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1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our
lives had become unmanageable.      
poem       article

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves
could restore us to sanity.  
poem      article

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to
the care of God as we understood Him  
poem      article

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of
ourselves.  
poem      article

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human
being the exact nature of our wrongs.   
poem      article

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these
defects of character.   
poem      article

7. Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.    
poem      article

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became
willing to make amends to them all.  
poem      article

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever
possible, except when to do so would injure them or
others.        
poem      article

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we
were wrong promptly admitted it.     
poem      article

11. 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.     
 poem      article

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics,
and to practice these principles in all our affairs.       
poem      article

The 12 steps are copyrighted by Alcoholics Anonymous.  
These steps appear on pages 59-60 of AA's Big Book.  
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Spirituality vs. Religion

While many may believe that the two are one in the same.  I disagree.  You can be spiritual without being religious.  And you can also be religious
without being spiritual.  Three quotes I've heard about the difference that I truly enjoy.


- "Religion is for people scared of going to hell, while spirituality is for people who've been in hell."
- "Religion is man's search for a God. Spirituality is God's search for a man."
- "Religion has torn the world apart.  Spirituality is teaching the world to hold hands."
- "Religion is belief in someone else's experience.  Spirituality is having your own experience."
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1.   We admitted we were powerless over the effects of
alcoholism or other family dysfunction, that our lives had
become unmanageable.                             
poem           article

2.   Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could
restore us to sanity.                                   
poem           article

3.   Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the
care of God as we understand God.           
poem           article

4.   Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of
ourselves.                                                   
 poem           article

5.   Admitted to God, to our selves, and to another human
being the exact nature of our wrongs.          
poem           article

6.   Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects
of character.                                                
poem          article

7.   Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.    
                                                         
poem          article

8.  Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became
willing to make amends to them all.        
 poem        article

9.  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible,
except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were
wrong, promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our
conscious contact with God, as we understand God, praying
only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry it
out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps,
we tried to carry this message to others who still suffer, and to
practice these principles in all our affairs.
The 12 Steps of Codependents Anonymous

1.  We admitted we were powerless over others - that
our lives had become unmanageable.    
poem     article

2.  Came to believe that a power greater than
ourselves could restore us to sanity.      
poem     article

3.  Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the
care of God as we understood God.      
poem      article

4.  Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of
ourselves.                                              
poem     article

5.  Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another
human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.
                                                   
poem     article

6.  Were entirely ready to have God remove all these
defects of character.                             
poem     article

7.  Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
                                                   
poem     article

8.  Made a list of all persons we had harmed and
became willing to make amends to them all.
                                                   
poem     article

9.  Made direct amends to such people wherever
possible, except when to do so would injure them or
others.                                                   
poem     article

10.  Continued to take personal inventory and when we
were wrong, promptly admitted it.          
poem     article

11.  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
power to carry that out.                         
poem     article

12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, we tried to carry this message to other
co-dependents, and to practice these principles in all
our affairs.                                            
poem     article

The 12 Steps of CODA were adapted by permission
from the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
12 Steps of Self-Parenting, created by Patricia
O'Gorman, Ph.D. & Philip Diaz, M.S.W.  Their
website

1.  Admitted our powerlessness to change our past - that our
lives had become unmanageable and became willing to
surrender our love and not to our fear.                              
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2.  Find hope in the belief that recovery is possible through
faith and an acceptance of the fact that we are
never really alone.                                                             
 link

3.  Learned to let go of compulsive self-reliance by reaching
out to our Higher Parent.                                                   
 link

4.  Made an honest assessment of our strengths and
weaknesses and accepted the impact our childhood had upon
us as adults.                                                                     
 link

5.  Learned to share our self-parenting issues with others
without self-recrimination or shame.                                 
 link

6.  Become ready to change by giving up the demand to be
perfect.                                                                             
link

7.  Learned to embrace our uniqueness and connectedness to
others in a spirit of love and humility.                              
 link

8.  Learned self-forgiveness and made amends to our inner
child.                                                                               
 link

9.  Healed our inner child by realizing the promises of
self-parenting in our daily life.                                        
 link

10.  Practiced daily self-acceptance and learned to live in the
present.                                                                         
 link

11.  Allowed the divinity in us to shine forth by surrendering to
our Higher Power.                                                           
link

12.  Having had this spiritual awakening, we reached out to
others in the spirit of giving, love and community.         
 link
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