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JULY 10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 10,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
The fortunes amassed by the Carnegies, the Mellons, the Fords and the Rockefellers have been largely diverted to the welfare of man generally, yet their pooled resources multiplied thousands of times would not accomplish the good that resulted from the heritage left us by the Poorest Man that ever lived.
 
The power of wealth as compared with the power of Love is puny to the point of being unworthy of comparison.
 
If your pockets are not lined with gold but your heart is, you can still be a power, not only for this generation but for those yet unborn.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“You heal past mistakes by living today in the Secret World of
your essence-self. Achieve this by letting Spirit replace thought
as the Inner Director. Everyone thinks he thinks for himself, but
most think against themselves. Incredibly, people fear that Truth
will disturb their memorized miseries. The true you is what is left
after discarding neurotic needs. Like to know what makes a man
 nervous? He does not know what to do with himself. 
Realize that your discontent with this weary world is really a call 
to a crown of conquest.”
 Your Power of Natural Knowing, p. 141
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 10,2016
Thought For The Day 
 We in Alcoholics Anonymous do not enter into theological discussions, but in carrying our message we attempt to explain the simple “how” of the spiritual life. How faith in a Higher Power can help you to overcome loneliness, fear, and anxiety. How it can help you get along with other people. How it can make it possible for you to rise above pain, sorrow, and despondency. How it can help you to overcome your desires for the things that destroy. Have I reached a simple, effective faith? 
Meditation for the Day 
Expect miracles of change in people’s lives. Do not be held back by 
unbelief. People can be changed and they are often ready and waiting to be changed. Never believe that human nature cannot be changed.  We see changed people everyday. Do you have the faith to make those changes possible? Modern miracles happen every day in the lives of people. All miracles are in the realm of personalities. Human nature can be changed and is always being changed. But we must  have enough faith so that we can be channels for God’s strength into the lives of others. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may have the faith to expect miracles. I pray that I may  be used by God to help change the lives of others.
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The veil between spirit and matter is very thin.
The science of Mind page 60
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1. To reform what has been deformed by sin; (self imposed nonsense)
2. To make what is thus reformed conform to the Divine model, Jesus; 
3. To strengthen what thus conforms’ 
4. To transform by love the already strengthened resolutions.                        
— Summation of St. Ignatius’s 4 weeks of Spiritual Exercises
 The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly 
persistent illusion.
— Albert Einstein
 If the love of God is in your heart,  you will understand that to suffer for God, is a joy to which all earthly pleasures are not to be compared.
— St. Ignatius of Loyola
 
 
In the sea of love, I melt like salt, Faith, Doubt – they both dissolve.
A star is opening in my heart, The worlds turn in it.
Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 190 Insights
“I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”
To me this lesson is about responsibility. It makes it very clear that everything I think I experience is because of my own choice. Much of my life I lived believing things happened to me that I had nothing to do with. This lesson is teaching me I am responsible for what I see and what I feel for everything I experience.
 
The title implies I have chosen pain. In case I miss the point in the title, he explains in specific detail that fear and pain are my choice. But I have another choice. I can choose instead the joy of God, the peace of Heaven. And most importantly, the choice for the joy of God is the choice for reality instead of illusion.
 
All I really need do is lay down the self denial that has made illusions seem real. The moment I do this, the reality of the joy and peace of God rushes in to fill the space made empty by laying down illusions. I don’t have to work to become worthy of God’s joy. I don’t have to jump through hoops to please God in order to receive His joy. I need only lay down the illusions that block my awareness of the joy that is always there.
 
It cannot really be hard to let go of nothing in order to receive everything. What makes it seem hard is my unwillingness to recognize nothingness for what it is. This unwillingness comes from identifying with a self image made up of nothingness. It seems that if I give up my belief in it, I will lose my identity and everything of value. This is the effect of misplaced values. In fact, the whole world is the effect of misplaced values. The moment I value reality more than illusion, I will experience reality. I will experience the joy of God.
 
Holy Spirit, help me recognize my misplaced values today. Help me see their nothingness so I can lay them down. Help me see the treasure given me by my Creator and mine for eternity. Help me see Love everywhere. This is the treasure I seek and would offer in every moment. Thank You for Your support.
 
 
I ask myself, “Why have I believed in the existence of pain and death? What attracts me to believe in bodily illusions instead of the truth that I am still in the Mind of God? What attracts me to believe that I or anyone can be hurt? What is the payoff for believing in what is not true?” I take this to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit shares:
 
Love is all powerful. Love is What you are. This is your Identity. You cannot leave your Identity. God’s Will is your Will. There is only one Will. Thinking there is something other than the Will of Love is the cause of all pain. There is nothing other than the Will of Love and therefore pain is illusion.
 
The only thing to do with illusions is to lay them down because they are not true. You cannot fix illusions or make them better. What really works is to just give them up, let them go. They are not real. They are thoughts of being unlike God. God is not special or different. God is universal Oneness. God gives all Love to All of Itself. That is What you are for eternity.
 
Being willing to lift the veil of illusions is what cures all pain and sorrow. Being open to the Truth of your Identity as Love removes all belief in weakness, loss and pain. Practice this today.
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The glory of God is revealed only in the quietness of the soul, in the intensity of the inner effort of the mind to commune with Him. It is there that we find truth. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
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“I sent my Soul through the Invisible, 
Some letter of that After-life to spell: 
And by and by my Soul return’d to me, 
And answer’d: ‘I Myself am Heav’n and Hell” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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