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I’m having a bit of a problem with step 2

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    As others have said this is a process not a singular event. You do not need to know what your HP is to proceed, just acknowledge that there is a HP and that this HP can restore you to sanity as he/she/it has restored those you meet in NA that have achieved sobriety.

    As you continue to work the 12 steps your ideas and knowledge of your HP, and of yourself, will change radically. This is a part of the process others have mentioned.



    :a122:@Missybuns 2254451 wrote:

    I had to let go of my intellectual understanding and let it come from my heart.

    I had to change what I believed. If I ignored, resisted or blamed a power greater than me I was too busy in my head to really feel what was in my heart.

    If I believed the higher power of my understanding abandoned me, it would be up to me to come to believe in a power greater than me that is willing to grant me courage, strength and guidance no matter what.

    If I can arrive at the conclusion I was abandoned then it is just as possible to arrive at an new conclusion, one with hope.


    “It would be up to Me”…
    “…I can arrive at the conclusion”.
    Sounds like too much reliance on self, i.e. “It’s within My power to create a power thats greater than myself that I can understand that will do for me what I cannot do for myself”. Is it just me, or does this not make sense?



    I had a hard time believing there was a Higher Power; until I got clean almost 9 months ago. I truly believe, for myself, that I’d not be clean if it wasn’t for my Higher Power. Having a Higher Power doesn’t have to be God or whatever, it could be as simple as the fellowship of NA. They too are my Higher Power. Hope I helped.

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