Tuesday, May 22, 2012
antiga’s thirteen circles
[An anonymously written feminist-theology version of AA's Twelve Steps] 1. We believe that we are not responsible for creating the oppression that permeates our society. 2. We believe that a power outside ourselves and deep within us can restore our balance and give us wholeness. 3. We make a decision to ask for help from the Goddess and others who understand. 4. We acknowledge our beauty, strengths and weaknesses and look at the ways we have been taught to hate ourselves. 5. We acknowledge to the Goddess, to ourselves, and to another person our successes and shortcomings. 6. We make a list of the ways we have acquiesced to oppression. 7. We become ready to say no to oppression. 8. We ask for the courage to resist oppressive situations. 9. We mend our lives with respect for all. 10. We continue to be conscious of our actions and thoughts, promptly acknowledging our mistakes and enjoying our successes. 11. We seek to improve our conscious contact with the Goddess. 12. We believe that every moment we are doing the best we can, and that is enough. 13. We accept ourselves exactly as we are, trusting our experience and affirming that health, joy, and freedom are our Goddess-given rights.