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My understanding is that a spiritual awakening is a radical internal rearrangement of attitudes, priorities, desires, and beliefs. The effect is I’ve now become able to do, think, feel, and say things that I could not before— no matter how hard I tried, how sincerely I wanted to, or how dire any consequences. I came into OA in my early 20s. I’ve found that the Twelve Steps have been the only cause of a spiritual awakening for me. I have incorporated other spiritual practices as our literature recommends, but my awakening started with my introduction to the Twelve Steps. One suggestion

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