Working the Steps: Step 9
Step Nine is a culmination of the forgiveness process: forgiving ourselves / others; receiving forgiveness from God / others. But before we can forgive ourselves, we must first acknowledge the pain others have suffered because of our actions.
Unhealthy toxic shame learned in childhood and maintained in adulthood, is often the core component of our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and drives to over achieve.
Virtues ~n~ Vices :: Forgiveness
Forgiveness isn’t based on merit but grace. It’s a choice – a faith decision to not hold a grudge/sin against another person any longer… even ourselves.
Healing Hurts :: Anger