Step 12

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Step 12

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps we carried this message to other addicted gamers and practiced these principles in all our affairs.

Principles - Service and Brotherly Love

Passing on of the program, or Helping others

We are amazed at how far we've come.

More will be revealed as we continue walking these steps each day"One Day At A Time".

Step 12 allows us to carry the message of healing to others who suffer, sometimes just by being who we have become.

We share our Experience, Strength, and Hope.

Note that the basis of our effectiveness in carrying the message to others is the reality of our own spiritual awakening. If we have not changed, we cannot be used to change others. To keep this program, we must pass it on to others. We cannot hoard it for ourselves. We may lose it unless we give it away. It cannot flow into us and stop; it must continue to flow into us as it flows out to others. Am I always ready to give away what I have learned in O.L.G.A.?

We must practice these principles in all our affairs. The principles can be found here.

This part of the twelfth step must not be overlooked. It is the carrying on of the whole program. We do not just practice these principles in regard to our gaming problem. We practice them in all of our affairs. We do not give one compartment of our lives to our Higher Power and keep the other compartments to ourselves. We give our whole lives to our Higher Power and we try to do His will in every respect. "Herein lies our growth, herein lies all the promise of the future, an ever widening horizon." We are renewed with the spirit of sobriety in the light of recovery.

a) Describe any thoughts or feelings you have had regarding a spiritual awakening you have experienced. Have you had a desire to change? That is a spiritual awakening.

b) Describe the ways in which you have carried this message to others affected by excessive gaming.

c) Discuss what these "spiritual principles" are and how you practice them in all your affairs.

d) Do I carry the O.L.G.A. principles with me wherever I go?

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Re: Step 12

How does O.L.G.A. grow? Some of us sell O.L.G.A. as we go about. This is how it happens: Little clusters of twos and threes and fives spring up in different communities, through contact with the O.L.G.A. in Harrisburg, PA. Those of us who travel drop in at other groups as often as we can. This practice enables us to lend a hand to new groups, which are springing up all over the land. New groups need to be started each month. O.L.G.A. can even spread outside the United States. Thus we grow, so we and people who are compulsive gamers have a place to meet. Am I doing all I can to spread O.L.G.A. wherever I go? To start a group in your area, please contact me at 612-245-1115 or e-mail me at I will give you information, and I will add it to our list of meetings available.

Liz Woolley

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I will take the lead in my area!

Lizwool & Ariyanna,

I will follow step #12 and Lizwool's advice. I will reach out and heal others because I believe in the spirit of service. 

I will be sending an email to you after posting this. (Update: sent to

My plan after reading the 12 steps: read them again every week and stick to the plan. Practice them all in real life starting from today.

Thank you so much for pointing this out!


13 years since first started gaming (2002 - 2015)
Reborn on July 29th, 2015.

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