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Step 6: We are ready, with the help of Great Spirit, to change.

Principle: Willingness

This step consolidates the process of self-discovery through which we identified our character defects and weaknesses. Now we are entirely ready to release them.

Text or Verse

Creator, I stand ready for the winds of change
to carry on its healing process.

Practice

  • Make a master list of all the character defects which you are ready to ask God to remove.
  • Create a mind map of what your life will look, feel and sound like without each major defect.
  • Complete this step ceremonially in the sweat lodge.
  • Make a tobacco prayer tie for each of the major defects.
  • Offer the prayer ties, one by one, to the fire which is heating the grandfather (stones) for the lodge.
  • Begin to recite the 6th Step prayer (above.)

Resources

Medicine Wheel and the 12 Steps for Men
Medicine Wheel and the 12 Steps for Women
www.whitebison.org (Go to Links menu to connect with the web site)

Native American Rehab Center
Indigenous Path
www.stopyouraddiction.com (Go to Links menu to connect with the web site)

Red Road to Wellbriety in the Native American Way
www.whitebison.org (Go to Links menu to connect with the web site)

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