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MARCH 1, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 1, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Too many of us ex-drunks expect too much when we get dried out. 
We, with characteristic impatience, see no reason why we can’t,
 overnight, regain all our lost ground and get the fifty thousand
 dollar job that other sober men get.
 
Drying out only gives us the opportunity to realize our ambitions. 
Ability always has been, and always will be, a factor to be reckoned with. 
Getting sober won’t make a musician out of a boilermaker
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 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“If you really know yourself, you know all men.”
Secrets for Higher Success, p. 29
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Daily Reflections
March 1,2017
IT WORKS
It works—it really does.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 88
When I got sober I initially had faith only in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Desperation and fear kept me sober (and maybe a caring and/or tough sponsor helped!). Faith in a Higher Power came much later. This faith came slowly at first, after I began listening to others share at meetings about their experiences—experiences that I had never faced sober, but that they were facing with strength from a Higher Power. Out of their sharing came hope that I too would—and could—”get” a Higher Power. In time, I learned that a Higher Power—a faith that works under all conditions—is possible. Today this faith, plus the honesty, openmindedness and willingness to work the Steps of the program, gives me the serenity that I seek. It works—it really does.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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We recognize Subconscious Mind as the Great Servant
of our thought, the medium through which all treatment operates; 
and this Universal Subjective Mind we contact within 
ourselves and nowhere else.
The Science of Mind page 121
 
The light comes in and erases The Darkness Within.
Anonymous 
 
 
Never let me imagine that my satisfaction with life
depends on what someone else may do 
(ODAT in Al-Anon pg234)
 
 
Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you.
Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
What comes, will go.
What is found, will be lost again.
But what you are is beyond 
coming and going and beyond description.
You are It.
 ~Rumi~
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMENTARY
(VARIOUS WRITERS)
ACIM Workbook Lesson 60 Insights
Review of Lessons 46 – 50
This lesson has several very reassuring messages. One that I have come back to many times and used to help me through times of distress is that it is the strength of God in me through which I forgive. I don’t have to try to do it alone. In fact, thinking I am alone is part of what needs to be forgiven. And if I think I am alone, forgiveness is impossible. But through the strength of God in me, all forgiveness of all is not only possible but inevitable.
 
It is helpful here to remember that the Course defines “forgive” differently than most of us have learned in this world. In the Course, forgiveness means letting go of illusions, or letting go of the past. With the strength of God in me, I can learn to see that whatever I thought happened had absolutely no effect. Through his resurrection, Jesus demonstrated this in the most extreme example. Gratefully we do not need to go to this seeming extreme. Yet any time we perceive ourselves as harmed it is a form of crucifixion. But as I remember that the strength of God is in me, is me, then harm is impossible and so in truth, there is nothing to forgive. So in those times when I feel hurt, my job is to take that perception to the Voice for God and ask for His help to see that in truth, no harm has occurred. This is not possible within the ego thought system, but it is possible with Christ Vision.
 
Another comforting statement in this lesson is that God speaks to me all through the day. When I allow myself to listen, God’s Voice teaches me that there is only innocence to see and thus nothing to fear. What a marvelous gift God has given us, the gift of joy and perfect peace. It is ours to claim in every moment. We need only accept His Vision. Today I call upon God’s strength to forgive myself and forgive the world. In this alone will I find peace.
 
 
This review lesson reminds me of my true strength. There are times when I still think that I can solve “problems” on my own. Sometimes I think I know the answer. This lesson is reminding me to let God solve every concern, every “problem.” This lesson is reminding me to return to my Source and let go making illusions real. Many times this seems very challenging. But it is only through the strength of God in me that I can see that these illusions are not real. The only life I have that is real is the life I live in God. If I am experiencing problems, it is only telling me that I am trying to go off into the wilderness again. When I am in my right mind, I know that there are no problems. Only Love is real. If it is not Love, it is a lesson in Love.
To Continue:
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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 In the grand panorama of creation,
the Invisible Infinite becomes visible in the finite;
and those with eyes to see Can discern in every finite thing the marks of the Infinite.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
 
Alike for those who for To-day prepare,
And those that after some To-morrow stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries
“Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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