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DEC.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DEC.8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
In our introduction into AA, we were admonished,
 “Easy does it,” in order to guard against the evil
 of trying to swallow more than we could digest. 
There is so much to AA that there is always the
danger of taking an overdose. 
The wise AA doctor prescribes for alcoholism 
as a physician would for tuberculosis, 
very little medicine to be taken internally,
 but lots of fresh air and sunshine to be absorbed from day to day.
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“Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.”
Quote by Vernon Howard
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
December 8,2016
SERVICE
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends—this is an experience you must not miss. . . . Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 89
It is through service that the greatest rewards are to be found. But to be in a position of offering true, useful and effective service to others, I must first work on myself. This means that I have to abandon myself to God, admitting my faults and clearing away the wreckage of my past. Work on myself has taught me how to find the necessary peace and serenity to successfully merge inspiration and experience. I have learned how to be, in the truest sense, an open channel of sobriety.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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And God is able to bless you abundantly, 
so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, 
you will abound in every good work. 
The Bible new international version 
How much life can any man experience? 
As much as he can embody. 
There is nothing fatalistic about this.
We are so constituted that we can continuously
 increase our embodiment.
We grow in Grace, as it were. 
We Growing Power and theoretically there should
 be no limit of that growth.
 The science of Mind page 280 
Affirmation
 I regularly call Grace into my life
 and joyfully allow it to be my experience.
 
There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Alanon member
 
 
I said when is it going to be my turn to get
 all this good stuff, I have been to three meetings.
 Anonymous
 

Don’t be sad. 
For God sends in hope in the darkest moments. 
The heaviest rain comes from the darkest clouds. 
Rumi


 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 341 Insights
“I can attack but my own sinlessness,
And it is only that which keeps me safe.”
It is my sinlessness, my innocence, my holiness that keeps me safe, because that is what God created. What God created is changeless, remaining one with Him. The Self God created is forever safe.
 
The sense of vulnerability, the need to defend and attack, cannot come from the Self that knows Its changelessness in God. It can only come from a false image that does not remember the Love and strength it shares with God. So when I feel vulnerable, when I feel attacked or when I feel a need to attack to defend myself, it can only be because I believe I am something other than my Self.
 
This world is the out-picturing of the belief that I am separate from God. Everywhere I look it shows me vulnerability, conflict, devastation and death. There is not one thing in this world that is not in some way decaying. Some things seem to last a tiny fraction of a second. Others seem to last billions of years. But all are constantly changing and headed toward disintegration. Impermanence is the lesson this world attempts to teach because it represents the opposite of God.
 
If I want to remember my innocence, if I want to remember the holiness God created me to be, it is useless to look to the world to find it, for the world was made to hide it. By the grace of God, I have within my mind a loving Teacher Who will gently guide me back to the remembrance of my Self as God created It. It is to this inner Teacher that I must turn if I would learn the lesson of my sinlessness. With His help, I will see my innocence reflected back to me from everyone and everything I look upon. I see this through the miracle of forgiveness.
 
Today I would continue my practice of turning all my judgments over to the Holy Spirit and let Him judge on my behalf. Thus will I learn to recognize the false image of a separate identity for what it is and awaken to my Self in God.
 
 
Remembering that I am still as God created me is the same as remembering that I am innocent. I may think that I changed my image from the Self That God created, but this cannot happen in truth. I may think that I am guilty and that I have lost my innocence, but this cannot happen in truth. This is what keeps me safe. Separation from God can happen only in a dream — only in illusions.
 
Thank God this world could never be true. Thank God we could never be separate and alone. Thank God there is no death. Thank God dreams of insanity, dreams of separation, are simply dreams. Our eternal Reality is eternally safe. Light still remains Light, even if I choose to dream dreams of darkness. I am still Love, even though I may use the power of my mind to make up images that a world of fear is true.
 
I am so grateful that I cannot change the truth. I am so grateful that I can recognize and then let go of dreams of separation with Holy Spirit. I am so grateful that I am still in the Mind of God and never left.
 
Now is the time to let go of what could never be true. Now is the time to forgive God. Now is the time to step back and follow the lead of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will lead me to what is eternally true as I practice quieting my mind to receive the truth today.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Everyday look at yourself in the mirror of introspection…. 
That is the way you can become flawless and the spiritual mirror of your soul.
Paramahansa Yogananda

The rose that once has bloomed forever dies.
Omar Khayyam
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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