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JULY 27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
Too few people can distinguish the difference between
 the moderate or social drinker and the compulsive drinker.
 In fact, the line is so indistinct that the drinker
 himself does not know until it is too late.
 The Niagara River is a smooth-flowing stream until
 it reaches the Falls and then, in a matter of feet, 
it becomes a churning torrent of danger and death.
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 VERNON HOWARD
 
“By wisely observing our own actions we can use any difficulty
to end the repetition of that difficulty. The very intention to
use an unpleasant situation for more inner illumination is in
itself a light-generating power.”
Secrets for Higher Success, p. 220
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 27, 2016
Thought for the Day 
To paraphrase the psalm: “We alcoholics declare the power of liquor and drunkenness showeth its handiwork. Day unto day uttereth hangovers and night unto night showeth suffering. 
The law of A.A. is perfect, converting the drunk. The 
testimony of A.A. is sure, making wise the simple. The 
statutes of A.A. are right, rejoicing the heart. The program 
of A.A. is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the first 
drink is clean, enduring forever.” Have I any doubt about the power of liquor? 
Meditation for the Day 
“Walk humbly with thy Lord.” Walking with God means practicing the presence of God in your daily affairs. It means asking God for strength to face each new day. It means turning to Him
often during the day in prayer for yourself and for other 
people. It means thanking Him at night for the blessings you 
have received during the day. Nothing can seriously upset you 
if you are “walking with God.” You can believe that He is 
beside you in spirit, to help you and to guide you on your 
way. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may try to walk humbly with God. I pray that I 
may turn to Him often as to a close friend.
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The perspective of reality is lost when we view
 life from the range of a short experience. 
The science of Mind page 429
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Actually we were fooling ourselves,
 for deep down in every man, woman,
 and child, is the fundamental idea of God.
 BB We Agnostics, p.55 
 
 
 
If your eyes are opened, 
you’ll see the things worth seeing.
Rumi
 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 207 Insights
Review:
“I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”
“I bless the world because I bless myself.”
The words that stand out to me in this lesson are, “accept God’s boundless Love for me.” This world is an attempt to limit God’s Love. Bodies were made to separate off parts of God into isolated individual segments which do not share all of God’s Love. The separate identities we call bodies cannot know boundless Love because the bodies themselves are boundaries.
 
To be boundless is to be united with all. It is to be one. Identifying with the body automatically brings with it a belief in being unworthy of all God’s boundless Love. As I am able to accept more of God’s boundless Love, I bless the world because I bless myself. It is not God Who limits Love. It is simply my mistaken belief in an image of myself that could never be true or real.
 
The Course is teaching me how to forgive myself for having made up this image and let it go. As I let go of the false image, I open my heart to recognize the Presence of God that never left. God is truly in everything I see. God’s Presence has nothing to do with form. God is in everything I see because God is boundless and is therefore everywhere. To experience this, I must let go of all meanings I have given forms. These meanings interfere with Christ’s vision, which sees God’s Love everywhere.
 
Holy Spirit, help me bless myself today by helping me let go of the false meanings and images I have made in this world so I may see the Light of God where it is, which is everywhere. Thus I will bless the world because I bless myself.
 
 
God (Love) abides in my heart. Love abides in everyone’s heart. This is what is real. For me to recognize this is to bless myself and my brother. I need but turn to Love and I will see this is true.
 
As I turn to Love, the false concepts of bodies and differences fall away. As I turn to Love, my belief in weakness and separation from God falls away. As I turn to Love, I see my innate strength. I feel God’s Love. Because God’s Love is continuous, it is everywhere. The false images disappear in the ever expanding extension of God’s Love. Opening to this truth is blessing the world and blessing myself.
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The scenery of mountains painted on the ever-changing canvas of the sky, the mysterious mechanism of the human body, the rose, the green grass carpet, the magnanimity of souls, the loftiness of minds, the depth of love-all these things remind us of a God who is beautiful and Noble. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
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“What is my true substance?
What will remain of me after my death?
Our life is as short as a raging fire:
flames the passer-by soon forgets,
ashes the wind blows away.
A man’s life.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Edward Fitzgerald’s
 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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