I have been reading and contemplating what my spiritual power means to me. I find that I grow in my understand and relationship with a greater power when I ask the questions and watch for answers. As I have been working through steps 2 and 3, I have written where I am today regarding this step, ways I rewrite the step to mean more to me, and questions/struggles I still have understanding the concept.
Step 2 from AA: Come to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
My wording of this step: I am reception to spiritual guidance for restoration and am willing to work towards it. I believe there is something spiritual beyond my understanding that has the capacity to create miracles.
I struggle with the idea that a spiritual power would care and chose to cure my addictions and my chronic pain, as I have been spiritual yet still struggle. I see the spiritual everywhere, but don’t always believe it can be personal to healing my pain or cares about the details.
I wonder if my definition of insanity is different than HP. May not mean I don’t struggle but have clarity and spiritual growth in the process.
Step 3 from AA: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand him.
My wording of this step: I am willing to grow along spiritual lines and seek a HP. I am willing to turn towards a spiritual source for guidance in my choices and understanding of my needs. I seek to have this spiritual power guide me in releasing what I have no control over (pain, addictions, peole and outcomes) and guiding me on where I can make an impact and be open to a new way of doing things.
I struggle with giving up myself to another person or spiritual source and the idea of a caring God.
I wonder if it is more about being willing to follow principles for living such as love and grace verses perfection, contol and rules. To bring unity and allow this Spirit to nourish us for what we really need.