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Working Steps 10, 11, and 12.
Building a personal practice.
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... We do Step 11 to determine what our Higher Power wants us to do, and for the strength to do it. We try to do this whenever we've done Step 10 ...

... Every time we do Step 11, we find that Step 12 seems to follow automaticall ...

... After all, Step 12 is merely doing what our Higher Power suggests that we do, and enables us to do, in Step 11 ...

... We do Step 10, just as it's described on page 84 of the AA Big Book. Some of us do it once a day. Some of us do it twice a day. Some of us do it several times during the day. There are short and long versions of the practice of Step 10 (and Step 11) elsewhere on this site ...

... Practicing Step 11 in the form of meditation is something we do at least once a day, and some of us do it more frequently than that. We describe elsewhere how some of us meditate ...

... Just as with Step 10, some of us get together at least once a week, either face-to-face or online, to practice Step 11 (actually, we work Steps 10 and 11 in the same meeting) ...

... Again, we don't do this in large groups, or (with a few exceptions) in a 12-Step meeting. There are many 12-Step meditation meetings across the country, and they work well for some members of 12-Step groups. But we have found that doing Step 11 without first doing Step 10 doesn't work too well for us, and - as we said - we have also found that Step 10 is usually best done in a small group or community. We describe here how we do this ...

... Step 11 is about receiving from some Higher Power the knowledge of what we should do right here and right now, and the strength to do it. It is in fact about developing a relationship with that Power - not about determining what that Power is. Again, we describe here how we do that ...

... Step 12 is about two things: doing what our Higher Power suggests in our practice of Step 11, and practicing Steps 10 and 11 in everything we do ...

... Here is a version of Step 10 from one 12-Step fellowship. We call this the "long version" and it includes the practice of Step 11. And here is a short version that takes only a couple of minutes. Some of us do the long version in the morning and/or at night, and the short version throughout the day ...

... Step 11 offers the solution to the second and third problems. Once we have done Step 10 and the fear has been removed (or lessened), we can use the various suggestions on pages 86-87 of the Big Book to find out what we should do and where to get the strength to do it. Actually doing it is what Step 12 is really all about ...

... We offer several pages on Step 11 to describe our experiences with this practice ...

... Our practice of Steps 10 and 11 is a spiritual practice. It is not about self-improvement, a better self-image, a positive outlook on life. It is about removing our fears (Step 10), asking our Higher Power for guidance and strength (Step 11), and then doing what that Higher Power suggests (Step 12) ...

... For us, Step 12 is simply the natural result of working Steps 10 and 11. In Step 10 we ask whatever Higher Power we may have to remove the fear that distorts our view of ourselves, of other people, and of the world. In Step 11, we ask that same Higher Power what we should do, and for the power to do it ...

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