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AUGUST 1, 2017 OUR GROUP 23  OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 1, 2017 OUR GROUP 23  OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILY

HUMILITY IS A GIFT
As long as we placed self-reliance first, 
a genuine reliance upon a Higher Power 
was out of the question. 
That basic ingredient of all humility, 
a desire to seek and do God’s will, was missing.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 72 
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VERNON HOWARD

“HONEST AWARENESS”
 
‘Today I noticed envy in myself.’
 
‘Good.’
 
‘Yesterday I became aware of resentment.’
 
‘Excellent.’
 
‘Excellent?’
 
‘Of course. You are ending self-deception by becoming aware of
your actual condition.’
 
‘But I seem to be getting worse.’
 
‘No, no, no! Honest awareness of your actual condition is the first
step toward liberation from negative traits.'”
There is a Way Out, p. 119
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DAILY REFLECTIONS AUGUST 1, 2017
LIVING IT
The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 83
When new in the program, I couldn’t comprehend living the spiritual aspect of the program, but now that I’m sober, I can’t comprehend living without it. Spirituality was what I had been seeking. God, as I understand Him, has given me answers to the whys that kept me drinking for twenty years. By living a spiritual life, by asking God for help, I have learned to love, care for and feel compassion for all my fellow men, and to feel joy in a world where, before, I felt only fear.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics 
Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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“I live in the faith that there is a Presence and Power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is All knowing and All Power and is Always right where I am” 
― Ernest Holmes

I wish to claim that these steps are a 
road map to where I want to get in life. 
Anonymous


” When you come to the edge of all the light that you

know and you are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown; 
faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: 
There will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” 
Dr. Patrick Overton
 

Gratitude is the wine of the soul.
Go on. Get drunk!
— Rumi

A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMENTARY (various writers)

ACIM Workbook Lesson 215 Insights
Review: “I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.” “Love is the way I walk in gratitude.”
Whenever I identify with the body as what I am, I am insane. But I have a Guide in my mind That will help me when I get lost. For this I am eternally grateful.
 
This world is a dream I have made up to make separation appear to be real. I need the Holy Spirit to lead me Home. I need a helping Hand when I get lost in thinking the world is real. I am so grateful the Holy Spirit is always there whenever I open to Its healing Love. To the Holy Spirit there is only one real purpose in this world, and that is to contribute to the awakening of the one Sonship from the dream of separation.
 
I give thanks to the Holy Spirit for Its patience, wisdom, humor and constant Love. When I give my insane thoughts to Him, He always shines them away. My constant Companion always remembers the truth. He shines a light on all my insane perceptions, if I let Him.
 
The Holy Spirit is the reminder of God’s Love in my mind. While I think I am in this dream world of separation and believe it is real, I need a reminder of the truth. I am grateful the Holy Spirit is ever present with His message of Love, brought directly from God to me.
 
God’s Love has never ceased and never will. If I feel unloved or unloving, I need the Holy Spirit’s gentle reminder that I am still Love, as God created me. To receive His reminder, I must be willing to bring all my unloving, fearful and guilty thoughts to Him. He will guide me to true perception to see they are based on illusion, so I can let them go easily, with a quiet sigh of relief, and walk on with Him in Love and gratitude.
 
Today I will practice once again being mindful of my thoughts and taking each one that does not bring peace to the Holy Spirit. The world I have made has not brought me happiness. I am willing to receive a new perception that guides me out of this mistaken world and into the universe of Light. Only here can lasting happiness be found. Only here is where I truly want to be.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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“Because of God, everything else is.
Because of Him, you exist.
Because of Him, you have material abundance and conveniences, 
and all the satisfactions that go with them. 
So unto God your gratitude should be great.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813
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