"We create that bad among ourselves. We create it; then we try to call it devil, Satan, or evil. But man creates it."
Wallace Black Elk Lakota
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt.
So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!
Big Book pg. 62
But did not we, ourselves, set the ball rolling?
Big Book pg. 67
Creator help us understand that we create those negative energies.