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JULY 8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JULY 8,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
We veterans of the Alcoholic Wars that raged within ourselves can bear testimony to the fact that it was only when we called upon the God of our understanding that peace was restored to our lives.
 
World wars are but the extension of the conflicts existing in the souls of men on a worldwide basis. They, too, have as their foundation fear, suspicion, envy, intolerance and national egotism.
 
There will never be a permanent peace until the Prince of Peace is admitted into the hearts of men in high places and is allowed to preside over their Conference Tables.
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 VERNON HOWARD
 
“Correct learning consists largely of unlearning 
wrong attitudes and acts. “
Inspire Yourself, p. 158
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JULY 8,2016
Thought for the Day 
A.A. members will tell you that they can look back and clearly see that they were out of control long before they finally admitted it. Every one of us has gone through that stage when we wouldn’t admit that we were alcoholics. It takes a lot of punishment to convince us, but one thing is certain. We all know from actual experience that when it comes to dishing out punishment, John Barleycorn has no equal. Have I any reservations as to my status as an alcoholic? 
Meditation for the Day 
There is a force for good in the world and when you are cooperating with that force for good, good things happen to you. You have free-will, the choice to be on the side of right or on the side of wrong. This force for good we call God’s will. God has a purpose for the world and He has a purpose for your life. He wants you to bring all your desires into oneness with His desires. He can only work through people. If you try to make God’s will your will, you will be guided by Him. You will be in the stream of goodness, carried along by everything that is right. You will be on God’s side. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may try to make God’s will my will. I pray that I may keep in the stream of goodness in the world.
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I live in the now, free from any yesterday’s or tomorrow. 
Now, I am Happy, Free and Complete. 
The science of Mind page 519
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Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful. You should 
not hesitate to visit the most sordid spot on earth on such an errand. Keep on 
the firing line of life with these motives and God will keep you unharmed. 
 — Alcoholics Anonymous, page 102
I do not have excuses, I only have reasons, to give, to love and to service.
— Ivonne Sanchez 
We are not obliged to like anyone; but we are under a binding obligation to 
love everyone, love, or charity as the Bible calls it, meaning a vivid sense 
of impersonal good will. This has nothing directly to do with the feelings, 
though it is always followed, sooner or later, by a wonderful feeling of 
peace and happiness.
— Emmet Fox, Sermon on the Mount
 
 
There is a way from your heart to mine.
Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 188 Insights
“The peace of God is shining in me now.”
When I close my eyes and focus on the peace of God within me, I see a different world. I don’t see conflict or threats I believe can bring me harm. I see the Love of God in my brother. I see his innocence. If his behavior does not reflect that Love and innocence, I recognize it as a call for Love.
 
Rather than reacting with defensiveness to protect my image of myself, the peace within me opens my mind to the guidance of Holy Spirit, the Light within me. This Light shows me how to answer the call for Love in a way that reduces guilt and helps my brother recognize the Love that has always been his, as well as mine. On my own, I have no idea what would be truly helpful. But as I acknowledge the peace of God shining within me, what is helpful is revealed to me through a vision that sees far beyond the limited scope I have allowed myself.
 
This serves a dual teaching function. It teaches my brother he is Love and worthy of Love. At the same time it teaches me that within me I have a vision that sees far beyond the images of this world. It teaches me the power of peace. It teaches me What I am, reminding me of my Source.
 
As long as I think I am alone, I see a world divided and lacking Love. But as I focus on the peace of God shining in me, individuality fades, divisions soften and I begin to feel my brother as part of me. Bringing my attention to the peace of God shining in me now is a great gift that overflows from my heart. It cannot be contained, for by its nature, it reaches out to all, including all in its Love. It is this I would learn today, that I might receive the world’s blessing and know we are one.
 
As I let my thoughts fly to the peace of God within, I am led to Christ’s vision. This inner vision is quiet and full of peace. It needs nothing but to accept one communal Identity as what is real in truth. This internal vision sees the peace of God in everyone and recognizes the universality of Love. This inner vision is filled with contentment and happiness, for there is no conflict here. There is no lack here. There is no death and suffering here. This inner vision only remembers the truth of one universal Identity. It recognizes that nothing else really matters because nothing else is real. This inward vision rests in its Source and does not choose to make dreams of isolation and aloneness real. This inward vision is content to be Itself as It was created and extend the peace, love and joy that It is to all the rest of Its one Self.
 
Today I am willing to let my thoughts fly to this inward vision and feel the peace of God. I am willing to let my mind quiet and remember the truth today.
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 Peace is the breath of stones, stars, and sages.
Peace is the ambrosial wine of spirit flowing from the cask of silence.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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“Waste not your Hour, nor in the vain pursuit 
Of This and That endeavor and dispute; 
Better be merry with the fruitful Grape 
Than sadden after none, or bitter, fruit.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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