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JULY 13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 13,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
You cannot know and appreciate wisdom unless 
you are also acquainted with a liberal amount of pure folly.
Folly provides the lessons that really stick in our 
memories and provide danger signals to govern our decisions in our future conduct.
 
For that reason, the lessons learned overnight in a jail cell 
outlast those acquired after long periods of study.
 Believe you me, those lessons are seldom forgotten.
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VERNON HOWARD
 
“I am not yesterday.”
A Treasury of Trueness, # 1253
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 13,2016
Thought for the Day
Before alcoholics come into A.A., they are “flying blind.” But A.A. gives 
them a directed beam in the A.A. program. As long as they keep on this beam, the signal of sobriety keeps coming through. If they have a slip, the signal is broken. if they swing off course into drunkenness, the signal stops. Unless they regain the A.A. directed beam, they are in danger of crashing against the mountain peak of despair. Am I on the beam? 
Meditation for the Day 
Be expectant. Constantly expect better things. Believe that what God has in store for you is better than anything you ever had before. The way to grow old happily is to expect better things right up to the end of your life and even beyond that. A good life is a growing, expanding life, with ever widening horizons, an ever greater circle of friends and acquaintances, and an ever greater opportunity for usefulness. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may await with complete faith for the next good thing in store for me. I pray that I may always keep an expectant attitude toward life.
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Knowing that the thing can work for us only by working through us, 
let us begin to accept more good than we experienced yesterday,
 and to know that we shall reap a harvest of fulfilled desires. 
The science of Mind page 39 
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Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God.
BB There Is A Solution, p.29 

Your fragrance fills the meadow. 
Your mouth appears in a red anemone,
 but when those reminders leave,
my own lips open, and whatever I say,
I hear you. 
Rumi

ACIM Workbook Lesson 193 Insights
“All things are lessons God would have me learn.”
My continued belief in separation is a grievance against oneness. My belief in separation is the same as rejecting God. My holding on to all the different forms of separation that now appear to be real only brings me pain and conflict. Seeing conflict and pain and differences and death comes from the separated mind, the insane mind. My job now is to let go of the thoughts that come from the split mind that believes in separation.
 
Forgiveness means letting go of illusions. As I practice forgiving or letting go of each different form of illusion that comes along, these illusions will disappear because they are made of nothing. Only my belief has held them in place. As I practice forgiveness or handing over every form to the Holy Spirit, I will receive a new perception. This perception reflects oneness. This perception reflects innocence and holiness.
 
If I am willing, the Holy Spirit shows me where I have been mistaken. Forgiveness shows me that only Love is real. What is not real can be let go of easily without sacrifice or pain. I need to recognize all the places of unforgiveness still hidden in my mind. As I let each hour be an opportunity to find every form of unforgiveness and hand it to the Holy Spirit, my lessons are learned. I no longer need the ego’s lessons of another form of separation that might make me happy. The Holy Spirit’s lessons bring me freedom, joy and happiness. These are the lessons I would learn today.
 
 
Today’s lesson is a wonderful recipe for healing. It is exquisite in its simplicity and comprehensiveness. By hourly pausing to forgive the issues of the previous hour and moving ahead into the next hour clean and free, I will inevitably forgive and release all illusions. I don’t have to be concerned about digging up grievances from the distant past. Every grievance I hold will inevitably show up in some way in any given hour. And I have the opportunity then in that hour to forgive and let it go.
 
This practice is a wonderful gift. I only need to do it to make my life an accelerated path to freedom. Inconsistency in following this practice is just a reflection of resistance to accepting the happiness God has given me. This resistance I can also offer to the Holy Spirit for His help in letting it go. This is how I replace tears with happy laughter. This is how I replace a sense of weakness and vulnerability with the strength and certainty of God’s Love.
 
As I began my quiet time with the thought of today’s lesson, I was aware of many little concerns with how my body is functioning. None were ones that I would classify as frightening or life threatening, but all reflected a belief in vulnerability, which the Course tells me is really belief in death. As each one crossed my mind, I offered it to the Holy Spirit, asking His help to forgive and see it differently. As I continued this, I found myself feeling more peaceful and contented. I began to feel increasingly safe and loved as though I were cradled in God’s arms, and angels were singing me a lullaby.
 
Today I would practice this moment-by-moment, hour-by-hour, for I would receive God’s gift of Love and perfect happiness. My part is very simple. To every apprehension, every care and every form of suffering, remember, I will forgive and this will disappear.
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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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“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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