12 Steps For Self Acceptance

Only through training do we become able to respond well…At the beginning [of our lives] one responds through emotions, at the end, one responds through propriety. This means cultivating our emotions so that we internalize better ways of responding to others.

Michael Pruett

Integrating Psychology, Christian Thought in Mental Health Wellness

12 Steps for Spiritual Experienced Acceptance.

  1. Admit we were powerless over ego- our lives had become unmanageable. To improve my life, I look within and ask for help.
  2. KNOW that available within is access to a Power (Creative Intelligence) that can completely restore my awareness to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to place myself completely under God’s (Creative Intelligence) direction for guidance and become willing to be changed.
  4. Get honest with myself as never before. I take a written inventory of mistaken judgments and negative emotional responses.
  5. Admit to God, self, and to another human being exactly what I have discovered to be wrong with me.
  6. Now entirely ready to have God remove my defects of character.
  7. Humbly ask Him to change me at depth, making me over into the person He created me to be; Establishing within my true individuality-spiritual nature.
  8. Made a list of all persons whose lives I harmed and become willing to make amends to them all, including myself.
  9. Proceed to make direct amends to each of these persons wherever possible except when to do so would further injure them or others.
  10. Continue to observe my actions, attitudes and when I am wrong promptly admit it in the spirit of humility with integrity.
  11. Seek through prayerful contemplation to improve conscious contact with God. Desiring only God’s direction in all things, with the understanding and strength to follow His will.
  12. Having awakened to the reality of the spiritual life as the result of these steps, we freely share what we have found and continue to practice these principles in each new situation. We continue to share…

Principles To Live By As A Result

Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility, Love, Mercy, Perseverance, Spirituality, Service

I understand that the steps are a lifelong commitment towards honesty and acceptance.

The steps never change, I do.

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