“Each step of the program is a leap of faith” so it says in our big book. So true are these words. First we had to write down our moral inventory in step four, then we take another leap of faith and tell someone else about our wrongs while God listens in. Step five helps us relieve ourselves of our secrets and come into the light of God. We have unburdened ourselves of our wrong doings and finally become free from our isolation, our hiding out. We’ve outted ourselves. This proved to be a very powerful step for me. I no longer was hiding from the world. I had taken another leap of faith and brought God into my inner sanctum. I was allowing God’s will to work His magic on my now unburdened life. Not only did the fifth step acknowledge my wrong doings it also sheds light on the positive aspects of my character as well. Thus creating a balance in my world. I found out that doing my fifth step while not only being very rewarding also showed me my shortcomings as noted in step six. I really enjoyed the cleansed feeling after doing my fifth step and thank my sponsor for continuing to show me the path of sobriety. This step was a turning point in my recovery. I began the next day invigorated for life and a real sense of peace came over me. It was as if I was reborn anew, fresh to tackle life on life’s terms. It’s like I was taking back my life, but from a new beginning. A beginning with respect, honor and joy leading my day.