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APRIL 24,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950
We alcoholics have learned that if we fight liquor, we are bound to lose. We always have. Our only hope is a complete abandonment of any ideas that we might have once entertained that we can drink. We must get sober and learn to like it. We should throw ourselves into all group activities, make our friends from the membership, read all AA literature and other spiritually inspiring books we can get, brush up on our praying.
 
As you practice this, you will find that whiskey will get further and further from your minds and, when you do think of it, you will regard it as a beverage for some guys but poison for yourself.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
 
“You’ve heard the phrase, ‘leaping to conclusions.’ How many leap
to conclusions and found out you were leaping toward confusions,
and delusions, and illusions? All right, let’s find out what is
this steadfast impulse we have for being so quick to talk back,
so eager to assert our position. Why do we leap to conclusions
both in conversations with others and with self-conversations?
That is, we make a very swift and strong and solid conclusion
to a matter that has been bothering us. Why do we suddenly say,
‘This is what is so, here are the facts, I know what I’m thinking
about’?
 
The reason we are in this impulsive swift course in conversations
and thoughts is because of the following: If we can kid ourselves
into believing our own assertions of finality, then we will not
have to face the doubts that otherwise would have crept in. Stated
another way, if we can scream out with as much feeling as possible
that I know what I’m doing, and put an exclamation mark at the end
of the sentence, we are kidding ourselves into thinking that by
settling it verbally, emotionally, we have settled it once and for
all. Wrong – it will just be necessary to leap at more conclusions,
to make more fiery assertions that ‘This is the way it is and it’s
the correct way.'”
    from a talk given 9/25/1988
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Twenty Four Hours A Day APRIL 24,2015
Thought for the Day
It’s been proved that we alcoholics can’t get sober by our willpower. We’ve failed again and again. Therefore I believe there must be a Higher Power which helps me. I think of that power as the grace of God. And I pray to God every morning for the strength to stay sober today. I know that power is there because it never fails to help me. Do I believe that AA. works through the grace of God?
Meditation for the Day
Once I am “born of the spirit,” that is my life’s breath. Within me is the life of life, so that I can never perish. The life that down the ages has kept God’s children through peril, adversity, and sorrow. I must try never to doubt or worry, but follow where the life of the spirit leads. How often, when little I know it, God goes before me to prepare the way, to soften a heart, or to overrule a resentment. As the life of the spirit grows, natural wants become less important.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that my life may become centered in God more than in sell I pray that my will may be directed toward doing His will.
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To daily meditate on the perfect life,
and to daily embody the Great Ideal, 
that is the Royal Road to Freedom, 
to “that peace which passeth understanding.” 
The science of Mind page 185
 
The door opened and he stood there, fresh-skinned and glowing.
There was something about his eyes. 
He was inexplicably different. What had happened?
— BILL’S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 9
 
 Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, 
since this truth, you harvest what you sow. 
Rumi 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 115 Insights
Review: “Salvation is my only function here.” and
“My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.”
  My function here is to let go of all the guilt I have projected onto the world. With separation comes guilt. With guilt comes projection, or seeing the guilt somewhere else and denying that it is in my own mind. As I let go of guilt, I see innocence. As I see innocence in my brother, I am able to see myself as innocent.
  God did not make separation. When I try to make separation real by believing in separate bodies, at deeper levels I feel guilty. At deeper levels I know that this is not of God. Releasing these barriers to Love is my salvation. Letting go of seeing a world outside myself is my salvation. The world I see outside me is still in my mind. As I change my mind, what I see changes. As I forgive others, in other words, let go of my projections, I am doing my part in God’s plan for salvation.
TO CONTINUE:
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Just as the intricate works of a tiny watch arouse our admiration for the watchmaker…. so when we see nature’s wonders we feel awed by the hidden intelligence behind them.
 Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
 Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, 
since this truth, you harvest what you sow. 
Rumi 

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815
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