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CHRIST Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE (R)

         CHRIST    Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE (R)

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“During this Christmas season there might be a few people on
earth who think about Christ and begin to wonder what he was
all about. Now, anybody who begins to think seriously about
Christ and His ministry here on earth, the first thing you do
is to have a sense of separation from Christ, of distance, of
unattainability, of mystery and bewilderment.

Now, you have been taught here in this room and will continue
to be taught that all attempts to solve the mystery of Christ,
of God, of spirituality, all attempts to solve it through words,
of what He lived for and stood for – all attempts to solve it by
thinking about it must fail.

Thought, idea, belief, opinion, religious creeds are always
separated from the spirit of Christ. Human beings who don’t
understand this, and furthermore who don’t want to understand it
immediately say, ‘I do understand’ and they build churches and
they write books which become best sellers and they quote and
they dress up on Sundays – and they become the enemies of Christ.
They become not even the passive enemy but the active, aggressive,
all-out enemy of everything that Christ stood for, and here is why.

Idea is always the enemy of spirit. The two don’t live together,
they can’t live together. They are not compatible. Idea doesn’t
want spirit and spirit doesn’t want idea. Light doesn’t want
darkness, darkness doesn’t want light.

So you have to study your own ideas and beliefs about Christ.
You have to study your own attitudes, beliefs – desperations even,
‘God help me,’ that sort of thing’ – you have to study all your
acquired ideas about Christ and when you have studied them
thoroughly you must, if you are honest, sincere, you must come
to the conclusion that all memorized self-references about Christ
and God are the very thing that is keeping you distant and mystified,
that makes you feel that coming close to Christ and His truth is
unattainable, which it is as long as ‘you’ are trying to find God and
Christ.”

    The Higher Teachings of Christ – Part 1
  Heavenly Help Awaits You – MP3 CD, track 9

DEC.25,2016 ” TEAMWORK “

A business man gets stranded in a lonely highway in the US. The tires of his car get stuck badly in a mud pool. He looks around for help and finally finds an old farmer. This businessman goes to him asking for help to get his car out of the mud. Farmer gauges the situation, and agrees to help him and says, let us take the help of warwick. Warwick was an old bull around, but the helpless business man agrees.

The farmer ties the bull to the car and start shouting loudly,’ FRED, PULL!.. JACK, PULL!.. JOHN, PULL… WARWICK, PULL’. As the farmer keeps shouting these words, the bull Warwick gets the car out of the pool of mud. Businessman is relieved but has a doubt in his mind. He thanks the farmer and asks him,’ you said the bull’s name was Warwick, and he was alone, then who were these Fred, Jack & John?’ Farmer coolly answered, “See, Warwick is old and is also blind. He does not know he is pulling this car alone. The moment he hears the other names, he thinks he is in a team, and he gives his best”.

*MORAL*:  So is the case with all of us. The very thought that there are people to help us blesses us with a great deal of comfort, hope, confidence and enthuses us to put our heart and soul into any task that we undertake. Indeed, greatest civilizations have always been built on the foundations of a greater level of cooperation from their citizens, and the smartest animals we know — apes, elephants, wolves, dolphins, and crows — tend to live together in cooperative groups and work together for survival. As H.E.Luccock said, “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.”  It’s not without reason that the very word *TEAM* is said to stand for *”Together  Everyone Achieves More”*.

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
439 Nahua Street #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

DEC.23,2016 Death comment from Abraham

Death comment from Abraham

We’re not wanting to be insensitive to what so many of you are feeling, but we are very much wanting you to put this death thing in the proper perspective: You are all going to die! Except there is no death. You’re all going to make your transition into Non-Physical. It is time to stop making your transition into Non-Physical sound like a subject that is uncomfortable and begin acknowledging that it is something that happens to everyone. This death thing is so misunderstood that you use it to torture yourself never-endingly and just absolutely unnecessarily. There are those who feel such fulfillment of life and such Connection to Source Energy, who understand that there is no separation between what is physical and Non-Physical; who understand that there is not even a lapse in consciousness, that “death” is a matter of closing one’s eyes in this dimension and literally opening one’s eyes in the other dimension. And that, truly, is how all death is, no matter how it looks, up to that point.. The re-emergence into Source Energy is always a delightful thing.
—Abraham
Excerpted from: Buffalo, NY on September 25, 2001
Seriousness causes  reincarnation; guilt is an acronym for Godless Useless Insane Loveless Thought; sin is an acronym for Self Inflicted Neurosis; ego is an acronym for Exponential Guilt Orchestrator. Ego is also the master Travel agent for guilt trips.

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
545 Queen St.#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

We will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us. The Promises, #11

We will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us. The Promises, #11

This is what I mean when I say God does not speak English, He speaks through our Intuition, Ron

 Intuition
 
Intuition comes from the Latin word “intueri” which means to look inside, or to contemplate, it is the ability to acquire knowledge from within.
 
Coincidence means, that two events happen at the same time… like thinking about someone just as that person just happens to phone you at that exact time…when this happens it is never an accident.
 
Or you are walking down the street thinking of someone , and you suddenly bump into them.
 
That person and you are connected in ways that your eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue cannot show you, but your Intuition did.
 
Have you ever had a feeling that you should not have done or said something, or went somewhere you know that you should not have, but you went ahead and did it anyway… then you said…I knew I should not have done that, that’s right you knew… your Intuition told you…but because you were not aware of your Intuition, you ignored it any way.
 
There is another way to explain this, if someone is asleep say on the couch, you don’t put a book in front of them and say read this!! You wait until they are awake and then give them the book… well when you are unconscious, you are asleep.. and your Intuition is the book…you don’t know your Intuition is there, but when you are conscious, you are now awake, and now you can become aware of your Intuition, it is the book…
 
Extra-sensory perception or (ESP) and multi-sensory perception (MSP) and Intuition are the same thing. ESP is outside and above the five senses that we all possess, and it is more than that, it is a very sophisticated system that allows us to see more than we can with the five senses we have, it allows us to connect or reconnect to each other, a connection that we simply forgot that we all have.
 
We all have this ability, we all have MSP/ESP because we are all one… therefore oneness is our natural state of being.
 
The five senses require you to pay attention to what is outside of you… Intuition and MSP require the exact opposite, you pay attention to what is happening inside of you…this is the biggest difference to five sensory perception and multi-sensory perception.
 
Listening to your Intuition is like ignoring all of your five senses that you know you have, it is there if you can take the time to listen to it, go beyond all the noise, all thoughts, smells, go to the Stillness that is in your mind, and it is there, forever trying to communicate with you.
 
When you are angry, afraid, jealous, vengeful, or emotional in any way, you block all your MSP,s… and you cannot hear your Intuition at all.
 
These emotions are too turbulent, they block your awareness, trying to hear your Intuition when you are upset or emotional is like trying to find a needle in a haystack… it is still there, but you can’t hear it, it is the same with loves presence, it is there also, but you can’t feel it.
 
Imagine been able to hear your Intuition every minute, well you can do this but first you have to train your mind.
 
Never go to bed angry, or emotional in any way, your intuition works best when you feel light… anger and all other emotions are heavy, that’s why when you let your anger, judgments, and all emotions go, you feel better… you feel lighter.
 
The same goes for regret, guilt, shame, jealousy, let all these go, and you will feel so so much better, this is why forgiveness is so important to yourself, this is the key to you feeling better, forgiveness takes care of all emotions, without exceptions, and you will feel better.
 
Now you have let all these go, and you are feeling better, and lighter, the weight of the world is now off your shoulders, there is an extra bonus, you are now in good shape to get in touch with your Intuition.
 
Next you must believe that you have Intuition, and most importantly, you need trust, trust is essential for you to manifest Intuition within yourself.
 
You can’t stop your Intuition from working, but you can put blocks into your awareness to keep yourself from hearing it…
 
Last but not least… your Intuition will always answer all your questions, it will never fail to give you an answer… listen to what your Intuition tells you… a lot of people hear answers that they don’t like, so they pretend that they don’t hear it, or just ignore what they don’t want to hear.
 
Getting in touch with your Intuition is the third step towards a higher consciousness, coming after first, imagination, and second inspiration, Intuition is regarded as a constant commonality between earthly knowledge, and the higher spiritual knowledge, and appears as flashes of illumination.
 
Intuition can be said to be a comprehensive grip of the principles of universality, a person who develops Intuition can know anything, without the barriers of time, space and any other obstructions, it is the belief in the ability to see any event, any object from a viewpoint of the cosmic whole, from its culmination, the knowing of something, without prior knowledge, or the use of reason.
 
4 Ways to find life’s questions using Intuition
 
                                                    1. Inner voice
 
Many people report a still inner voice, your Intuition will communicate with you in a compassionate, loving manner that is perceptibly different from your normal inner chatter.
 
When you are faced with a dilemma, ask yourself” what is the best course of action to take” then pause for a few minutes in silence and meditation, and think about all your options, one then will leap out at you, if not, then go deeper and ask the question again, and remember to trust your Intuition, it is trying to give you the answer, an answer will appear, you might not like it, sometimes we don’t want to hear what is best for us, or you might say bingo, got it, that is what i will do, then write down three small steps that will take you in the direction that you choose.
 
                                                        2. Dreams.
 
You can receive a wealth of guidance when you learn to ask for Intuition insight from your dreams. Our minds are still active and racing with thoughts while we sleep.
 
As we repay our daily anxieties in our dream state, we are sometimes given answers and solutions to our problems. Often these answers are revealed to us through symbols.
 
When you go to bed try to summarize the issue you need resolved into a question, and as you meditate and drift off to sleep, state the question to yourself.
 
Before you become fully awake in the morning ask yourself, what is the answer to my question, try to remember your dream. And what it symbolized, and see if the answer was in your dream.
 
You may not remember the details of the dream, but you will have awakened with the answer placed somewhere, it could be in the dream, or that it could just appear to you as an intuitive answer then and there.
 
This is just as equally a valid way of receiving intuitive guidance in your sleep state.
 
                                                        3. Emotions.
 
Intuitive information often comes through our feelings or emotions. You may simply feel right about a certain course of action, or you might experience a sense of distrust about an individual or situation.
 
Part of learning to trust your Intuition is remembering to ask “does this decision make me happy” or do I feel energized by this decision ?
 
There are many ways to ask the question, and experience the answer, but here is the truth… your Intuition will provide you with information to make positive choices.
 
You have a magnificent inner guidance system, and it will not make you feel bad, or give you negative answers, if it does then it is not your Intuition you are listening to, but your ego, remember your ego will always try to give you negative answers and will always want you to feel bad.
 
                                             4. Physical Sensations
 
The Japanese call Intuition “stomach art”. We call it “gut feelings”. You might find that your body feels heavy if you make a wrong decision. Or you might feel light and experience “chills” if you have made the correct decision.
 
If you have made a decision and your stomach feels heavy or like there is a knot in it, your Intuition is imploring you to reconsider your options.
 
You must understand that your Intuition is warning you about proceeding with your decision, you may not comprehend it on a rational level, or that you have a choice, remember you always have a choice.
 
How many times have you ignored signals from your body, only later to say to yourself, I wish I had trusted my gut instinct?


Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

JUNE 8, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
Love is as necessary to a human being as sunshine is to a plant. Without it, the soul of man withers, shrivels and dies. Fortunate is the man who has love given to him, but even more fortunate is he who earns it. The only way to earn love is to love. Thou shalt love thy God with all thy heart and thy neighbor as thyself.
    He who hoards love shall lose it, but he who scatters love about him as he moves through life finds that it takes root and surrounds him on every side.
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VERNON HOWARD
 
“There is a Higher Love waiting for you. What will you give up
in exchange for this Higher Love? What you have to sacrifice is
everything that is lower than this Higher Love.
 
There are hundreds, thousands of ways in which you act and react
and think and plan that you can, with strong work, detect as
 obstacles to you possessing this higher state of love, which is the
same thing as the state of authentic and lasting happiness. What
will you give up? — that’s the question, and I have given you some
of the answers, and I will tell you very specifically what you
will have to abandon in order to find the life of Higher Love.”
from a talk given 7/9/1988 AM
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JUNE 8,2016
Thought for the Day 
Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. We always get worse, 
never better. We are never cured. Our alcoholism can only be 
arrested. No matter how long we have been sober, if we try 
liquor again, we’re as bad or worse than we ever were. There 
is no exception to this rule in the whole history of A.A. We 
can never recapture the good times of the past. They are gone 
forever. Will I try to recapture them? 
Meditation for the Day 
Your life has been given to you mainly for the purpose of 
training your soul. This life we live is not so much for the 
body as for the soul. We often choose the way of life that best 
suits the body, not the way that best suits the soul. God wants 
you to choose what suits the soul as well as the body. Accept 
this belief and a wonderful molding of character is the result. 
Reject it and God’s purpose for your life is frustrated, and 
your spiritual progress is delayed. Your soul is being trained 
by the good you choose. Thus the purpose of your life is being 
accomplished. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may choose what is good for my soul. I pray that 
I may realize God’s purpose for my life. 
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The greatest good which I (an individual’s) mind is able 
to conceive should be affirmed as part of (the individual’s) 
everyday experience. 
The science of Mind page 168 

BB We Agnostics, p.56  
“Who are you to say there is no God?”
 
 
I called through your door,
 “the Mystics are gathering in the street. 
Come out!”
“Leave me alone. I’m sick.” 
“I don’t care if you’re dead! 
Jesus is here, 
and he wants to resurrect somebody!” 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 159 Insights
“I give the miracles I have received.”
Before I can give a miracle, I must receive a miracle. Receiving a miracle is receiving Christ’s vision. Christ’s vision provides the bridge by which my mind, which has been lost in separation, is returned back to the truth. Christ’s vision brings an awareness of the truth of the Light behind every form. Christ’s vision reminds me all is still as God created It. All are innocent. All are still Love in the Mind of God.
 
Christ’s vision is the gift of the Holy Spirit. To receive Christ’s vision I must be open to receiving the truth and willing to let go of illusions. I must be willing to relax my hold on what I think is real. I must be willing to soften and allow the miracle to be given me. I must be open to Holy Spirit’s healing perspective. The Holy Spirit heals all thoughts of lack, sickness, division or differences of any kind. The Holy Spirit brings me peace and a remembrance of the everlasting Love we all are.
 
With practice, my willingness is growing day by day to be open to receive the miracle of Christ’s vision from the Holy Spirit. There is no gift more important to receive and then give. I continue this process of practice again today, knowing that if I am truly willing I will receive Christ’s vision and I will give as I receive.
 
Christ’s vision is a dream of awakening, a dream of a forgiven world. It does not require that I transcend the world to receive it. But rather it is the means to transcend the world. Christ’s vision shows me a reflection of Heaven so clear that it is a simple and easy step from His vision to the reality of Heaven. As it told us in yesterday’s lesson, we can learn to see with Christ’s vision and we can teach this vision to others. In fact this is the only meaningful purpose we can have in this world.
 
This lesson reinforces that to know I have His vision, I must give it. The miracle is the exchange of the perception of guilt for the perception of innocence. As I see innocence in my brother, I recognize it in myself. As I see innocence in myself, I reinforce it and strengthen it by seeing it in my brother. I always receive what I give. Christ’s vision shows me the call for Love in expressions of anger and fear. It inspires me to answer the call with Love. As I answer with Love, I teach myself that I am Love and that I am safe.
 
The vision of Christ brings joy and peace to my heart. It shows me a world of harmlessness. It shows me the eternal Love that is everywhere, in everything and is What I am. With Christ’s vision I do not mistake the body for the Son God created. With His vision, form becomes useful only as a means to communicate that all is forgiven and only Love is real. It is a gift I give myself and all the world, for we are one. My heart is lifted in gratitude.
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We are here today, tomorrow we are gone; 
mere shadows in a cosmic dream. 
But behind the unreality of these
fleeting pictures is the immortal reality of spirit.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
 
 
I called through your door,
 “the Mystics are gathering in the street. 
Come out!”
“Leave me alone. I’m sick.” 
“I don’t care if you’re dead! 
Jesus is here, 
and he wants to resurrect somebody!” 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 


Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

APRIL 30, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Loneliness drives more people to the Gin Mill than
 almost any other single factor –
 perhaps even the compulsion to drink.
 
In the old days when our society was
 objectionable to all our old friends,
 we would from sheer boredom go
 to the bar just to talk to someone. 
Anyone’s conversation was preferable to our thoughts. 
The drink was frequently an incidental.
 
Boredom is still one of our worst enemies. 
If you have an AA club, there is always 
some guy you can try to help. 
Regardless of your effect on him,
 the experience is bound to help you 
and will relieve you of your blues.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
 
“The psychic enemy is personal negativity,
 which is conquered by self-knowledge.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 1036
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Twenty Four Hours A Day
Thought for the Day April 30,2016
The A.A. program is one of faith because we find that we must have faith in a Power greater than ourselves if we are going to get sober. We’re helpless before alcohol, but when we turn our drink problem over to God and have faith that He can give us all the strength we need, then we have the drink problem licked. Faith in that Divine Principle in the universe which we call God is the essential part of the A.A. program. Is faith still strong in me? 
Meditation for the Day
Each one of us is a child of God, and as such, we are full of the promise of spiritual growth. A young person is like the springtime of the year. The full time of the fruit is not yet, but there is promise of the blossom. There is a spark of the Divine in every one of us. Each has some of God’s spirit that can be developed by spiritual exercise. Know that your life is full of glad promise. Such blessings can be yours, such joys, such wonders, as long as you develop in the sunshine of God’s love.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may develop the divine spark within me. I pray that by so doing I may fulfill the promise of a more abundant life.
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 The one seeking to demonstrate the power 
of spiritual realization and everyday 
Affairs should believe in Divine Guidance.
 The science of Mind page 167
Why does he behave like this? If hundreds of experiences have shown him that one drink means another debacle with all its attendant suffering and humiliation, why is it he takes that one drink?
 — Alcoholics Anonymous, page 22
 My father, the most beloved gynecologist in Vienna, before they took him away on a morals charge for indecent exposure at the state opera house said, and I quote, “Please do not take me away. I will not do it again.”
 — Dr. Fritz Fassbender (Peter Sellers, What’s New Pussycat?)
How truth makes us free is something that we A.A.’s can well understand. 
It cut the shackles that once bound us to alcohol. It continues to release us from conflicts and miseries beyond reckoning; it banishes fear and isolation.  
— As Bill Sees It
I don’t even know if I am or I am not. 
When I think I am, I find myself worthless, 
when I think I am not, I find my value. 
Like my thoughts, I die and Rise Again each day.
Rumi 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 120 Insights
Review: “I rest in God” and “I am as God created me.”
  As the lesson reminds me, I need to let God tell me what I am instead of me telling God what I am. This reminder brings to mind the image of the rebellious teenager telling his parents he wants to do it his own way. “Don’t tell me what to do.” And I think of Frank Sinatra’s ode to the ego, “I did it my way.” The ego is the idea of independence from God. The last thing the ego wants is for God to tell me What I am. If I truly listened and accepted God’s definition of What I am, I would instantly drop any allegiance to the ego. Who would align himself to nothing when he is offered everything?
  The whole Course is teaching me to recognize that everything that I have valued in what the ego offers is really nothing. No form of specialness has any substance. It is an empty substitute for the eternal, limitless Love of God. It takes great effort to try to manufacture illusions that seem to have value, that seem to give me something I want. It’s exhausting because none of it ever really works.
TO CONTINUE:
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In the grand panorama of creation,
the Invisible Infinite becomes visible in the finite;
and those with eyes to see Can discern in
every finite thing the marks of the Infinite.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
I don’t even know if I am or I am not. 
When I think I am, I find myself worthless, 
when I think I am not, I find my value. 
Like my thoughts, I die and Rise Again each day.
Rumi

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

APRIL 16,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS


DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Can you imagine a state of mind absolutely free of fear? 
It is extremely hard for us who have had Fear,
Worry and Uncertainty as constant companions most of our lives. 
To attain such a state of mind is only possible where there is complete Faith in God.
 Somehow, too,  it would appear that it would
 mean complete faith in our fellow man and in ourselves.
 
Maybe this is too much to expect,
but you can try to cultivate more
faith day by day and, as you do,
you will find more and more peace of
mind and less and less of worry, fear and uncertainty.
It works.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
 
“What you’re about to read means more to you than all the years
of chatter, advice and so-called help that the world has given you.
Here is everything you really need. But the problem is you don’t
know what you really need. Read on so you’ll find out.
  You have a sensing of something wrong. Something has gone astray.
You know that. And when it comes up you insist on supplying your
own useless solutions. You have been crying out long enough,
‘The world is too much for me. Whatever it is out there, it
is overwhelmingly too much for me.’
  I _order_ you to stop saying that! Oh, if you only knew, and I’m
trying to tell you, that _you_ are too much for the world. Who you
really are is absolutely victorious, triumphant over any difficulty
you can name. Do you want to name some?”
Your Power of Natural Knowing, 
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Twenty Four Hours A Day APRIL 16,2016
Thought for the Day
In A.A. we have insurance. Our faith in God is a kind of insurance against the terrible things that might happen to us if we ever drink again. By putting our drink problem in the hands of God, we’ve taken out a sort of insurance policy, which insures us against the ravages of drink, as our homes are insured against destruction by fire. Am I paying my A.A. insurance premiums regularly?
Meditation for the Day
I must try to love all humanity. Love comes from thinking of every man or woman as your brother or sister, because they are children of God. This way of thinking makes me care enough about them to really want to help them. I must put this kind of love into action by serving others. Love means no severe judging, no resentments, no malicious gossip, and no destructive criticism. It means patience, understanding, compassion, and helpfulness.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may realize that God loves me, since He is the Father of us all. I pray that I in turn may have love for all of His children.
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 The soul must make a complete surrender to the Spirit.
 The Will of the Spirit is peace, clear thinking and happiness. 
The science of Mind page 405 
 
BB A Vision For You, p.155  
His sanity returned and he thanked God.
 
This is how I would die into the love I have for you.
As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 107 Insights
“Truth will correct all errors in my mind.”
   Any time I feel anxious, impatient, hurried, unhappy, guilty or less than peaceful in any way, it is a sign that I am believing in error. I am making an error real in my mind. Truth will correct that error in my mind and return me to the place of calm so deep it cannot be disturbed.
   Truth is everywhere, ever present. There is no place I need to go, no place I need to be to find the truth. It is always with me. I only need to stop holding barriers against the truth, stop believing in error. This is the undoing referred to in the Course. I need do nothing to find the truth, but I do need to stop interfering with the awareness of truth. It is the feverish attempt to hold on to illusions and make them real that bars truth from healing my mind. As I stop holding on to error, the truth will enter of its own because truth is what I am in reality.
TO CONTINUE:
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When the mud of our restless thoughts begins to settle,
the power of God begins to reflect in the clear waters 
of your consciousness.
 Paramahansa Yogananda 

This is how I would die into the love I have for you.
As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)


Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
808-734-5732
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815
iamronrichey@gmail.com
www.melloron.com

“Yes, it’s only a canvas sky

“Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Altar Ego
Alan Dolit
A dream I had once: It starts out like a scene with Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times”. In the opening scene a statue is being unveiled revealing Charlie lying on the base of the statue. I then envision an altar to Jesus. It too is covered waiting to be unveiled. As the cover is being lifted off the altar there is nothing on it except an old TV showing Ella Fitzgerald singing:
 
“Say, it’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me

“Yes, it’s only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me

“Without your love
It’s a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It’s a melody played in a penny arcade”

 
And then Jesus appears and he sings:

“It’s a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
If you believed in me” 

 
And then Burt Lahr appears as the cowardly lion in the Wizard of OZ saying “Ain’t it the truth, ain‘t it the truth.”
 
And Jesus says: “Take me down from the cross. Don’t put me on a pedestal nor build any altar for me, nor look for me in an empty tomb. I’m not there. Teach not that I died in vain. Teach rather that I did not die by demonstrating that I live in you. And if you must have an altar, don’t clutter it with false icons. I’m the original iconoclast. Let the only icons in your life be those on your computer desktop. And let your altar remain empty, but keep it shined, so as an empty mirror it can reflect God‘s Love. And remember to let the dead bury the dead.”
 
And then the TV screen goes blank. And I realize it is only my “alter” ego that needs to make altars.

APRIL 15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

 
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Can you imagine a state of mind absolutely free of fear?
It is extremely hard for us who have had Fear,
Worry and Uncertainty as constant companions most of our lives.
To attain such a state of mind is only possible where there is complete Faith in God.
Somehow, too, it would appear that it would mean complete faith in our fellow man and in ourselves.
 
Maybe this is too much to expect, but you can try to cultivate more faith day by day and, as you do, you will find more and more peace of mind and less and less of worry, fear and uncertainty.
It works.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
 
“Growth comes by daring to risk more of the unknown than we are
willing to risk. Dare it, venture it — and grow. Declare, ‘My known
ways of thinking have brought me nothing but failure, so why cling
to them?’ Forget the difficulties, and confusions,
and disappointments, for they are unimportant. Remember the only vital thing — the direction in which you are heading.
Confidently abandon yourself to higher truths.
Here is a heroic act!”
The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power, Chap. 14, p. 
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Twenty Four Hours A Day APRIL 15,2015
Thought for the Day
Terrible things could have happened to any one of us. We never will know what might have happened to us when we were drunk. We usually thought: “That couldn’t happen to me.” But any one of us could have killed somebody or have been killed ourselves, if we were drunk enough. But fear of these things never kept us from drinking. Do I believe that in we have something more effective than fear?
Meditation for the Day
I must keep calm and unmoved in the vicissitudes of life. I must go back into the silence of communion with God to recover this calm when it is lost even for one moment. I will accomplish more by this calmness than by all the activities of a long day. At all cost I will keep calm. I can solve nothing when I am agitated. I should keep away from things that are upsetting emotionally. I should run on an even keel and not get tipped over by emotional upsets. I should seek for things that are calm and good and true and stick to those things.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may not argue nor contend, but merely state calmly what I believe to be true. I pray that I may keep myself in that state of calmness that comes from faith in God’s purpose for the world.
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Remember that when you use your subjective mind, 
you’re using the Creative Power of the Universe.
For the two are really one. 
The science of Mind page 401
 
BB How It Works, p.68  
For we are now on a different basis;
the basis of trusting and relying upon God.
 
 
You Wander from room to room. 
Hunting for the diamond necklace. 
That is already around your neck!
Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 106 Insights
“Let me be still and listen to the truth.”
   Let yourself rest a while in oneness. There is no conflict there, only perfect peace and a deep sense of well-being. Here you recognize through experience that giving and receiving are the same: One undivided Whole, giving all of Itself to all, eternal because It is changeless, being filled up completely, giving completely, safe, happy, loving, loved, gentleness, being Spirit.
  When I let myself open up to this state of mind, it is there, it is real. The world of separate bodies is nowhere and nothing. On the other hand, as I focus on the world of separate bodies, this world becomes very real and God’s Reality seems v distant. The Course tells us that we can have one or the other, not both at the same time. What an opportunity today to take five minutes of every hour to be still and listen to the truth, open to reality, feel the well-being and safety that comes with opening to God’s peace and love and joy.
TO CONTINUE:ery
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I will bathe in the sacred pool of God’s
love hidden behind the ramparts of meditation.
Paramahansa Yogananda

You Wander from room to room. 
Hunting for the diamond necklace. 
That is already around your neck! Rumi


Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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Intuition

Intuition
 
Intuition comes from the Latin word “intueri” which means to look inside, or to contemplate, it is the ability to acquire knowledge from within.
 
Coincidence means, that two events happen at the same time… like thinking about someone just as that person just happens to phone you at that exact time…when this happens it is never an accident.
 
Or you are walking down the street thinking of someone , and you suddenly bump into them.
 
That person and you are connected in ways that your eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue cannot show you, but your intuition did.
 
Have you ever had a feeling that you should not have done or said something, or went somewhere you know that you should not have, but you went ahead and did it anyway… then you said…I knew I should not have done that, that’s right you knew… your intuition told you…but because you were not aware of your intuition, you ignored it any way.
 
There is another way to explain this, if someone is asleep say on the couch, you don’t put a book in front of them and say read this!! You wait until they are awake and then give them the book… well when you are unconscious, you are asleep.. and your intuition is the book…you don’t know your intuition is there, but when you are conscious, you are now awake, and now you can become aware of your intuition, it is the book…
 
Extra-sensory perception or (ESP) and multi-sensory perception (MSP) and intuition are the same thing. ESP is outside and above the five senses that we all possess, and it is more than that, it is a very sophisticated system that allows us to see more than we can with the five senses we have, it allows us to connect or reconnect to each other, a connection that we simply forgot that we all have.
 
We all have this ability, we all have MSP/ESP because we are all one… therefore oneness is our natural state of being.
 
The five senses require you to pay attention to what is outside of you… intuition and MSP require the exact opposite, you pay attention to what is happening inside of you…this is the biggest difference to five sensory perception and multi-sensory perception.
 
Listening to your intuition is like ignoring all of your five senses that you know you have, it is there if you can take the time to listen to it, go beyond all the noise, all thoughts, smells, go to the Stillness that is in your mind, and it is there, forever trying to communicate with you.
 
When you are angry, afraid, jealous, vengeful, or emotional in any way, you block all your MSP,s… and you cannot hear your intuition at all.
 
These emotions are too turbulent, they block your awareness, trying to hear your intuition when you are upset or emotional is like trying to find a needle in a haystack… it is still there, but you can’t hear it, it is the same with love’s presence, it is there also, but you can’t feel it.
 
Imagine being able to hear your intuition every minute, well you can do this but first you have to train your mind.
 
Never go to bed angry, or emotional in any way, your intuition works best when you feel light… anger and all other emotions are heavy, that’s why when you let your anger, judgments, and all emotions go, you feel better… you feel lighter.
 
The same goes for regret, guilt, shame, jealousy, let all these go, and you will feel so so much better, this is why forgiveness is so important to yourself, this is the key to you feeling better, forgiveness takes care of all emotions, without exceptions, and you will feel better.
 
Now you have let all these go, and you are feeling better, and lighter, the weight of the world is now off your shoulders, there is an extra bonus, you are now in good shape to get in touch with your intuition.
 
Next you must believe that you have intuition, and most importantly, you need trust, trust is essential for you to manifest intuition within yourself.
 
You can’t stop your intuition from working, but you can put blocks into your awareness to keep yourself from hearing it…
 
Last but not least… your intuition will always answer all your questions, it will never fail to give you an answer… listen to what your intuition tells you… a lot of people hear answers that they don’t like, so the pretend that they don’t hear it, or just ignore what they don’t want to hear.
 
Getting in touch with your intuition is the third step towards a higher consciousness, coming after first, imagination, and second inspiration, intuition is regarded as a constant commonality between earthly knowledge, and the higher spiritual knowledge, and appears as flashes of illumination.
 
Intuition can be said to be a comprehensive grip of the principles of universality, a person who develops intuition can know anything, without the barriers of time, space and any other obstructions, it is the belief in the ability to see any event, any object from a viewpoint of the cosmic whole, from its culmination, the knowing of something, without prior knowledge, or the use of reason.
 
4 Ways to find life’s questions using Intuition
 
                                                    1. Inner voice
 
Many people report a still inner voice, your intuition will communicate with you in a compassionate, loving manner that is perceptibly different from your normal inner chatter.
 
When you are faced with a dilemma, ask yourself” what is the best course of action to take” then pause for a few minutes in silence and meditation, and think about all your options, one then will leap out at you, if not, then go deeper and ask the question again, and remember to trust your intuition, it is trying to give you the answer, an answer will appear, you might not like it, sometimes we don’t want to hear what is best for us, or you might say bingo, got it, that is what i will do, then write down three small steps that will take you in the direction that you choose.
 
                                                        2. Dreams.
 
You can receive a wealth of guidance when you learn to ask for intuitive insight from your dreams. Our minds are still active and racing with thoughts while we sleep.
 
As we repay our daily anxieties in our dream state, we are sometimes given answers and solutions to our problems. Often these answers are revealed to us through symbols.
 
When you go to bed try to summarize the issue you need resolved into a question, and as you meditate and drift off to sleep state the question to yourself.
 
Before you become fully awake in the morning ask yourself, what is the answer to my question, try to remember your dream. And what it symbolized, and see if the answer was in your dream.
 
You may not remember the details of the dream, but you will have awakened with the answer placed somewhere, in could be in the dream, or that it could just appear to you as an intuitive answer then and there.
 
This is just as equally a valid way of receiving intuitive guidance in your sleep state.
 
                                                        3. Emotions.
 
Intuitive information often comes through our feelings or emotions. You may simply feel right about a certain course of action, or you might experience a sense of distrust about an individual or situation.
 
Part of learning to trust your intuition is remembering to ask “does this decision make me happy” or do I feel energized by this decision ?
 
There are many ways to ask the question, and experience the answer, but here is the truth… your intuition will provide you with information to make positive choices.
 
You have a magnificent inner guidance system, and it will not make you feel bad, or give you negative answers, if it does then it is not your intuition you are listening to, but your ego, remember your ego will always try to give you negative answers and will always want you to feel bad.
 
                                             4. Physical Sensations
 
The Japanese call intuition “stomach art”. We call it “gut feelings”. You might find that your body feels heavy if you make a wrong decision. Or you might feel light and experience “chills” if you have made the correct decision.
 
If you have made a decision and your stomach feels heavy or like there is a knot in it, your intuition is imploring you to reconsider your options.
 
You must understand that your intuition is warning you about proceeding with your decision, you may not comprehend it on a rational level, or that you have a choice, remember you always have a choice.
 
How many times have you ignored signals from your body, only later to say to yourself, I wished I had trusted my gut instinct?

Let Us Not Conclude Let Us Not Conclude Some Reflections on the Specificity of This Teaching by Henri Tracol

Let Us Not Conclude

Some Reflections on the Specificity of This Teaching

by Henri Tracol


If specificity means what is “unique” in Gurdjieff’s teaching, let us quickly set aside a possible preliminary misunderstanding: “specificity” is not inevitably, as one might fear, a doctrinaire claim to exclusivity. Because what is unique in any path of spiritual search is its own particular way of approaching and perceiving reality. And this teaching offers us a feeling of just that: something which goes beyond suggested forms of experience and investigation.

Mightn’t we say that one of the clearest vocations of this teaching is that it tends to give birth in us to this faculty of orienting ourselves? And wouldn’t this faculty be a fundamental necessity for such a teaching, as its natural position with respect to the major traditional structures, and yet, at the same time, reducible to none of them?

From the vantage point of such an orientation, I know I am nearer to what is “specific” to this teaching inasmuch as I feel invited to place myself inwardly in relation to whatever presents itself from the outside.

If sufficiently nurtured, this spiritual flair might allow us, over time, to recognize the degree of authenticity of any form of experience which offers itself to our search.

Let us suppose that this form seems to be the bearer of a truth of the same nature as the one which Gurdjieff’s direct influence enabled us to actually live. Such a relation could hardly fail to capture the best of our attention and interest, spurring us on to further study. This similarity, however, would in no way authorize us to conclude there is an identity or a common heredity. Even less would it condone our playing the sorcerer’s apprentice in order to establish, on an artificial basis, an assimilation or some sort of synthesis.

And in the opposite case, if this particular form seemed aberrant, illusory, or dangerous, this would in itself be a precious aid to become more aware of what is essential to preserve, as well as the risks we constantly run of making grievous errors and falsifications in our interpretations.

Forewarned of the danger—and faced with the endless number of guises through which what is “unique” in this teaching might appear to us—we will feel the need to rediscover, there again, the guarantee of a right orientation—and we will naturally look to find it at its very origins.

Gurdjieff’s teaching belongs to what he calls the fourth way. As an embodiment of a fourth way school, it does not have a form defined once and for all—which means: neither dogma nor ritual, strictly speaking.

It ceaselessly disappears, and ceaselessly must be discovered and rediscovered.

It imposes no preliminary renunciation but requires, within the frame of ordinary life, a set of appropriate conditions in view of a genuine work upon oneself.

It opens upon the perspective of a profound transformation of being through awakening and self-knowledge.

It presupposes in oneself a sincere quest for truth, the realization of one’s own “nothingness,” the recourse to effort—and to super-effort—toward the development of his power of consciousness.

It also allows the individual to discover and realize certain hidden possibilities, by means of simultaneous and coordinated engaging of one’s intellectual, emotional, and physical capacities toward a voluntary concentration upon the struggle which takes place within the self between one’s positive and negative tendencies.

This perpetual struggle is carried on within every seeker according to the principle of relativity which regulates the relations among the different energy levels in human nature, as in the universe.

~ • ~

But among these lines of force inherent in the fourth way, what is an altogether essential component of this type of teaching, is that above all, “the principal demand is the demand for understanding;” that the individual “must do nothing that he does not understand;” that he must “satisfy himself of the truth of what he is told.”

However, this primary requirement is the source of many misunderstandings: we must unfailingly return to the meaning that Gurdjieff gives to this imperative necessity for a living comprehension, in which our being totally engages itself. We are far from the false requirements of the ordinary individual who arrogates to himself the right to reduce any truth to a mental construct governing the movement of his associative thinking.

Moreover, the emphasis is placed upon the person, on the individual search for knowledge, upon the work that one must do to know oneself in order to transform and fulfill oneself.

The doctors in tradition have been quick to brand this primacy accorded to individual experience—“each person must initiate himself”—as a tendency toward “humanism,” which spawns the most nefarious deviations.

Indeed, regularly forgetting its cosmic and metaphysical perspective risks depriving this search of any possible breadth and reducing the Work, for some people, to a kind of flimsy psychological inquiry, while it encourages in others their latent predilections to a “pseudo-mysticism” devoid of any real content.

Gurdjieff thus reserves an important place for profound meditation, for silence, as a return to the source of all knowledge.… We are there before a trulyspiritual practice, wherein the indispensable theoretical vision is not arbitrarily separated from a vivifying contact with ongoing experience, just as it is lived and felt.

The errors too often voiced with regard to the meaning given both to “individual search” and to “practice” serve to show the urgency of an imperative task: to try to digest what is essential in the ideas so as not to distort them, and to understand as quickly as possible the master’s aim, the principle of balance without which the Work could not exist.

Efforts to understand and to test the ideas: this is what gives this teaching its dynamic character: the growth of being indeed demands both a direct knowledge and a gradual mastery of the movements of our energy as it manifests itself on different levels.

Ultimately, however, what is unique and irreplaceable in Gurdjieff’s teaching is Gurdjieff himself.

Certainly, nothing could be more obvious to someone who lived this experience at his side, and who naturally feels called upon to bear witness.

A few years later, Gurdjieff—as a man—left us forever.

And yet … How not feel his intimate presence within us as a permanent source of self-remembering?

What at is it, then, that allows a master’s influence to perpetuate itself once he has disappeared?

It is not so much an orthodoxy as a mode of perception inherited from him and which should appear through all things, in the heart of the most intimate experiences as well as on the level of everyday life.

We are quickly overwhelmed on every side, however … and it is the unknown which wins out.… In the long run, this calls upon us to perceive such a gift as an enigma—and as a challenge.

This is what is ceaselessly suggested, in countless ways, in Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, from the “Friendly Advice” to the reader—

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 14,2016

DAILIES

“Every spiritual step must be accompanied by the willingness

and the appearance of feeling foolish. There is no escape from

the prison of your old acquired self without a deliberate, 

consistent willingness to appear foolish before yourself and others.

The willingness to appear foolish causes great, beautiful destruction.
The only question that is left is this: “How fast can I go? 
How ingenious can I be in inventing ways to be foolish before you and myself?”
 You know that the reason we want to appear wise before others
 is because we want a picture of ourselves presented to them. 
Now we are going to do the exact opposite of everything we used to do.
A Treasury of Trueness, # 200

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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   


“There is an _original creation, an original world, an invisible
world_, which actually exists at this moment, which we are here
discussing. It exists right now, but not to the world.
This invisible world that I’m talking about is one in which there
is no strife, no competition, no worry, no strain, but a world of
peace and understanding — something that is unlike the world you
now inhabit.
Now this world is timeless. It has always existed. It is the orig

inal world. 
A happy, free, spiritual — truly spiritual — world.
But somewhere along the way, something happened. Something bad
happened to human beings. And this original world was lost to
them because they insisted on building their own world as suited
their own false values, as suited their own wrong ideas about
themselves, their vanity ideas.
And so having departed from the original true world, men and women
began to build their own kind of a world, and their horror story
began, and it has continued to this day. Now in this world, which
you know a lot about, there is nothing but chaos and self-deception.
Everyone pretending they know and no one does know.”
The Original World
Powerful Guides for Spiritual Freedom, p. 4

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 Twenty-four Hours a Day Day March 14, 2016

Thought for the Day

Can I get well? If I mean, “Can I ever drink normally again,” the answer is no. 
But if I mean, “Can I stay sober?” the answer is definitely yes. 
I can get well by turning my drink problem over to a Power greater than myself, 
that Divine Principle in the universe which we call God, 
and by asking that Power each morning to give me the 
strength to stay sober for the next 24 hours.
 I know from the experience of thousands of people
 that if I honestly want to get well, I can get well.
Am I faithfully following the AA program?
Meditation for the Day

Persevere in all that God’s guidance moves you to do. 
The persistent carrying out of what seems right and
 good will bring you to that place where you would be. 
If you look back over God’s guidance, you will see that
 His leading has been very gradual and that only as you have carried out His wishes, 
as far as you can understand them, 
has God been able to give you more clear and definite leading. 
You are led by God’s touch on a quickened, responsive mind.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may persevere in doing what seems right. 
I pray that I may carry out all of God’s leading, as far as I can understand it.
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The highest mental practice is to listen 
to this Inner Voice and declare Its Presence. 
The Science of Mind page 334 

As the doubter tries the process of prayer, he should begin to add up the results. If he persists, he will almost surely find more serenity, more tolerance, less fear, and less anger. He will acquire a quiet courage, the kind that isn’t tension-ridden. He can look at “failure” and “success” for what these really are. Problems and calamity will begin to mean his instruction, instead of his destruction. He will feel freer and saner.
The idea that he may have been hypnotizing himself by auto-suggestion will become laughable. His sense of purpose and of direction will increase. His anxieties will commence to fade. His physical health will be likely to improve. Wonderful and unaccountable things will start to happen. Twisted relations in his family and on the outside will improve surprisingly.
GRAPEVINE, JUNE 1958 
This season with the friend so near, 
the body dims. 
Heart-light grows more intense. 
Storm clouds finally weep, 
because the Lightning has started to laugh.
 With happy tears everywhere coming down,
 the fields get uncontrollably tickled. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)


 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 73 Insights
“I will there be light.”
In this lesson, Jesus is helping me to build the habit to see the Christ in everyone I meet or even think of. Jesus is helping me focus on the truth in everyone and not the idle wishes and grievances that come from the ego split mind. Seeing the idle wishes and grievances have cost me the awareness of What I am. Remembering that my real will is one with God’s Will brings me back into alignment with my true happiness, my true unlimited freedom.
 
Saying to myself all through the day, “I will there be light,” reminds me of my true will. This helps me behold the Light that reflects God’s Will and mine. I need this practice to free up my mind from the idle wishes and grievances of the ego thought system.
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The scenery of mountains painted on the ever-changing canvas of the sky,
the mysterious mechanism of the human body, the rose, the green grass carpet,
the magnanimity of souls, the loftiness of minds,
the depth of love-all these things remind us of a God who is beautiful and Noble.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

 
This season with the friend so near, 
the body dims. 
Heart-light grows more intense. 
Storm clouds finally weep, 
because the Lightning has started to laugh.
 With happy tears everywhere coming down,
 the fields get uncontrollably tickled. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 13,2016

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 13,2016
 
DAILIES
Eye Opener (1950)
The relationship of hours to a lifetime is comparable
 to the relationship of bricks to a house. 
Every brick that is laid must be a separate and distinct operation, 
yet so tied to the preceding and the following brick
 that their positions are level and plumb. 
Each one is an entirety in itself, 
but all the bricks are either supporting or are supported by each other.
 
Our hours, lived one by one, are in no sense different. 
The beauty, strength and durability of our lives will 
be determined by the individual hours viewed collectively.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   


“Try to see the difference between you and your spiritual under-


standing. Repeat, try to see the difference between you and your
spiritual understanding. You have no spiritual understanding.
It is always a gift to you from the higher place. That gift
becomes your insight, your treasure of spiritual qualities.
Now think with me on this, it is very important to understand it.
The ‘you’ — does that make it clearer? — the ‘you,’ the self, the old
nature cannot have any spiritual understanding because it has no
existence in itself.”
from a talk given 10/28/1987

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Twenty Four Hours a Day March 13
Thought for the Day

We’ve got rid of our false, drinking selves and found our real, sober selves. And we turn to God, our Father, for help, just as the Prodigal Son arose and went to his father. At the end of the story, the father of the Prodigal Son says: “He was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found.” We alcoholics who have found sobriety in A.A. were certainly dead and are alive again. We were lost and are found. Am I alive again?
Meditation for the Day
Gently breathe in God’s spirit, that spirit which, if not barred out by selfishness, will enable you to do good works. This means rather that God will be enabled to do good works through you. You can become a channel for God’s spirit to flow through you and into the lives of others. The works that you can do will only be limited by your spiritual development. Let your spirit be in harmony with God’s spirit and there is no limit to what you can do in the realm of human relationships.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may become a channel for God’s spirit. I pray that God’s spirit may flow through me into the lives of others.
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The potential of all things exist in the Universal Wholeness.
The Science of Mind page 271
 
When an individual surrenders, the ability to accept reality functions on
the unconscious level, and there is no residual of battle; relaxation with
freedom from strain and conflict ensues. In fact, it is perfectly possible
to ascertain how much acceptance of reality is on the unconscious level
by the degree of relaxation that develops. The greater the relaxation, the
greater the inner acceptance of reality.
— Harry M. Tiebout, M.D.
Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? 
Why would you refuse to give this joy to anyone?
 Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups.
 They swim the huge fluid freedom.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 72 Insights
“Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.”
This lesson is one of the clearest places in the Course where it demonstrates that the Course’s thought system is diametrically opposed to the thinking of this world. The thinking of the world reflects the projected belief that God made the body. Yet in this lesson it says that not only did He not make the body, but He could not, because He cannot create unlike Himself.
 
The statement that as long as the body is the center of our concept of ourselves, we are attacking God’s plan for salvation has been a real eye opener to me. I am seeing that thinking I am a body is an attempt to defy God and be what God did not create me to be.
 
TO CONTINUE:
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When the mud of our restless thoughts begins to settle,
the power of God begins to reflect in the clear waters of your consciousness.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? 
Why would you refuse to give this joy to anyone?
 Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups.
 They swim the huge fluid freedom.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Try to see the difference between you and your spiritual under-


standing. Repeat, try to see the difference between you and your
spiritual understanding. You have no spiritual understanding.
It is always a gift to you from the higher place. That gift
becomes your insight, your treasure of spiritual qualities.
Now think with me on this, it is very important to understand it.
The ‘you’ — does that make it clearer? — the ‘you,’ the self, the old
nature cannot have any spiritual understanding because it has no
existence in itself.”
from a talk given 10/28/1987

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Twenty Four Hours a Day March 13
Thought for the Day

We’ve got rid of our false, drinking selves and found our real, sober selves. And we turn to God, our Father, for help, just as the Prodigal Son arose and went to his father. At the end of the story, the father of the Prodigal Son says: “He was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found.” We alcoholics who have found sobriety in A.A. were certainly dead and are alive again. We were lost and are found. Am I alive again?
Meditation for the Day
Gently breathe in God’s spirit, that spirit which, if not barred out by selfishness, will enable you to do good works. This means rather that God will be enabled to do good works through you. You can become a channel for God’s spirit to flow through you and into the lives of others. The works that you can do will only be limited by your spiritual development. Let your spirit be in harmony with God’s spirit and there is no limit to what you can do in the realm of human relationships.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may become a channel for God’s spirit. I pray that God’s spirit may flow through me into the lives of others.
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The potential of all things exist in the Universal Wholeness.
The Science of Mind page 271
 
When an individual surrenders, the ability to accept reality functions on
the unconscious level, and there is no residual of battle; relaxation with
freedom from strain and conflict ensues. In fact, it is perfectly possible
to ascertain how much acceptance of reality is on the unconscious level
by the degree of relaxation that develops. The greater the relaxation, the
greater the inner acceptance of reality.
— Harry M. Tiebout, M.D.
Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? 
Why would you refuse to give this joy to anyone?
 Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups.
 They swim the huge fluid freedom.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 72 Insights
“Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.”
This lesson is one of the clearest places in the Course where it demonstrates that the Course’s thought system is diametrically opposed to the thinking of this world. The thinking of the world reflects the projected belief that God made the body. Yet in this lesson it says that not only did He not make the body, but He could not, because He cannot create unlike Himself.
 
The statement that as long as the body is the center of our concept of ourselves, we are attacking God’s plan for salvation has been a real eye opener to me. I am seeing that thinking I am a body is an attempt to defy God and be what God did not create me to be.
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When the mud of our restless thoughts begins to settle,
the power of God begins to reflect in the clear waters of your consciousness.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? 
Why would you refuse to give this joy to anyone?
 Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups.
 They swim the huge fluid freedom.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 12,2016

OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS APRIL 12,2016

 

DAILIES

Eye Opener (1950)
Life is too short even if we live the whole of it to its fullest, 

but we alcoholics have wasted so many years of our lives

that we must now double our efforts if we hope to do any living at all. 

Truly, for us, it is later than we think.

There is one consolation, however, and that is that it is possible 

to use a single moment to produce an eternity of benefits for humanity.

 Much time has been frittered away, but there is still ample time to do good.

Life is not measured by its length but by its width and its depth.

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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   

“Be logical not theological.”
A Treasury of Trueness, # 1711
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Twenty-Four Hours A Day  March 12, 2016

Thought For The Day

The Prodigal Son “took his journey into a far country and wasted his substance on riotous living.” That’s what we alcoholics do. We waste our substance with riotous living. “When he came to himself, he said: I will arise and go to my father.” That’s what an alcoholic does in A.A. He comes to himself. His alcoholic self is not his real self. His sane, sober, respectable self is his real self. That’s why we’re so happy in A.A. Have I come to myself?

Meditation For The Day

Simplicity is the keynote of a good life. Choose the simple things always. Life can become complicated if you let it be so. You can be swamped by difficulties if you let them take up too much of your time. Every difficulty can be either solved or ignored and something better substituted for it. Love the humble things of life. Reverence the simple things. Your standard must never be the world’s standard of wealth and power.

Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may love the simple things of life. I pray that I may keep my life uncomplicated and free.
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It is necessary for the practitioner to withdraw
 his thought from things as they appear to be
 and to think independently of any and all existing conditions.
Ernest Holmes “How to use Science of Mind “page 50

The minute I stopped arguing, I could begin to see and feel. Right there, Step Two 
gently and very gradually began to infiltrate my life. I can’t say upon what occasion 
or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly 
have that belief now. To acquire it, I had to stop fighting and practice the rest of 
A.A.’s program as enthusiastically as I could.
— Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 27 
Two men in a burning house must not stop to argue.
— African proverb
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, 
give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your 
income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have 
patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known 
or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful 
uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these 
leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you 
have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults 
your soul.

— Walt Whitman

 Poem, song, and story,
 the stream sweeps by, 
moving along what was never mine anyway.
 What I’ve done through an act of will,
 well-meaning, or mean, 
these are brought in briefly by
 moonlight and carried obscurely off. 

Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

 

ACIM Workbook Lesson 71 Insights
“Only God’s plan for salvation will work.”

As I accept that only God’s plan for salvation will work, I experience great relief. It means that I can let go of all my planning, conniving, manipulating and efforting in trying to make the circumstance in which I feel safe and happy. What helps me accept God’s plan is to remember that His Will for me is perfect happiness. Not temporary, not partial, but perfect, whole, complete, eternal happiness.

The ego world is the result of believing that it is possible to have something better than perfect happiness. Put that way it seems absurd, but in rejecting God’s total Love, given equally to all, this is exactly what the ego thought system represents — I want to do it my way. Sooner or later we will all reach the point where we recognize “doing it my way” has not brought the happiness we want. This also helps bring about the relinquishment of our plan so that we come with an open mind to receive God’s plan. Today I am willing to take another step in letting go of my plans and receiving the perfect happiness offered by God’s plan for salvation.

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Your real nature is calmness…. 
It is time you remember who you. are: 
the Blessed soul, a reflection of Spirit. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 

 Poem, song, and story,
 the stream sweeps by, 
moving along what was never mine anyway.
 What I’ve done through an act of will,
 well-meaning, or mean, 
these are brought in briefly by
 moonlight and carried obscurely off. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)