Don't under-rate yourself merckx!
Your revelations are from the heart, and they touch OUR hearts.
That is the language we hear best!
I was told that if my program seems stuck or stale, the problem is usually step 11. It's been true for me.
Last year I had been in a situation of such magnitude, that my fellow AA's and even my new sponsor could not see how I could stay sober through it. (My former sponsor had passed away
She would not have wondered that.)
I was taking the steps again with my new sponsor, and when we got to the 5th step, she put me back on step one!!!
I didn't get it
and talked to other women about it. Nearly everyone said, "Don't stand for it! If you're on step 5 don't let her take you back!"
But, in my meditation, I saw that this was what was necessary. And I understand now and am so grateful that this woman knew I needed another pounding on step one.
Step 3 enables me to make room for the grace I need to stay sober and be of service. And to not worry!
Aw gee, I'm rambling again.
Thank you for the reminder on these 3 steps, and for the prayer - simple and from the heart.