Additional Inventory: Step 12 Worksheet
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“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.”
Read the following paragraph from the A.A. Big Book p.89 (4th Edition), and fill in the blank spaces.
“Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as _________________________ with other alcoholics.
It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!
___________ can help when no one else can.
___________ can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.
Life will take on __________ meaning.
To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.”
Describe where you were and what was occurring when your spiritual awakening happened.
How would you describe your spiritual growth and awareness now? Specifically, what tools or resources influence how and what you think, feel, and believe about God.
What do you hope others will understand and/or remember of your message of the spiritual awakening you experienced by taking the 12 steps?
When you become a sponsor, what outside resources can you call on if you need extra help to support a person that is in trouble with their alcoholism?
In considering being a sponsor, how do you think you will approach it with your sponsee(s)? What kind of sponsor do you see yourself being?
Read the paragraph from the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 106, and fill in the blanks.
"“The ___________ of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step,
and ___________ is its key word. Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress.
Here we experience the kind of ______________ that asks no rewards.
Here we begin to practice ____________ Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.
When the Twelfth Step is seen in all its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of ____________ that has no price tag on it.”
Complete the following by listing action & behavioral changes that need to occur in your life to support the spiritual principle found in these Steps.
Step 1: Honesty
Step 2: Hope
Step 3: Faith
Step 4: Courage
Step 5: Integrity
Step 6: Willingness
Step 7: Humility
Step 8: Love
Step 9: Discipline
Step 10: Perseverance
Step 11: Awareness
Step 12: Service