Meeting Readings

A Vision for You

A Vision for You

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven't got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.

The Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away.

Just For Today

" Just for Today: I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for Today: I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that, "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Just for Today: I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it.

CEA HOW Concept

The Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW Concept has been formed to offer the compulsive eater who accepts the 12 steps and 12 traditions as a program of recovery, a disciplined and structured approach. The CEA-HOW groups have been formed in the belief that our disease is absolute and therefore only absolute acceptance of the CEA-HOW Concept will offer any sustained abstinence to those of us whose compulsion has reached a critical level.


Third Step Prayer

The Third Step Prayer

God, I offer myself to Thee to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to  those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always.  

 -Alcoholics Anonymous p 63

The Seven Tools of CEA-HOW


(Reader must have 30 days of continuous CEA-H.O.W. abstinence and have stepped up as a sponsor.)

The primary purpose of Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW is “…to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer.”  The tools help us to recover on all three levels – physical, emotional, and spiritual.  The following tools are used to enhance our program of recovery through working the Twelve Steps of CEA-HOW.

Seventh Step Prayer

The Seventh Step Prayer

My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.  I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the wayof my usefulness to you and my fellows.  Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding.  Amen.

              -Alcoholics Anonymous p 63