The following is THE PATHWAY TO AWAKENING, based on the 12 steps in recovery, scripture, as well as our experience with having a “Spiritual Awakening”:
REPEAT AFTER ME:
- WE ARE BROKEN (Step 1) but…
- WE HAVE HOPE (Step 2)
- WE HAVE A WAY (Steps 3)
- WE HAVE A STORY (Steps 4 – 10)
- WE ARE AWAKE (Step 11)
- WE ARE ALIVE (Step 12)
The Promises found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous after the 9th Step state:
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace…
It goes on to say…
…We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING sometimes comes quickly, sometimes slowly – but it will always materialize if we work toward it.