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AUGUST 9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

AUGUST 9,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
We alcoholics have lived in two entirely different 
worlds that were separated only by an act of decision.
   One day we lived in a world filled with hostile people,
a world devoid of understanding and sympathy;
a world of ugliness, suffering and despair. 
By this act of decision, a new day was created
 and we were transported into a different world.
If you would change the world, change yourself.
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 VERNON HOWARD
 
“PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES”
 
We must remind ourselves often of the need to separate practical
activities from useless ones. A genuine teacher helps here, for
he urges his listeners towards serviceable accomplishments only.
Among other encouragements he urges people to:
  Not be afraid of themselves.”
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Twenty Four Hours A Day  AUGUST 9,2016
Thought for the Day 
“We have an allergy to alcohol. The action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy. We allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all. We cannot be reconciled to a life without alcohol, unless we can experience an entire psychic change. Once this psychic change has occurred, we who seemed doomed, we who had so many problems that we despaired of ever solving them, find ourselves able to control our desire for alcohol.” Have I had a psychic change? 
Meditation for the Day 
Ask God in daily prayer to give you the strength to change. When you ask God to change you, you must at the same time fully trust Him. If you do not fully trust Him, God may answer your prayer as a rescuer does that of a drowning person who is putting up too much of a struggle. The rescuer must first render the person still more helpless, until he or she is wholly at the rescuer’s mercy. just so must we be wholly at God’s mercy before we can be rescued. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may be daily willing to be changed. I pray that I may put
myself wholly at the mercy of God.
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In the beginning, we behold nothing visible;
there’s only an Infinite Possibility, 
a Limitless Imagination, a Consciousness – 
the only action of this Consciousness being idea. 
The science of Mind page 87
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I listened, and — thank God — I obeyed.”
12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
 
 
The sun comes back every day
with new and powerful secrets.
Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 220 Insights
Review:
“I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.”
“There is no peace except the peace of God.”
Peace does not seem certain because the Love of God does not seem certain. The ego does not trust God because it projects its own capriciousness on God. Just as the ego withholds appreciation from those it judges, it believes God would do the same. The ego cannot conceive of an existence without condemnation and projection because the ego is the idea of rejection.
 
The Course tells us that Love does not condemn. Therefore God, being Love, must not condemn. Total lack of condemnation is inconceivable to the ego because judgment is the means by which the ego holds separation in place. Likewise, condemnation is inconceivable to Love because Love is unity and unity is held together by Love.
 
To the ego, the Love of God cannot be relied upon. What it hides is that the only reason God’s Love cannot be relied upon is because the ego has rejected it. Lay down the rejection and the certainty of God’s Love is instantly revealed.
 
That is why the way Home is to follow the One given me by God in my mind, Who knows the way. He is not fooled by the ego’s lies, deceptions and insanity. He knows the truth that I remain safe at Home in Love. His job in my mind is to help me release the false ideas so the reality of the peace of God can return to my awareness. In truth there is no certainty except the peace of God. There is no opposite.
 
I am grateful for the grace of God that would not accept insane ideas of separation and specialness as real. I am grateful for the grace of God that gave me the Means in my mind to find my way out of insane dreams and return Home to His loving Arms.
 
If I am not experiencing peace, it is because I have wandered away from peace. Peace has not left me. I left peace. Peace is always there, waiting from my return. As I am willing, I have a Guide Who will return me to the peace of God. What I experience, I am choosing. If I am not happy with my choice, then I can open my mind to the One Who knows a better way.
 
Thinking I am independent of God has not brought me happiness. Now I would be willing to follow in the gentle ways of peace. Right now I am willing to open my mind to the experience of God’s peace. To do this I must follow the gentle Guide Who is always in my mind waiting to return me Home. For this I give thanks.
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All paths are paths to God, because ultimately, 
there is no other place for the soul to go. 
Everything has come out of God I must go back to Him. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
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They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep;
And Bahram, that great Hunter—the Wild Ass
Stamps o’er his Head, and he lies fast asleep.
OMAR KHAYYAM
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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