Index of Stepwork
My Sponsor, Nici
My Higher Power: The Celtic Goddess Brigit
Working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step One: Powerlessness and Pride
Step One: Powerlessness and Pride Continued
Step One: Unmanageable
Step One: Unmanageability Continued
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step Two: Higher Power
Step Two: Came to Believe
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step Three: Made a Decision
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
A Brief Dedication to the Woman who Saved my Life: Caroline Knapp