Hand your care and worry over to your Higher Power. This is a practice that is used in all sorts of spiritual beliefs. Make this box a haven for your thoughts. Much like a sponsor who carries our secrets. The idea is habit forming, so that you can learn to let go. Alcoholics tend to hold onto what is bothering us and let it pile up and then it becomes increasingly difficult to solve. When we turn it over to our Higher Power, we release the burdens. We asked our Higher Power in step 3 to take away our difficulties, this is the action to that step. Writing it down , free yourself.
Twelve Step programs are spiritual in their design. We as Alcoholics/Addicts must turn our attention to something other than human aid and for us to let go of the controls we think we have over people, place, and things. For the most part we can pray, light candles, meditate, or go to spiritual retreats to learn how to turn it over to a Higher Power. However, in recovery we learn the power of pen to paper. Therefore, we have God Boxes. The boxes are a tool to set your prayers, goals, pain, fear, ambitions, ad infinitum. We learn to turn it over by writing it down and putting it in a box. We learn to let go and let God.