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Step 7: We humbly ask a Higher Power and our friends to help us change.

Principle: Humility - "Finding your Relationship with Others"

At this point in the warrior's journey we have the knowledge, desire and allies to change. The self-knowledge comes from the inventories and lists made while facing South. Our allies are the sobriety Elders and the Red Road brothers and sisters we've been sitting with in sobriety and healing circles. And, now we are also walking each day with our Creator.

Humility is an attitude that will help us start fresh in everything we do. It helps us face life with a beginner's or learner's mind. One of the tools to help us is writing and repeating affirmations.

Text or Verse

My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me- good and bad.
I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character
that stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.
Grant me strength as I go out from here to do your bidding.
A-Ho.

Practice

Place the following affirmation on your mirror and repeat it every time you look at your image:

I am walking the Red Road Journey of wellbriety.
I am proud of my own Native heritage.
I will heal and develop myself so that I may be a
role model for my children.
I can do this! I AM doing this!
It's a Good Day to Live!

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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