In this series of workshops, members share on the importance of working ALL 12 Steps and how working the Steps changed their lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Step 5: “Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”
The Step Five workshop speakers share about how the promises of Step Five came true for them. One speaker qualifies on working the first four Steps to arrive at Step 5; the who, what, where, when, how and why of doing a Fifth Step; and the necessity of working this Step. “We will be more reconciled to discussing ourselves with another person when we see good reasons why we should do so. The best reason first: If we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking.” (Alcoholics Anonymous p.72)
The second speaker tells her OA story and the importance of working all the Steps. She shares about multiple techniques her sponsor showed her to inventory, how to be fearless when taking the Fifth Step and the relief she felt after completing it. “As we complete Step Five, we may feel many emotions, among them humility, elation and relief. We often feel nearer than ever before to our Higher Power and more loving and trusting of other people. Whether we feel these things or not, we can rest assured that we are nearer to God and more capable of trusting others.” (OA 12&12 p. 51)
The monthly workshops and subsequent podcasts are part of a series for 2015 on working all Twelve Steps. Listen to the other steps –