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The Sacred Art of the 12 Steps


The Sacred Art of the 12 Steps

Location: Fort Collins Colorado
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2015

Recovery--the Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps As Spiritual Practice

This group is a forum for discussion of Rami Shapiro's book, Recovery - The Twelve Steps as a Spiritual Practice.


"Life is inherently unmanageable. Seek to control it and you are captive to exhaustion, depression, and addiction. Learn to navigate it by living with justice, compassion and humility, and you are free.

Spiritual leader and Twelve Step practitioner Rami Shapiro explores the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a spiritual practice to take you to a different level of mind, a mind no longer seeking control of life--relationships, events, and actions. He examines the foundational themes of each step--surrender, acceptance, confession, forgiveness, restoration--as they relate to specific addictions as well as general addictions such as greed, anger, and selfishness. He offers easy-to-follow exercises drawn from Eastern and Western religious traditions to help you deepen your understanding of each step as you learn to embrace powerlessness through:

Searching the Ego
Confessing Our Wrongs
Asking for Freedom
Naming the Harmed
Making Amends
Name Email phone
Carrying the Message
...and more"

- From the book jacket

Discussion Forum

Three: Deciding to be Free 1 Reply

When we take step 3, what are we actually deciding?  Who is the God (as we understand him/her/it) that we are turning our life and will over to?  Who is the "me" that is doing the turning over?  …Continue

Started by Doug Lowe. Last reply by Alexa Mar 13, 2011.

One: The Gift of Powerlessness 2 Replies

As we discussed the truth of powerlessness, I loved the comments shared in the meeting.  In particular, I keep coming back to my own limited vision of what is happening at each moment in my life and…Continue

Started by Doug Lowe. Last reply by Alexa Feb 23, 2011.

First Meeting - January 2011

Thanks so much for your interest and participation at our first meeting.  Wow, I did not expect such a large turnout – 13 people!   I really appreciated the engagement and comments.   I felt we were…Continue

Started by Doug Lowe Jan 7, 2011.

Group Startup 1 Reply

 The idea for this group came out of a meeting of Pam T., Jeff F. and myself as we were discussing the idea of how to introduce people to a wider sense of spirituality in their recovery process.…Continue

Started by Doug Lowe. Last reply by Doug Lowe Dec 28, 2010.

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