⦁ We start with a dictionary. Write down the definitions of the fifth through eleventh steps.
Read pp. 72-88 4th edition BB, Read pp 55-105 12×12. Highlight the lines that resonate with you, key points. Take notes. Write down questions. Look up the definitions to any words you don’t know and write them in the margins of your book. (Hint: This is for future use, and proof that you have read the material.)
⦁ What you will be going through the day of your fifth step…
⦁ Bring your BB, 12×12, and notebooks with your work inside. You and your sponsor will look over the work done so far.
⦁ Do your formal 5th step, and then work steps 6 and 7 at this point.
⦁ For steps 8 and 9, we will look at the list of persons you have harmed, and how and when to make amends to these folks. I do recommend writing letters to everyone on the persons you have harmed list, not for mailing, but as if this was the only way you can make amends. It is good practice.
⦁ Read page 75 BB. We will go through your 5th step…
⦁ Find a place where you can be quiet for an hour….
⦁ Follow directions on page 75 paragraph 3.
⦁ Re-read your step work up to this point.
⦁ Have you left anything out?
⦁ You know the drill at this point, get together, review the wip (work in progress), and continue the daily home work while you work this step. Add the willingness prayers to your daily prayer; continue with the other daily prayer work. Huggage, it’s going to be okay. The next step is a new beginning. 😉
⦁ When you are finished, you’ll go through those short paragraphs together, and commence to do steps 6 and 7 together. Your sponsor will ask you if you are ready to have God remove all of these defects of Character?
Formally pray step 7.
Now you will be doing the 7th step every day for the rest of your life. Here is why, it is work, hard work, to continually ask God to remove all these defects of character. Why? You now need to live as if God has removed all of your defects of character.