"Respect should be given those indigenous nations who still carry on their ceremonies; still following the ancient laws of nature with songs and ceremonies."

Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman  Traditional Circle of Elders





  The actual experience of meditation and prayer across the centuries is, of course, immense. The world's libraries and places of worship are a treasure trove for all seekers. It is hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return to the practice of that devotion as never before.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pg. 98

Reprinted with permission A.A.W.S.



Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs. We know God lovingly watches over us.

Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions  pg. 105

Reprinted with permission A.A.W.S.



Great Mystery help us honor the ceremonies.