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DEC.7,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.7,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILY

Perfection
“Day by day, we try to move a little toward God’s perfection.
So we need not be consumed by maudlin guilt for failure
to achieve His likeness and image by Thursday next.
 Progress is our aim, and His perfection is the beacon,
light-years away, that draws us on.”
Bill W., Letter, 1966
c. 1967 AAWS, As Bill Sees It p. 15

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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 

“There can be no more practical purpose in life than to be true to truth.”

Cosmic Command, # 1498
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Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to
Accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And the Wisdom to know the difference.
Alcoholics Anonymous® reprinted with permission

Third Step Prayer
The Third Step Prayer is from page 63, The Big Book:
“God, I offer myself to Thee – to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the 
bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them 
may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy 
will always!”
 
Seventh Step Prayer
The Seventh Step Prayer is from page 76. The Big Book
“My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now 
remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you 
and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.”
 
MORNING PRAYER
God, direct my thinking today so that it be empty of self pity, dishonesty, self-will, self-seeking and 
fear. God, inspire my thinking, decisions and intuitions. Help me to relax and take it easy. Free me 
from doubt and indecision. Guide me through this day and show me my next step. God, show me 
what I need to do to take care of any problems. I ask all these things that I may be of maximum 
service to you and my fellow man. In the spirit of the Steps I pray. AMEN
 
NIGHT PRAYER
God, forgive me where I have been resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid today. Help me to not keep 
anything to myself but to discuss it all openly with another person – show me where I owe an 
apology and help me make it. Help me to be kind and loving to all people. Use me in the 
mainstream of life, God. Free me of worry, remorse or morbid (sick) reflections that I may be of 
usefulness to others. AMEN

St Francis Prayer
From Chapter 11 of “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions”
“Lord, make me a channel of they peace,
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.”
St. Francis Assisi (1182-1228).
 Alcoholics Anonymous®, AA®, and The Big Book®
are registered trademarks of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. 
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The AA Grapevine, Inc.
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Let the Peace Which Is God Abide with Us Forever Ernest Holmes. Dr. Ernest Holmes
 
 
For years I struggled and it was everybody else’s fault.
Anonymous 
 
The piece that is realized within will forever establish Harmony in your out of world. 
Joel Goldsmith
 
Everything that is made beautiful and fair
and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
Rumi

A COURSE IN MIRACLES INSIGHTS

ACIM Workbook Lesson 346 Insights
“Today the peace of God envelops me,
And I forget all things except His Love.”
Today I have the opportunity to focus on the reality of God’s peace. I have the opportunity to accept God’s peace as mine. I have the opportunity to extend peace to every brother I encounter or even think of. Today can be a day of being in peace, if I so choose. I would start right now, by going to the Holy Spirit in my mind and asking for the peace of God. I know I always get what I desire in my heart of hearts.
 
Today I let peace go to the top of my priority list. Whatever I do today, I will practice doing it in peace. I will practice receiving the truth about myself and extending it to every part of my day.
 
Today I will watch my thoughts. Are these peace producing thoughts? If not, I will remember that these thoughts are of the ego and hand them over to the Holy Spirit to receive a change in perception.
 
Today I will practice making peace my top priority. Today I would remember the peace of God envelops me. Today I would practice accepting peace and let it guide my way. In this way I will have a happy day, a day of service to the awakening to God’s peace.
 
When I look at all the things I think about during the day, almost all my thoughts are about things in time. Things to do, things to say, things other people say and do, things that seem to happen in the world, taking care of the body, sheltering it, feeding it, clothing it, maintaining it. The world was made to make time seem real.
 
This lesson is telling me that when I give my full attention to the peace of God, all this will fade away and what will remain is timeless Love. Only Love is real. There is nothing else. The peace of God is the peace of Love.
 
How do I forget all things but Love? By forgiving. Forgiving is letting go of all things in time. And ultimately it is letting go of the idea of time, which is just an ego means for making separation seem real.
 
To know the peace of God envelops me, I need do only one thing: Forgive. Like an earlier lesson says, to every apprehension, every care and every form of suffering, I need only remind myself to forgive and it will disappear. Only Love remains, for only Love is real. I cannot hang on to judgment, blame and guilt and know the peace of God that envelops me. Forgiveness clears away the veil for me to know once again the peace of God.
 
Holy Spirit, I come to You today, my best Friend, Who speaks only truth to me and does not judge; Who sees me as I really am, not as I think I am. Thank You Holy Spirit for not believing in my illusions. Thank You for being my Companion, sheltering me with Your peace, comforting me with Your Love and teaching me of the Self I share with all the world.
 
Thank You for Your trust in me, which inspires my trust in You. I know I can bring all my thoughts to You and You will help me let go of what is unreal, of what hides the peace of God from my awareness. Thus do You teach me to forget all things but Love and I remember Who I am.
 
Most Holy Spirit, my Heavenly and Divine Guidance, I, too, thank You for the awareness of Your presence in me. Thank You for believing in me, for loving me when I could not love myself. It is because of Your Love and patience that the light of my own true Self is beginning to shine. And so, together, we share this day in peace, in Oneness, and in Love. Today there is no past and no future; there is only Love and there is only God. Help me, Holy Spirit, to remember that any situation that I may encounter with a brother or in what I perceive as time, will be transformed by Him in Love. Amen.
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The more you feel peace in meditation, the closer you are to God. He moves nearer and nearer to you the deeper you enter into meditation. The peace of meditation is the language and embracing comfort of God. Therefore, God is present right on the throne of peace within you….When you know God as peace within, then you will realize Him as peace existing in the universal harmony of all things without.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Ron Richey

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