The divine plan of life in this land was laid out for us by our Great Spirit. The Hopi life is all set according to the fundamental principals of life of this divine plan. We cannot do otherwise but to follow this plan. What the Great Spirit made and planned no power on earth can change it.
Delegation Spokesperson Hopi
Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power?
Well, that's exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem. That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral. And it means, of course, that we are going to talk about God. Here difficulty arises with agnostics. Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship. But his face falls when we speak of spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, for we have re-opened a subject which our man thought he had neatly evaded or entirely ignored.
Big Book pg. 45
of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have
eventually seen the childishness of it. This dream world has been replaced by a
great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of
God in our lives. We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in
the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth.
That is where our fellow travelers are, and that is where our work must be
done. These are the realities for us. We have found nothing incompatible
between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy
Big Book pg. 130
Creator help us. Help us to embrace your plan and your power.