Father Bill W.

Father Bill W.

By BILL WIGMORE
I’m an Episcopal priest in recovery from addiction since 1972. Still active in several 12-Step Fellowships, I have no desire to leave them, to create a substitute for them, or to change them in any way. Along with a small but growing group of Christians and spiritual seekers in recovery, we are focused on helping women and men discover the AA Pioneer’s lost practice of Two Way Prayer. It has brought many of us into a new, and often more intimate, relationship with God. We hope it may do the same for you.
More places to listen

More places to listen

Two Way Prayer: Tom B. Interview
Long-time AA & Al-Anon member Tom B. from Austin, Texas shares his experience, strength, and intimate journal writings. Don’t miss this fun and enlightening episode. 
27:47
July 12, 2019
Two Way Prayer: The Kid with Fr. Michael Falls
Real prayer is drawing closer to God with all our broken parts in tow.  A former Dallas Cowboy and Episcopal priest Fr. Mike explores adding Inner Child work to Two Way Prayer. It's not Recovery, it's Discovery.
30:40
July 5, 2019
Two Way Prayer: Prayer Partners
Sharing your writings with another “listener” deepens the Two Way Prayer experience. Here’s some helpful advice from Father Bill.   
26:37
June 28, 2019
Two Way Prayer: How to Begin
A step-by-step guide to listening for God’s Voice. The simple set of instructions builds on early AA’s lost form of prayer.   
29:02
June 21, 2019
Two Way Prayer: Oxford Group Pamphlet
Find out how they prayed in early AA. This 1930’s pamphlet can lead you to God’s will for your life and help transform it as well.
28:53
June 14, 2019
AA Originals: Step Twelve: Journey from Head to Heart
The 12 Steps shift our center of consciousness from self to God. This episode concludes the series on how the pioneer program brings about a spiritual experience strong enough to overcome addiction.
40:44
March 13, 2019
AA Originals: Step Eleven: Is Prayer More Important than a Meeting?
Early AA’s practiced a form of prayer that has been lost to today’s 12-Step Fellowships. Discover the practice and see why it’s changing so many lives again today. 
29:58
March 7, 2019
AA Originals: Step Ten: Watch & Pray
If we don’t watch ourselves both within and without, we won’t know what to pray for; but if we’ll learn to watch, we’ll begin to pray like AA’s pioneers. 
34:05
February 24, 2019
AA Originals: Steps Eight & Nine: The Forgiveness Factor
Forgiveness opens us to new levels of humility and presents opportunities to heal old wounds. This episode tells how central it was to the pioneers and still is for today’s addict.
32:31
February 20, 2019
AA Originals Step Seven: Egocide - How to Commit It and Survive
This Step centers on gaining enough humility to overcome addiction. It's the death of one self and the birth of another.
29:30
February 10, 2019
AA Originals: Step Six: - Surrender 2.0
Early AA’s often underwent two surrenders. The second became Steps 6 & 7. Wilson said he put the Four Absolutes here. 
28:57
February 6, 2019
AA Originals: Step Five - Sharing Our Souls Clean
Early AA's followed the Letter of James to "confess your faults one to another." The deeper they shared the cleaner they felt. Dr. Bob's wife encouraged people to "go naked to God."  
28:26
January 27, 2019
AA Originals: Step Four – How the Pioneers Did Inventory
Early AA’s had a far simpler approach to taking inventory. Learn how    they did it and why it worked.   
31:50
January 20, 2019
AA Originals: Step Three – It’s Simply A Decision
Early AA’s did this Step only once and always in the presence of    another. Learn how this simpler method moves us quickly into the    next critical phase of recovery.      
29:18
January 13, 2019
AA Originals: Step Two – A Laboratory Called Trust
Early AA’s completed this Step in a matter of minutes. Learn how they    did it and why agnostics are especially welcome! 
31:33
January 6, 2019
AA Originals: Step One – Our Hopeless Condition
Bill Wilson carefully chose words for this Step. Understanding why he chose them can unlock their meaning and give you a stronger    foundation in recovery. 
32:04
December 23, 2018
AA Originals: Discovering 12 Steps’ Spiritual Roots
AA’s Co-founders and the First 100 recovered in the Oxford Group.    Learn how the 12 Steps emerged from the Group and how this can    strengthen your recovery.
07:36
December 16, 2018
Two Way Prayer: AA’s Lost 11th Step
Prayer and meditation were keys to recovery for early AA members.  Learn how Oxford Group and AA Pioneers practiced them to bring  new life to your program. 
17:20
December 8, 2018
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