I worked a strong spiritual program with the pipe and I worked a strong A.A. program...The drum connected me to my roots. A.A. was an important part of my getting sober and I will admit the Twelve Steps kept me on track in discovering myself and the importance of the fellowship with sober people.

Jerome K.  Lakota



We think it no concern of ours what religious bodies our members identify themselves with as individuals. This should be an entirely personal affair which each one decides for himself in the light of past associations, or his present choice. Not all of us join religious bodies, but most of us favor such memberships.

Big Book  pg. 28


Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God. These give a fair cross section of our membership and a clear-cut idea of what has actually happened in their lives.

Big Book  pg. 29


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 usefulness.

Big Book  pg. 130


Great Mystery guide us, guide our footprints.