We Admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable.

Women may look at how the steps are worded and wrestle with the First step word, Powerlessness.

“The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. You can speak. What other animals on the planet can speak? The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is the tool of magic.” from the book “Four Agreements.”

Take the word Powerless, it is a force, a force that can assist you with recovery or hinder you, that is your choice.

“But like a sword with two edges, your word can create the beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. One edge is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell. The other edge is the impeccability of the word, which will only create beauty, love, and heaven on earth. Depending upon how it is used, the word can set you free, or it can enslave you even more than you know. All the magic you possess is based on your word. Your word is pure magic, and misuse of your word is black magic.” (Four Agreements)

In the end, we come to believe we are powerless and in doing so, gain our power to choose. Choose whether to use chemicals, and how we hope to recover.

Hopefully the information in this blog will offer women resources and the discussion needed to go within and decide for themselves who, and what they want to be and how each woman wants her recovery journey to proceed.