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Last but not least … Step 12

The final Step in the A.A. program is: “12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs.” For me, everything in … Continue reading

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Principles before personalities

In working on my blog, I’ve recently been thinking about the 12 Traditions of A.A.. Like the 12 Steps, these Traditions are read out at the start of every A.A. meeting to help us remember how A.A. works. The 12 … Continue reading

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“Sorry” is a powerful word

Step 10 of the A.A. program is: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” For me, taking personal inventory is all about being honest with myself. Early in my drinking and drugging days, I … Continue reading

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9 month chip!

February was a really big month for me in that first year of sobriety. In February, I made nine months of sobriety. It was the month I finished my first time working right through the 12 Steps of A.A., and … Continue reading

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A whole lot of surrendering going on …

It’s been a while since I reflected on the 12 steps of the A.A. program. The next, Step 8, says: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” For me, … Continue reading

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Step 7: It’s All About Letting Go

The 7th step of the A.A. program is: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” “Humbly asked” – that might sound simple. But to be truly humble, I had to let go of pride. My drinking and drugging was in … Continue reading

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Reflecting on writing about Step 5

While I was writing my blog post last week, I was amazed to see how much reflecting on the fifth step affected me. As I was writing, I was sweating, my hands were shaking, my heart was beating fast and, … Continue reading

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