From the BlogMeet Ron



 Eye Opener (1950)
When the wife would take me to task in my drinking days, I would soon show her who was boss of the establishment. I would tell her in no uncertain terms that, “When I ceased being Captain of the ship, I would sink it.”
Oh, yes, I was Captain, but somehow the ship was continually on the rocks. It wasn’t my fault, understand; the wind and the waves were always against me.
Now I have resigned my commission as Captain, I have a new Navigator and my ship keeps pretty well on its course. I’m only a deck hand now, but I’m happier with less responsibility and I am confident it’s much safer.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Your contacts with everyone must be on your terms of trueness,
never on their terms. So don’t give an inch, you don’t have to,
because the truth itself is on your side. And when it truly is
you know that it is and that’s the strength you have. So you
just tell this violent world wherever you encounter it, ‘You
want power? Your power stops at my doorstep.'”
from a talk given 2/9/1992
Twenty Four Hours A Day august 14,2016
Thought for the Day 
“None of us like to think that we are bodily and mentally different from 
others. Our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain 
attempts to prove that we could drink like other people. This delusion that we are like other people has to be smashed. It has been definitely proved that no real alcoholic has ever recovered control. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better. There is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.” Am I convinced that I can never drink again normally? 
Meditation for the Day 
We should have life and have it more abundantly spiritual, mental, physical, abundant life-joyous, powerful life. This we can have if we follow the right way. Not all people will accept from God the gift of an abundant life, a gift held out free to all. Not all people care to stretch out a hand and take it. God’s gift, the richest He has to offer, is the precious gift of abundant life. People often turn away from it, reject it, and will have none of it. Do not let this be true of you.
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may hasten to accept the gift of abundant spiritual life. I 
pray that I my live the good life to the best of my ability.
 I am led, guided and inspired by the
 Living Spirit of love and of right action.
 I am compelled to move in the right 
direction and to always know what to do, 
where and how to do it. 
The science of Mind page 263
Even so has God restored us all to our right minds.
BB We Agnostics, p.57

This love is the rose that blooms forever.


ACIM Workbook Lesson 225 Insights
“God is my Father, and His Son loves Him.”
There is no greater joy than that which comes with extending Love. When I am in the awareness of Love, my heart is filled with gratitude and overflows. As I extend Love to another, I experience It growing in me and I want to give more. That is the nature of Love. It cannot be contained. It must continuously extend to be Itself.
This is why I must Love my Source in order to know the Love He has given me. The more I am able to extend Love, the more my heart is filled with gratitude and joy and the more I want to extend Love. It is an eternal crescendo that can only grow, because that is Love’s nature.
If I am not experiencing this, it is because I have a false idea that in some way I am separate from Love. It is not true, but if I believe there is separation, I will experience it as true. That experience is one of loss, loneliness, limitation and lack of Love. It is the opposite of Love because Love cannot be separate or divided. When I am aware of Love, I experience Its unity. When I am believing in separation, Love is blocked from my awareness, though it remains ever present. All that is needed to remove the block is to forgive or let go of the thought of separation.
The thought of separation takes myriad forms in this world because it is the world that belief in separation made. These many diverse forms were made to disguise the one thought that underlies them all. There is in truth only one problem — belief in separation. While we believe that separation takes many forms, we need to let go of those many forms until we recognize they are all the same.
The Holy Spirit was given us to teach us to recognize these false images for what they are so we can let them go. Our only job is to take each false image that blocks us from the awareness of Love to the Holy Spirit. He will shine His loving Light on it and as we share the clarity of His vision, it disappears. We return to the awareness of Love where, once again, we join in the crescendo of ever expanding giving and receiving of Love.
Today I let myself be carried. The Spirit of Love is my Identity and I would open to It now. Now I let my mind be washed of all the false ideas that stem from the idea of being separated from God. God is my Source and I would not be separate from Love.
Today I would follow, I would not lead. I will let myself be carried by the powerful Source of Love that is my true Identity. Who do I think I am? I let that question be answered by the only One Who has the real Answer. There is only one Love and that Love is all inclusive. I am not alone. I am not separate. Nothing exists but God. I am willing to practice seeing this and feeling this and being this today.
The joy of material things fades away,
but the joy of God never fades. 
It is an eternal romance with the Spirit.
It is joy indescribable. 
Paramahansa Yogananda

“Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain – This Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is Lies –
The Flower that once has blown forever dies.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815

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