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February 7,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

February 7,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
The older some of us get in AA, the more we notice a tendency on our part to become a little bit less tolerant, a little less understanding in our relationship with the man still having trouble. We have been so long removed from the actual suffering that we are losing some of our understanding.
 
This is a good time to pick out the messiest case we can find and get back in the groove again. We can’t afford to forget that we, too, are alcoholics and, but for the Grace of God, we would be in just as bad shape.
 
We may be years away from our last drunk, but we are only one drink away from our next one. Don’t lose the common touch.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“Higher insight alone knows when to say yes and when to say no.”
Cosmic Command, # 350
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DAILY REFLECTIONS

February 7,2017
A PATH TO FAITH
True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 33
My last drunk had landed me in the hospital, totally broken. It was then that I was able to see my past float in front of me. I realized that, through drinking, I had lived every nightmare I had ever had. My own self-will and obsession to drink had driven me into a dark pit of hallucinations, blackouts and despair. Finally beaten, I asked for God’s help. His presence told me to believe. My obsession for alcohol was taken away and my paranoia has since been lifted. I am no longer afraid. I know my life is healthy and sane.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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In order to have faith, 
we must have a conviction that all is well. 
In order to keep faith, 
we must allow nothing to enter our thought
which will weaken this conviction.
The Science of Mind page 482 
 Ernest Holmes “it’s up to you”1936 edition page 8 
 
Would I rather be Right or would I rather be HAPPY
Ala-non member

 In spite of what’s going on up here in my head
 I come here to get it straightened out.
Anonymous

If you knew yourself for even one moment, if you could just glimpse your most beautiful face, 
maybe you wouldn’t slumber so deeply in that house of clay. 
Why not move into your house of joy and shine into every crevice!
 For you are the secret Treasure-bearer, and always have been. 
Didn’t you know? 
~Rumi
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 38
There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
Your holiness reverses all the laws of the world. It is beyond every restriction of time, space, distance and limits of any kind. Your holiness is totally unlimited in its power because it establishes you as a Son of God, at one with the Mind of his Creator.
Through your holiness the power of God is made manifest. Through your holiness the power of God is made available. And there is nothing the power of God cannot do. Your holiness, then, can remove all pain, can end all sorrow, and can solve all problems. It can do so in connection with yourself and with anyone else. It is equal in its power to help anyone because it is equal in its power to save anyone.
If you are holy, so is everything God created. You are holy because all things He created are holy. And all things He created are holy because you are. In today’s exercises, we will apply the power of your holiness to all problems, difficulties or suffering in any form that you happen to think of, in yourself or in someone else. We will make no distinctions because there are no distinctions.
In the four longer practice periods, each preferably to last a full five minutes, repeat the idea for today, close your eyes, and then search your mind for any sense of loss or unhappiness of any kind as you see it. Try to make as little distinction as possible between a situation that is difficult for you, and one that is difficult for someone else. Identify the situation specifically, and also the name of the person concerned. Use this form in applying the idea for today:
In the situation involving _____ in which I see myself, there is nothing that my holiness cannot do. 
In the situation involving _____ in which _____ sees himself, there is nothing my holiness cannot do.
From time to time you may want to vary this procedure, and add some relevant thoughts of your own. You might like, for example, to include thoughts such as:
There is nothing my holiness cannot do because the power of God lies in it.
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 You are, and ever shall be, a perfect reflection of Spirit. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 


“To wisely live your life, you don’t need to know much
Just remember two main rules for the beginning:
You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St .#701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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