Step 2:  We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

My belief statements:

  • I am powerless over alcohol and my life has become unmanageable
  • Alcohol has caused a decline in my mental health and sanity
  • Alcohol is a bigger problem than I can handle on my own
  • I accept that I am unable to restore my mental health and sanity without the assistance of something or someone more than I have experienced before
  • I accept that a power greater than myself is best able to assist in the restoration of my mental health and sanity

Why is a higher power needed?  A higher power is needed to restore my sanity and take away alcohol because I am just an imperfect and lost speck in the world and can’t do this on my own.  I have faith that my HP will help me get through the tough times and help me find my way to health, sanity and sobriety.  

How the possibility that a Higher Power can restore my sanity makes me feel: Loving, grateful, hopeful, humble, joyous, compassionate, passionate, wanting and remorseful.  

Reservations I have about a Higher Power’s ability to restore my sanity and take away alcohol:  My reservations include being able to access MY Higher Power when I am tempted or have strong urges/cravings.  These strong urges/cravings seem to take over my brain/thinking when they come up.  I need to know how and to be able to reach out to my Higher Power during these times when I so desperately need help.  

Attributes and characteristics my Higher Power must possess to restore my sanity and take away alcohol: Unconditional love, acceptance, strength, guidance and forgiveness.

My statement of understanding about my belief that a power greater than myself can restore my sanity and take away alcohol:  I will rely on my Higher Power for unconditional love, acceptance, strength and guidance to get me through the good and bad times and to help me stay sober.  

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I feel like I have more to practice and learn with this step.  That’s ok, I have the rest of my life ❤

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