A good day has been set upon my forehead as I stand before you, and this brings me closer to you, O Wakan-Tanka. It is your light which comes with the dawn of day, and which passes through the heavens. I am standing with my feet upon your sacred earth, be merciful to me, Oh Great Spirit, that my people may live.

Waskn Mani


Often, I sense the deep meaning of the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous, but I cannot begin to fathom it. Why, for instance, at this particular point in history has God chosen to communicate his healing grace to so many of us? Who can say what this communication actually is--so mysterious and yet so practical? We can only partly realize what we have received and what it has meant to each of us.

It occurs to me that every aspect of this global unfoldment can be related to a single crucial word. The word is communication. There has been a lifegiving communication among ourselves, with the world around us, and with God.

Bill W. "Language of the Heart"  pg. 243