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    My Thoughts on Step Eleven



Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.



A spiritual awakening is just an awareness that there is a power greater than oneself thank God or founders made sure we could pick our own higher power I know I would not have stayed in recovery if I had to use the God I thought I knew the condemning and judging one


I found that the prayer of St Francis gave me the strength to accept the new God the fellowship put into my life For it is truly by self-forgetting that one finds It is by forgiving that one is forgiven powerful words self-forgetting


To me it meant I had to get out of my selfish ways and practice a new way of life learning how to forgive and also learn how to accept forgiveness from others that I have hurt along the path of my life hiding in the bottle of booze


Step eleven is prayer and meditation prayer is simply asking for Gods help meditation is listening to what He has to say the way I listen to God is thru the group of drunks at my home group were people know me and are willing to help me with any situation that comes up


When I think I know all the answers then I am in trouble I had to surrender to everything the worst place I can ever go for answers is going into my own head alone where all the crap of my past still lays in wait to mug me when I go there alone


Prayer and meditation came with humility of my letting go of my old ways and trusting god will give me back all the good things in my life and He would not lead me down the wrong path even if the right path is cluttered with the debris of my mistakes


Today I know in my heart that God can do for me all the things I could not do for myself all I needed to do is pray rightly that is asking for His will to be done in my life this takes action like working with our fellow alcoholics who are still in out there


Practicing all the twelve steps in my new life and accepting all my past faults being willing to change them all being willing to make all the amends for my mistakes for all those who I had hurt when in a drunken fog also learning to forgive others who hurt me


I had to learn how to practice all Twelve Steps in my daily life just like so many before me had to its hard to let go but once I did my life improved a little the things got better for me because things did not baffle me like they did when I was Godless


Carrying the message is the basics of recovery to us all who seek a new life what I do to carry the message is very simple because I stick to the basics of AA sobriety is all about my disease of alcoholism that is not cured and never will be


If I stray to far for the teachings I will be lost again to suffer the misery of my past all of the answers are with in me but are because of God and all the wonderful people in aa willing to help me go thru the turmoil and always willing to share one on one with me


God does answer all our prayers but you know sometimes the answer is NO if your patient and willing to listen to God he will guide you to the right place in your life Join the millions of others who have found a new way of life trusting in Him and the steps join us on the road to that happy road to your destiny Just let go and let God


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