Heavenly Father, I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity. I humbly ask that you remove all twisted thought & Addictive behavior from me this day. Heal my spirit & restore in me a clear mind.
Attached you will find Step 2. You can download it to your computer and type right on the document.
A friend of mine asked to post her Life Story to the step one (I needed to translate it).
"LAA's second step.
I got hope, I began to free myself from the corroding feelings of guilt. I decided to trust the program completely. When I was writing my reflections, answering the questions of the program, I felt peace and clarity. I returned to the "here and now", I felt release from the agony to the object of my addiction. I believed in the program, gave up my powerlessness to High Power and opened myself up to the next steps." Written by "S".
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2021 3:05:39 GMT -8 by Linda S.
Step 2- Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
1.Is your love addiction or codependency a substitution for a Higher Power? If yes,
analyze and reflect on how you use the substitution instead of accepting the
presence of a Higher Power.
Yes,I believe that my addiction to others has kept me from finding a HP. For example, for 13 years I worshiped Q. He could do no wrong. I put him on a pedestal. I did whatever he told me to do. Even though I had a husband I chose to do whatever Q told me to do. I would travel
to see him without my husband knowing, He was larger than life itself.
2.Can I believe that, thanks to a Higher Power and the support of the group, I can love myself and increase my self-esteem, as well as learn to ask for help? Do I believe I should not do it alone?
Yes,I believe that with the help of a HP and the support of the group I can learn to love myself
using prayer, meditation anf going to meetings I will increase my self-esteem. I will
ask others for help when I need it and not feel a shamed about it. I knoe
for FACT I cannot do this alone. I have tried and have failed.
3. Have you come to have faith? If so, how? Can I believe that trust in the Higher Power can bring me clarity and sanity?
I have always had faith. Yet I think with time my faith will grow stronger with trust, prayer,
and humility to were I truly 100% believe that the Higher Power can bring
me the clarity andsanity I want and deserve.
4. How does spirituality differ from the religion of your childhood?
Spirituality and religion are two different things. I was brought up catholic
which I no longer believe in. But I am a spiritual person and believe that there is a HP watching over us.
5. What does it feel like to finally have God in your life? Are you hopeful? Nervous? Grateful?
I have always had God in my life but not to the extent that is required
to be healed of this obsession I suffer from. So yes I am hopeful.
The fried of mine S. asked me to post her life storyes to the steps (I am going to Russian meetings too and I was need to translate it).
The second and third steps go together for me, because I repeat, I have been an atheist all my life and came to the program in a terrible state and it was very difficult for me to accept the fact that I can relieve myself of responsibility for my own life, for my personal life, for my recovery, and shift it onto the shoulders of Higher Power. I rewrote this bundle “2-3” several times, the sponsor told me to write it as it “would be”. It was very difficult for me, but I started to have concept of God today. It is the second step that is devoted for understanding the Higher Power and the concept of God.
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2021 19:51:22 GMT -8 by lianita24