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Step 11: ​​Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

It is imperative that our actions in recovery remain fluid.  the flexibility of addiction didn't not allow us to open our eyes to the impact it was having on our lives and the lives of others.  Being teachable has been a key through working the Steps and so it is important to continue This through the development of our spiritual beliefs.

Prayer is the questions we ask from our hearts, seeking the answers we need to be successful in this journey of recovery. Prayer and affirmations create the attitude of being teachable.  Our addictions were a power greater than ourselves, which created chaos in our lives.  Opening the door to positive power outside of us opens an attitude of new possibilities and inspiration in our lives.  There are countless books on spiritual direction a person can take in their recovery.  Step eleven talks about the personal development of that spiritual belief which is open to any direction that inspires the recovering person.  Meditation is showing respect to our perception of God by humbly waiting for answers through silencing and opening our minds to the world, as it unfolds in our lives.  We listen for the answers in our present day in and day out activities.  A meditative state is a method of building stronger tis to the present moment, which is where we find our answers to our problems and prayers.  The more we meditate the longer our concentration builds so that we fade off less into random thoughtThese thoughts usually consist of our pas, or projection of what may come about in our future.  These thoughts will trigger fear or anger which releases adrenaline being pumped into our bodies.  This creates anxiety and further stress.  Meditation works in keeping us in the present moment.

Step 11 Worksheet