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February 17,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 17,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Our reason is the creator of all our conditions of life,
whether they be legitimate or illegitimate. 
We think ourselves into stormy and turbulent living
 just as surely as we think ourselves into peace and serenity.
 
Our stinking drinking was as much a product of our
stinking thinking as was our stinking thinking
the result of our stinking drinking.
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Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“For daily benefit, deeply observe the ways of your mind.”
Esoteric Mind Power, p. 76
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
February 17,2017
THE LOVE IN THEIR EYES
Some of us won’t believe in God, others can’t, and still others who do believe that God exists have no faith whatever He will perform this miracle.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 25
It was the changes I saw in the new people who came into the Fellowship that helped me lose my fear, and change my negative attitude to a positive one. I could see the love in their eyes and I was impressed by how much their “One Day at a Time” sobriety meant to them. They had looked squarely at Step Two and came to believe that a power greater than themselves was restoring them to sanity. That gave me faith in the Fellowship, and hope that it could work for me too. I found that God was a loving God, not that punishing God I feared before coming to A.A. I also found that He had been with me during all those times I had been in trouble before I came to A.A. I know today that He was the one who led me to A.A. and that I am a miracle.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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I know that my life and good are complete. 
The science of mind page 532
 
 
Al Anon is like a laboratory, 
we experiment and find out what works for us.


Ala-non member 

 
 
The payoff is oblivion. I was standing in line waiting for a ticket. 
Anonymous
 
You burn because you carry fire.
Rune Lazuli 
 
 
I am merely a guest, born in this world to
 know the secrets that lie Beyond it. 
 Rumi 
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
ACIM Workbook Lesson 48 Insights
“There is nothing to fear.”
My true Self knows that there is nothing to fear. My true Self knows that this world is nothing but a dream. When I open to my true Self, this knowing that everything is really all right comes into my awareness. My true Self knows that big deals are never justified. My true Self radiates the peace of God. My true Self remembers that everyone is in Heaven now and never left. My true Self knows that every problem has just been made up by false thinking. My true Self is centered in the truth.
 
If I think something other than the thoughts of my true Self are real, my only real and lasting solution is to open my mind to the thoughts of my true Self. I am the decision maker. Either I wander in dreams of separation, making them real, or I choose to open my mind to what is real. My true Self knows that if it is not Love, it is a call for Love. If it is not Love, it is an illusion.
 
As I continue to practice opening to my true Self, I know that all is well. Everything that is real is safe in the Mind of God. There is nothing to fear. “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” It is always my choice. Do I want fear? Do I want conflict? If so, I will choose the ego thought system. Do I want peace and understanding of the truth? If so, I will have an open mind to listen to my true Self.
 
 
My study and application of what I am learning from the Course has increased my day-to-day level of peace dramatically. Yet if I look honestly at the thoughts I carry through the day, there is still an underlying level of fear in much of my thinking. Now I call it by a different name. I may call it concern, mild frustration, impatience, minor irritation, planning for the future, ruminating, etc. Occasionally there are more overt flare-ups of fear in which I recognize defensiveness or anger.
 
The Course tells me that there is no difference between a mild, unsettled feeling and intense rage. I could only experience either of them if I believed myself to be separate from the strength and Love of God. The Course offers no exceptions. It does not say there is nothing to fear except (fill in the blank). The fact that I still make exceptions means that I still need to be reminded again and again that there is nothing to fear. Period. No exceptions, no qualifiers.
TO CONTINUE:
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Meditation quiets the waves of feeling so that 
God’s reflection as the joyous soul is clearly mirrored within. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
 
“This world
that was our home
for a brief spell
never brought us anything
but pain and grief;
its a shame that not one of our problems
was ever solved.
We depart
with a thousand regrets
in our hearts.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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