Endigar 437 ~ Letting Go of Our Old Selves

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last. . . .Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable?   (Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 75 – 76)

The Sixth Step is the last “preparation” Step. Although I have already used prayer extensively, I have made no formal request of my Higher Power in the first Six Steps. I have identified my problem, come to believe that there is a solution, made a decision to seek this solution, and have “cleaned house.” I now ask: Am I willing to live a life of sobriety, of change, to let go of my old self? I must determine if I am truly ready to change. I review what I have done and become willing for God to remove all my defects of character; for in the next Step, I will tell my Creator I am willing and will ask for help. If I have been thorough in the preparation of my foundation and feel that I am willing to change, I am then ready to continue with the next Step. “If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 76)

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Chosen 15

I am ready.  I am ready for all to be removed by event or process.  I am ready to manifest my truest form of connected self, my most powerful expression.  I know that I cannot do this on my own.  I surrender to that reality.  I will seek help from Gomu (the God of my understanding), from the principles of the Steps, and from my human support network in the Fellowship of AA.

Chosen 16

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