Steps 10-12 Here are steps 10-12: Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God/Higher Power as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics/addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Steps 7-9 Here are steps 7-9: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The infamous 7-9 steps! Well these are the steps you hear on television and comedy shows all the time referencing the importance of taking care of your business. In fact there was a sitcom several years ago based
Steps 4-6 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Admitted to God/Higher Power, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. We’re entirely ready to have God/Higher Power remove all these defects of character. Now these are the steps in which everyone indicates are the “major ones”. Everyone says to focus on these as they are the harder ones to deal with and in fact will take the most time to get through. When working on this it
Step work is an important part of the recovery process. Even if you do not fully accept the 12 step group idea the premise behind it is very valid and can be used in every area of your life. It is a step by step instruction guide of reacquainting with yourself and evaluating things in your current life. I hear many times of people gliding right through the first three steps when in reality these are the most important steps as these are foundational steps for the rest of the
What Are the 12 Steps Anyway? Now that you have determined your first line of defense in this recovery process and made the decision to check out 12 step groups obviously the next step is learning about these “12 steps”. You hear it all the time, “Wow step 4 is some serious business! Don’t be 13th stepping now.” For a newcomer it’s definitely foreign language. Not only is it a foreign language but a feeling of being an outcast in some ways because it is like everyone knows th
How Do You Pick Out a Support Group? When picking out a support group there are many things to consider. Whether you decide to attend a conventional 12 step support group, spiritual group, or a religious based group is up to you. There are online blogs or online closed support groups you can attend on a weekly basis. Groups are now available 24/7 and is made available to anyone who is in need. The cost is usually free unless otherwise specified. 12 step groups is always based
A Gambler's Story I love the sound of the money being dropped into my bank as I see the coins falling onto the screen. Each time the coin falls is another jolt of excitement into my stomach. Why can’t life be like this always? Why can’t I feel this euphoria all the time, 24/7? I am not hurting anyone. Sitting on my little slot machine gazing upon her vast beauty. No one really understands except maybe another fellow gambler who can embrace the significance of the experience.