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Step 12 ALanon 12--9


Step 12

HAVING HAD A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AS A RESULT OF THESE STEPS WE TRIED TO CARRY THIS MESSAGE TO OTHERS AND TO PRACTICE THESE PRINCIPLES IN ALL OUR AFFAIRS

ODAT PAGE 348

AT no point in my life will I achieve perfection; there will never be a time in my life when I will not need the joy and satisfaction of helping others. 

 Page Paths to Recovery Page 119

It can be said the entire alanon program is summed up in the 12the Step.  We see the results of our efforts,   a Spiritual awakening commit ourselves to share the gifts we have received and recognize that living a Spiritual Life is an ongoing process.

 

My Share

When I first entered the rooms of alanon and heard the Steps read at each Meeting, I really felt inspired and hopeful.   The 12th Step stated:" Having Had a Spiritual Awakening as a result of These Steps. "   That was a promise that if I followed these Steps i would be changed and receive a new outlook on the world-- All I needed was  to begin the task of working the steps with a sponsor.  All my life I was looking for workable guidelines that I could use in order to learn a new constructive ways to respond to life and grow as a person.  These Steps promised me that.  

 I do believe that I was in a spiritual coma!!! And the promise of A Spiritual Awakening suggested that I would be able to access another deeper part of myself that I had never reached before.  What an adventure and promise.

CARRYING THE MESSAGE TO OTHERS AND PRACTICING THESE PRINCIPLES IN ALL MY AFFAIRS WAS EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE.  I DECIDED TO CARRY THE MESSAGE BY ATTENDING ONE MEETING A DAY, SHARING,  AN D HOLDING OFFICE THEN I WAS CARRYING THE MESSAGE AS WELL AS I COULD.

PRACTICING THESE PRINCIPLES TOOK  A LITTLE TIME  I NEEDED TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT WERE THE PRINCIPLES I COULD LIVE BY AND THEN FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO USE THEM AS PART OF" WHO I WAS.  "THE STEPS THAT PRECEDED THIS ONE HELPED ME TO DEFINE MY PRINCIPLES AND GAVE ME THE COURAGE TO LET GO OF MY DESTRUCTIVE ACTIONS AND TRUST HP TO GUIDE ME.   THANKS TO THE GOD OF MY UNDERSTANDING AND THIS PROGRAM I WILL NEVER AGAIN BE SO LOST IN A SPIRITUAL WASTELAND.  I HAVE THE TOOLS AND THE FELLOWSHIP TO WALK WITH COURAGE, SERENITY AND DIGNITY.

 

 

 

QUESTIONS STEP  12

1. Describe your experiences in carrying the message to others. Describe an effort that backfired or didn't work. Describe one that you believed was successful.

2. How have you begun to take recovery principles to areas of your life other than your primary relationships? In what areas of your life would you like to experience healing and more growth and change? You may want to turn these wants into written goals.

3. How has your relationship with yourself changed since you began recovery? How do you treat yourself differently now? How does it feel when you treat yourself well and in a nurturing, loving manner?

4. Describe your experiences trying to share or explain your recovery to family members. Get feedback from someone else in recovery, someone you trust, about these experiences.

5. How have you grown spiritually since you began recovery? How would you describe your spiritual awakening?

6. Have you awakened to the beauty and joy of yourself?

  

 Have I experienced a Spiritual Awakening   ?  Describe

 

What are the different ways I can carry the Message?

How can I recognize a cry for help without meddling in others affair?

How can I carry the message to others in my family?

What are these principles?

How can I apply them in my life?

How am I living the program?

How am I a Good example of alanon recovery?



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Betty


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