From the BlogMeet Ron


 Eye Opener (1950)
Many of us, when we get over the Big Trouble – whiskey – 
sit back complacently and begin to enjoy our sobriety.
To work the Program successfully, we must remember 
“First Things First” and also remember that whiskey is only the first. 
There are many other conflicts ahead and we must press on to 
successive victories over our many character defects to achieve a new way of living.
The conflict will never end until you arrive at perfection or, 
still more probably, the grave.
When you begin to rest complacently on your oars, 
you will find your boat is drifting downstream.
“Take events as they come, not as you want them to be, and in time
you will want them to be exactly as they come.”
The Power of Esoterics, p. 76
Twenty Four Hours A Day JUNE 1,2016
Thought for the Day 
Some things I do not miss since becoming dry: that overall awful feeling
physically, including the shakes, a splitting headache, pains in my arms and legs, bleary eyes, fluttering stomach, droopy shoulders, weak knees, a three-day beard, and a flushed complexion. Also, facing my loved one at breakfast. Also, composing the alibi and sticking to it. Also, trying to shave or put on make-up with a shaky hand. Also, opening up my wallet to find it empty. I don’t miss these things, do I? 
Meditation for the Day 
You were born with a spark of the Divine within you. It had been all but
smothered by the life you were living. That celestial fire has to be tended and fed so that it will grow eventually into a real desire to live the right way. By trying to do the will of God, you grow more and more in the new way of life. By thinking of God, praying to Him, and having communion with Him, you gradually grow more like Him. The way of your transformation from the material to the spiritual is the way of Divine Companionship. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may tend the spark of the Divine within me so that it will
grow. I pray that I may be gradually transformed from the old life to the new life.
You need not mold your life after another. 
Trust yourself. 
Believe in your direct relationship with Life and you will not be disappointed. 
Do not wait. Today is the time to start. 
Right where you are is the place to begin.
Ernest Holmes
This thing called you page 36
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 
Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. 
It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose,
looking at the night and seeing the day. 
Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full. 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 143 Insights
Review: “My mind holds only what I think with God.” and
“In quiet I receive God’s Word today. All that I give is given to myself.”
    God’s Word is Love. Its attributes are peace and joy. It makes sense that to receive God’s Word, I must be at peace. The maze of conflicting thoughts of the ego cannot conceive of the simple unity of Love. Learning to quiet my mind is an essential step in preparing myself to receive God’s Word. If I want the peace of God, I must welcome the peace of God.
     If I am attracted to the drama and conflict of the ego, I will not welcome God’s peace. As I learn to recognize that nothing in this world offers me anything I really want, my willingness to quiet my mind increases. Quieting my mind is a gift I give myself, for it is the gift of healing, of returning to my Self as I was created in Love.
     Today I ask the Holy Spirit to help me see the meaninglessness and valuelessness of the ego’s drama’s. I seek to clear the way to a quiet mind and receive God’s Word of Love unchanged and unchangeable. With the Holy Spirit’s help I will see the Love in all my brothers. I will not be deceived by behaviors or circumstances in form. I will offer only the vision of Love to my brothers so that I might receive Love’s gifts.
     In another lesson, Jesus says “God is but Love and therefore so am I.” Because I am Love, my mind in reality can hold only Love. In the Text it says that Love means sharing all Love with all. This means that as I return to the awareness of the Love that I am, I also return to the awareness that as Love, I am eternally giving all Love to all. And because Love is one, I am receiving all Love from all.
    Because I have tried to make something different from God’s Love real, I experience something different from God’s Love. As I am willing to quiet my mind, I am learning to sink below the chatter of the differences I made up. Below the chatter there is peace, there is the quiet mind. There is God’s Word. There is Love. There is simplicity. There is one Self, where giving and receiving are the same. In this sacred place of quiet, nothing has changed from Love. Here is the eternal now, the holy instant, the changeless unity of Love. My mind holds only what I think with the Love that I am.
     Holy Spirit, lead me today, that I may be aware of the Love that is always present in all circumstances. Holy Spirit, help me remember that I can only receive Love and give Love in truth, because my mind holds only what I think with Love. Help me remember this today. Help me extend only Love. It is in this way that I will remember that I am only Love. Help me remember to rest in Love today. Help me to remember that only Love is real.
 Spirit manifests tenderness in the flowers.
 Paramahansa Yogananda 
Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. 
It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose,
looking at the night and seeing the day. 
Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full. 

Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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