The Twelve Steps of Christmas

Jan 3, 2014 by

image001The Twelve Steps of Christmas

 

On the first Step of Christmas my true love gave to me the gift of desperation and a life of unmanageability

 

On the second Step of Christmas my true love gave to me a belief that there was something much bigger than me and the hope of being set free.

 

On the Third Step of Christmas my true love gave to me, that the Bigger than me could set me free if I could and would agree wholeheartedly

 

On the Fourth Step of Christmas my true love gave to me courage and a writing pen and spoke about notes and the loss of friends, family and morality, and this would  give me new eyes to see what was my part in a stock taking bottom line accountability 

 

On the Fifth Step of Christmas my true love gave to me a chance to speak of my worst and my best and get it off my chest with another caring being who could introduce me to God for the very first time.

 

On the Sixth Step of Christmas my true love gave to me the strength to let go of all things that were spiritually blocking me.

 

On the Seventh Step of Christmas my true love gave to me a sense of time that was no longer mine, and said to overcome I have to let go and learn about trust, and if I was to grow this was a must.

 

On the Eight Step of Christmas my true love gave to me a list of all those who had felt my sting and be willing to patch the scratch, fill the gouge and  cross the fiery bridge with humility and an olive branch.

 

On the Ninth Step of Christmas my true love gave to me seven league boots to travel to ends of all creation and a hat to hold when asking for the forgiveness of gold, and to make whole what once was  broken, to  give back what was stolen, recant the vicious lie whatever the cost, and do no further damage to another’s  man’s heart..

 

On the Tenth Step of Christmas my true love gave to me the mirror of accountability, the task was  to examine all my actions for it was journey with many distractions  and when off course set it right  immediately  no how big the bite, and God would see to the rest, and it was after all for my very  best if done each and every night.

 

On the Eleventh Step of Christmas my true love gave to me a conversation with the All Mighty, to speak the words of gratitude for the rescue from a  hopeless state, and listen for thoughtful instruction for course corrections to my spiritual compass and examine every mistake.

 

On the Twelfth Step of Christmas my true love gave to me, the spirit of the universe now alive and growing in me. With the agreement that if I stay the narrow way, I would find my greatest joy in work or at play, for when I am in the  service to my fellows beings  I am but in the service of my God. When sharing the living gift of recovery we fill the measure of our creation and find joy therein.  For love and tolerance is our code and service to our fellow beings we have found to be the lightest load.

 

 

 

“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business! “

–           Marley’s Ghost”― Charles Dickens

 

Merry Christmas, Mr. Scrooge! In keeping with the situation!

 

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Joseph.

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