How does the classic 12 Step Program started by Alcoholics Anonymous help people recover from all sorts of addictions with such a high success rate, and what ancient secrets does it hold for the transformation of human consciousness? I believe the power of this program is due to its hidden roots in timeless, universal spiritual principles that awaken higher consciousness in the participants. Furthermore, the 12 Steps have a great number of similarities with the Bhagavad Gita, a popular, ancient Indian scripture. To me, the 12 Steps are one of today’s most practical applications of the timeless Gita, and both can be beneficial to everyone. Let me illustrate how the classic 12 Steps can unfold a process of spiritual awakening to higher levels of consciousness; once you see the striking parallels of this recovery process with the Gita, you can enjoy a wild ride down a whole new rabbit hole of discovery.

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