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APRIL 3, 2017OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

APRIL 3, 2017OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILY
 
TAKING ACTION
Are these extravagant promises?  We think not.  
They are being fulfilled among us-sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.  
They will always materialize if we work for them.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p.  84
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Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“When a man actually sees the dreadful price he pays for his
unconscious negativities, he stops them. No man _consciously_
harms himself. If he does not stop, he does not see. We always
feel bad whenever we do something against our true interests.
This can be a great clue for self-correction. Problems and
pains always accompany a self-harming thought or action.
There is something within, trying to awaken us. We can
cooperate by trying to open our eyes.”
The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 9, p. 120
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
3  2017 April
ACCEPTING OUR HUMANNESS
We finally saw that the inventory should be ours, not the other man’s. So we admitted our wrongs honestly and became willing to set these matters straight.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 222
Why is it that the alcoholic is so unwilling to accept responsibility? I used to drink because of the things that other people did to me. Once I came to A.A. I was told to look at where I had been wrong. What did I have to do with all these different matters? When I simply accepted that I had a part in them, I was able to put it on paper and see it for what it was-humanness. I am not expected to be perfect! I have made errors before and I will make them again. To be honest about them allows me to accept them-and myself-and those with whom I had the differences; from there, recovery is just a short distance ahead.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
 Anis Nin ( from Science of Mind Dailies)
 
 
 If things are okay I always tend to think 
the shoes are you going to drop on the other foot. 
Ala-non member 
 
 
i can go to work and speak their language and I can come here
 and you speak my language. 
Anonymous
 
 
Five enemies of peace inhabit us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
— Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)
 
 
“He brought out the worst in me,
 and was the best thing that ever happened to me.” 
― Coco J. Ginger
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMETARY
various contiributors
ACIM Workbook Lesson 92 Insights
“Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.”
It seems right now that the darkness of the ego thought system is being acted out on a grand scale. We are seeing that attack begets attack begets attack. Graphic images of death and destruction make it seem very real. It seems to confirm that the ego thought system is firmly established, never to be undone. This of course is the goal of the ego. Like a puffer fish that swells up to look larger and more menacing, the ego makes fearsome images to make itself look real. Yet this ‘show of strength’ is just an attempt to hide the underlying sense of weakness.
 
Remembering that light and strength are one and another lesson which says, God is the light in which I see, we remember that our strength comes from our complete dependence on God, our Source. The ego is the idea of independence — being different, unique, special. Yet to establish this independence, the ego must cut itself off from the Source of strength. Now perceiving itself as weak, it must find ways to hide its weakness.
 
Attack is its chief mechanism for hiding its sense of weakness. Attack always comes out of weakness. Strength sees no need for attack, for It knows Itself as invulnerable. Judgment can only come out of a sense of weakness. The ego, perceiving itself as weak, projects that weakness onto an outside world and judges that weakness in an attempt to make itself look strong. Thus any time I judge, I am doing the same thing as sending an army into battle or making weapons of mass destruction. It is all the same error.
 
I cannot personally go to Iraq or any other place of military conflict and stop the battle. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, I can rise above the battleground in my mind, let go of my insistence on specialness and let the Holy Spirit shine His light that I might see the strength I share with God. Here I find peace. Here I find safety. Here I see innocence and there is no need to judge. Here, in this place of Light, I remember my Source and my strength. From this place I offer the peace of God to all. I see innocence everywhere and I remember only Love is real.
 
This is how I bring peace to conflict and shine the conflict away. What happens between bodies has no effect on the Son of God. As I remember my unity with my Source and my strength, I help all God’s Sons remember too. This is how I can help. I call upon the strength of God in me today to help me bring this Light and strength with me in every moment, that I may always bless with my thoughts and deeds.
 
 
Today my job is to let myself be brought unto my Self. I do this by being willing to open my mind to the Light, to the strength of my true Self. This Light and strength is always there, waiting to give all of Itself to Itself. In the Light, all the little self personalities disappear. All the false masks of differences and individuality disappear. All the false stories disappear. All sense of conflict disappears. All sense of weakness and vulnerability disappears. What remains is the peace of God, the Love of God and the joy of God.
 
God’s strength is constant because it is changeless. It is always there eternally. If I want to think that I am separate from it, I can experience that illusion. But the truth is I am still one with the Light and strength of God. This can never change. I can believe in stories or I can believe in the Truth. It is always my choice.
 
I let the stories go as I let myself be brought unto my Self. This is my answer to every sense of weakness, every problem I may perceive. This is the only answer that works. This is where my strength lies. Opening up my mind to the quiet, eternal Love of God is where my happiness lies. It is all I want. It is all I need.
 
 
I am slowly but surely finding true strength in myself by committing to these lessons and the Course. I can’t begin to understand what the lesson means when it says my body’s brain cannot think, but the mere fact that I am willing to believe there is something other than this gives me much hope.
 
I have perceived much darkness in my life, but the tiny specks of light I have experienced give me enough strength and willingness to carry me. I would guess that is the strength of God in me this lesson refers to because it is the only logical explanation I have.
 
Although I probably can’t begin to even fathom what my Heavenly Father’s strength can do for me, these lessons help me stay focused on thoughts that steer me toward my goal.
 
Holy Spirit, please place my gratitude for these lessons at my Father’s altar for me and thank you for your constant guidance. Amen
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Celebrate the birth of Christ in the cradle of
your consciousness during the Christmas season.
Let His vast perception in nature, in space,
and in universal love be felt within your heart.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
How long, how long, in infinite Pursuit
Of This and That endeavour and dispute?
Better be merry with the fruitful Grape
Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit.
OMAR KHAYYAM
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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