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February 25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 25,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
Exactly what is AA worth to you? Have you ever figured that out?
Make a written list sometime of the benefits your have derived from your sobriety.
Try hard to make an honest evaluation of what it would be worth to you in dollars and cents.
How much have you benefited mentally, spiritually, physically, financially, socially?
 
Then make another list – how much has AA benefited by your membership?
Are you trying to give as much as you have received?
If not, you are getting something for nothing and that isn’t honest.
You can never square the debt, but you can probably give it a little better try than you have been doing.
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 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“We have seen that everything in our day can be used for self-
enrichment. In this chapter we will discover the mystical way to
healthy human relations which lead to that supreme state called
love. These principles present you with entirely new ways for
living in self-harmony while living with others.
 
Ask fifty people for their definition of love and you receive
fifty different answers. Obviously, love is not something that
the conditioned human mind can discover through personal view-
points. Human reasoning can have opinions and attitudes about
love, but only a spiritually attuned mind can _know_.”
The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power, Chap. 6, p. 93
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
February 25,2017
THE CHALLENGE OF FAILURE
In God’s economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 31
How thankful I am today, to know that all my past failures were necessary for me to be where I am now. Through much pain came experience and, in suffering, I became obedient. When I sought God, as I understand Him, He shared His treasured gifts. Through experience and obedience, growth started, followed by gratitude. Yes, then came peace of mind—living in and sharing sobriety.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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The word that we speak is the law of our lives, 
and nothing hinders its operation but ourselves.
The Science of Mind page 146 

Martyrdom, manipulating, managing and mothering.
Ala-non member


I was learning that as a woman it was okay to have barriers. 
Anonymous


Poetry without love is poetry without power.
Rune Lazuli 

I said, “I will lift from your hand like a pigeon.
I said, “it will be my love that opens your wings.” 
I said totally humble, “like a dog I’ll lay down by your feet.”
“Such a glory for you!”You said .
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 56
Our review for today covers the following:
 
(26) My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.
 
How can I know who I am when I see myself as under constant attack? Pain, illness, loss, age and death seem to threaten me. All my hopes and wishes and plans appear to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control. Yet perfect security and complete fulfillment are my inheritance. I have tried to give my inheritance away in exchange for the world I see. But God has kept my inheritance safe for me. My own real thoughts will teach me what it is.
 
(27) Above all else I want to see.
 
Recognizing that what I see reflects what I think I am, I realize that vision is my greatest need. The world I see attests to the fearful nature of the self-image I have made. If I would remember who I am, it is essential that I let this image of myself go. As it is replaced by truth, vision will surely be given me. And with this vision, I will look upon the world and on myself with charity and love.
 
(28) Above all else I want to see differently.
 
The world I see holds my fearful self-image in place, and guarantees its continuance. While I see the world as I see it now, truth cannot enter my awareness. I would let the door behind this world be opened for me, that I may look past it to the world that reflects the Love of God.
 
(29) God is in everything I see.
 
Behind every image I have made, the truth remains unchanged. Behind every veil I have drawn across the face of love, its light remains undimmed. Beyond all my insane wishes is my will, united with the Will of my Father. God is still everywhere and in everything forever. And we who are part of Him will yet look past all appearances, and recognize the truth beyond them all.
 
(30) God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.
 
In my own mind, behind all my insane thoughts of separation and attack, is the knowledge that all is one forever. I have not lost the knowledge of Who I am because I have forgotten it. It has been kept for me in the Mind of God, Who has not left His Thoughts. And I, who am among them, am one with them and one with Him.
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Whenever your mind wanders, in the maze of Worldly thoughts, 
patiently lead it back to remembrance of the indwelling Lord. 
Paramahansa Yogananda

“And do you think that unto such as you
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew
God gave a secret, and denied it me?
Well, well—what matters it? Believe that, too!” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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