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February 18,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 18,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Don’t kid yourself, pal. You want to drink, but you can’t.
You never can. Admit it. Accept it – then forget it.
 
You can get sobriety – so get it, keep it and like it.
 
It’s as simple as that.
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 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“Replace ‘I have something to fear’ with ‘I have something to learn.'”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 262
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
 
February 18,2017
OUR PATHS ARE OUR OWN
. . . there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 25
My first attempt at the Steps was one of obligation and necessity, which resulted in a deep feeling of discouragement in the face of all those adverbs: courageously; completely; humbly; directly; and only. I considered Bill W. fortunate to have gone through such a major, even sensational, spiritual experience. I had to discover, as time went on, that my path was my own. After a few twenty-four hours in the A.A. Fellowship, thanks especially to the sharing of members in the meetings, I understood that everyone gradually finds his or her own pace in moving through the Steps. Through progressive means, I try to live according to these suggested principles. As a result of these Steps, I can say today that my attitude towards life, people, and towards anything having to do with God, has been transformed and improved.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc
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The inner man is revealed by what he does.
The Science of Mind page 492 

Don’t turn feelings into decisions.
Ala-non member

The light comes in and erases The Darkness Within.
Anonymous 

Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Marcus Aurelius
 


He is a letter to everyone. 
You open it. 
It says, Live.
~Rumi


 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
ACIM Workbook Lesson 49 Insights
“God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.”
This lesson is very comforting to me. It assures me that no matter how uncertain or confused I might feel in any circumstance, the calm and loving voice for God is always available to me in every instant. To me this is one of the central thoughts of the Course. I am never alone. God’s help is always available to me. No matter how fearful I may feel in a given moment or guilty or sad or angry, God’s Voice is still available to me, ready to shed His Light to heal my perception. I need only quiet my mind and listen. The Holy Spirit is there, always.
 
As it says in Chapter 8 of the Text, that His Voice is as loud as my willingness to listen. It is my responsibility to be willing to hear the Voice for God. It is not imposed upon me, for if it were, the equality in which God created me would be broken. I am always free not to listen, but I cannot destroy the Voice for God. His comfort is ever present, waiting to be accepted. His loving message is always available to guide me all through the day.
 
The more I practice staying in peace, the more I practice taking each unsettling thought to the calm place in my mind where truth resides, the more I will let His Voice guide me all through the day. It really is my will to do so, because my will and God’s Will are truly the same. Resistance comes only from identifying with a false image of myself and wanting it to be real. I cannot defend a separate identity, alone and independent of God, and hear His Voice. But as I recognize that my happiness lies in my union with Love, with God, then my mind is open to the message of Love that His Voice offers me in every moment.
 
This is my intent. The more I practice, the more I experience His loving, comforting presence. I dedicate today to practice.
 
 
In order to hear God’s Voice, I must be willing to turn the ego voice down. When my mind is filled up with the ego’s voice, there is no room left to hear God’s Voice.
TO CONTINUE:
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Be inwardly ever newly joyous, 
like the ever-fresh laughing waters of a gurgling brook. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
“It’s too bad if a heart lacks fire,
and is deprived of the light 
of a heart ablaze.
The day on which you are
without passionate love
is the most wasted day of your life.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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