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CEA-HOW Reflections Book Submission

By the Fellowship, For the Fellowship

MEDITATION REFLECTIONS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The purpose of this book is to inspire readers through spiritual reflections inspired by Conference approved literature.
Each reflection submission is recommended to be 125-200 words. (One page double spaced, typed, is about 250 words) (Quote is not included in word count)
The quote must be sentence(s) from our published literature. Questions from our workbooks can guide the reflections but cannot be used as the quote.
Example of quote from literature: “Surrendering to God is how I recover.” As BIll Sees It, p. 5
Example of workbook question (NOT ACCEPTABLE): “As Bill Sees It Question 5, How do I recover?”

SAMPLE SUBMISSION:
Source Book: 12 Steps and 12 Traditions
Source Page: 25
Source Book Quotation: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Meditation Writing:
A wise man once stated that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and yet expect different results. Dieting was my insanity. No matter how hard I tried or how much I spent, I could never maintain any weight loss. Actually, after each diet, I would put on more weight. I began thinking that the ONLY way I could be successful was to have bypass surgery. It never occurred to me that a Higher Power could take this insanity from me. While I was a person of faith, praying for help on THIS subject seemed foolish. How could the God, who created the heavens and the earth, be called upon to help such an insignificant speck of dust such as myself? And yet, that is exactly what has happened. By following this simple plan, by participating in a world-wide consciousness, weight is leaving my body and I feel a sense of contentment and joy. No longer do I obsess over how long it will take before I reach my goal. No longer do I live in the future or the past. Through CEA-HOW, I have learned to live each day to its fullest.

Guidelines include:
• Quotes must be from CEA-HOW and AA Conference Approved Literature.
Conference Approved Literature: CEA-HOW Concept, Forever Abstinent, Seven Tools, Sponsor Guidelines, other CEA-HOW published literature, all AA Conference approved literature such as ABSI, AA 4th Edition, Came to Believe, Daily Reflections, Living Sober, 12 Steps &12 Traditions
• The writing needs to express positivity, in the writer’s experience, strength and hope.
• If the reflections share struggles, the writers need to show how they overcame those struggles with program principles.
• The reflection needs to incorporate the ideas of the quoted literature.
• It may be helpful to be aware of other programs meditation books as an example of quality entries.
Editors will have permission for free creative reign to combine writings that do not meet submission guidelines, such as word length, or removing parts that don’t support our recovery.

Terms and Conditions

  • All writings, once submitted, become the property of CEA-HOW, and will not be returned to the individual.
  • Only original writings based on CEA-HOW and AA Conference Approved Literature may be submitted.
  • All writings will be edited for grammar and spelling, if required, and will be published anonymously.

I assign to CEA-HOW, Inc. my copyright interest in the submitted original writing that may become part of the CEA-HOW book. I attest that I am the owner of the writing and that I will not prevent or hinder CEA-HOW, Inc. from all rights
of ownership.

NOTE: The asterisked fields are required for contact purposes, if required, by CEA-HOW and its
designees working on the publication. Information requested will remain confidential and will not
be used for any solicitation or purpose other than for clarification of the work submitted.

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