Moving through the 12 principles is a pilgrimage to spiritual wholeness. We will provide pre and post online Camino Recover fellowship forum. We know that an experience like this cannot be understood by those who never made the journey, And we know that these experiences must be expressed and shared with someone who can understand. The same is true for the person in Recovery. Those in recovery from addiction are usually best suited to help the newcomer. Just approach someone who has already made the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and you will find that their whole attention goes to answering your questions and reminiscing. A flood of memories and emotions captures their hearts. Chances are they will then reach out to someone across this planet whome they became very close to on their Recovery journey. Get two Camino Pilgrims together and chances are the conversations will become filled with laughter and the joy of sharing endless stories. Even if they never met! This forum will help the Pilgrim to carry on the work and transformation acquired during the Recovery Camino.
If your are recently sober (or clean), or you just need to freshen up your long term Recovery goals, try walking through the principles in this incredibly unique way. So, wether you are new to sobriety or an “old timer” join us as we travel through the steps of the Camino. Come with us and refresh your steps while experiencing the beautiful Atlantic seaside of Portugal: and stunning countryside of Spain. Trudge with us on the road to happy destiny.
The AA Principles and Virtues–THE PILGRIMAGE
Step 1. We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.
Step 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, especially alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.