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JULY 29, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 29, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Think back to those days when we would creep off to our dens where we were holed up, and there like animals try to satisfy our appetites alone – so horribly alone. Just drinking, drink after drink, and dying slowly of despair. If we had a friend in the world, we didn’t know it. We just wanted to drink and die alone.
 
It was people who brought us out of this pit, people of marvelous sympathy and understanding and now, joining hands with these people, we have learned the joy of living – not alone but with, and a part of a community, of people.
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VERNON HOWARD
 
“We learn to love the Light by seeing
clearly what the darkness 
does to us.”
A Treasury of Trueness, # 1408
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 29,2016
Thought for the Day 
There are two days in every week about which we should not 
worry, two days that should be kept from fear and 
apprehension. One of these days is yesterday, with its 
mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and 
pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All 
the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We 
cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a 
single word we said. Yesterday is gone beyond recall. Do I 
still worry about what happened yesterday? 
Meditation for the Day 
“God will not suffer you to be tempted above what you are 
able, but with the temptation He will also find a way of 
escape, that you may be able to bear it.” If you have enough 
faith and trust in God, He will give you all the strength you 
need to face every temptation and to overcome it. Nothing 
will prove too hard for you to bear. You can face any 
situation. “Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” 
You can overcome any temptation with God’s help. So fear 
nothing. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may face every situation without fear. I pray 
that nothing will prove too hard for me to bear.
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Thought creates in the subjective,
 in which the idea is accepted and poured,
 and sets power in Motion in accordance with the thought. 
The science of Mind page 30 
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There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.
12&12 Step Two, p.28  
 
 
 
I used to be shy.
 You made me sing.
 I used to refuse things at that table. 
Now I shout for more wine.
 And somber dignity, 
I used to sit on my mat and pray.
 Now children run through and make faces at me.
 Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 209 Insights
Review: “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”
“I feel the Love of God within me now.”
I feel the Love of God when I recognize that the Love of God is everywhere and is eternal. The Love of God is all That is. Receiving and giving the Love of God is all that can be truly received and given. Inherent in accepting the Love of God is giving the Love of God. Inherent in accepting and giving the Love of God is feeling the Love of God.
 
There is only one Love and this Love is universal. It is continuous. It is always present. It is all that is real. We all are mind that lives in the eternal and ever-present Love of God. Experiencing the Love of God is what is natural. In fact it is the only natural thing in the world. It is the only reality. Anything outside of God’s Love is illusion.
 
Accepting and giving the Love of God is really all we ever could do because It is all we ever Are. It is our life. It is our totality. It is our very beingness. It is our one Self. Am I willing to accept and give my one Self today? Today is for practice in accepting and giving the Love of God. Nothing else is more important because nothing else is real.
 
 
When I identify with being a body in a world of separate bodies and forms, I am identifying with the ego’s attempt to limit Love. The ego is the idea of rejecting the equality, the all inclusiveness and limitlessness of God’s Love. This is why it is important to proclaim again and again until I fully believe that I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.
 
Love cannot be limited and be Itself. Thus I cannot feel the Love of God within me as long as I believe in a limited image of myself. Because God’s Love is limitless, it is His Love within me that sets me free.
 
 
Love is forever extending. To know my freedom in God’s Love I must extend His Love, equally and unequivocally. That is the only way Love can be extended. It is the only way I can know God’s Love, feel It and know my Self.
 
The body is not what I am. I do not have to accept the ego’s purpose of limitation for the body. As I dis-identify with the body as what I am, I am free to give it a different purpose. As I strengthen my identification with the Love of God as What I am, the body’s purpose now becomes to be the means by which I extend His Love to all my brothers.
 
The body then becomes His Voice, His hands, His feet to carry and express His Love to all who believe they are limited by a body. As I use the body to teach Love, I learn that I am Love. The Love of God within me sets me free. I remember I am still as God created me.
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No slightest shadow of doubt about the immediacy of God can remain in the mind of the devotee who perceives the whole manifested universe as the Creator’s resplendent raiment.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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“To wisely live your life, you don’t need to know much
Just remember two main rules for the beginning:
You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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