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APRIL 28, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 28, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
EXPECTATIONS vs. DEMANDS 
Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone.  The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p.  98 
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Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“DELUSION
 
‘Exactly what is a delusion?’
‘It is a mental mix-up which sees everything backward. What appears
good to the deluded man is seen as bad by the awakened man. What seems
bad to the sleeping man is seen as good by the enlightened person.’
 
‘Details, please.’
 
‘The ordinary man loves flattery, which is injurious because it
separates him from his real nature. The harmful results of flattery
are known only to the awakened man who has freed himself of it.'”
There is a Way Out, p. 118
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
28 April 2017
TWO “MAGNIFICENT STANDARDS”
All A.A. progress can be reckoned in terms of just two words: humility and responsibility. Our whole spiritual development can be accurately measured by our degree of adherence to these magnificent standards.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 271
To acknowledge and respect the views, accomplishments and prerogatives of others and to accept being wrong shows me the way of humility. To practice the principles of A.A. in all my affairs guides me to be responsible. Honoring these precepts gives credence to Tradition Four—and to all other Traditions of the Fellowship. Alcoholics Anonymous has evolved a philosophy of life full of valid motivations, rich in highly relevant principles and ethical values, a view of life which can be extended beyond the confines of the alcoholic population. To honor these precepts I need only to pray, and care for my fellow man as if each one were my brother.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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The universe always strikes you at your weakest
 point because that’s what most needs strengthening. 
Joseph Campbell 
Love rules through law. 
The science of Mind page 43 
 
Every time I tell the truth, I gain my own freedom.
Ala-non member
 
We ,mean; he said, that when you have an anniversary
 you bring a cake to celebrate the fellowship not you;
it was the program of Alcoholics Anonymous they got you sober. 
Anonymous


Peace is the marriage of the people and the planet,
with all attendant vows.
— Anonymous


 “One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe
without and find that breath is of little consequence.”
― Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever


There was never a good war or a bad peace.
— Ben Franklin (1706-1790)


One day your heart will take you to your lover. 
One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved.
Don’t get lost in your pain, 
know that one day your pain will become your cure.
~ Rumi 


 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMETARY
various contiributors
ACIM Workbook Lesson 117 Insights
Review: “God, being Love, is also happiness.”
and “I seek but what belongs to me in truth.”
Accepting God is accepting inner happiness. Accepting God or Love is accepting joy. I don’t often think of it that way. But today’s lesson is telling me that this is the truth. My true Identity is happiness and joy. Everyone’s true Identity is happiness and joy. Let me today connect with the happiness and joy in everyone. Let me today see beyond the false ideas to the happiness and joy that is always there to be found.
 
Today I choose to accept happiness and find happiness everywhere. If only God is real, only happiness is real, only joy is real. Happiness and joy are inherent in Love. They go together. Today I will practice accepting my inheritance. I will practice accepting happiness and joy. They are inherent in what I am. I will practice accepting my Self today. The frequent repetitions will help me remember the truth today.
 
Advertisers use words and phrases such as genuine, original, accept no substitutes, it’s the real thing. They appeal to the part of us that is seeking for what is real. It’s time to stop accepting substitutes for Love. Love is what is real and true about us.
 
The world was made as a substitute for Love when specialness was valued more than the universality of Love given equally to all. The substitutes leave us feeling empty because the substitutes are empty. I cannot have both Love and specialness. Love is oneness and specialness can only exist in separation. To be special I must set myself apart. But to be apart means to be alone. I cannot be happy if I believe I am apart from all that Is.
 
Today I would let that go and accept my oneness with Love and happiness. Holy Spirit, help me to see the sameness that I share with all my brothers. Help me to see the Love, my one Self, in everyone. Help me to let go of all the false images I have sought to overlay upon my brothers as a substitute for the real thing. Today is a day to practice accepting no substitutes and seeking the real thing: Love and nothing else. I seek but what is mine in truth.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Rise above the crowd. 
Step out of the choking monotony of ordinary existence into a finer, 
more colorful life of achievement and ever new peace. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
Then said another—“Surely not in vain
“My Substance from the common Earth was ta’en,
That He who subtly wrought me into Shape
“Should stamp me back to common Earth again.”
OMAR KHAYYAM
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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