After Steps One & Two, Step Three is free.
Step Three for me happened when I freely chose to "turn it over", my life was no longer "mine" anymore. "WE" became a Triune of sorts, to wit: God, Fellow Members, and Me.
Step Eleven: WE is implicit in this Step, too: (WE) "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." Now IMO the language is relatively archaic, God being a "Him", but the heart hears deeper than the words used to transport any given message to the mind. For example, I am in charge of what I say, you're in charge of what you hear.
But I've noticed time and time again how NOT working the Steps INBETWEEN Steps 3 & 11 creates a gulf of misunderstanding between the heart & mind.
The heart is the feeling part of the mind, and the mind is the thinking part of the heart. In balance, the synergy is unstoppable, for INTUITION, deeper than WORDS, RECREATES our field of innocence. WE get our innocence back!
WE REcover (go back to what we were before the damage, back to who we REALLY are). Deep harmony releases a peaceful incense back to the world of our comprehension, AKA, Step Twelve.