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JULY 24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Do you want to be happy?
 Then go buy that strange kid on the corner a bag of candy. 
It may help cause his teeth to decay, 
but what’s a tooth between two glad hearts?
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 VERNON HOWARD
 
“You’ve heard of the man who went out and bought a boomerang and he
decided he wanted to have some fun. So he bought the boomerang, threw
it out in the air, it circled in an arc and came back to him — great
fun. So he threw it out again, learned how to handle it right, threw
the boomerang out, it circled up in the sky, came back to him again.
He did this for a long time, had great fun with the boomerang which
always came back to him. Then he tried to throw it away because he
got tired of it and the boomerang came back and he wanted to throw
it away again, but it was in the nature of the boomerang to come
back, so it kept coming back to him. He couldn’t get rid of it.
 
Now, I’m looking at you, and you’re looking at me and here’s the
question. What is the boomerang in your life that you’re trying
to throw away but it keeps coming back to you? Doesn’t it? Of
course it does. You’ve got a thousand exercises in your mental
arms to throw that boomerang out and the next morning it’s there
again. Shall I tell you what it is, a major one? You can all nod
your heads internally to this.
 
What you’re trying to push away from, and you’ve never succeeded up
till now in doing, what you’re trying to get rid of desperately is
self-doubt.”
 The Solution for Self-Doubt
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 24,2016
Thought for the Day 
A.A. is like a dike, holding back the ocean of liquor. If 
we take one glass of liquor, it is like making a small hole 
in the dike and once such a hole has been made, the whole 
ocean of alcohol may rush in upon us. By practicing the A.A. 
principles we keep the dike strong and in repair. We spot 
any weakness or crack in that dike and make the necessary 
repairs before any damage is done. Outside the dike is 
the whole ocean of alcohol, waiting to engulf us again in 
despair. Am I keeping the dike strong? 
Meditation for the Day 
Keep as close as you can to the Higher Power. Try to think, 
act, live as though you were always in God’s presence. Keeping 
close to a Power greater than your-self is the solution to 
most of the earth’s problems. Try to practice the presence of 
God in the things you think and do. That is the secret of 
personal power. It is the thing that influences the lives of 
others for good. Abide in the Lord and rejoice in His love. 
Keep close to the Divine Spirit in the universe. Keep God 
close behind your thoughts. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may keep close to the Mind of God. I pray that 
I may live with Him in my heart and mind.
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Through my eyes, God sees the Perfection of his kingdom.
 I, too, see Perfection and all creation… 
The beauty of the omnipresent God. 
The science of Mind page 231 
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When we saw others solve their problems
 by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, 
we had to stop doubting the power of God.
BB We Agnostics, p.52  
 

The Angel of Death arrives and I spring joyfully up. 
No one knows what comes over me when
 I and that messenger of yours speak! 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks

 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 204 Insights
Review:
“I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.”
“The Name of God is my inheritance.”
It is helpful to me to look at the symbolism of the “Name” of God. When a botanist identifies the name of a plant, that name is a reference to all the characteristics of that plant, including its heritage. When that plant reproduces, the reproduction is given the same name. So a botanist, when told the name of a plant, knows the full description of that plant. In the same way, the Name of God encompasses the full description of God, all that God is. It does not matter what word we use as the Name of God. The word is a symbol of all that God is.
 
Since the Name of God is my inheritance, His Name also represents all that I am. This is a very different image than I have held of myself. All God is, I am. To the ego, this statement is arrogant. But the real arrogance is the denial of this statement, because it is saying I know better than God what I am. God gave me His Name and all of His characteristics. It is time to let go of the arrogance of the ego that refuses God’s gifts.
 
Holy Spirit, help me today to see the Name of God in everyone, including myself. Help me see past the false images made to hide the reality in everyone. I am willing to accept the Name of God as my inheritance, for I recognize I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.
 
What stands out to me in this lesson is that I am not slave to time. I am unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions. So many times I do think I am slave to time and I do think I am bound by laws of the world. This means I still have a lot of mind healing work to do. This means I still need to continue to deny the denial of the truth. Accepting sick illusions is really not helpful to me nor to anyone else. I do not need to continue doing this. I can step back from these beliefs and that is my practice today.
 
When I have an open mind, the Holy Spirit will help me by bringing in a new, unlimited perception. It is my job to keep my mind open and not repeat the past. The ego groove may be deep through many repetitions, but with the Holy Spirit’s help, I can step out of that ego groove. It takes my willingness to not assume anything. It takes my willingness to be led by the Holy Spirit.
 
Following the Holy Spirit’s lead, I find I am not bound to the laws of the world. I am under no laws but God’s. Why should I delay freedom? Why should I continue repeating sick illusions of separation? The time is now. The Holy Spirit will show me I am not slave to time. The Holy Spirit will make things simple. My job is to step back and listen. This is my practice today, for I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me. This is true now and forever.
 
Yes, I am under no laws but God’s and this is why my function is to have the willingness to surrender in each moment to the Voice Within me for everything. My only desire is to hear God’s Voice in every moment, to see with the Vision of Christ.
 
When I hear and see with the body’s ears and eyes, I am identifying with the body and then I do not know what anything is for, nor what anything means. When I rely on the Voice within, the Holy Spirit, for everything, I realize I am not a body, I am free, I am still as God created me. The name of God is my inheritance because God’s Voice lives in me. I know this is true. When I hear His Voice in every moment and see with His eyes, the Vision of Christ is given me. I then realize total oneness with all. God is all and so am I.
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In all our harmonious relations we must remember that
 it is God who is playing hide-and-seek from behind the living hearts. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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“Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain – This Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is Lies –
The Flower that once has blown forever dies.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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