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AUGUST 14,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING

AUGUST 14,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING
DAILY
 
“A MEASURE OF HUMILITY”
In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life.  
But this admission price had purchased more than we expected.  
It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.         
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
It was painful to give up trying to control my life, even though success eluded me, and when life got too rough, I drank to escape. Accepting life on life’s terms will be mastered through the humility I experience when I turn my will and my life over to the care of God, as I understand Him. With my life in God’s care, fear, uncertainty, and anger are no longer my response to those portions of life that I would rather not have happen to me. The pain of living through these times will be healed by the knowledge that I have received the spiritual strength to survive.
Copyright 1990
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.
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VERNON HOWARD
 
“The right kind of self-study is prompted by a desire for inner
healing. Our sincere purpose must be to exchange negative patterns
for positive ones. We must want to be self-aware men and women. The
story goes about the man who tumbled down a flight of stairs, making
a loud racket. Picking himself up, he asked, ‘I wonder what all the
noise was about?’ That man hadn’t enough self-awareness to see the
cause of the noise. But we can do much better. Sincere self-study
reveals that many of our annoying noises are within ourselves.
Seeing that, we will soon cease bothering ourselves.
 
To summarize: Study yourself for entirely practical purposes. Plunge
into the game with the intention of seeing that _there is an entirely
superior way to live your life_.”
Psycho-Pictography, p. 95
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DAILY REFLECTIONS AUGUST 14
REPAIRING THE DAMAGE
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves. If we haven’t the will to do this, we ask until it comes. Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
Making a list of people I had harmed was not a particularly difficult thing to do. They had showed up in my Fourth Step inventory: people towards whom I had resentments, real or imagined, and whom I had hurt by acts of retaliation. For my recovery to be thorough, I believed it was not important for those who had legitimately harmed me to make amends to me. What is important in my relationship with God is that I stand before Him, knowing I have done what I can to repair the damage I have done.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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“Does this thing I wish to do express more life, more happiness, more peace to myself, and at the same time harm no one? If it does, it is right. It is not selfish.” 
― Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
 
What I have gotten is an evolving God who goes with me.
Anonymous 

 
From time to time I get a divorce from this self. I go to nature in silence where i am no longer a urban dweller. I sit like a tree in the forest with all its quietude, as leaves droop and fall to ground and So to this worry mind worn down to its root to nothingness i arrive at the right address- divorcing this self to commune in a sacred sanctuary, Home of the ‘I am presence’… Signed A Tree🌲
© John-Robert Coleman.2017
 
 
The way of love is not a subtle argument.
The door there is devastation.
Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall, and falling, they’re given wings.
–Rumi
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES August 14, 2017
ACIM Workbook Lesson 226 Insights
“My home awaits me. I will hasten there.”
If I am unhappy, depressed, resentful or angry, it is because in some way I am dissatisfied with what I believe about the circumstances I am in. The key word here is believe. What I believe determines what I perceive. Being unhappy with my circumstances means that at some level I believe that if what I perceive as outside me were to change in some way to my liking, I would be happy. To believe this, I must believe that I am separate from what appears to be outer circumstances.
 
Attempting to change the outer circumstances to make me happy is a way to avoid making the one change that will truly bring me happiness. To experience the happiness given me by God, I must let go of the belief that I am separate.
 
Trying to change what appears to be an outer world simply reinforces my belief in separation. The outer world seems real to me because at some level I value separation. Most of the time I do not recognize it as valuing separation. It may show up disguised to look like something else. I might want someone to show respect for me so that I will feel more valuable. I might want nice clothing so that I will look good and be acceptable to others.
 
There are myriad ways of looking outside for specialness to give us a sense of worth because we have rejected the value given us by God when we decided to separate from Him. Someone who is so depressed that they are suicidal might say, “I see no value in this world. I want to end it all.” But they are really saying, “I see no hope in getting the outer circumstances the way I want them and so I want to escape.” The ego loves this reasoning because it avoids looking at the core belief that is the source of the problem.
 
To find the happiness that is our inheritance, we must let go of valuing the belief in separation from Love. We must let go of valuing specialness. When we cease to value thinking we are separated from Love, we escape the world entirely because the whole world we see is just the effect of valuing separation.
 
As we give up the ego’s use for the body, we open to the Holy Spirit’s use for the body. What we value then is the Love we see in all our brothers and likewise in ourselves. Here is where we welcome God’s open arms. Here is where we recognize our unity with all. Here is where we experience the joy of Love flowing without end or limitation. We can make that choice in any moment and experience the peace and joy of God. We can walk the world in peace and joy, knowing we are at home in Love.
 
Jesus reminds me in this lesson that I return Home as I change my mind about the purpose of the world. The world was created to reinforce separation. My change of mind involves letting go of believing in separation and returning to my Home, which is oneness. In oneness, there is no division anywhere. Oneness is total joining and sharing of all with all. Oneness is being united in Love.
 
Returning to oneness in my mind is how I leave the world of separation. The Course tells me not to believe in what the body’s senses show me, for the body was made to be the instrument for perceiving separation. The lessons of the Course help me practice looking past separated bodies to the one Light of God that is everyone’s true Essence. The Course reminds me that nothing has changed since we were created by God. God created us all as Love and we remain Love eternally. What God did not create does not exist and so separation does not exist.
 
My opportunity now is to reinforce the truth and not the false belief in separation. My opportunity now is to return Home to oneness. My Home awaits. I will hasten there. What need have I to continue to believe in separation when I know it is not true? Separation is an attack on the truth of oneness and it does not bring me happiness.
 
My opportunity now is to lay this unhappy dream down and open my mind to the awareness of Love’s Presence, Which is always everywhere. What a happy opportunity I have today. And it has nothing to do with changing something in the outside world. It all happens in my mind. Today, do I choose to join with the ego or with the Holy Spirit? As I choose so I will receive. As I receive, so I will give.
A couple of months ago I went to my regular Monday night Course study and it was so fulfilling that when I left the building, I felt like I’d been literally lifted up; I actually felt light on my feet. I was able to sustain that feeling into the next morning when I woke up and I greeted the day with joy and happiness, feeling very connected to my Source. It wasn’t until I was driving home later that day that I realized that sometime during the day I’d lost that uplifted feeling. I remember feeling a sense of sadness when I realized I was back in this world, back in the insanity, my feet firmly planted on the worldly ground.
 
I think this is what the lesson means when it says “I can depart this world entirely.” Sometimes I think we have resistance when the Course uses words like “departing” because we think of dying or leaving our loved ones. I can’t describe what it was I felt for that (unfortunately) short amount of time and I haven’t been able to get it back since, but it’s the very thing that gives me hope and makes me realize it is possible to be in this world but not of it.
 
That day the “shift” back to this world snuck up on me because, when I look back, I don’t know when I lost it. Sometimes I wonder if maybe my ego self wasn’t comfortable with that alien feeling and I intentionally let it go. Whatever the case, I believe the constant practice of these lessons strengthens my willingness to open myself to go home and hasten there.
 
Today’s lesson reminds me of a message by Ghandi. “Be the change you wish to see.” It is not what’s outside that needs changing but my thoughts within. Then my journey home need not be so hastened. Thank you, Holy Spirit.
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“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.” 
― Paramahansa Yogananda

We will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us. The Promises, #11

 We will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us. The Promises, #11
This is what I mean when I say God does not speak English, He speaks through our Intuition, Ron
intuition
 
Intuition comes from the Latin word “intueri” which means to look inside, or to contemplate, it is the ability to acquire knowledge from within.
 
Coincidence means, that two events happen at the same time… like thinking about someone just as that person just happens to phone you at that exact time…when this happens it is never an accident.
 
Or you are walking down the street thinking of someone , and you suddenly bump into them.
 
That person and you are connected in ways that your eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue cannot show you, but your Intuition did.
 
Have you ever had a feeling that you should not have done or said something, or went somewhere you know that you should not have, but you went ahead and did it anyway… then you said…I knew I should not have done that, that’s right you knew… your Intuition told you…but because you were not aware of your Intuition, you ignored it any way.
 
There is another way to explain this, if someone is asleep, say, on the couch, you don’t put a book in front of them and say read this!! You wait until they are awake and then give them the book… well when you are unconscious, you are asleep.. and your Intuition is the book…you don’t know your Intuition is there, but when you are conscious, you are now awake, and now you can become aware of your Intuition, it is the book…
 
Extra-sensory perception or (ESP) and multi-sensory perception (MSP) and Intuition are the same thing. ESP is outside and above the five senses that we all possess, and it is more than that, it is a very sophisticated system that allows us to see more than we can with the five senses we have, it allows us to connect or reconnect to each other, a connection that we simply forgot that we all have.
 
We all have this ability, we all have MSP/ESP because we are all one… therefore oneness is our natural state of being.
 
The five senses require you to pay attention to what is outside of you… Intuition and MSP require the exact opposite, you pay attention to what is happening inside of you…this is the biggest difference to five sensory perception and multi-sensory perception.
 
Listening to your Intuition is like ignoring all of your five senses that you know you have, it is there if you can take the time to listen to it, go beyond all the noise, all thoughts, smells, go to the Stillness that is in your mind, and it is there, forever trying to communicate with you.
 
When you are angry, afraid, jealous, vengeful, or emotional in any way, you block all your MSP,s… and you cannot hear your Intuition at all.
 
These emotions are too turbulent, they block your awareness, trying to hear your Intuition when you are upset or emotional is like trying to find a needle in a haystack… it is still there, but you can’t hear it, it is the same with loves presence, it is there also, but you can’t feel it.
 
Imagine been able to hear your Intuition every minute, well you can do this but first you have to train your mind.
 
Never go to bed angry, or emotional in any way, your intuition works best when you feel light… anger and all other emotions are heavy, that’s why when you let your anger, judgments, and all emotions go, you feel better… you feel lighter.
 
The same goes for regret, guilt, shame, jealousy, let all these go, and you will feel so so much better, this is why forgiveness is so important to yourself, this is the key to you feeling better, forgiveness takes care of all emotions, without exceptions, and you will feel better.
 
Now you have let all these go, and you are feeling better, and lighter, the weight of the world is now off your shoulders, there is an extra bonus, you are now in good shape to get in touch with your Intuition.
 
Next you must believe that you have Intuition, and most importantly, you need trust, trust is essential for you to manifest Intuition within yourself.
 
You can’t stop your Intuition from working, but you can put blocks into your awareness to keep yourself from hearing it…
 
Last but not least… your Intuition will always answer all your questions, it will never fail to give you an answer… listen to what your Intuition tells you… a lot of people hear answers that they don’t like, so they pretend that they don’t hear it, or just ignore what they don’t want to hear.
 
Getting in touch with your Intuition is the third step towards a higher consciousness, coming after first, imagination, and second inspiration, Intuition is regarded as a constant commonality between earthly knowledge, and the higher spiritual knowledge, and appears as flashes of illumination.
 
Intuition can be said to be a comprehensive grip of the principles of universality, a person who develops Intuition can know anything, without the barriers of time, space and any other obstructions, it is the belief in the ability to see any event, any object from a viewpoint of the cosmic whole, from its culmination, the knowing of something, without prior knowledge, or the use of reason.
 4 Ways to find life’s questions using Intuition
 
1. Inner voice 
Many people report a still inner voice, your Intuition will communicate with you in a compassionate, loving manner that is perceptibly different from your normal inner chatter.
 
When you are faced with a dilemma, ask yourself” what is the best course of action to take” then pause for a few minutes in silence and meditation, and think about all your options, one then will leap out at you, if not, then go deeper and ask the question again, and remember to trust your Intuition, it is trying to give you the answer, an answer will appear, you might not like it, sometimes we don’t want to hear what is best for us, or you might say bingo, got it, that is what i will do, then write down three small steps that will take you in the direction that you choose.
 
2. Dreams. 
You can receive a wealth of guidance when you learn to ask for Intuition insight from your dreams. Our minds are still active and racing with thoughts while we sleep.
 
As we repay our daily anxieties in our dream state, we are sometimes given answers and solutions to our problems. Often these answers are revealed to us through symbols.
 
When you go to bed try to summarize the issue you need resolved into a question, and as you meditate and drift off to sleep, state the question to yourself.
 
Before you become fully awake in the morning ask yourself, what is the answer to my question, try to remember your dream. And what it symbolized, and see if the answer was in your dream.
 
You may not remember the details of the dream, but you will have awakened with the answer placed somewhere, it could be in the dream, or that it could just appear to you as an intuitive answer then and there.
 
This is just as equally a valid way of receiving intuitive guidance in your sleep state.
 
3. Emotions. 
Intuitive information often comes through our feelings or emotions. You may simply feel right about a certain course of action, or you might experience a sense of distrust about an individual or situation.
 
Part of learning to trust your Intuition is remembering to ask “does this decision make me happy” or do I feel energized by this decision ?
 
There are many ways to ask the question, and experience the answer, but here is the truth… your Intuition will provide you with information to make positive choices.
 
You have a magnificent inner guidance system, and it will not make you feel bad, or give you negative answers, if it does then it is not your Intuition you are listening to, but your ego, remember your ego will always try to give you negative answers and will always want you to feel bad.

4. Physical Sensations 
The Japanese call Intuition “stomach art”. We call it “gut feelings”. You might find that your body feels heavy if you make a wrong decision. Or you might feel light and experience “chills” if you have made the correct decision.
 
If you have made a decision and your stomach feels heavy or like there is a knot in it, your Intuition is imploring you to reconsider your options.
 
You must understand that your Intuition is warning you about proceeding with your decision, you may not comprehend it on a rational level, or that you have a choice, remember you always have a choice.
 
How many times have you ignored signals from your body, only later to say to yourself, I wish I had trusted my gut instinct?
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
 545 Queen St.#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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