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February 22,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 22,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
A sinner is usually a sinner because he is thinking wrong,
 whereas a mean person has a warped and deformed personality.
 
A sinner’s faults usually lie in his thoughtlessness, 
but the mean person is nearly always a person of 
strong will and determination.
Sinning stems from weakness, meanness from strength.
A dog will love a sinner but seldom a mean person.
 SIN:  (self imposed nonsense)
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Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“There is a strange reason why people fail to get help from God.
It is extremely important for you to know this reason. Insight into
it is a strong contribution toward your success as a human being.
 
People fail to contact God because they refuse to see that the human
condition is far worse than it appears to be on the surface. Follow
this reasoning carefully.”
50 Ways To Get Help From God, p. 4
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
February 22,2017
GUIDANCE
. . . this means a belief in a Creator who is all power, justice, and love; a God who intends for me a purpose, a meaning, and a destiny to grow, however . . . haltingly, toward His own likeness and image.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 51
As I began to understand my own powerlessness and my dependence on God, as I understand Him, I began to see that there was a life which, if I could have it, I would have chosen for myself from the beginning. It is through the continuing work of the Steps and the life in the Fellowship that I’ve learned to see that there is truly a better way into which I am being guided. As I come to know more about God, I am able to trust His ways and His plans for the development of His character in me. Quickly or not so quickly, I grow toward His own image and likeness.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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 The greatest music ever written was written by the hand of a mystic.
 The Science of Mind page 328
 
Am I comparing my insrides with other people’s outsides 
when I feel out of it in a group?
Ala-non member


I was terrified of what I would say when I first came into the fellowship.

 Anonymous 
 


 You’re the spring.
 We are the grasses training in it.
 You’re the king coming by. 
We are beggars along the road.
 You’re the voice we are the echoes of.
 You are calling for us now. 
How could we not return? 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
What the world needs is more people who are themselves.
Rune Lazuli 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 53
Today we will review the following:

(11) My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
 
Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world that pictures them can have no meaning. What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones. I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing.
 
(12) I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
 
Insane thoughts are upsetting. They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere. Only chaos rules a world that represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws. I cannot live in peace in such a world. I am grateful that this world is not real, and that I need not see it at all unless I choose to value it. And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning.
 
(13) A meaningless world engenders fear.
 
The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust. Nothing in madness is dependable. It holds out no safety and no hope. But such a world is not real. I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.
 
(14) God did not create a meaningless world.
 
How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind. It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home? Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide.
 
(15) My thoughts are images that I have made.
 
Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. It is my thoughts that tell me where I am and what I am. The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see. Yet God’s way is sure. The images I have made cannot prevail against Him because it is not my will that they do so. My will is His, and I will place no other gods before Him.
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When you have to learned to be happy in the present,
you have found is the right path to God. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
 
“Today is the time of my youth
I drink wine because it is my solace;
Do not blame me, although it is bitter it is pleasant,
It is bitter because it is my life.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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