Step Six was just being “entirely ready” to have a Power greater than yourself* remove your addiction. That’s a big step, but not impossible for someone who’s taken a self-inventory (Step Four) and admitted responsibility (Step Five ) for your addiction. It is totally weird but those two steps make all the difference; they are the “motor” as far as I can tell.
So since you are entirely ready, now all you do is ask. That’s all Step Seven is, in this version of the 12 Steps: we
7. Humbly asked a Power greater than ourselves to remove our shortcomings.
Can you do that?
Can I do that?
It sounds simple til you try it and–what gets in your way? List it here in a comment to this post. Surrender what gets in your way that way, in a comment, and then try again.
I will too.