Once we find the N.A. The 12 Principles are basic spiritual concepts that guide the Steps. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. To keep God in mind at all times. The spiritual principles of the traditions teach us that, “we are actually to practice a genuine humility. Spiritual principles are timeless Truths, not tied to any specific religious, philosophical, or spiritual tradition. 0000055144 00000 n Seeking these things rather than to be a worker among workers, or to be as useful as possible to God and my fellow human beings. Here are fifteen spiritual principles that will help you to focus your efforts. Please use electronic forms if possible. Not to seek oneself. ���S�MW���]+��|�{�FN�=UkR U�R׆+���B�/H��3�6�b���ǽfUl|���Q���!U3�mU�?�*��řp�,�M�f�-q�K�#��U{�8��r��J+�4��zCmme�Jfan�qَ��]�E��?7�zM��b�����X���b]��������725}g)>�����p�j8A7_J����;� �9�h�z������� 0000011872 00000 n Posted Dec 09, 2015 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. The spiritual principle of acceptance can seem elusive to many people new to the program of recovery. Creating an account is easy and will provide you with immediate access to view and participate in all the forums. 0000006267 00000 n Don't take on more than one at a time. This is the first in a series of articles on the broad, challenging subject of spirituality in recovery. To help get the word out about the Spiritual Principle a Day Book Project, consider printing up some flyers for your group or service body. The spiritual principle behind this step is hope. 0000001146 00000 n Courage 8. Loved one of an addict looking for information? Practicing principles How we live the program Many NA slogans refer to the concept of “living the program.” Those slogans are as numerous, varied, and colorful as our membership. They work for individuals as well as for groups. (y�C1�a P? my bad! On the other hand, spiritual practices reflect how we live them and vary based on the specific religious and spiritual traditions we adhere to. 0000002403 00000 n Watch Queue Queue. Willingness 9. Spiritual Principles of Narcotics Anonymous: "Narcotics Anonymous offers only one promise and that is freedom from active addiction, the solution that eluded us for so long." �*KP endstream endobj 297 0 obj 982 endobj 266 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 257 0 R /Resources 270 0 R /Contents 279 0 R /Thumb 198 0 R /MediaBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /CropBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] /Rotate 0 /Annots 267 0 R >> endobj 267 0 obj [ 268 0 R ] endobj 268 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Widget /Rect [ 0 0 0 0 ] /F 4 /P 266 0 R /FT /Sig /T (Signature1) /AP << /N 269 0 R >> /V 289 0 R >> endobj 269 0 obj << /Length 19 /Subtype /Form /BBox [ 0 0 0 0 ] /Resources << /ProcSet [ /PDF ] >> >> stream Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Let’s take a closer look at each of the 12 Principles of Recovery and how they relate to the Steps. Faith 7. Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. 36 Spiritual Principles Of Aa . 0000010027 00000 n To be thorough, the 36 principles are the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts. Not to trust in oneself. 0000002801 00000 n 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. If not, please send your writing or input to spad@na.org or 19737 Nordhoff Place, Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA Click here for more about submitting workshop material. Part 3 – Spiritual principles behind the 12 steps: Steps 10, 11, 12 . “I thought there were no requirements for membership in NA or AA. 0000001051 00000 n 12 Step Principles List . This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.” ***** Jack D. (The Home Group) Living the Traditions. Members. Acceptance 3. The active application of spiritual principles is the basis of recovery from the disease of addiction. The spiritual principles behind this step are honesty and acceptance. Honesty, hope, faith, courage, integrity, willingness, humility, brotherly love, justice, perseverance, spirituality and service. The Value of the Principles of AA. 0000005613 00000 n 0000009352 00000 n Spiritual Principles in Action by Terry D. A Spiritual Principle is a fundamental truth, an origin from which positive change can occur. Many people practice “honesty.” They give back the change when a sales clerk gives them too much at the store and feel rightfully proud of this action. New to recovery or still wondering if you are an addict? Steps, Traditions & Concepts. We exclaimed, as we read this step. 0000011630 00000 n With AA, not everyone has the ability to understand what it means to keep all of the steps in mind after completing them. Step 2: Hope “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” Alcoholics Anonymous believes addicts should look to a higher power in order to recover; this higher power can be anything or anyone that works for the person. Is acceptance a spiritual principle? 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Aa 12 Principles Printable Most of us already know that courage is not lack of fear but rather courage in the face of fear. H��T[LU�g�af�m9�g�eץ���E����)7�;�[J�X(��R.m� U��4}��h��1�ڤ��� One of the fundamentals of Narcotics Anonymous is that members are asked to turn themselves over to what’s referred to as a “higher power.” Many people not familiar with the program interpret this as NA being associated with a certain religious sect or creed. Of course, accepting these tenets requires certain spiritual principles. �9 �9a����5�A5�9C�l���T�K7f�ޞl������GI�;@lid�?K�+Ԥ��:j/}�}iH��шc;���ͪSH'g[)��ԦEș pv�u�6�-�C��C�+v!��RI'"��qa�P{UnVk����2��wM1TRF��~�BL�o3���I#�]�w�z�K�nl單x�. The (Only) Seven Spiritual Principles We Need to Succeed Mindful awareness of these seven key concepts can help us grow. 0000005368 00000 n 0000010404 00000 n Spiritual Principles Of Recovery . The 12 spiritual principles package these steps into digestible virtues and provide a road map to lifelong health and sobriety. 0000001318 00000 n To the newcomer, awareness, honesty, acceptance, and surrender are the underlying principles that must be adopted to successfully complete the 1st Step. 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Basic Text, p.102, NA-Recovery.org - Addicts helping addicts recover - the Narcotics Anonymous way. 0000006211 00000 n Spiritual principles of recovery are governing principles to heal us from the inside out, teaching us the importance of things like having patience and gratitude. 0000012038 00000 n As our ability to depend on God increases, God's presence in our lives increases. 12 Spiritual Principles to Live By. It presents an extensive list of positive Principles and a simple process by which we can learn more about what they mean and how we can begin to apply them in our daily lives. There are many spiritual principles expressed in our literature; honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness are the most basic and make change and growth possible for us. Na Spiritual Principles. Spiritual Principles of Narcotics Anonymous: 1. If we live by spiritual principles we are always given what we need and never given more than we can handle. 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Many of the spiritual principles are "universal" and do not require believing in a personal God or praying to Him in order to practice the principles. Start here. By staying clean, we begin to practice spiritual principles such as hope, surrender, acceptance, honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, faith, tolerance, patience, humility, unconditional love, sharing and caring. 0000023330 00000 n The spiritual principles underlying the 4th Step are courage and also integrity, specifically straightforwardness. Within the 12 Steps are Spiritual Principles that can be used to enhance us in recovery. Different individuals have identified multiple principles or values that have helped them find this manner of living. H�|W�r�F}�Wt^���c�}II��e�^�^? Life is hard. Start studying fundamentals of nursing: chapter 36 Spiritual Health. 36 Principles Alcoholics Anonymous has 36 guiding principles. 0000006448 00000 n By Wayne Lipton, Contributor. Examining and being reflective on your life is eye-opening for many. 0000002942 00000 n ��?xO� i�)U�"9ӗӧO7���g/ �.F9��)N?1�̏�������&�Yc�����z'hٌ���e7��x��h��!�L_t_���2|u��M�����t��(N�RDI�� %a�o3uS When you can grasp the underlying idea behind each Step, it greatly simplifies things and makes it easier for you to follow the path of your sober journey. To trust in God as much as possible. 0000002616 00000 n Posted Jan 18, 2013 This video is unavailable. Aa 12 Principles Pdf . 0000006821 00000 n Our Three Legacies are Recovery, Unity and Service, which can be found in the 12 Steps, the 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts, respectively. SPIRITUAL AWARENESS 12.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 0000018686 00000 n There can be no exhaustive account of the principles of the spiritual life, for there can be no such account in any practical matter, yet we can set down the following seven principles as possessing particular importance. ��H��OҐd(�,�z3YJ2~(RX�����ĺ;����/s|����K! 10 Spiritual Principles to Heal Your Life Being “spiritual” is a process of ongoing, daily action. Here we will focus on the spiritual principles behind the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Steps 1 through 6. Hope 5. 7���-��ٰ��{�\�g�a��"&��ѭ0\��*AU�t This happens with such consistency that, in time, most of us find it hard to deny the presence of a Higher Power working in our lives, and in the lives of other N.A. These spiritual principles or values have been vigorously discussed for many years as providing a "design for living." 0000058577 00000 n For example, both Judaism and Islam are strongly grounded in the spiritual principle that God is One. AA Grapevine, March 1982. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times. To do all things for the love of God. SERVICE THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 1. 0000080881 00000 n Part 2 – The spiritual principles behind the 12 steps: Steps 7, 8, 9. People in recovery can practice these principles with ease, as they often need to remind themselves that their purpose as addicts and alcoholics is not just staying away from drugs and alcohol, but bettering themselves. The 36 Principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. 0000024449 00000 n 0000018472 00000 n oops! 0000002425 00000 n There is no way on earth I’m having anything removed!” There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about Step Six. As we build a habit of living by a certain spiritual principle, we can do it effortlessly without much thought. The purpose of this Workbook is to help those who are seeking spiritual growth make progress towards their goals. Principle: Self-honesty—free from deception, dishonesty, or deceit. 0000038931 00000 n 0000019551 00000 n 263 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 266 /H [ 1318 1107 ] /L 563636 /E 81128 /N 24 /T 558257 >> endobj xref 263 35 0000000016 00000 n Starting December 1st, 2020, access to Sober Recovery Forums will require a log-in. way, boredom and complacency have no place in our new life. Similarly, you may ask, what are the 12 spiritual principles? Disclaimer. It is known in the rooms of AA that the spiritual principles are the Twelve Steps. \�qZ� ��g��.���?v���s��{.c���b}���l -�L���Ւ�Q� `�,��34�J&��ي�J�C��\�X�S���JP/>L;�)f�9������D@ے�ڢ�>]��@9���޵��膞6� Managing Partner. However, if you try to take on too many at one time, you will be overwhelmed and give up on this journey before you have even really gotten started. UNITY 2. Anger, hatred, aggression, resentment, being argumentative, defiant, oppositional, irritable or sullen. There are many different spiritual virtue lists that refer to the Twelve Steps which have been printed by other AA’s over the years. Surrender 4. The Spiritual Principles of NA. 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Page created in 0.089 seconds with 25 queries. 11/08/2013 08:26am EST.