Tag Archives: Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps

Breathing Under Water – part 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for knowledge of [God’s] will for us and the … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 8

“Humbly asked [God] to remove our shortcomings.”  Step 7 of The Twelve Steps And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them,, … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – Part 6

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”  Step 4 of The Twelve Steps Many years ago, I enrolled in a two-year counseling program  with the goal of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor.  Never mind that I was a self-satisfied enabler and codependent; … Continue reading

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Breathing Under Water – 5

Step 3 of the Twelve Steps:  “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God.” Renouncing our will.  Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it?  However, Jesus put it even more … Continue reading

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