Let me explain.
PLUS, more ridiculously good stuff:
A person who has completed Step 9 owes no one amends, and experiences a sudden lift of conscience, freeing him up to live confidently, with courage and virtue going forward.His attentions fall off a subconscious preoccupation with his own guilts from the past - the pains of which are now mitigating and falling away. The bees in his bonnet are let out and his head pops out of his butt, so to speak - the lights have come on.
He can briefly recollect those instances where selfishness had fallen away and he had experienced vital moments of self-sacrifice.If he’s awake, aware and has improved his conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation regularly, the night and morning before, then those moments will be there to see. It can be a fruitful exercise in conscious introspection.
Taking a moment at bedtime to see how this is so is a helpful reassurance.It’s notable that the co-authors of "Alcoholics Anonymous" do not suggest that 12 Steppers ought to start packing into the stream of life. That would be willful. They are saying review your day and see where you already have.
Either will supply him the overriding pleasure he needs to continue to live as god.
Counterbalancing pain with pleasure is the prime object of an alcoholic’s life, and under such conditions, he would be able to do it.
If you have ever wondered why diets do not work very well, now you know that too.
It can happen over a stretch of time. Not a lifetime, but days - or even weeks. There are usually strings of ‘aha’ experiences involved.
Many believe this gift is from God, given through the awakening experience of Bill Wilson who passed forward his experience encountering God, once he had it.It’s been religified, vilified, nullified by people in AA as well as out. But in its original unadulterated form, it leads to the magical condition that many of have come to see is the 4th dimension of existence written about by the co-founders.
That’s just not the experience depicted in the Book.But it is a handy justification for the lack of God-consciousness and ensures that AAs become trapped in human-aided, step-programming, instead of being liberated by the step program, metaphysically reprogramed by infilling God—consciousness.