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AUGUST 30,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 30,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
For a person to attempt to live apart from this
 world is as useless as for a drop of water to
 live apart from the ocean. God put everything in this world,
 and He takes nothing out. 
To endeavor to withdraw from the world’s activities
 is another way of fooling yourself. 
We are an influence for good or evil regardless of 
our attempts to hide from society at large.
 
When a rock falls from a cliff into the sea, 
it is not merely that the land is one rock less, 
it means the contour of the whole continent has changed.
 However, it is still a part of God’s Universe
 whether it can be seen by man or not.
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VERNON HOWARD
 
“It is useless and wrong to try to help people who want your
attention but not your help.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 
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Twenty Four Hours A Day AUGUST 30, 2016
Thought for the Day 
“Practical experience shows that nothing will so much ensure immunity from drinking as extensive work with other alcoholics. Carry the message to other alcoholics. You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Life will take on a new meaning for you. To watch people recover, to see them help others in turn, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow about you, to have a host of friends, this is an experience you must not miss.” Am I always ready and willing to help other alcoholics? 
Meditation for the Day 
One secret of abundant living is the art of giving. The paradox of life is 
that the more you give, the more you have. If you lose your life in the 
service of others, you will save it. You can give abundantly and so live 
abundantly. You are rich in one respect-you have a spirit that is 
inexhaustible. Let no mean or selfish thought keep you from sharing this spirit. Of love, of help, of understanding, and of sympathy, give and keep giving. Give your personal ease and comfort, your time, your money, and most of all, yourself. And you will be living abundantly. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may live to give. I pray that I may learn this secret of 
abundant living.
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 Break down everything except the One Perfect Power, 
which is not contingent upon any place, person, condition,
 time of the year or anything but itself. 
The science of Mind page 303
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Cling to the thought that, in God’s hands,
the dark past is the greatest possession you have —
the key to life and happiness for others.
BB The Family Afterward, p.124 
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The soul must suffer secrets that can’t be said, 
public humiliation,
 people pointing in contempt. 
While you are standing human being, 
stay inside the scorn.
 Work there patiently with the others.
 When you are pure spirit, quickly, leave!
 Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)


 
Listen to Lesson 241 Insights
ACIM Workbook Lesson 241 Insights
“This holy instant is salvation come.”
Salvation, release from the world of separation and limitation, is available every day, in every instant. It comes with true forgiveness. It is no accident that Part II of the Workbook begins with “What is forgiveness?” When we recognize that there is truly nothing to forgive, that nothing has occurred to change the Son of God in any way, we will know complete release from the world. It will disappear because the thought that made it is gone.
 
Forgiveness is the means, the only means, through which we are released to return to our Home, in the Heaven of God’s Arms. That is what it means in the introduction to the Course that this is a required course. We must all, in one way or another, come to realize that only Love is real and nothing else exists. This is what forgiveness brings us. Forgiveness lets us see what we thought we were apart from God could never be and never has been. This clears the way for us to see the Love that is our brother and our Self. The words and means used to reach this awareness do not matter. The Course is one way to find It. But even this we must let go of and come with wholly empty hands and an open heart and mind to our Creator. This is what the Course calls forgiveness.
 
The inner Teacher given me by God will come to me in every moment when I am willing to accept that I, of myself, know nothing. I, in unity with the Holy Spirit, know everything. To experience this unity, I must relinquish the desire for a special and unique identity. As I give this desire to the Holy Spirit, He returns a gift to me of immeasurable value. He returns my Self to me, along with all God’s glory, His joy, His peace and His Love. In this holy instant is salvation come.
 
This lesson speaks to me of the power of now. Because in reality there is no past and future, now is all there is. Now I would open to the Holy Spirit and let the veil be lifted. It is only in this false world of separation that there appears to be a choice as to when I choose to let the veil be lifted.
 
Once the veil is lifted, there is only God. God is. Love is. There is nothing else. The choice for returning to God can only be now. Only God is now. Illusions are nothing and nowhere. Nothing really matters but awareness of the truth, awareness of God, awareness of Love. Love is eternal so Love is now.
 
So now I open my mind and let all my fears be dissolved in Heaven’s holy Light. Now I open to the certainty of God and let all doubts disappear. The answer to every problem is in my mind now as I open to the Holy Spirit. Where do I place my trust? I place my trust in God, now. What joy there is today!
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The mother is filled with the tenderness of women and feeling,
it is a symbol of divine compassion. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
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Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the White Hand of Moses on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.
OMAR KHAYYAM
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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