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Step 5 Study - Cleaning Out the Closet

Step 5-Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. My first sponsor pointed out that the promises of the program are clear: If we clean up the past (Steps Four through Nine) and continue to take daily inventory (Steps Ten and Eleven), ever relyin ..

Surrender the Fear - Working the Steps

I was appalled the first time I heard the Twelve Steps. Take inventory? Make amends? The Steps seemed punitive. But I kept coming back. I liked the honesty I heard. I took what I liked, the food plan; and I left the rest, the Steps. After a year of Step meetings, the Steps seemed less nega ..

Wholeness and Holiness

I have been a member of OA for twenty-six months and abstinent one day at a time since I walked into the rooms. Under the wings of my HP and OA, I have let go of 70 pounds (32 kg) so far. In my meditation recently, I remembered a woman who told me that Fridays were special days when she wou ..