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Step 5 Al Anon


Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs


I was so unexcited about this step. I remember at my first many meetings listening to the steps being read and knowing that when it came time to admit to someone else how awful I was, I'd be out the door. That's how low my self esteem was. And then something miraculous happened. My thinking shifted as I worked steps 1, 2, 3, and 4. I wasn't the awful person I had come to believe I was. Sure I had some "secrets" still but I wasn't awful. I had some fear as I began sharing these secrets with my sponsor but she was AMAZING. Turns out that I had no secrets she hadn't heard before or experienced herself. When I completed step 5, I felt such relief at having finally shared all those secrets. Today, if I feel something weighing on me, I make a program call and talk it through. I don't want to carry secrets. They weigh me down.

Does anyone else have a step 5 story to share?

In gratitude

Audrey



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