"When that spirit comes, we don't ever ask questions. If I don't understand, I just hold onto it. Then later down the road, maybe in a couple of years, I understand what that spirit meant."
Wallace Black Elk Lakota
How often do we sit in A.A. meetings and hear the speaker declare, "But I haven't got the spiritual angle." Prior to this statement, he has described a miracle of transformation which has occurred in him - not only his release from alcohol, but a complete change in his whole attitude toward life and the living of it.
AA Grapevine July 1962
He finally realizes that he has undergone a profound alteration in his reaction to life; that such a change could hardly have been brought on by himself alone. What often takes place in a few months could seldom have been accomplished by years of self-discipline. With few exceptions our members find they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves.
Big Book pgs. 567 & 568
Grandfather, Grandmother help us to understand Spirit.