"...Grandmother the Earth. That power is here all the time. It is
continuous, and nobody controls it."
Wallace Black Elk Lakota
"Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore
us to sanity"
Big Book pg. 59
The prosaic steel girder is a mass of electrons whirling around
each other at incredible speed. These tiny bodies are governed by precise
laws, and these laws hold true throughout the material world. Science
tells us so. We have no reason to doubt it. When, however, the perfectly
logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and
life as we see it, there is an all Powerful, Guiding, Creative
Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we
laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn't so. We read wordy books
and indulge in windy arguments, thinking we believe this universe needs no
God to explain it. Were our contentions true, it would follow that life
originated out of nothing, means nothing, and proceeds
Big Book pg. 49
Thank you, Grandfather, Grandmother for the air we breathe and the earth we sit upon.