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AUGUST 27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 27,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Humility has been the hardest of all the virtues to acquire for many of us. Few of us know what it actually is. Many have it and think they don’t; many don’t have it and think they do. Many admit they don’t understand the word and forget it, leaving to the world to judge whether they have it or not.
 
The best way to acquire Humility is to constantly remind yourself how much lower than a snake’s belly you would be but for the Grace of God. You made a horrible mess of running your life and failed completely, but that Grace could and did make you what you are today.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“A pack of wolves declared war on some neighboring animals. But
feeling guilty over starting the war the wolves asked a counselor
for a way to hide from their guilt. The counselor smiled confidently 
and said, ‘The coffee-and-doughnuts method has worked superbly
for centuries. It goes like this. Every time you hurt an enemy
immediately give him coffee and doughnuts. For awhile this will
make you feel wonderfully compassionate, during which time you
can practice endless cruelties without feeling guilty.'”
700 Inspiring Guides To A New Life, # 494
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Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 27,2016
Thought for the Day 
“We must be willing to make amends to all the people we have harmed. We must do the best we can to repair the damage done in the past. When we make amends, when we say: ‘I’m sorry,’ the person is sure at least to be impressed by our sincere desire to set right the wrong. Sometimes people we are making amends to admit there own fault, so feuds of long standing melt away. Our most ruthless creditors win sometimes surprise us. in general, we must be willing to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences may be for us.” Have I made a sincere effort to make amends to the people I have harmed? 
Meditation for the Day 
The grace of God cures disharmony and disorder in human relationships. Directly you put your affairs, with their confusion and their difficulties, into God’s hands. He begins to effect a cure of all the disharmony and disorder. You can believe that He will cause you no more pain in the doing of it than a physician who knows how to effect a cure would cause a patient. You can have faith that God will do all that is necessary as painlessly as possible. But you must be wining to submit to His treatment, even if you cannot now see the meaning or purpose of it. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may willingly submit to whatever spiritual discipline is 
necessary. I pray that I may accept whatever it takes to live a better Me.
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We cannot live a choice-less life.
Every day, every moment, every second, there is choice.
The Science of Mind page 143 
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He said, “Why don’t you choose 
your own conception of God?”
BB Bill’s Story, p.12
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A bird delegation came to Solomon complaining, 
“why is it you never criticize the nightingale?”
 Because my way, the nightingale explain for Solomon, 
is different. 
Mid-March to mid-June I sing. The other nine months are
 while you continue chirping, I’m silent.
Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 238 Insights
“On my decision all salvation rests.”
My Self is God’s Son. My Self is the one Self we all share. It is this Self, Which is Love, that unites us all as one and unites us with God. Being Love, this Self shares God’s holiness. My only decision is whether to accept this Self as my Identity or to choose a fake identity.
 
This fake identity is made up and therefore cannot be united with the Self that is my reality. This fake identity is limited and weak, fearful and riddled with guilt. It sees attack and destruction everywhere and never feels safe. Its existence depends upon attack to protect itself from attack. Peace is impossible to this fake identity, for it sees itself as alone and separate from the many other identities that seem to populate its world. Belief in this identity makes it seem to be real and the Identity created by God seems unreal.
 
But believing in this fake identity is a decision, yet it is a decision that can be reversed. This fake identity ceases to appear to exist the moment it is no longer supported by belief. This is salvation. The moment I release all belief in separate identities, the world is free and I remember the Self God created as His Son. The extension of Love replaces the projection of guilt. Peace replaces conflict. And God’s glory replaces a sense of unworthiness. One decision made without reservation changes it all.
 
Belief in a separate identity has been reinforced, layer upon layer. And so the undoing of this belief seems to come layer by layer. There still seems to be reservations in choosing against the false identity. Some aspects of this false identity still seem to be attractive. Gratefully, as I let go of believing I am separate and alone, the false identity is less and less attractive. More and more I realize and accept that my happiness lies in accepting that I am Love and nothing else. And so is everyone.
 
Holy Spirit, guide my vision today to see the Love in everyone that I may recognize my Self. Thus will I contribute to the salvation of the world, which cannot be complete while I believe there could be anything but Love. Holy Spirit help me to see that only Love is real.
 
Love extends only Love. Love’s extension is God’s one Son. There are not a million different sons. There is only one Son, Which is Love. If I think I am something other than Love, I am mistaken. Love is constant. Love is changeless.
 
Because I have believed that something else was real, my job now is to refuse to support the world of dreams and malice. My job is to let these dreams go quietly down to dust. My job is to lay these dreams aside so the memory of God, the memory of truth, can return to my awareness.
 
God is always there as I am willing to lay illusions down. Truth is true and nothing else is true. Today am I going to support illusions or support the truth? God’s trust in me is total. Today I practice seeing past dreams of separation to What is eternally true. Today I practice opening up to my one Self, remembering I never left. Dreams are just dreams and have nothing to do with reality. Today I would practice remembering this is so.
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Establish yourself in a temple of beauty and peace; 
there you will find God, on the altar of your soul. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
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Dreaming when Dawn’s Left Hand was in the Sky
I heard a Voice within the Tavern cry,
“Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup
“Before Life’s Liquor in its Cup be dry.”
OMAR KHAYYAM
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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