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JULY 6,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 6,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
To follow the letter of the law is not enough. 
You can be moral without difficulty in “solitary.”
  Do not let your morality be simply restraining and abstaining.
Be constructive in your goodness. Be good for something.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“Vernonisms* – P.D.F.
“P.D.F.  Precious Darling Feelings –
 A person so delicate that everyone else
must tiptoe around him so as not to offend him.”
Your Power of Natural Knowing, p. 123
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 6.2016
Thought for the Day 
We tried to study our alcoholic problem, wondering what 
was the cause of our strange obsession. Many of us took 
special treatments, hospitalization, even confinement in 
institutions. In every case, the relief was only temporary. 
We tried through crazy excuses to convince ourselves that 
we knew why we drank, but we went on regardless. Finally 
drinking had gone far beyond even a habit. We had become 
alcoholics, men and women who had been destroying 
themselves against their own will. Am I completely free 
from my alcoholic obsession? 
Meditation for the Day 
“Ask and ye shall receive.” Never let yourself think you 
cannot do something useful or that you never will be able 
to accomplish a useful task. The fact is that you can do 
practically anything in the field of human relationships, 
if you are willing to call on God’s supply of strength. The 
supply may not be immediately available, because you may 
not be entirely ready to receive it. But it will surely come 
when you are properly prepared for it. As you grow spiritually, 
a feeling of being plentifully supplied by God’s strength will 
possess you and you will be able to accomplish many useful 
things. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may claim God’s supply of strength by my faith 
in Him. I pray that it shall be given to me according to my faith.
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 We should daily practice correct thinking. 
We should decide what we wish to have happened in our lives.
 The science of Mind page 419 
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Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from “two-stepping” to “twelve-stepping,” if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.
12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
 
 
 
 
The soul has been given its own ears to hear
things the mind does not understand.
Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 186 Insights
“Salvation of the world depends on me.”
A sentence that stands out to me is, “Yet are the humble free to hear the Voice Which tells them what they are and what to do… You are not weak as is the image of yourself. You are not ignorant and helpless.”
 
If I feel I am ignorant and helpless or weak, I am playing dumb. It is really arrogance to try to change what I really am. My true Self will guide me out of belief in weakness and limitation if I am willing to receive the help. That is my job today — to be willing to receive the help.
 
As I open to the help of the Holy Spirit, I am led to receive God’s gifts which are peace, love and joy. If I am anxious or sad or disgruntled, I am refusing to receive God’s gifts. I would now let my mind quiet of all the ego’s chatter and open up my mind to the Holy Spirit. I would rest in the peace that is there. I would receive the Holy Spirit’s thoughts, which encourage me to lay ego thoughts down. The Light of God is all I am in truth. The Light of God is what everyone is in truth.
 
Am I willing to see the truth today? I will be able to tell by how much peace and happiness I feel. Forgiveness is my function here. Through forgiveness I am the salvation of the world.
 
I cannot know freedom until every thought of unforgiveness has been cleared from my mind. Unforgiveness turns me into a jailer and the jailer is always bound to the prisoner. Without the jailer the prisoner is free. And without the prisoner, the jailer is free. As I let go of condemnation, of refusal to accept God’s gifts to me, I am released. I am free to be my Self as I was created.
 
Salvation could be defined as release from bondage. The world’s release from bondage depends upon my releasing it. It is only my mistaken belief in made up images of isolation and independence from my Source that holds the world in isolation and and makes it a substitute for the eternal and all encompassing Love of God. Salvation is not about blame. It is about the recognition of where the source of bondage is and hence is the source of release. The limited images of the world are only in my mind and it can only be released in my mind.
 
The experiences I have had in which I completely forgave a perceived wrong brought me profound peace. I breathed a deep sigh of relief. I felt lighter, happier. Love grew stronger in my heart. All this came from a change in my mind. Nothing external changed except my perception of it. This is why salvation of the world depends on me.
 
The ego would like to characterize this as a burden. But this statement brings me the recognition of the power of my mind to be healed and to heal. It is a declaration of independence from the ego and a recognition that my complete freedom lies in my total dependence on my unity with my Creator. The Holy Spirit celebrates with us each time we take another step toward freedom through forgiveness.
 
I think that the most important lines in this lesson are the last ones. “Salvation of the world depends on you who can forgive.” I think that if I remember what forgiveness really means (as opposed to the world’s definition), and choose forgiveness at each opportunity, I wouldn’t need anything else, not even the Course. The thing is, my resistance to forgiveness is strong. It is too late for me to pretend I don’t know what forgiveness is and what is called for, so I complicate the simple and tell myself I can’t figure out what’s going on.
 
I did this when I read the first line of this lesson. My first thought was “Oh, poor world if it is depending on me to save it.” I thought about all the little things I can’t seem to do, all the mistakes I seem to make. Obviously Jesus expects that reaction because he goes on to encourage us and to answer those fears and objections. Still, as I read I kept thinking how impossible it all seems. How do I do this or that? What about all these other things? When I got to the last lines it was like a cool summer shower washing away the cobwebs of confusion. So simple.
 
I already know how to do this! I am just committing to giving this action priority in my life. I am accepting that it is, indeed, possible for me to forgive in every instance. Not only possible, but the reason I am here. My purpose. Not only that, it is a purpose I am assured of completing because it is a purpose God has blessed.
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The countless forms in Nature are expressions of Thy versatile genius – 
originals from Thy ceaselessly vibrating fingers. 
May we see in all creation in Thine inimitable handy work.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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“Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
Would not we shatter it to bits — and then
Re-mold it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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