What is Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery?

        

        Welcome!  We are so happy to announce that we now have two TSSR groups in the Louisville area that are meeting in person every week, and two meetings that are currently available via Zoom where anyone in the world is welcome to participate to get the tools and support they need!  We hope that you will come and join us!

         Starting August 1st, 2021, "The Misfits Meeting" of TSSR will be up and running at the First Baptist Church of Middletown, 11721 Main St. Middletown, KY. 40243, every Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:00pm ET.  This is a co-ed, open discussion meeting and everyone is welcome!

          "The Spiritual Fitness Meditation Meeting" of TSSR is back up and running again at the Token 3 Club, 3439 Breckinridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40220, every Monday night from 8:00-9:00pm ET.  This is a co-ed meeting where they do a candlelight meditation for 20 minutes and then open discussion, everyone is welcome!

        "The Juice Box Heroes" meeting of TSSR is a co-ed, open discussion Zoom group that meets every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:00pm ET.  The website address is:  https://zoom.us/j/133120732, password JBH (all caps).  Or if you have the Zoom app on your phone or tablet or computer, just put in the meeting ID number 133 120 732 with the password JBH (again, all caps).  Please log in from wherever you are in the world and check it out, everyone is welcome!  

        "The Ladies Night Stronger Together" meeting of TSSR is an all female, open discussion Zoom group that meets on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 8:30pm ET.  The website address is:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89762030193, password Freedom (please note the capital F).  Or if you have the Zoom app, put in the meeting ID number 897 6203 0193 with the password Freedom (again, please note the capital F).  Please log in from wherever you are in the world and check it out, all women are welcome and we look forward to meeting you and making new friends! 

        TSSR is a grassroots movement of men and women who have come together to take the Twelve Step message of hope and recovery beyond the privacy walls of existing fellowship groups and share these powerful tools with anyone and everyone who desires positive change in their life.  

        For many years, those of us who have reaped the miraculous blessings from completing the Twelve Steps have been saying, “Gee, I wish my family and friends had these amazing tools!  And how great would the world be if everyone enjoyed the same opportunities we’ve had to heal and recover?!”  And yet, not much has been done to specifically help the rest of our fellows learn about the Twelve Step toolkit.  TSSR was thereby formed to provide meetings and support where anyone may come learn how to practice the Twelve Step tools and principles in their daily affairs.  Our movement believes, as Bill Wilson the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous conceived, that despite the negative actions we see people exhibiting on the outside, these manifestations are but symptoms of a much deeper internal malady resulting from people becoming “Spiritually Sick”.

       Now it is important to understand that the condition of spiritual sickness has nothing to do with religion or a person’s faith beliefs, but instead means that our innermost essence or spirit or soul has become ill.  Both from the sick actions of others and from the general negativity we encounter each and every day in our modern world.  TSSR believes that by going through the process of the Twelve Steps anyone can be healed of this condition and have their life dramatically changed for the better.  Ultimately resulting in returning us to the pure and original state we once were at birth, and as “Happy, Joyous and Free” young children.

        Everyone is welcome to attend TSSR groups with the only requirement for membership being the desire to learn about and try the Twelve Step tools and principles for oneself.

Why would I want to do the Twelve Steps?

        Just about every person you meet is frustrated and fed-up with the negativity and sick actions taking place in our world today.  So many of us have the tickling feeling or whispering voice inside saying that, "Life shouldn't be like this.  My life shouldn't be like this!"  TSSR believes that the root of our world's troubles is this condition we call "spiritual sickness", which occurs when our internal essence or spirit or soul gets squashed, stuffed down and/or stomped on too many times by the negative interactions and experiences we all have throughout our lives, inevitably causing this core part of who we are to become damaged or ill.  And one of the easiest ways to identify that maybe we too have become afflicted is to go back to the family albums and find those most honest and revealing pictures of our younger child's beaming energy and glowing spirit.  That all too short time of innocence when our lights were still brilliantly switched on in our eyes and we were radiating from head to toe with an overabundance of enthusiasm and excitement to jump out of bed every single morning and run out the door to play. 

        It is in this simple photographic evidence that anyone can instantly see how very different their own inner essence has been transformed today from the cumulative amount of strangeness, absurdity, and outright insanity which seems to have overtaken our modern world.  Just look in the mirror or in the eyes of your fellows and you will see how terribly much of our youngest kid's joy and zest for life has been drained away.  And, how dramatically different our current attitudes and opinions and entire life's path may be from what we dreamed it would one day be when we first started out on our amazing adventure.  Reflected in the one or two "prime example" photographs which you feel "speak to you" most powerfully of this tragic loss, is the pure and wondrous being that you were originally meant to be.  Long before the methods and ways of modern living, and ever-present influence of these "Systems and Institutions" created by mere mortal men and women, got a hold of you and directed you down other pathways.  Presently causing you to become distracted and confused about your deepest values and priorities, and eventually deviating way off path from following your true heart's desires leading to your optimal self and achieving your best life possible.  

        The good news is that by practicing the Twelve Step toolkit, any person can heal and reclaim this authentic and uncorrupted original self.  We who have been in recovery even just a short time witness this miracle taking place every day in the rooms of Twelve Step meetings.  Ordinary average people reconnecting to who they most truthfully are and recommitting to the things that are most important to them, bringing them to reap a much more profound experience of inner-fulfillment, serenity and happiness than they ever knew was available.  The Twelve Steps work by deconstructing this historical damage and helping us to finally let go of the destructive harms done to us.  Ultimately freeing us once and for all from these past injuries, resentments and hurts.  The reward at the end being a brand new state of existence described by folks in recovery as "The Fourth Dimension", and living "Happy, Joyous and Free"! 

Millions of people across our planet have already successfully utilized the Twelve Step toolkit in all varieties of fellowship groups to recover from just about any difficulty or problem one can imagine.  And each one of them has gained for themselves this indescribably far richer experience of being alive.  If you too have had enough of the old ideas and worn out concepts you were taught that aren't really working for you, and the unhealthy patterns of living you've fallen into that are holding your own child's spirit back from soaring phenomenally higher than the subpar existence so many of our fellows have accepted as "just the way life is"- Then maybe you are ready to try TSSR for yourself!

Are there TSSR meetings to attend?

        Yes!  Several of us who have achieved our own Twelve Step work have been inspired to contribute to this timely effort of "Recovery For All" and weekly meetings are well underway.  (Please refer to the information provided at the top of this page.)  It is our sincere desire that everyone in the world, not just those with an officially diagnosed "ism", will one day have full and open access to the Twelve Step Toolkit of Personal Recovery. 

        Fortunately, anyone may start a TSSR meeting in their home, or at a community center, or a treatment facility or local church in their own neighborhood.  The only requirement being two or more people gathered together to discuss their personal difficulties and problems, and then sharing and learning more about the Twelve Step principles and tools for healing and recovery.  The entire recovery movement originally started in 1935 with one person sitting down in the living room of a total stranger and discussing their past disappointing life experiences and stories of pain and woe, and then the two of them walking together and supporting each other to find the exit door out toward mutual healing- And this was called a meeting. 

        As more and more groups sprout up and become available it is our aim to keep this website updated to help you find the support and fellowship to facilitate your own exciting and fun recovery adventures.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to share your own journey of growth and achievement.  (Our email is available on the "Contact Us" page available from the header located above at the top of this page.)  All of us in TSSR want to assure you that it is easy to get started, simply come check out one of our available Zoom meetings.  There you will find an extremely welcoming and friendly bunch of fellow "Juice" seekers who are on the journey to find "More and Better" from this wild and crazy experience called a mortal life.  We very much look forward to meeting you on the path of positive progress ahead! 

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If You Are Ready to Jump Right In:

        A book titled "Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery, How to Reclaim Your Original Self/Soul" has been created to take anyone, step by step through their own personal recovery journey.  It is available exclusively at Amazon.com.  This book provides simple, detailed instructions reaped from over eighty-six years of countless sponsors and "Giants" learning about and walking the Twelve Step path and is designed to guide you through your own unique process to achieve optimal results. 

       The folks already in TSSR who have completed their own work to heal in the steps like to say that this book is for three types of people:  1.)  Those who do not have a specific "ism" such as alcoholism and who have zero experience with the Twelve Steps and are not exactly sure what is wrong, but just know they want More and Better out of their life.  2.)  Those who have done their Twelve Steps in other recovery fellowships, but who may not be reaping the same excitement, fun and/or "Juice' from their recovery adventuring as they did in earlier years and are searching for a deeper dive through the work.  3.)  And those who may have tried other Twelve Step fellowship groups, but did not find their exact fit or did not get everything they felt they needed to fully heal.  This book could be your alternative pathway to find your own "happy, joyous and free" best life.  Please follow the link for more information.

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