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Sober Pod - Step 9 - Amends Pt. 2

Here we are again! Picking up where we left off, we continue to discuss the process of making amends what it takes to do that in our daily lives. It’s not easy, but we learn that with the help of our group, the knowledge of a sponsor, and most importantly, the willingness to do it, we can experience a whole new reality.

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Sober Pod - Step 9 - Amends Pt. 1

Steve, Carl, and Ellen talk about Step 9 (“Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others”). A problematic step for sure! Each one of us finds our struggles with this part of the process, and we are no different. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to rate and review the show. We do need love!

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Sober Pod - Step 7 - The Echosode

Discussing a paragraph from the 12x12 on step 7 (see show notes for the paragraph)- We continue our conversation for step 7 of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous - And Yes, we had some technical issues, but we are posting it anyway! And thank you to everyone who joined us on SoberPod Live! Proving that “WE do together what we can not do alone.”

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Sober Pod - Step 7 - Shortcomings - Ellenisode!

Ellen starts off her minisode with a quote from the 12X12: “We saw we needn’t always be bludgeoned and beaten into humility. It could come quite as much from our voluntary reaching for it as it could from unremitting suffering. A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have. It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” - and she shares her take on it.

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Sober Pod - Step 7 - "all of me, good and bad"

In this episode, we discuss our new endeavor of broadcasting our mess on Soberpod Live (on Facebook Live). We try to ignore the camera, but it does have an effect. We gather ourselves to talk about Step 7 from Drop The Rock (book) and continue to reference the requirements it brings up for the process. Thanks again for listening!

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Sober Pod - Step 6 - Defects of Character

Having made our way through steps one through five, we begin to look at our character defects (a.k.a shortcomings) as we are nearly half way into the twelve steps. Asking ourselves, “Our we entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character?” We now begin the process of understanding ourselves and our relationship with our higher power better.

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Sober Pod - Step 6 - Changes (Ellen)

Ellen steps up (Step! Get it?!?) oh never mind. Ellen launches us into the 4th dimension of Step 6 in this week’s minisode as she explains the finer points of dealing with the aftermath of the 5th step and living in the real world for the upcoming changes in our lives. Also, she reminds us to thank our mentors and the people who have impacted our lives. Thanks Ellen!

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