July 26, 2023 United in Love

The sweetness of our life partnered with Recovery looks like Recovery’s nature toward others. Recovery is confidently humble. Recovery knows who it is, yet Recovery does not make it difficult or restrictive for us to form a friendship with its healing power and strength. Recovery does not exclude anyone such as the homeless, a veteran, the color of our skin, a millionaire, the middle class, etc.

We know that we are reflecting Recovery when we choose love over everything else. In humility and kindness, not by power or smugness, we show our heart to those we associate with. Let love be the energy source of everything we do.

The 12 steps of Recovery are the source and summit of mercy and kindness. Today, we align our hearts and souls to Recovery, making a decision to humble ourselves and acknowledge that we do not know everything. Recovery see how much we need you. Feed us that we may be a vessel and pour out our love to others.

12 Steps to Health

Hope ≈ Healing ≈ Health

  1. We dedicate ourselves to a lifestyle of Recovery; our lives have purpose and meaning.
  2. We believe a Power greater than ourselves is the path to hope, healing, and health.
  3. We choose to contemplate daily, how faith in our Higher Power and Recovery Community can bring us peace.
  4. We choose to educate ourselves and find the courage to strive for the highest level of health and well-being.
  5. We communicate our Plan of Recovery with our Higher Power, with ourselves, and with another human being.
  6. We allow our Higher Power to be the lighthouse in our lives.
  7. We humbly ask our Higher Power to reveal his unconditional love and ongoing presence within us.
  8. We acknowledge our behaviors have impacted our relationships. We list those affected by our behavior and whenever possible became willing to reconcile or thank them for their support during a relapse or mental health crisis.
  9. We seek mutual reconciliation for a harmful action we committed and seek forgiveness from those we harmed or were impacted by our behavior. Then, let go of our shame because it no longer serves a purpose in our lives, we understand we were designed because we are loved and to be in relationships with other people.
  10. We continually review our Plan of Recovery with our Higher Power, support team, and those we trust.
  11. We come to recognize our shortcomings during recovery, while discovering our Higher Power is the source of our strength and mercy, we learn to rely on our Higher Power for the courage to heal through prayer, reflection, mindfulness, and when necessary seek professional support.
  12. We gain insight into our recovery through our Higher Power as we model these steps, and share our journey toward hope, healing, and health with people.

Adapted From 12 Steps of Alcoholic/Depressed Anonymous by Larry Winter and Collene Spaeth

Revised: 6/5/20

Peace

Larry

email: ljw@superhumanbeing.net

website: https://superhumanbeing.net/

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