship!

Please allow me to take a minute to welcome any new callers to the Global Truce Anonymous Phone meeting today.  My name is ___________, ________.  Thank you for allowing me to lead this meeting today. We welcome everyone once again! (Leader remind callers how to un-mute their line to participate and to mute again after sharing).

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Many fellows have said “But I am too weak.  I’ll never make it!”
Don’t worry, we have all thought and said the same thing.  The amazing secret to the success of this program is just that: weakness.  It is weakness, not strength that binds us to each other and to a higher power and somehow gives us the ability to do what we cannot do alone.

If you decide you are one of us, we welcome you with open arms.  Whatever your circumstances, we offer you the gift of acceptance.  You are not alone anymore.  Welcome to Global Truce Anonymous.  Welcome Home!

TOOLS:

Welcome, I’m __________________.

To help us in our recovery from compulsive fighting, arguing and violence there are 12 tools of recovery we use in the Global Truce Anonymous fellowship.”

“The 8 core tools are as follows:

1) Meetings 2)Telephone Calls 3) Literature  4) Writing 5) Abstinence 6) Sponsorship, 7) Service  8) Anonymity.

The 4 Additional tools of the Global Truce Anonymous Program: 

9)Telephone Buddies 10) A Daily Plan 11) A Truce Action Plan 12) A Sustainability Plan.

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GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS CORE TOOLS:

TOOL #1: MEETINGS

Meetings are gatherings of two or more people who come together to share their personal experiences and the strength and hope Global Truce Anonymous has given them.  There are many types of meeting, but fellowship with others is the basis of them all.

Meetings give us an opportunity to identify our common problem, confirm our common solution through the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and share the gifts we receive through this program.

Phone meetings, face to face meetings, online meetings and meetings in writing are useful in breaking down the at times deadly isolation caused by distance, illness or physical challenge. Global Truce Peaceline is an Online Meeting Magazine which will be written like a meeting on the go.

There are many meeting types and as we grow many meeting formats may be written. There are beginner, literature, open sharing, topic, theme, tool, writing, recovery and relapse, big book meetings, 12 Step and 12 traditions, abstinence, qualification, 90 Day or More Abstinence from Violence and inner and outer peace planning.

“Would any one like to share on the tool of meetings for 2 minutes?

“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL # 2: TELEPHONE CALLS

“Would anyone like to read the passage about Telephone Calls?

“Welcome _________ caller (or the leader volunteers to read the passage if no volunteers come forward after a brief pause.)

Member to member contact helps us share on a 1-to-1 basis and avoid the isolation that is so common among us.  Many members call, text or email their sponsors, and other Global Truce Anonymous members daily.  As a part of the surrender process, these tools help us learn to reach out and ask for help and extend help to others.  Telephone or electronic contact also provides an immediate outlet for those hard to handle highs and lows we may experience.  Members should respect anonymity when leaving any types of voicemail or electronic message. Members are encouraged to call their sponsors and three other members daily to reinforce their program.  Outreach calls may carry the message of recovery to members in relapse.

“Would any one like to share on the tool of telephone calls?

“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL # 3: LITERATURE

“Would anyone like to read the passage about Literature?

“Welcome _________ caller (or the leader volunteers to read the passage if no volunteers come forward after a brief pause.)

As our fellowship grows and strengthens we will build our own body of literature over time.  We may read the literature of the other 12 step anonymous fellowships to get a better understanding of how to work the program and how to overcome our addictive behaviors that lead to self-destruction and or violence.

Suggested readings are The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which can be read online at: http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline and The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous which can be read online http://www.aa.org/1212/

Many members find that reading literature daily further reinforces how to live the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of recovery.

Our literature will provide insights into our problem with violence, the strength to deal with it and the very real hope that there is a solution for us.

“Would any one like to share on the tool of literature?”
“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL # 4: WRITINGS

In addition to writing our inventories and the list of people we have harmed, most of us have found that writing has been an indispensable tool for working the Steps.  Further, putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper, or describing a troubling incident, helps us to better understand our actions and reactions in a way that is often not revealed to us by simply thinking or talking about them.  In the past, compulsive arguing and fighting was our most common reaction to life.  When we put our difficulties down on paper, it becomes easier to see situations more clearly and perhaps better discern any necessary actions.

Members may submit their writings if they would like; to Global Truce Anonymous PeaceLine Magazine c/o GlobalTruceAnonymous@yahoo.com or by replying to The Going For A Global Truce PeaceLine Blog sharing their experiences working the program of recovery; working the 12 steps, the 12 traditions, the 12 principles and the 12 tools of the program.  Global Truce Anonymous stories should be written in the same format as a typical 2-3-5 -10 minute share or like a 20 minute qualification would be.  Stories should be short in nature. Reading the edition should be like attending an actual meeting, however the shares are done in writing.

“Would any one like to share on the tool of writing for 2 minutes?

“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL #5: ABSTINENCE

In Global Truce One Day Anonymous, abstinence is defined by each individual member for themselves.  For some it may be “the action of refraining from compulsive arguing, bickering, fighting, violence or war.” We may count our days of abstinence beginning with our first day.  If we relapse we may begin our count again starting with our first full day of abstinence as we define it ourselves.

Would anyone like to share on the tool of Abstinence?

“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL # 6: SPONSORSHIP

In Global Truce Anonymous sponsors are members who are living the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions to the best of their ability.

Sponsors are willing to share their recovery with other members of the Fellowship and are committed to abstinence from violence.

We ask a sponsor to help us through our program of recovery on all three levels; physical, emotional and spiritual.

By working with other Global Truce Anonymous members and sharing their experience, strength and hope, sponsors continually renew and affirm their own recovery.

Sponsors share their program up to the level of their own experience.

Ours is a program of attraction, find a sponsor who has what you want and ask that person how he or she is achieving it.

A member may work with more than one sponsor and may change sponsors at will.  However many of us chose to work with just one sponsor.

A sponsor will take the sponsee through the steps of the program however the sponsor should not be mistaken for a professional psychotherapist.  The sponsor does not provide psychotherapy or other professional mental health services to the sponsee.

The sponsor may decline to sponsor any sponsee and may release their sponsee or sponsees at will however it is recommended that this be done as gently, allowing for some time for the sponsee to find a new sponsor whenever possible.

The sponsor and the sponsee each may benefit by the sponsor-sponsee fellowship relationship.

Would anyone like to share on the tool of Sponsorship?

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 A STEP UP CEREMONY

 A Step Up Ceremony is when a sponsee completes at least 30 days of abstinence from arguing, bickering, fighting, violence and war and has taken the first three steps of the program. When the sponsor and the sponsee feel the sponsee is ready to share the program a private step up ceremony is held where the sponsee and the sponsor review what the sponsee has learned and the sponsee is stepped up to be a sponsor.  Now the sponsee may share the program to the best of his or her ability with others in need of a sponsor.  A sponsor may continue to have a sponsor of his or her own while sponsoring others.  Another term for a sponsee is a B.A.B.Y. Which stands for be a better you!

Would anyone like to share on the importance of a step up ceremony?

“I thank you for their share and for listening.”

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Tool # 7: SERVICE

Service is any action no matter how big or small that helps strengthen the fellowship and other Global Truce Anonymous members. Just by attending a meeting is a form of service, even if you do not share and chose just to listen.

Some examples of service include leading a Global Truce  Anonymous Phone Meeting, sharing at a meeting, starting new Global Truce Anonymous telephone, face-to-face or online meetings, taking down phone numbers shared at the meetings, making outreach calls, working the steps, traditions and tools, writing an article for Global Truce Anonymous PeaceLine Magazine, helping write the text of The Global Truce  Anonymous Fellowship Big Book or the Global Truce Anonymous 12 Steps and The 12 Traditions, 12 Principles and 12 Concepts Of Service Book, spreading the word, being a new-comer greeter, being a sponsor, being a phone buddy, invite new members, and reaching out to members in relapse and most importantly maintaining anonymity.
Would anyone like to give some examples of how giving service to the fellowship gives service back to our-selves?
Thanks for sharing and listening about the tool of service to the fellowship.

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TOOL # 8:  ANONYMITY

Anonymity refers to who you hear here and what you hear here stays here.   You may share a message but not the messenger.

Anonymity, referred to in Traditions 11 and 12, is a tool that Guarantees we will place principles before personalities.  The protection of anonymity offers each of us freedom of expression and safeguards us from gossip.

Anonymity assures is that only we, as individual Global Truce Anonymous members, have the right to make our membership known within our community.

Anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television and other public media of communication means that we never allow our faces or last names to be used once we identify ourselves as Global Truce Anonymous Members. This protects both the individual and the fellowship.

We may share the message teachings without sharing about the messenger.

Within the fellowship anonymity means whatever we share with another Global Truce Anonymous member will be held in respect and confidence.

Would anyone like to share on the tool of anonymity?

Thanks for sharing and listening about the tool of anonymity.

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Additional Tools We May Use in the Global Truce Anonymous Fellowship:

TOOL # 9: TELEPHONE BUDDIES

Phone Buddies is where two members may co-sponsor each other.  Neither is the Sponsee or the sponsor.  They may call each other each day and discuss the tools of their program and share their experiences in their effort to live peacefully.

“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL # 10: A DAILY PLAN

As a tool a daily plan helps us abstain from fighting, arguing, violence or war guides us in our daily decisions.  It defines what, when, how, where and why we relate with others the way we do.

There are no specific requirements for a daily plan.  Global Truce Anonymous does not recommend any one plan, nor does it exclude the personal use of one. Each of us develops a personal plan based on an honest appraisal of his or her past experience.  Many of us find it essential to take guidance from our sponsors to develop a peaceful plan that reflects an honest desire to achieve and maintain abstinence from fighting, violence or war in our lives.

Although individual daily plans are as varied as our members, most Global Truce Anonymous members agree that some plan – no matter how flexible or structured – is necessary.

This tool helps us deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspect of violence.  From this vantage point, we may more effectively follow Global Truce Anonymous 12 Step program of recovery and move beyond violence to a happier, healthier and more spiritual life.
A daily plan may be tailored for the individual; alone, in their family and in their workplace.  Would anyone like to share on the tool of having a daily plan? “I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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TOOL #11: A TRUCE / GLOBAL TRUCE ACTION PLAN

A Truce / Global Truce Action Plan is the process of identifying and implementing attainable actions, both daily and long term that are necessary to support our individual abstinence from fighting and violence, emotional, spiritual and physical recovery.  While the non-violent action plan is ours, tailored to our own recovery process, most of us find it important to work with a sponsor, fellow Global Truce Anonymous members and /or an appropriate professional to help us create it.  This tool may vary widely among members and may be adjusted as we progress in our recovery.

For example newcomers may begin with taking actions of abstaining from behaviors, discussions, tone of voice, gestures or sarcasm that they know may trigger an argument, hostility or violence.  We may seek ways to effectively compromise and find win – win solutions to situations.

Some of us may choose to work on a Truce / Global Truce Action Plan that includes meditation and relaxation or provides strategies for balancing work, personal interactions with family and friends, and our program.

Other Global Truce Anonymous members may organize their homes, deal with their finances; address health issues and ecological sustainability in an effort to promote peaceful interactions with others.

While still other Global Truce Anonymous members may seek to plan small or large events, organize  non-violent community actions and begin to advocate to further peace initiatives in their family, work place, community, country, government or on a global level.

Along with working the Steps on a daily basis, a Truce Action Plan may incorporate use of the other Global Truce Anonymous tools to bring structure, balance and manageability into our lives.  As we use this tool, we find that we develop a feeling of serenity and continue to grow emotionally and spiritually while we make measurable progress one day at a time.

Would anyone like to share on the tool of having a Truce or Global Truce Action Plan?

“I thank callers for their share and for listening.”

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 TOOL # 12:  SUSTAINABILITY.

Sustainability is the action of maintaining interactions that are sustainable in a relationship including fairness and justness.  Sustainability also refers curbing our unsustainable addictions or addictive behaviors that are interfering with our ability to sustain peaceful relations with others.  Developing a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle in order become environmentally sustainable may contribute to a reduction in conflict over excessive demand for resources as well.

Would anyone like to share on the relationship between ecological sustainability and efforts at securing a global truce?

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Would anyone else like to share on any of these tools?

If there are no more shares about the tools we will move on to the 12 Principles of Global Truce Anonymous.

 Any person declaring their membership in the fellowship is welcome in the fellowship. There are no membership requirements only the desire to live peacefully and nonviolently.

Individuals may attend meetings unless their behavior is presenting a danger to themselves or others or is otherwise disrupting the group.

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According to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (m-w.com)Definition of TRUCE 

1: a suspension of fighting especially of considerable duration by agreement of opposing forces : armisticecease-fire                             

2: a respite especially from a disagreeable or painful state or action

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THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS:  The principles of the program are based on the essential element of each of the 12 steps of the fellowship. 

 

PRINCIPLE # 1: HONESTY

PRINCIPLE # 2: HOPE

PRINCIPLE # 3: FAITH

PRINCIPLE # 4: COURAGE

PRINCIPLE # 5: INTEGRITY

PRINCIPLE # 6: WILLINGNESS

PRINCIPLE # 7: HUMILITY

PRINCIPLE # 8: INTEGRITY

PRINCIPLE # 9: RESPONSIBILITY/LOVE FOR OTHERS

PRINCIPLE # 10: SELF DISCIPLINE/SELF DISCIPLINE

PRINCIPLE # 11:  SPIRITUAL AWARENESS

PRINCIPLE # 12: FELLOWSHIP/SERVICE

12 PRINCIPLES OF the 12 Traditions of GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS: The 12 principles of the program are based on the essential element of each of the 12 TRADITIONS of the fellowship.

 

PRINCIPLE # 1 UNITY

PRINCIPLE #2 Trust

PRINCIPLE #3 IDENTITY

PRINCIPLE #4 AUTONOMY

PRINCIPLE #5 PURPOSE

PRINCIPLE #6 SOLIDARITY

PRINCIPLE #7 RESPONSIBILITY

PRINCIPLE #8 FELLOWSHIP

PRINCIPLE #9 STRUCTURE

PRINCIPLE #10 NEUTRALITY

PRINCIPLE #11 ANONYMTY

PRINCIPLE #12 SPIRITUALITY

 

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We will now open the line for shares: Please Press __ to un-mute your line and Please press ___ after sharing to re-mute your line.

Please reflect on how to incorporate the 12 principles of Global Truce Anonymous into your life.  You may also share about your struggles with attaining them.

“Some suggested guidelines for sharing at this meeting are: As you share your experiences and strength in Global Truce Anonymous also share your hope.

Please confine sharing to your own experience with the disease of compulsive arguing, fighting, violence and war whether you were the victim or the aggressor or both.

Please share the solutions offered by Global Truce Anonymous and your recovery from the disease rather than just recounting the events of the day.

If you have difficulties, share how you may use the program to deal with them.  If you need to talk more to about your difficulties and seek solutions, we suggest you speak to your sponsor and other members after the meeting.”

Please allow me to remind you that there is no cross talk or advice giving during shares.  Please refrain from triggers for tensions by refraining from referring to specific people, countries, culture, governments, races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, groups or political ideations by name.  Please share positive reinforcements about this fellowship and show how you are using this program on your road to recovery.  Once again Please refrain from finger pointing and blaming.

Sharing may continue for ___ minutes. Would anyone like to perform the service of sharing? Please feel free to share.
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http://www.royy.com/Step%206%20Letting%20Go%20of%20Resentments.pdf
Letting Go of Resentments (Step Four Resentments, Column 4)
“Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes.

Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?”

Selfish

 

•   Not seeing others point of view, problems or needs
•   Wanting things my way
•   Wanting special treatment
•   Wanting others to meet my needs – dependence
•   Wanting what others have
•   Wanting to control–dominance
•   Thinking I’m better–grandiosity
•   Wanting to be the best
•   Thinking others are jealous
•   Wanting others to be like me
•   Being miserly, possessive
•   Wanting more than my share
•   Reacting from self-loathing, self-righteousness
•   Too concerned about me
•   Not trying to be a friend
•   Wanting to look good or be liked
•   Concerned only with my need

 

 

Dishonest

•   Not seeing or admitting where I was at fault
•   Having a superior attitude – thinking I’m better
•   Blaming others for my problems
•   Not admitting I’ve done the same thing
•   Not expressing feelings or ideas
•   Not being clear about motives
•   Lying, cheating, stealing
•   Hiding reality–not facing facts
•   Stubbornly holding on to inaccurate beliefs
•   Breaking rules
•   Lying to myself
•   Exaggerating, minimalizing
•   Setting myself up to be “wronged”
•   Expecting others to be what they are not
•   Being perfectionistic

 

                                       

Self-Seeking

 

•   Manipulating others to do my will
•   Putting others down internally or externally to build me up
•   Engaging in character assassination
•   Acting superior
•   Acting to fill a void
•   Engaging in gluttony or lusting at the expense of another
•   Ignoring others’ needs
•   Trying to control others
•   Getting revenge when I don’t get what I want
•   Holding a resentment
•   Acting to make me feel good

 

 

Frightened (of)

 

•   Peoples’ opinions
•   Rejection, abandonment
•   Loneliness
•   Physical injury, abuse
•   Not being able to control or change someone
•   My inferiority, inadequacy
•   Criticism
•   Expressing ideas or feelings
•   Getting trapped
•   Exposure, embarrassment

 

I would like to thank everyone who just shared.

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“We encourage you to:
-get a sponsor to help guide your recovery;
-develop a plan of peace, a peace action plan and if you wish write it down and report daily to your sponsor;
-read Global Truce Anonymous literature and AA, OA, NA, GA, RA, SA, EA and other approved 12 Step Anonymous fellowship literature to develop a working knowledge of the 12 Steps and the Twelve Traditions.

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Would anyone like to read “Just for Today”?

JUST FOR TODAY:

Just for today I will be happy. This assumes what Abraham Lincoln said is true: ‘Most folks are about as happy as they make their mind up to be.’ Happiness comes from within; it is not a matter of externals.

Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is; not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.

Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse or neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do someone a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two chores I don’t want to do, as William James suggests, just for exercise.

Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, speak diplomatically, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor find fault with anything, and not try to regulate or improve anyone.

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. It will eliminate two pests: hurrying and indecision.

Just for today I will have a quiet half hour by myself and relax. In this half hour sometimes I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective into my life.

Just for today I will be unafraid. Particularly, I will be unafraid to be happy; to enjoy what is beautiful; to love; and to believe that those I love, love me.
— Copyright © Sybil Partridge

GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Are there any Global Truce Anonymous related announcements?

If so, does anyone else have any other Global Truce Anonymous related announcements?

SOME OPTIONAL STANDARD GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Any or all of these announcements may be made:

1)Telephone Meeting Schedule:

Global Truce Anonymous will be held every ______ at _____ time at: ____________ telephone number ____________ conference ID#.
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2) A CALL OUT TO AVAILABLE SPONSORS or Members Interested in Becoming A Sponsor after completing at a minimum of 30 days of abstinent in the program, and taking the first three steps of the program please announce your name and contact information including your time zone and the best time to call?

OPTIONAL: You are free to provide a short share about yourself so any available sponsees may get a sense of you to determine if they feel that you both would connect well and form a positive sponsor-sponsee rapport.

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3) A CALL OUT TO THOSE NEEDING A SPONSOR
I would like to announce that anyone needing a sponsor may announce their name and contact information including your time zone and the best time to call.

OPTIONAL: You are free to provide a short share about yourself so any needing a sponsor may get a sense of you to determine if they feel that you both would connect well and form a positive sponsor-sponsee rapport.

4) A CALL OUT TO AVAILABLE SPONSORS:

Is there anyone on the line at this time willing and available to sponsor anyone new at this time?  If so you may share your contact information at this time.

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5) A CALL OUT TO THOSE WISHING TO BE A PHONE BUDDY:
I would like to announce that if anyone needing a phone buddy or willing to be a phone buddy may announce their name and contact information including your time zone and the best time to call at this time.

You are free to provide a short share about yourself so any available Global Truce Anonymous member may get a sense of you to determine if they feel that you both would connect well and form a positive phone buddy rapport.

Is there anyone on the line at this time willing and available to be a phone buddy with anyone new at this time?  If so you may share your contact information at this time.

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6) A CALL OUT TO THOSE SEEKING OUTREACH CALLS:

If anyone wants outreach calls please leave your name and contact information at this time.

7) BUSINESS MEETINGS:
A business meeting for this meeting will be held every ____________ for ____________ long.

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8) REQUEST FOR SERVICE TO THIS MEETING OR TO THE GLOBAL TRUCE ANONYMOUS FELLOWSHIP: 

The following service positions are needed to be filled: ____________, ___________. Anyone interested in providing a service may volunteer at this time or after the meeting.

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9) Development of pamphlets; fliers and other literature similar to the other anonymous fellowships that have been helping millions of people recover from their addictions for the past 50 years.

10) Training will be provided in how to write a meeting format to maintain the integrity of the fellowship. Formats may be used by individual meetings or shared with the fellowship as a whole. This format may be followed by all Global Truce Anonymous Groups and may be tailored to fit your groups focus.

11) Publications: You may send articles for publications of Global Truce Anonymous The Big Book, The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions Of Global Truce Anonymous, Global Truce Anonymous Recovery From Relapse, Global Truce Anonymous Daily Meditations Just For Today, Global Truce Anonymous PeaceLine Magazine, Global Truce Anonymous Pamphlets and Global Truce Anonymous Meeting Formats for various meeting Types may all be submitted to The Global Truce Anonymous World Service Office at Global Truce Anonymous for consideration for consideration for entry into future publication of these works at GlobalTruceAnonymous@yahoo.com or you may post it as a reply to the blog post of each Literature’s Title at Global Truce Anonymous http://globaltruceanonymous.ning.com/

Please help us establish our body of literature. Please specify in the memo of your email which publication you would like to have your work printed in.  At first the literature will be made available

12) We would like to thank the 12 step Fellowships which came before us such who paved the way for the road ahead to recovery from all addictions and compulsive behaviors of human nature.

13) The following websites provide indexes from the Big Book of AA and the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of AA. You may substitute any word that you would like to search for in the place where the word peace is in this example:
http://www.164andmore.com/words/peace.htm
http://www.royy.com/op.html

14) We Care Book: All Global Truce Anonymous Members may sign the Fellowship Wide We Care Book blog online at GlobalTruceAnonymous.ning.com

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Are there any other Global Truce Anonymous related announcements at this time?

Since there are no more announcements we will move on. Thank you to everyone who made an announcement.

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The 7th Tradition:

“According to our Seventh Tradition we are self-supporting through our own contributions.”   We recommend you make a 7th tradition donation to Global Truce Anonymous World Service Office at:

https://www.wepay.com/donations/global-truce-anonymous-7th-traditio...  

Please provide this service to help global truce anonymous take root and grow.

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We will now take ___ minutes for the repeating of contact information that may have been missed during the meeting. Optional: We will take questions after the close of the meeting for an additional___ minutes.

Will the telephone contact recorder, ____________, please read all the contact names and phone numbers given out if possible?
Members may exchange numbers at this time.

“In closing I would like to say by following the Twelve Steps, and the 12 traditions, adhering to the 12 principles, attending meetings regularly and using the Global Truce Anonymous tools thousands may change their lives.  We offer hope and encouragement.  To the newcomer, we suggest attending at least 6 different meetings before deciding if Global Truce Anonymous is for you.  You may take what you like from this program and leave the rest.

The opinions expressed here today are those of individual Global Truce Anonymous members and do not represent Global Truce Anonymous as a whole.

Please remember your commitment to honor each other’s anonymity.

What you hear here, whom you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.”

Let us all reach out by phone or e-mail to newcomers, returning members and each other.  Together we bet better.  Together we can build peace on Earth.

Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me, you and Global Truce Anonymous.

“Thank you for allowing me to be the leader of this meeting.”

Keep coming back. It works if you work it. Work it your worth it. Please spread the word and invite others to participate in the fellowship.

Please coming back, it works if you work it.  Work it we are worth it!

My name is_____________( first name only) _____________One or Two Word Description of yourself) ; Once again my contact information is: _________________(optional)
Our world service office email address is: globaltruceanonymous@yahoo.com
Optional:  We will remain on the line for _____ minutes after the meeting for questions and answers and just open talk for fellowship.
Would anyone like to do the honors of closing our meeting by leading the group in the serenity prayer and the May Peace Prevail Prayer?

Will all those who wish to join, please do so by un-muting your phone if you wish.

After a moment of silence for those left out and still suffering from violence and addiction and war:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference!” “May Peace Prevail On Earth and Let It Begin With Me!”

This meeting is now closed! Yeah! It was great! Yeah! Thanks for being part of our historic event today!

Now we may open the line for questions, comments and suggestions.

 Are there any other questions?

The following link is to a concordance which indexes every word in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.royy.com/concord.html

There are many references to Peace in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Some of these may stir some conversation:Peace references in the Big Book of AA. http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline

Go to www.164andmore.com/words[enter the word you want to search the big book of AA for].htm http://www.164andmore.com/words/acceptance.htm
Click    to display the full page from the Big Book
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An index to every word in the “Big Book,”
Alcoholics Anonymous (3d ed. 1976)
http://www.royy.com/op.html
Peace, 8, 14, 16, 50, 63, 75, 84, 189, 280, 290, 303, 309, 310, 312, 339, 349, 351, 418, 448, 477, 504, 505, 539, 551, 561
Peaceful, 476 War, 1, 35, 66, 197, 210, 242, 253, 357, 373, 398, 425, 484, 499, 518, 519, 520, 521, 547, 548 War-time, 10

You may write an article for Global Truce Peaceline Magazine Blog at:
http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blogs/global-…

Please let me know how you liked reading or using this format here by leaving your reply to this blog.

 

 http://globaltruceanonymous.ning.com/profiles/blogs/global-truce-an... or go to this blog for a much shorter Global Truce Anonymous meeting format:

http://globaltruceanonymous.ning.com/profiles/blogs/global-truce-an... As our fellowship grows members may seek to provide the service to themselves and others by organizing, leading and participating in telephone and online meetings anytime 24 hours per day 365 days per year to help us in our recovery.

To see a list of other existing 12 step anonymous programs please click on the following links:

http://www.serenityfound.org/official.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_twelve-step_groups

http://recovery.hiwaay.net/

Sincerely, Michelle For Peace 

 

 

 

 

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