Step 9 - Recovered 684
Release Date: 03/16/2016
Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.info_outline Willingness - Recovered 1155
Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.info_outline Integrity - Recovered 1152
Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.info_outline Courage - Recovered 1150
Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.info_outline Faith - Recovered 1148
In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.info_outline Hope - Recovered 1146
Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better futureinfo_outline Honesty - Recovered 1144
It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142
Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.info_outline Reaching Out - Recovered 1140
If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.info_outline Stateline 2009 Part 3 - Recovered 1141
Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009info_outline
Bill Wilson writes, “Good judgement, a careful sense of timing, courage and prudence - these are qualities needed when we take Step 9.” It is a painful, humbling step. But it is also rewarding. AA’s Twelve Promises are said to come true with the Ninth Step.
This is an action step. We determine, after prayer and consultation with our sponsor, the specific amends we need to make to each person we have harmed. And, of course, we make the actual amends to each person on our Eighth Step list.
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Let’s go to you first Cristie, where do you want to begin on this topic, Ninth Sep?
What does direct amends mean to you?
What would stop you from making an amends?
Do you ever rehearse an amend before actually making it? Why? Did it help?
What are your thoughts on the exception clause (except when to do so would injure them or others) of his step?
What is the difference between an amends and an apology?
Is there an amends that you are putting off right now? Why?
How do you make an amends to someone who is not alive or available?
What does the word “reparations” mean to you?
What guidelines do you use in determining the amend to be made?
Were you ready to suffer the consequences of this step?
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Clyde from Shelby
Alex from Austin
Bill from New Jersey
What would you say to the new person faced with Step 9 for the first time?