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JAN.9,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JAN.9,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
We are all familiar with that class of people who have a drinking problem; they know they have it and they know that they can do nothing about it themselves. They also know that we had a similar problem and that we did something about it; their own eyes bear testimony to that effect – yet they refuse to take the message we bring them. They have ears, yet they will not hear. It is not our purpose to sell them a bill of goods. Our message is only for those who want it. They aren’t ready yet, so conserve your efforts for those who are hungry for what we have to give.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“YOUR THRONE  It is not crazy to see you have nothing to say about
your own life. It is the dawn of spiritual sanity. What is crazy
is to nervously act as if you have self-direction while inwardly
running wild. This is surrender to deceit and defeat. To win,
_catch yourself acting out a role of false confidence while
actually trembling_. This defeats deceit. Why imagine yourself
a king when you can truly own the throne? Be an owner.”
Live Above this Crazy World, # 9
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DAILY REFLECTIONS
January 9,2017
AN ACT OF PROVIDENCE
It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21
My act of Providence, (a manifestation of divine care and direction), came as I experienced the total bankruptcy of active alcoholism—everything meaningful in my life was gone. I telephoned Alcoholics Anonymous and, from that instant, my life has never been the same. When I reflect on that very special moment, I know that God was working in my life long before I was able to acknowledge and accept spiritual concepts. The glass was put down through this one act of Providence and my journey into sobriety began. My life continues to unfold with divine care and direction. Step One, in which I admitted I was powerless over alcohol, that my life had become unmanageable, takes on more meaning for me—one day at a time—in the life-saving, life-giving Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE

Never limit your view of life by any past experience.
 Science of Mind page 187
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Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, 
and not try to adjust everything to my own desires.
Ala-non member

When I came too I had cow poo in my mouth. 
I was always in the s***. 
\Anonymous


Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.

Marcus Aurelius

Why are you so enchanted by this world, 
when a mine of gold lies within you? 
~Rumi
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 9 
I see nothing as it is now.
This idea obviously follows from the two preceding ones. But while you may be able to accept it intellectually, it is unlikely that it will mean anything to you as yet. However, understanding is not necessary at this point. In fact, the recognition that you do not understand is a prerequisite for undoing your false ideas. These exercises are concerned with practice, not with understanding. You do not need to practice what you already understand. It would indeed be circular to aim at understanding, and assume that you have it already.
 
It is difficult for the untrained mind to believe that what it seems to picture is not there. This idea can be quite disturbing, and may meet with active resistance in any number of forms. Yet that does not preclude applying it. No more than that is required for these or any other exercises. Each small step will clear a little of the darkness away, and understanding will finally come to lighten every corner of the mind that has been cleared of the debris that darkens it.


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=9

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 Success… Is a little- seed-thought and you have to develop it…. 
All kinds of seeds of power are within you, waiting for you to develop them.
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
“For in and out, above, about, below,
 ‘Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show, 
Play’d in a Box whose Candle is the Sun, 
Round which we Phantom Figures come and go.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
38 56A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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