Saturday, 6 May 2017

As Bill Sees It #essentialsofrecovery


“Admitted to God . . .”, p. 126

Provided you hold back nothing in taking the Fifth Step, your sense of relief will mount from minute to minute. The dammed-up emotions of years break out of their confinement, and miraculously vanish as soon as they are exposed. As the pain subsides, a healing tranquillity takes its place. And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.

Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheist, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.  And even those who already had faith often become conscious of God as they never were before.

12 & 12, p. 62

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