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February 14,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 14,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
It was very hard for us alcoholics to realize that
 God has a big world on His hands and that
 He has other chores than just to give us rain when
we want rain and sunshine when we want sunshine.
 We always thought the Universe revolved around us.
 
That He knows His job is evidenced by the regular
 return of days and seasons, by His distribution of 
weather in such a manner that the world has never
 been devoid of food.
 Think what chaos would exist if He had
 allowed us to run it our way.
 
God has given us many controls over Nature, 
but He knows the limits of human intelligence
 and the extent of human selfishness.
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 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“Human beings live the way they _choose_, but not the way they
_want_. A vast difference lies between the two. We _choose_ from
our acquired beliefs, habits and taste. We select this friend or
that viewpoint because they harmonize with our preconceived notions,
usually false, of the best way to get along. Regardless of how often
they lead us straight into grief, we don’t see them as the cunning
traitors they are. So we continue to stumble in our sleep.”
The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 5, p. 66
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
February 14,2017
EXPECTATIONS vs. DEMANDS
Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 98
Dealing with expectations is a frequent topic at meetings. It isn’t wrong to expect progress of myself, good things from life, or decent treatment from others. Where I get into trouble is when my expectations become demands. I will fall short of what I wish to be and situations will go in ways I do not like, because people will let me down sometimes. The only question is: “What am I going to do about it?” Wallow in self-pity or anger; retaliate and make a bad situation worse; or will I trust in God’s power to bring blessings on the messes in which I find myself? Will I ask Him what I should be learning; do I keep on doing the right things I know how to do, no matter what; do I take time to share my faith and blessings with others?
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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Our prayer is answered before it is uttered. 
The Science of Mind page 154 

He said, “judging yourself is playing God.”
anonymous

At times I am afraid of my own feelings if 
I don’t get in there and try to control.. what if?
Alanon member


Find someone who will put you in a fire worth burning in.
Even in hell there is fire even in hell there is light.

Rune Lazuli 

A COURSE IN MIRACLES

ACIM Workbook Lesson 45 Insights
“God is the Mind with which I think.”
Many times when I go into meditation, I ask Jesus to help me move through the clouds. If a particular cloud seems to attract me, I ask Jesus to help me see it differently. It happens differently in different situations. Sometimes we talk about it together and I am given a new perspective in how to view the situation. Sometimes I am given insight into what would be most helpful. Sometimes the cloud just seems to disappear. It’s just gone. And then we continue through the clouds. Jesus always leads me to deeper layers of peace.
 
Sometimes he gives me images where we come to a beautiful, inviting, warm pool of peace and we step in together gradually going deeper, allowing ourselves to feel the presence of God’s peace a little more and then a little more. I find that Jesus or the Holy Spirit is very gentle in leading me into the truth of my Being. Jesus knows that we have all the time we need. He asks a little willingness of me and then he takes over. I have learned to trust his lead. He brings me to deep layers of happiness. All sense of problems disappear. He knows me better than I know myself. I can trust him.
 
When I get involved in the world of form, I lose all sense of what is eternal, what is real. I need these times of following Jesus. Jesus leads me to the place in my mind where truth resides. It is a place past form and cannot be described. This place in my mind is always there. It never changes. I am nurtured and sustained here. I feel loved and loving in this place. This is what true sharing is. We share one mind. There are no differences. We are one Light. There is no distance between us.
 
By taking time to rest with Jesus, I can then return to my job in the world being refreshed and reminded of what is real. I can take the peace that I feel with me and practice receiving and extending the peace that is real. I need this practice of diving into that pool of peace often. It brings me the stability and strength. It brings me consistency. It brings me what I need. As I continue on in this “life,” I am so grateful for the help I receive each day and for the pool of peace that is always there to join with each day. There is nothing more important than this. This is real mind healing training, and I need it every day.
 
 
This lesson shakes up all of my ideas about the reality of my thoughts. It is telling me all the thoughts that I have thought were real are not real. If God is the Mind with which I think, then the thoughts of that Mind must be holy. They must see only oneness, only innocence and offer only Love. I have to admit that except for momentary flashes of holy instants, my thoughts do not fit this description.
 
To Continue:
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Night was meant to screen all the attractions of the world,
 that you might the more intently explore the kingdom of God. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 

“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness –
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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