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DEC.25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS  MERRY CHRISTMAS

DEC.25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 
MERRY CHRISTMAS
DAILY
Inward Reality 
It is being constantly revealed, as mankind studies the material world, that its outward appearance is not inward reality at all. The prosaic steel girder is a mass of electrons whirling around each other at incredible speed, and these tiny bodies are governed by precise laws. Science tells us so. We have no reason to doubt it. When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that, infinitely beyond the material world as we see it, there is an all powerful, guiding, creative Intelligence, our perverse streak comes to the surface and we set out to convince ourselves that this isn’t so. Were our contention true, it would follow that life originated out of nothing, means nothing, and proceeds nowhere. 
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 48-49 
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
I hope my spirit is not too dark to learn.
How you underestimate yourself!
You always forget that while you are your
own darkness you are also your own sunshine
for ending the darkness.
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DAILY REFLECTIONS DEC.25,2017
AT PEACE WITH LIFE
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities. “How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done.”
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85
I read this passage each morning, to start off my day, because it is a continual reminder to “practice these principles in all my affairs.” When I keep God’s will at the forefront of my mind, I am able to do what I should be doing, and that puts me at peace with life, with myself and with God.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
– Ernest Holmes
In order to understand the interrelation of truth 
and falsehood in life, a man must understand falsehood in himself,
the constant incessant lies he tells himself.
G. I. Gurdjieff
So long as you are a slave to the opinions of the many you have not yet approached freedom or tasted its nectar But I do not mean by this that we ought to be shameless before all men and to do what we ought not; but all that we refrain from and all that we do, let us not do or refrain from merely because it seems to the multitude somehow honorable or base, but because it is forbidden by reason and the god within us.
 Julian The Apostate quotes  
You and I are not we but One.
ACIM

I am on fire with the love of God
Does anyone need a light?
You can set your rubbish ablaze
From the fire.
Rumi
translated by Coleman Barks

A COURSE IN MIRACLES INSIGHTS
ACIM Workbook Lesson 353 Insights
“My eyes, my tongue, my hands, my feet today
Have but one purpose; to be given Christ
To use to bless the world with miracles.”
In the late 50’s there was a program called, “This Is Your Life.” I feel that Jesus, in this lesson, is describing the true purpose of each of our lives. He is telling us in this lesson what our life is all about. He is describing our vocation and what will bring us true happiness. He is describing our ability to serve the oneness as we awaken to oneness.
 
In this lesson he is being very clear about what our role is in God’s plan of awakening. He describes very specifically the purpose we share and how to do our part. We have no identity other than our Identity in Christ. We have no role other than joining with Jesus to bless the world with miracles.
 
Our bodies become the vehicle to share the process of awakening that we have accepted for ourselves. We see how happy we are as we receive these daily blessings and we would extend that happiness to others. We do not go Home alone. We gladly join with every brother as we see the Christ in everyone. What life could be more fulfilling than this? I am grateful that this is so.
 
What a joyous dedication this lesson offers! I think of it as the dedication of a minister of God. And it is a dedication that blesses me because it offers blessing. Recently I saw a wonderful television movie called, “Secret Santa.” The core message was that there is great joy and blessing in giving without expectation. Blessing is freely offered because giving is returned as a joyous gift.
 
As I dedicate my life to the service of the Holy Spirit, to seeing with Christ’s vision and hearing the Voice for God all through the day, my life becomes increasingly peaceful and joyous. Judgment falls away. Fear falls away. Guilt falls away. What is revealed is what has always been there — the Love of my Creator with Its gifts of happiness and peace.
 
No longer am I buffeted by the winds of changing circumstances and unexpected events, for I remember the Love that is my rock, my foundation, my Self. I remember that changing external circumstances have no effect on me in truth so I remain serene and confident in my Identity as God’s Son. I see His Son reflected in everyone I look upon. There are no adversaries there. No one to defend against. All are my loving brothers, part of my Self. Conflict fades away and the quiet assurance of God’s Love brings me comfort and rest.
 
My heart is filled with gratitude that overflows to all my brothers. My heart sings the song of oneness; there is room for no other song. For I would remember that I remain at Home in Heaven, including All That Is in my circle of Love. Today’s dedication gives me great blessing as it leads me Home and I “recognize that Christ is but my Self.”

I absolutely love that last sentence that says “I lose myself in my Identity.” What a glorious place to be lost. No fear, no doubt, just love and joy and freedom. This, my brothers, is God’s Will. It took my perception of a long time to realize that, but the rough journey has been worth it.
 
I’ve been lost in the world I created for a long time, but this was not what God wanted for me. He sent the Holy Spirit with me to guide me and to catch me when I would fall and, sure enough, I fell many, many times. But my true Identity, the Love of my Heavenly Father calling me back to Him, was more powerful than my illusions of the world. Today I’m opening my mind to hear Him. Because I’m willing to listen, I feel better about myself, my brothers, and my world. I’m beginning to turn my dream into a happy one. I’m beginning to experience being lost in my Identity.
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The sun shines equally, also, on a piece
of charcoal and a diamond.
But the diamond receives and reflects the sun’s light,
whereas the charcoal does not.
Similarly, all people are exposed to the light of God,
but not all receive and reflect that light.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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