From Wassie on steps 6 & 7….
‘Dear Charles, Namaste! Hearing the voice of recovery reminds us that the practice of compassionate understanding and loving-kindness sets the stage for us to practice detachment from the bitter past, forgive ourselves, and those who hurt us, and move on to love and care for our recovering soul and spirit by doing the next right thing. Pass-It-On: The We Program gives me a fellowship, a sponsor, and Twelve Steps and Traditions that allow me to heal my broken spirit. My healing started when I quit fighting the God of other people’s understanding and found a God who honored the long-forgotten spirit in me. That is the God who can restore my true self. Let me make this day a celebration of the spirit. There is a part of me that retains a childlike sense of curiosity, wonder, enthusiasm, and delight. I may have lost touch with it. But I know it still exists. I will set my problems to the side for a little while and appreciate what it means to be vitally alive. Longtimers reminds us, “Blooming where we are planted begins with acts of self-love, self-care, self-forgiveness and living-amendment.” We are blessed for being given the spiritual gifts of, “Detachment, Forgiveness And Love.” As a result, we are no longer, “A Glum Lot.”