Select Page

Daily Affirmations - Strengthening My Recovery

April 21

Step Two

 "One purpose of Step Two is to introduce the idea of keeping an open mind on the possibility of a Higher Power who can restore sanity." BRB p. 107

For many of us, the wounds are deep when it comes to trusting anyone, especially a Higher Power that is often referred to as God. We have a history of feeling deeply disappointed by most of the people and resources in our lives, including the God we were taught to believe in and pray to.

As a result, when some people in our meetings refer to their Higher Power as God, we have trouble identifying with them, or maybe even accepting that such a concept is real. But Step Two is meant to show us that we have a support system available to us; that we have different options besides going it alone. We can find a Higher Power to help us, and that Higher Power can be whatever we want it to be. There are no rules. However, if we are going to recover from our childhood dysfunction, we are going to have to learn to trust someone or something to help us.

On this day I will learn to trust that I have a Higher Power willing to help me. It may be the group, it may be a feeling of calmness when I experience nature, or a traditional God of my understanding. It's entirely up to me.

Copyright © 2013 by
Adult Children of Alcoholics®
& Dysfunctional Families
World Service Organization, Inc.

Page Number 116

Do you like the daily meditation ?
You can get the hard copy book, soft copy book, or e-book version.

Signup to receive the daily meditation in your email.

Translate »