Tony A. Version of Step 8 as found in his book, The Laundry List
We became willing to open ourselves to receive the unconditional love of our Higher Power.
from page 60 of The Laundry List:
“In our alcoholic homes we were the victims and our parents were the aggressors. As we internalized our parents we became our own aggressors, unable to give ourselves anything but self-hate and self-criticism. Now we are willing to let go of the idea of ourselves as either victim or aggressor and open ourselves to the unconditional love of our Higher Power.
As we open up we are flooded with the warmth and love and acceptance we were denied as children. This infinite source of love is always available to us, waiting only for us to open the gates and let it in. ”
ACA Official Step 8 / Alanon Step 8
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all