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Step Six Al-Anon

Step Six - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

From: Paths to Recovery - pg. 65
(copyright 1997, by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Limited use by express written permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. )

We know we have character defects and have some idea of the pain and difficulties they have caused us; surely it would be a relief to get rid of them. Step Six does not get rid of these defects, it only asks us to become ready. Are we entirely ready? To continue, the answer must be yes. These two words "entirely ready" are not conditional -- they are clear and concise in their instructions; we must commit to the action of having God remove our defects of character.

Love you all - Dot



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  The easy part for me is to think about becoming ready.  Takes time, and believe me, I've been over and over that part (out of stubbornness).  Imagine that in me.  After years of working program, I have looked at this step more in depth.   The word ALL is a real kicker, isn't it?  But then, yep, I am tired of kicking and screaming, and holding on.     And about twice a week, at least, I keep having to remind myself, that I cannot do this!      My Higher Power can!    

If God has a hand in it, then that's love.


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I think my being willing to let go of some of my defects is mixed up for me in looking at some of my family of origin issues. I became distrustful of authority because of my childhood. I became angry because of my childhood. Lately I have been able to make a timeline and really start to look at some of those issues. It is very very helpful.  I think  I feel less over reactive as a resut. I also feel in charge of my recovery which I have not felt for a long long time.


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