A Twelve-Stepping friend of mine sent me a letter at my request, outlining his approach to using these steps. I was expecting a short essay on the changes that had hopefully made his life happier; what I received was a revised version of his path to spiritual enlightenment. Lee.
Step One -Four:
These first four steps he left as they had been written; he admitted he was powerless, acknowledged the prospect of spiritual healing and started on a path of correcting his previous approach to life.
Step Five: “I admitted to God and to another human being, my humble opinion of my wrongs.”
Step Six: “I prepared myself to accept the healing power of God’s unconditional Love”.
Step Seven: “I gratefully accepted God’s eternal Love and made a decision never to judge God”.
Step Eight: “I made a list of possible amends candidates”.
Step Nine: “With those who were willing I entered the amends process.”
Steps Ten – Twelve: “Then as now I re-affirmed on a daily basis, my acceptance of God’s Love and now as then I gratefully pass it on.”