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AUGUST 29,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 29,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 Millions of dollars that have been spent by us alcoholics
 in that futile chase after happiness, only to find that 
what we purchased was not happiness but misery, 
want, illness and despair.
 
By calling off the hunt, by quitting our quest for fun that we
had always believed hid in the bottom of a bottle, we found happiness. 
The price of this happiness was only that we give happiness to others, 
and we learned that the more we gave, the more we had. 
We could eat our cake and have it, too.
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“When ruling one’s own life there is no desire to rule others.”
 Cosmic Command, # 544
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Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 29,2016
Thought for the Day 
“We cannot get along without prayer and meditation. on awakening, let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking. Our thought lives will be placed on a much higher plane when we start the day with prayer and meditation. We conclude this period of meditation with a prayer that we will be shown through the day what our next step is to be. The basis of all our 
prayers is: Thy will be done in me and through me today.” Am I sincere in my desire to do God’s will today? 
Meditation for the Day 
Breathe in the inspiration of goodness and truth. It is the spirit of 
honesty, purity, unselfishness, and love. It is readily available if we are willing to accept it wholeheartedly. God has given us two things-His spirit and the power of choice-to accept or not, as we will. We have the gift of free will. When we choose the path of selfishness and geed and pride, we are refusing to accept God’s spirit. When we choose the path of love and service, we accept God’s spirit and it flows into us and makes all things new. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may choose the right way. I pray that I may try to follow it to the end.
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Man, automatically and according to law, 
attracts to himself a correspondence of
 his inner mental attitudes. 
The science of Mind page 322 
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Much to our relief, we discovered we did
not need to consider another’s conception of God.
BB We Agnostics, p.46
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I placed one foot on the wide plain of death, 
and some grand immensity sounded on the emptiness.
I have felt nothing ever like the wild wonder of that moment.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 240 Insights
“Fear is not justified in any form.”
If I believe what the body’s eyes show me, there appears to be countless reasons to be fearful. War and attack appear to be everywhere. Loss appears to be inevitable. Everywhere we turn there appears to be some threat to our safety and very existence. Yet all this is based upon the error of believing that we are a separate body, weak and vulnerable.
 
The body is part of a world that is entirely lies. Being a lie itself, it can only show us lies. Believing we are a body is believing in a lie. The body can neither make us safe nor bring us harm in truth. It appears to be destructive only while we believe that the body is what we are.
 
God created us one with Him. We share His strength and holiness. God, being Love, does not and could not will that we be in pain. We can only perceive pain if we believe we are not as God created us. It is belief in this false image of ourselves that must be undone for us to know the safety, freedom and happiness in which we live in God. We remain Love as God created us.
 
Where Love is, fear cannot exist. As we learn to recognize ourselves as Love and identify with that Love more strongly than we identify with a separate and vulnerable body, we experience God’s safety more and more. We see less and less justification for fear. The Love that we are shines upon our world. We see the Love in our brother more clearly. We recognize calls for Love more quickly and respond to them with Love.
 
The way we make this shift is by practicing moment-by-moment listening to the Holy Spirit and receiving His vision, His interpretation of every circumstance. On our own, we will misinterpret everything because we are not on our own. The Holy Spirit teaches us our unity. And as we learn to see through His vision, we teach that unity to our brothers. And thus we do experience that fear is never justified in any form.
 
Where there is fear, there is not Love. Where there is fear, there is belief in separation from Love. Where there is fear, there is belief in what is not true. Where there is fear, there is belief in illusion.
 
Love does not change. Love is eternal. Love has nothing to do with a world of time and space, where everything constantly changes. Either eternal, changeless Love is true or a world of separate forms that constantly change is true. Where we choose to place our belief determines what we experience.
 
Fear and guilt come with belief in constant change and separation. Peace, joy and awareness of oneness come with letting go of what was never real. That is our job now — to not believe in a world of separate things. We are returning from a mindset of separation, or fear, to the true universe of our oneness in God’s Love. We are returning from fear to Love.
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 Do not leave anybody out of your love. 
Keep everyone in your heart, and I will keep you in theirs.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
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“A book of verses underneath the bough
A flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness
And wilderness is paradise now.” 
Edward Fitzgerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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