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SIXTH STEP

"(We) Were entirely ready to have our Higher Power remove all these symptoms of PTSD"

Entirely ready are key words in this Step.

The very act of living Steps One thru Five make us entirely ready, we just need to recognize this and know our defects can be removed. A question that is always asked is, how does God remove all these defects of character?

The answer can be found in the Third Step. Before we can use the Third Step in relation to the Sixth Step, we must do some footwork. Our Higher Power will always work through us and other recovering survivors, as long as we are willing to provide the footwork, our Higher Power will provide the motivation.

One way we do the footwork is to make a list of all our symptoms.

On one side of a piece of paper list defects of character, draw a line down the center of the paper. Across from each defect on the other side of the line we list the opposite of each defect such as: