We can better appreciate Tradition Nine by imagining if OA was organized by VIPs and from the top down.
Dorothy cheated her employers to the tune of thousands of dollars, and she was hopeless to pay back such a large sum. But her sponsor encouraged her, she became willing, and Higher Power responded in kind.
Sander did not work Step Nine fully the first time around. But the second time, he learned how Step Nine can remove the guilt and other feelings that had been triggering him to eat.
How do you know if Tradition Nine is being practiced in your group? One OA member offers a number of ways to tell.