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JAN.10,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.10,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
If we deny the fatherhood of God and our divine relationship to Him and each other, then we are but animated pieces of clay, each one independent of and unconnected with each other. If that be so, then we are foolish to love and labor for others. But are love and charity nonsense? Would life be a pleasant and interesting experience without them? No, if we removed these characteristics from our lives, we would be left with only that which the baser animals possess.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“While the truth may seem shocking at first, it turns out to be
the kindest friend you could want.”
Inspire Yourself, p. 28
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
January 10,2017
UNITED WE STAND
We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 30
I came to Alcoholics Anonymous because I was no longer able to control my drinking. It was either my wife’s complaining about my drinking, or maybe the sheriff forced me to go to A.A. meetings, or perhaps I knew, deep down inside, that I couldn’t drink like others, but I was unwilling to admit it because the alternative terrified me. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women united against a common, fatal disease. Each one of our lives is linked to every other, much like the survivors on a life raft at sea. If we all work together, we can get safely to shore.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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As we bring ourselves to a greater vision,
we induce a greater concept and thereby 
demonstrate more and re experience. 
The Science of Mind page 282 
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“The only difference between stumbling blocks
and stepping stones is in how you use them”
Ala-Non ODAT pg 185

 
 In school I was a grade A student and here
 I was drunk throwing vodka bottles against 
the school walls.
Anonymous

What the world needs is more people who love themselves.
Rune Lazuli 
 
 
…my heart sinks like a comb into wave after wave of your silky hair.
~Rumi

A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 10
My thoughts do not mean anything.
This idea applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware, or become aware in the practice periods. The reason the idea is applicable to all of them is that they are not your real thoughts. We have made this distinction before, and will do so again. You have no basis for comparison as yet. When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything.
 
This is the second time we have used this kind of idea. The form is only slightly different. This time the idea is introduced with “My thoughts” instead of “These thoughts,” and no link is made overtly with the things around you. The emphasis is now on the lack of reality of what you think you think.
 
This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within; and then stressed their past rather than their present status. Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these “thoughts” means that you are not thinking. This is merely another way of repeating our earlier statement that your mind is really a blank. To recognize this is to recognize nothingness when you think you see it. As such, it is the prerequisite for vision.


To continue please click on site below.
I will be doing just the first two paragraphs of the daily.
http://acim.org/Lessons/lesson.html?lesson=10

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 The spiritual conqueror must advance boldly.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“They say the Lion and the Lizard keep 
The Courts where Jamshýd gloried and drank deep: 
And Bahrám, that great Hunter–the Wild Ass 
Stamps o’er his Head, but cannot break his Sleep.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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