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 Eye Opener (1950)
When we alcoholics arrived at that point in our 
drinking careers that we commonly call “our bottom;”
 when difficulties were pouring in from every side; 
when there was no longer any room left to retrea
t and all our defenses had crumbled – 
we found that we had no other alternative but take
 the last desperate effort of the totally beaten.
AA proved, as history has often done, that the
 best defense is a strong offense.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
‘I was once told to believe in myself. Is that possible?’
“Who is this self you speak about?’
‘I don’t know.’
‘Then you must be careful to not quote popular sayings without
understanding them. If by your self you mean all the accumulated
illusions you have about yourself it would be dangerous to believe
in that. But if you mean your true and original nature it is a 
magnificent act to accept that nature.’
‘Thank you.'”
There is a Way Out, p. 54
Twenty Four Hours A Day april 29,2016
Thought for the Day
The A.A. program is one of faith because we find that we must have faith in a Power greater than ourselves if we are going to get sober. We’re helpless before alcohol, but when we turn our drink problem over to God and have faith that He can give us all the strength we need, then we have the drink problem licked. Faith in that Divine Principle in the universe which we call God is the essential part of the A.A. program. Is faith still strong in me?
Meditation for the Day
Each one of us is a child of God, and as such, we are full of the promise of spiritual growth. A young person is like the springtime of the year. The full time of the fruit is not yet, but there is promise of the blossom. There is a spark of the Divine in every one of us. Each has some of God’s spirit that can be developed by spiritual exercise. Know that your life is full of glad promise. Such blessings can be yours, such joys, such wonders, as long as you develop in the sunshine of God’s love.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may develop the divine spark within me. I pray that by so doing I may fulfill the promise of a more abundant life.
 The profound thought of all ages has stood in awe of life itself, 
realizing that here is a power and potentiality, 
the highest possibilities of which the human intellect cannot fathom. 
The science of Mind page 27
We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends. 
Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn’t work. 
You can easily see why.
 — Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87
Dear Lord, the gods have been good to me.
 For the first time in my life, 
everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is.
 So here’s the deal: You freeze everything the way it is,
 and I won’t ask for anything more. 
If that is OK, please give me absolutely 
no sign. OK, deal. In gratitude, 
I present you this offering of cookies and milk.
 If you want me to eat them for you, give me no sign. 
Thy will be done. 
 Homer Simpson
I find that doing of the will of God leaves
 me no time for disputing about His plans. 
 — George MacDonald
 If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart,
 but if they come from the tongue, 
they will not pass beyond the ears. 
Sufi proverb
ACIM Workbook Lesson 119 Insights
Review: “Truth will correct all errors in my mind.”
and “To give and to receive are one in truth.”
  One sentence that stood out to me in today’s lesson is that it is impossible that the Son of God could be hurt in any way. I tried to imagine what it would feel like to really know this. I experienced fleeting moments of a hint of what this would feel like. It was interesting to observe what came with it. In those moments, body identification faded to almost nothing. I was less limited to a place in space or a point in time. My sense was of being extended far beyond the body. It was very inclusive. I welcomed everyone into my circle of being, for there was no reason to defend or protect. There was no thought of harm. It was very peaceful and joyful. Everyone was my friend. I felt a joining of my heart with all hearts. There was a wonderful exchange of energy, of Love, of unified thought. I felt uplifted, free. I carried no heavy burdens. I felt like what could be best described as floating, weightless.
  I seem to only be able to allow this feeling for brief moments and then I would pull back into my usual perspective of being in a body, identified with it. I would move back and forth between this body identification and feeling on the fringes of the experience of total safety. I wasn’t able to allow myself to experience it totally without reservation, to totally let go of all body identification. Yet I let go enough to taste the freedom, to taste the expansiveness, the limitlessness, to taste the joy and peace, to know that this is what I want in truth.
Open your eyes to the good that you now have;
keep alert and alive to each new manifestation of His grace.
Paramahansa Yogananda


 If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart,
 but if they come from the tongue, 
they will not pass beyond the ears. 
Sufi proverb

Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815

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