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AUGUST 20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 20,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
In all great emergencies, people instinctively
 turn to the man who has complete control of all his faculties.
 Few indeed are the difficulties that we can fight our way out of,
yet few indeed are the difficulties that we cannot think our way out of.
 
Confusion is unknown in the mind that is cool, calm and collected.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“Don’t settle down with suffering! Resolve to travel on. Each time
you do so you close off low-level influences and open yourself to
high-level inspirations. This is a staggering blow against creepy
creatures that want to hurt you. Now is the time for you to release
heartache.”
Your Power of Natural Knowing, p. 84
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Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 20,2016
Thought for the Day 
“When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness 
of the presence of God is today the most important fact of their 
lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith. 
When we see others solve their problems by simple reliance upon 
some Spirit of the universe, we have to stop doubting the power of 
God. Our ideas did not work, but the God-idea does. Deep down in 
every man, woman, and child is the fundamental idea of God. Faith 
in a Power greater than ourselves and miraculous demonstrations of 
that power in our lives are facts as old as the human race.” Am I 
willing to rely on the Spirit of the universe? 
Meditation for the Day 
You should not dwell too much on the mistakes, faults, and failures 
of the past. Be done with shame and remorse and contempt for 
yourself. With God’s help, develop a new self-respect. Unless you 
respect yourself, others will not respect you. You ran a race, you 
stumbled and fell, you have risen again, and now you press on 
toward the goal of a better life. Do not stay to examine the spot 
where you fell, only feel sorry for the delay, the shortsightedness 
that prevented you from seeing the real goal sooner. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may not look back. I pray that I may keep picking 
myself up and making a fresh start each da
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No person whose entire time is spent in the contemplation
 of limitation can demonstrate freedom from such limitations. 
The science of Mind page 267 
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It does not seem to pay to argue with `slippers’ about the proper method 
of getting dry. After all, why should people who are drinking tell people 
who are dry how it should be done?  
Just kid the boys along — ask them if they are having fun. If they are too 
noisy or troublesome, amiably keep out of their way.
— As Bill Sees It, Page 154 
Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye. 
— HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey
God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
— Abraham Joshua Heschelv
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A life without love is a waste. 
“Should I look for spiritual love, 
or material, or physical love?”, 
don’t ask yourself this question. 
Discrimination leads to discrimination. 
Love doesn’t need any name, category or definition.
Love is a world itself. 
Either you are in, at the center…either you are out, yearning. 
Rumi
 
 

ACIM Workbook Lesson 231 Insights
“Father, I will but to remember You.”
The ego has a mistaken idea of what we are and what will bring us happiness. Centered on the idea of separation and the desire for specialness, the ego’s idea of Heaven is to be different, unique and to have more specialness than others.
 
But believing in separation brings with it a sense of loss because desiring specialness makes it impossible to experience Love, which can only be given equally to all. This sense of loss brings with it a sense of guilt because the belief is that we have done something that broke the flow of Love and therefore did harm.
 
Thus everyone in this world carries a burden of loss and guilt and is seeking to escape that burden. Constant effort is focused on trying to fill the emptiness and hide from the guilt. No one questions whether the emptiness and guilt are real. Having accepted that separation is real, the emptiness and guilt are inevitable. Our only apparent hope is to find temporary fixes in which we seem to have periods where the emptiness subsides and the guilt is hidden.
 
Yet because the underlying belief in separation remains, the guilt will resurface and the emptiness will return because their cause remains. The drive to win, to have more money, more friends, to look good, to have a special partner, to have status, are all just many forms of attempts to fill the illusion of emptiness with an illusion of specialness.
 
Acts of anger are just attempts to make others guilty to hide from the guilt believed to be within. Yet all attempts to project guilt simply attest to the belief that guilt is justified and keep it firmly rooted in the ego thought system. All this comes with the thought system of separation.
 
It is all undone when we remember Love and accept our unity with It. Underneath all our ego false ideas, we want to return to remembering Love, our Source. We were created by Love, in Love, as Love. In this Identity there can be no emptiness and there can be no guilt. Love is one and all the same. Within Love there can be no pockets of emptiness without Love. In Its unity is Its peace. Being one and the same, It cannot harm and so there can be no guilt in Love. This is the Heaven we seek. We need but accept that our will is one with God’s, that our only purpose is to extend Love, and we will be free.
 
I thank you, Father, for your Love for me. I thank you Father for your Guide, Who’s only purpose is to guide me back to you. I will but to remember You.
What does it take for me to remember Love, which is our Father? It takes a willingness to let go of what is not of our Father. The false ideas of the ego are myriad. Love, our Father, is one. Love is. God is. There is nothing else.
 
I lay the ego down by not making it real. I lay the ego down by listening to the Holy Spirit. It shows me the difference between the ego’s lies and Reality. The Holy Spirit brings me to the remembrance of Love, our Father.
 
Today I will step back and listen for the truth. Today I would follow, I would not lead. Today I would let God’s peace lead the way. Today I would focus on what is eternal.
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Your eyes register only a limited degree of the
 creative vibration that makes up everything in creation…. 
Those persons with perceptive eyes enjoy Beauty everywhere.
 Paramahansa Yogananda 
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“Today is the time of my youth
I drink wine because it is my solace;
Do not blame me, although it is bitter it is pleasant,
It is bitter because it is my life.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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