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DEC.18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.18,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES     
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
If you are a person who likes his drink and yet has to forgo his pleasure in order to retain some semblance of order in your life, you will naturally be miserable.
 
For you there is but one remedy. Get busy on the Program, talk it, work it, share it, think it, pray it, live it – then you will find that you like it
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE

“Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.”
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
December 18,2016
HONESTY WITH NEWCOMERS
Tell him exactly what happened to you. Stress the spiritual feature freely.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 93
The marvel of A.A. is that I tell only what happened to me. I don’t waste time offering advice to potential newcomers, for if advice worked, nobody would get to A.A. All I have to do is show what has brought me sobriety and what has changed my life. If I fail to stress the spiritual feature of A.A.’s program, I am being dishonest. The newcomer should not be given a false impression of sobriety. I am sober only through the grace of my Higher Power, and that makes it possible for me to share with others.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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A smile is the shortest distance between two people. 
Victor Borge 
Every person is an incarnation of Eternity;
a manifestation of the infinite, of that infinite which,
 Emerson tells us, lies stretched in smiling Repose. 
The science of Mind page 38 
affirmation 
I let my love light shine!.
Greeting others with a smile,
I share this delicious joy.
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The Apollo 13 was only on track 10% of the time, 
so is always doing u-turns.
Ala-non member

 Sobriety is evidence of change.
Anonymous

 If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. 
Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it. 
Rumi

ACIM Workbook Lesson 350 Insights
“Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love.
To offer them is to remember Him,
And through His memory to save the world.”
The Son of God was created to be one with God and therefore one with all That Is. Thus, “The Son of God incorporates all things within himself.” The truth is that we are the Son of God and the Son of God is not changed by our weird and wild imaginings.
 
But if we deny our identity as a Son of God and believe we are something else, then what we perceive will be a world where the Son of God is unrecognized, unknown and unseen. The world our body’s eyes show us is such a world, for it was made to be a place where God could not enter. The world is a judgment against God, representing our rejection of Him as our Creator. That is why if we are to return to awareness of the Son of God as our Self and God as our Creator, we must forgive.
 
Judgment keeps us feeling separate. Forgiveness opens our minds to the recognition of our oneness with all. Judgment brings conflict. Forgiveness brings peace of mind. Judgment brings depression. Forgiveness welcomes the joy of God and makes it our own.
 
Father help me to recognize my unforgiving thoughts so that I may bring them to You for help in releasing them. It is through Your strength in me that I am able to forgive. I would accept Your strength today. Into Your hands I commend my Spirit, for I would know once again the joy of my unity in You. Thank You Father for Your holy Son, the Self that I would remember I am.
 
Focusing on the things of this world as if they were real is a way not to remember God, not to remember everyone’s eternal reality as Love. Being willing to open my mind to receiving miracles lets that memory of changeless Love return.
 
As we receive the miracles the Holy Spirit brings, we see that nothing other than Love could be real. We see the falsity of the world’s illusions. We see that we are still as God created us. We see God’s Son as one. That is why this lesson says, “Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love.”
 
The world is a distraction from accepting the truth of God’s oneness. Focusing on a world of separation will not bring me eternal happiness. It is not what I want. It is just a decoy, hiding what is really mine. Today I would not close off my mind to what receiving miracles would bring. Today I would practice opening my mind to the Thoughts of the Holy Spirit.
 
If I am to awaken to the truth, I need my thoughts purified of all my evaluations and judgments of what is real. I need to be reminded that separate bodies are not God’s Will and therefore are not real. I do not know what anything means on my own. I need to remember that I am not on my own. I need Holy Spirit’s gentle correction of all my perceptions.
 
Today I would quiet my mind of all the world’s distractions and let my mind open to the truth. As I allow my mind to be changed, the world I see changes, because I now recognize the world I see is coming from my thoughts.
 
I am willing to give up my belief in what is constantly changing and accept what is eternal. I am willing to return to my true Self and see the true Self of everyone. I am willing to see that there is only one Light and that there is no distance between us.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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 You should be thankful for everything at all times.
Realize that all power to think, 
and speak, and act comes from God, 
and that He is with you now, guiding and inspiring you.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
“I see a horseman disappearing into
the evening mist. Will he travel through woods
or across wild plains? Where is he heading? I don’t know.
Tomorrow, will I be stretched out above or
below the earth? I don’t know.” 
― Omar Khayyám, 
Edward Fitzgerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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