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JUNE 23,2016 OUR GROUP OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

JUNE 23,2016 OUR GROUP OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Before the philosophy or theory of AA was ever committed to writing in the “Big Book,” it was devised by the Founders after many trials and errors, after many disheartening failures and setbacks.
 
Because of our phenomenal growth, we are prone to think our birth was painless.
 
AA was not invented; it was born in the labors of suffering men and women who, by pooling their common experiences, arrived at an answer to the alcoholic problem – one that would work.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“Gus D. requested, ‘May we have an example of what you mean by
thinking in a new way?’ Reply: ‘Instead of thinking about contributing something worthwhile to society, which is a totally
meaningless idea, think about giving up wrong items within your-
self. Very few will do this, for it is much easier to preach about
service to mankind than to give up hidden self-deceptions which injure
mankind.'”
Esoteric Mind Power, p. 60
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JUNE 23 2016
Thought for the Day 
No chain is stronger than its weakest link. Likewise, if 
you fail in the day-by-day program, in all probability it 
will be at your weakest point. Great-faith and constant 
contact with God’s power can help you discover, guard, and 
undergird your weakest point with a strength not your own. 
Intelligent faith in God’s power can be counted on to help 
you master your emotions, help you to think kindly of 
others, and help you with any task that you undertake, no 
matter how difficult. Am I master of my emotions? 
Meditation for the Day 
You need to be constantly recharged by the power of the 
spirit of God. Commune with God in quiet times until the 
life from God, the Divine life, by that very contact, flows
into your being and revives your fainting spirit. When weary, 
take time out and rest. Rest and gain power and strength 
from God, and then you will be ready to meet whatever 
opportunities come your way. Rest until every care and worry 
and fear have gone and then the tide of peace and serenity, 
love and joy, will flow into your consciousness. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may rest and become recharged. I pray that I 
may pause and wait for the renewing of my strength.
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My whole being responds to the thought of life.
I am a life with the Great Vitality of Spirit.
 The science of Mind page 509
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In a few seconds he was overwhelmed
 by a conviction of the Presence of God.
BB We Agnostics, p.56 

A life without love is a waste. “Should I look for spiritual love, or material, or physical love?”, don’t ask yourself this question. Discrimination leads to discrimination. Love doesn’t need any name, category or definition. Love is a world itself. Either you are in, at the center…either you are out, yearning. 
Rumi
 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 173 Insights
Review:
“God is but Love, and therefore so am I.”
“I will step back and let Him lead the way.
I walk with God in perfect holiness.”
In every moment I have a choice. Do I want to join with the ego like a rebellious teenager, stepping out on my own, rejecting God’s Will and doing it my way? Or do I want to accept God’s Will as my own, share His perfect holiness and thereby share His perfect happiness? The world I see with the body’s eyes is the effect of choosing the first option. I receive Heaven with the second option.
 
The attraction of the first option is the belief that somehow it is possible to have more than Heaven. Put in these terms, the idea seems insane, and it is. But the wish for specialness, to be different and unique, to have something I can call my own, is the belief that it is possible to have more than everything, more than Heaven.
 
If I look honestly at all the times I feel defensive or vulnerable, it is always because I perceive some aspect of my specialness is threatened. If I take offense, if I resent, if I judge, it all comes from the wish to maintain specialness. Specialness comes with a high price. To maintain the illusion of specialness, I must deny God’s Love for me. I must deny the happiness and holiness that are His gifts to me. I must deny His strength and thus I cannot experience His peace, for certainty is gone.
 
The more I can remember this high cost each time I judge, fear, resent or feel vulnerable in any way, the more I can remind myself there is another choice. I can accept God’s gifts, long since given. I can claim His strength, His Love, His joy and peace. I need only step back, accept His Will as my own and let Him lead the way. When I accept His Will as mine, I do indeed walk with Him in perfect holiness. Here is peace and absolute certainty. Today let me remember I share God’s Will for me and know His Love.
 
 
Everyone in this world who looks out through the body’s eyes and believes in a world of separate identities has lost sight of their one true Identity. They have lost sight of their Source, which is universal Love. The whole physical universe is an effect of losing sight of our Identity, our true Nature as one in Love. We have lost sight of What we are and Where we are. We are living in a dream world that is the opposite in every way of our true Identity. The way out of this mistaken perception is to step back and ask the Holy Spirit to return to our awareness. The Holy Spirit is always there, but we often don’t pay attention to It.
 
In order to hear the Holy Spirit, I must quiet my busy mind and leave an open space. I must be open and receptive to hearing Its Voice. I must not think that I already know. I must want to receive the Light of the Holy Spirit.
 
What the Holy Spirit brings is the opposite of the world of separation. It brings the truth of my Identity. It reminds me that behind the images of this world is formless universal Love. Nothing is broken into pieces here. There is only wholeness, oneness. Nothing is divided or different. Nothing is special and unique. All is one. All is Love. All is God. The Holy Spirit reminds me that this is my true Identity and it is everyone’s true Identity. Everyone walks with God in perfect holiness because that is the only reality that is true. Anything else consists only of dreams that are not real and mean nothing. The only way for me to know this is to step back and let Him lead the way.
 
Today my practice is to step back and open my mind to the Holy Spirit again and again. It is only in this way that I will be led to the awareness of what is true always. God is but Love and therefore so am I. God is but Love and therefore so is everyone in this world. Let me step back today and remember the truth.
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The greater the will, the more inexhaustible the energy.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness –
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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