Ask yourself these vital questions:
Relationship with Mystery
- What is your current brokenness? In what ways do you experience the bedevilments of doing what you don’t what to do and not doing what you want to do?
- What do you actually believe about God? How do you behave in light of what you believe – or what you believe you believe? Are you really a practical agnostic?
- What relationship do you yearn to have (need to have) with the Mystery?
Relationship with self
- What are the obstacles to your relationship to Mystery?
- Are you willing to reveal them all – every secret?
- Are you willing to be changed?
Relationship with others
- How have you damaged the people in your history?
- Are you willing to change your behavior and repair all the damage?
- Are there people in your life who remain unforgiven? Have you forgiven yourself?
Way of life
- Are you awake to being disturbed?
- Are you consistent in your efforts to have your consciousness improved?
- Do you have an attitude of love and tolerance; are you involved in compassionate service? Are you committed to a life of harmony with spiritual principles?
Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.
He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.