Step 6 of Narcotics
coming to believe that a Higher Power could restore us to sanity, while we
surrendered our will over to the care of God as we understood Him, we then
wrote a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Next, we
admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature
of our wrongs. Now we are ready to move on to Step 6 of NA by becoming
entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. The
process of Step 6 requires us to learn how to be faithful and trusting
towards our Higher Power. We start the process of humbling ourselves, and
to trust that God will give us the guidance, knowledge, and ability to act
according to His will, so we will no longer have to live amidst the
defects of our past.
By being faithful that God will remove
our defects of character, our inner spirit and true essence becomes
competent to receive the divine treasures that God will provide us to help
us rise above the perils that plague us. The negative, chaotic behaviors
of our past will be replaced with the life-giving force of actively
applying the Spiritual Principles associated within the 12 Steps. By
becoming faithful and humble, we are now able to apply key principles that
will allow the positive growth process of recovery to commence, which will
include honesty, acceptance, hope, courage, perseverance, open-mindedness,
God-centeredness, vigilance, self-discipline, patience, selflessness,
positive thinking, tolerance, trust, and gratitude. All of those
Spiritual Principles are now open to us as we begin working Step 6 of NA.
As we become accepting and
humble by becoming entirely ready to have God remove our defects of
character, we learn that patience is a virtue. Gradually, we become
open-minded, and willing to apply Spiritual Principles to our daily
lives. As we learn to live in humility, and to become vigilant and honest
in our daily endeavors, positive change transforms us into whole,
spiritual beings. No longer does a negative mindset have to control us
and hinder our forward progress. A new sense of hope and courage propels
us forward, and we obtain the direction that we need to live anew, to
continuously move onward in our recovery, and to attain the spiritual
enlightenment that we seek.
To attain victory, it is
essential that we uphold a sharp, relentless focus on our goal. Being
complete and bursting of goodness while straying from mayhem, deceit,
arrogance, self-indulgence, egotistical desires, resentment, and edginess
will result in the execution of our ambitions. Absorbing all awareness,
helpful criticism, counsel, suggestions, virtuous motivations, while
always considering the genuineness from our voice within will ensure our
safe and sound means of access along the road to recovery. When
difficulties on your path arise, examine all facets of the assessment
watchfully to ensure an action of triumph.
Abiding in patience and
faith, while working the 6th Step, will ensure us a complete
release of our defects of character. Our attentiveness should be focused
upon a strong and confident mindset toward God, and God’s will for us.
Then, as we move on to Step 7, our faith and confidence in the ability of
our Higher Power will be strong and firm. We will be better able to allow
the process of true positive change and transformation to occur. We
continue to see the wonders of this program, and we become open and
willing to allow this process to occur in our own recovery.
As we diligently seek for
truth, and the ability to rise above our addiction, we learn what is
required of us if we wish to achieve greatness on our journey. The
serenity that we all wish for becomes possible for us to achieve. We
learn to abide by the proven suggestions, and to live in accordance with
the Spiritual Principles involved with working the 12 Steps. We take
action to the suggestions offered, while keeping it simple, and working
the Steps one day at a time. Our newfound, enlivened spirit shines forth,
we gain integrity, and strength of character, and we’ve learned to accept
and let go of the things that we cannot change. We persevere on our
journey, and an endless amount of opportunities are presented to us. Life
becomes a fulfilling adventure, instead of a demoralizing, chaotic, and
out of control existence that we all faced in our active addiction.
Recovery becomes a way of life, and we become grateful of the immense
amount of positive change that transpired on our path.
Step 6 of Narcotics
Anonymous must be applied if we desire the removal of our character
defects that take place in Step 7. Awareness and knowledge of the tools
provided to us through applying the Spiritual Principles will help to get
us ready for the removal of our character deficiencies. We pursue the
positive motivations of our conscience, while maintaining a steadfast
determination to abide in truth, as we live each day. We refuse to allow
negative thoughts, or corrupt desires to intrude upon our newfound
strength of character. Then we steady ourselves to live in the direction
that our Higher Power reveals to us. The character defects of our past no
longer have to obstruct our onward growth. Limitless positive change and
development can now be ours as we move on to Step 7 of Narcotics
Anonymous. Thank you, my name is Terry, and I am an addict.
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