Empowerment Twelve Steps
Step 1 We have recognized that we have given away
power by addiction
to substances or behaviors, that this has resulted in
and that it is time to begin reclaiming our power and
to ourselves and our lives.
Created by Selena Fox in June, 1995
For use by Pagans in recovery from addictions who are in
based treatment programs
Step 2 Came to acknowledge that the Divine Power
healing change and harmony.
Step 3 Chose to allow the Divine within of our own
path to be
the central guiding force in ourselves and our
Step 4 Examined ourselves deeply and honestly on all
dimensions -- physical,
mental, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual.
Step 5 Acknowledged to the Divine, to our egos, and to
least one ally
what is healthy and what is unhealthy in our bodies,
behaviors, and souls.
Step 6 Were ready for the Divine within to work
transformation to restore
balance to ourselves and our lives.
Step 7 Sincerely invited the Divine within to dispel
and to facilitate transformation.
Step 8 Made a list of all beings we have harmed, and
make amends to them all.
Step 9 Made direct amends to such beings as much as
to do so would cause harm to them or others or make a
Step 10 Continued our process of self-examination,
acknowledging our strengths
as well as our problems, and promptly acknowledging our
successes when they occurred.
Step 11 Sought through spiritual activities to
with the Divine within and to allow this transpersonal
to be the guiding force in our lives.
Step 12 Having had a spiritual rebirth as a result of
process of healing
transformation, we continue our work with these
principles and are
to share our story with those who come to us in
Visit the Circle
Sanctuary web site
Judith's revision and commentary on the Steps for Pagans
Pagan/Polytheistic Understanding of the Twelve Steps
Very strongly recommended: The
Recovery Spiral by Cynthia Jane Collins
(NY: Citadel, 2004) ISBN 0-80652-512-6
other recovery links:
Pagans in Recovery
or go back to
c 1998, Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary, PO Box 219,
Horeb, WI 53572 USA.
Copies of Selena's Empowerment Twelve Steps may
and photocopied for personal and group use -- include credit and
info line as noted above. Advance written permission must be
reprinting in publications.
The address of this page is http://proteuscoven.com/counsel/steps.htm