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February 16,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 16,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
It is not possible for man to live without emotions, 
and all emotions are passions.
Emotions are as good as our control over them.
Even those which we look upon as bad are bad
only because they are not under proper control.
 
The Creator of man endowed him with emotions
as part of the necessary equipment to live a full 
and useful life. We live our lives and enjoy them
only to the extent we curb and regulate our feelings.
 
God put nothing evil in man.
 Man has diverted his blessings to evil purposes
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 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“As a way to change your life, these ideas work, so submit
constantly to their kindly power.”
Cosmic Command, # 1436
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
February 16,2017
COMMITMENT
Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 125
There came a time in my program of recovery when the third stanza of the Serenity Prayer — “The wisdom to know the difference” — became indelibly imprinted in my mind. From that time on, I had to face the ever-present knowledge that my every action, word and thought was within, or outside, the principles of the program. I could no longer hide behind self-rationalization, nor behind the insanity of my disease. The only course open to me, if I was to attain a joyous life for myself (and subsequently for those I love), was one in which I imposed on myself an effort of commitment, discipline, and responsibility.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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The mind, in its original state, fills all space. 
The Science of Mind page 267 
 
When I blame someone else for something,
 I give up my power to them.
Ala-non member
 
I’m the temple of God and I come here 
and you guys tell me the clean house.
Anonymous
 
 I do not wish to be light nor do I wish to be dark
I wish to bloom mercilessly in between.
Rune Lazuli 
 
Do not grieve. Anything you lose
comes round in another form. 
~Rumi

 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES

ACIM Workbook Lesson 47 Insights
“God is the strength in which I trust.”
Remembering that God is the strength in which I trust is the same as putting my trust in Reality instead of illusions. Illusions are unstable and constantly change. God is eternal and changeless. Placing my trust in a world of illusions is like placing my trust in quicksand. It will always fail. God is the only place of real trust. Only God is invulnerable. Only God can be relied upon in every situation. We all have our foundation in God. God is the Tree of real, everlasting Life. Trusting in anything but God is just a silly idea.
 
God, I hand over every concern to You. Only in You is there true meaning. Returning to Love is my one function. Extending Love is my only joy. This is my strength. This is my security. This where my true happiness lies. I cannot do anything on my own, for on my own I am nothing. “God is the strength in which I trust.”
 
This lesson speaks to us as we perceive ourselves in this world — as separate, alone, weak and with every reason to apprehensive and fearful because we trust in the “strength” of this limited self. But if we look at the lesson as a whole, it is clear that Jesus does not see this as the truth about us. The strength of God is in us because God is in our mind, as we learned in an earlier lesson. The peace of God is there to be found in us because God is in our mind. It is only our belief in a false image of ourselves as alone and separate from God that leads us to feel weak, apprehensive, fearful and out of control. It is this false image that leads us to feel we must defend ourselves.
 
Remembering that God is in our mind can help us remember that God’s strength is ours. Love’s strength is ours. If only Love is real, which the Course tells us in the introduction to the Text, then harm is impossible. There can be nothing to fear.
 
There is another aspect of this lesson that is very important to me. Not only does it assure me that I can trust in the strength of Love, but it assures me that I can rely on this Love to guide me in every aspect of my doing. It is another way of assuring me that I am never alone. I have everything I need to safely and lovingly move through every situation, harmlessly and in perfect peace. I need only place my trust in Love, in God. Love is the strength in which I trust.
TO CONTINUE:
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Feel God’s love in all hearts. Feel God in the impartial
 love you feel for all human beings and in the tender
love you feel for all created things.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
“As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. 
Never inflict your rage on another. 
If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; 
but don’t hurt others.” 
– Omar Khayyám, Quatrains
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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