Post by Susan Peabody on Jun 18, 2020 12:12:27 GMT -8
Seventh Step Prayer
My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character Which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here to do your bidding.
The fried of mine D. asked me to post her life stories to the steps (I am going to Russian meetings too and I was need to translate it).
Step six and Step seven are my favorite steps so far. Lord, take it away, Lord, teach me to pray and believe. There is a lot of self-observation, how shortcomings manifest themselves, how God shows the other way, what miracles he gives, how life changes itself. On those steps I tried many different prayers and meditations, I was looking for something that fits with my soul.
Last Edit: Dec 8, 2021 7:13:45 GMT -8 by lianita24
Do you know what humility is? Look it up. You cannot recover without it. God is a Higher Power. You are a lesser power. The LP depends upon the HP.
Answer: Humility is the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people; the quality or state of being humble. It means that I can’t soley rely on self-willingess to change but I must sought the love and guidance my Higher Power and also be open and honest about my shortcomings. It means admitting to my wrong doings and admit that I have an addiction and I need help on my road to recovery for my emotional sobriety.
Are you humble? Name the ways you show your humility. How does humility help your recovery from love addiction?
Answer: Yes, I admit to LAA group. I can express my shortcomings to another person or people. I admit to my dysfunction, however, I am also willing to accept and surrender to my Higher Power and that I can’t do it alone. I seek stength from my Higher Power, and support from LAA goup members, family and friends.
1. Do you know what humility is? Look it up. You cannot recover without it. God is a Higher Power. You are a lesser power. The LP depends upon the HP.
Humility. The dictionary gives this definition, "freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a low estimate of one's self; self-abasement." However, I don't like the "lowliness" part. I don't think we have to be too low to be humble, but we definitely shouldn't put ourselves over anyone. I've never been prideful or arrogant, even when I maybe should have been...at least a little.
My ex was a con man narcissist. He didn't care about anything but getting his supply, getting his ego fed, etc. When I told him to get out, he left and didn't even look back. They don't care about anyone. This is anti-humility.
I remember once I asked a friend if I was a narcissist. He laughed. When I looked at him funny, he said, "You care about everyone but yourself. You cannot be a narcissist." I suppose he was right.
2. Are you humble? Name the ways you show your humility. How does humility help your recovery from love addiction?
I am trying to be humble, but it's very difficult. I know so many ways our relationship could work, could be better, could thrive..., but I have to keep this all to myself because he doesn't want to hear it. I have to remember that just because I have some answers, maybe not all, that it doesn't matter if the person to whom I am speaking doesn't want to hear them.
I'm working on humility in many ways. I am trying not to overshare, be a know-it-all, or lecture or preach. I am not telling him everything he's doing wrong. I am backing off, not controlling, and allowing. (That last part, allowing, is likely the hardest thing I've ever done.)
However, this recovery is about me. I need to get healthy, get free, and get myself together. To be honest, I have been the most selfish of my whole entire life right now, at this moment and the past month, trying to make me happy and ignoring the rest. I had to give up some humility to do that, and I am okay with that.
I am plugging in as much as possible, meditating, and finding ways to connect with Source. I am trying to maintain humility while also being as selfish as possible. I want to be happy, to be free, and to be wildly in love with myself. This might go against some aspects of humility, and I'm okay with that. Thank you, Source, for making me brave, humble, and selfish!
Humbly asked Him (God) to remove our shortcomings.
The Sunday Step Study Meeting has just finished studying Step 6, and now we will move onto Step 7 on 3rd July.
Whilst it is helpful to attend all sessions (we complete a Step a month over the year), it is not essential; you can join us at any time. We use the LAA Step Guide and supplement it with other resources helpful to understanding and working the steps, heavily drawing on members' experience, strength and hope. We are not working the Steps as a group, but are discussing the LAA questions from the step work. Some find a sponsor, decide to work together with another member, or co-sponsor each other, making connections through attending these meetings.
We hope you will join us, whatever stage of the journey you are on.
Seventh Step Prayer of AA
My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which
stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here to do Your bidding.
Step Study Meeting
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