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 Eye Opener (1950)
“God created the world and God saw everything He had made and, behold, it was very good.” He gave man dominion over the world and we have badly fouled it up.
This world, with all its wars, crimes, sins and sorrows, is truly our world – not the one God made.
Alcoholics and non-alcoholics alike must get out of the driver’s seat, admit we are powerless over our baser instincts and let God take over.
Then our world will become His world again and it will be very good, indeed.

 Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
“Turn your vision toward the other land,
 for that will arouse your urge to travel toward it.”
500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 1342
Twenty Four Hours A Day June 3, 2016
Thought for the Day 
Some more things I do not miss since becoming dry: running all 
over town to find a bar open to get that “pick-me-up”; meeting 
my friends and trying to cover up that I feel awful; looking at 
myself in a mirror and calling myself a damn fool; struggling 
with myself to snap out of it for two or three days; wondering 
what it is all about. I’m positive I don’t miss these things, am 
I not? 
Meditation for the Day 
Love is the power that transforms your life. Try to love your 
family and your friends and then try to love everybody that you 
possibly can, even the “sinners and publicans” everybody. Love 
for God is an even greater thing. it is the result of gratitude 
to God and it is the acknowledgment of the blessing that God has sent you. 
Love for God acknowledges His gifts and leaves the way open for God 
to shower yet more blessings on your thankful heart. 
Say “Thank you, God,” until it becomes a habit. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may try to love God and all people. I pray that
I may continually thank God for all His blessings.
When faith touches a certain point in 
our consciousness, and the light of 
spiritual understanding dawns upon us, 
we glorify the good. 
The Science of Mind page 230 
God, I offer myself to Thee — to build with me and do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!
— Alcoholics Anonymous, page 63
On this path let the heart be your guide.
ACIM Workbook Lesson 154 Insights
“I am among the ministers of God.”
This lesson makes a point that is also made several times in the Text: To know I have received, I need to give. To experience peace, I must give peace. To feel loved, I must love. To know my innocence, I must see innocence.
My experience has proved this to me many times. I have experienced the blessing of peace as I held the awareness of peace for a troubled brother. Sometimes that peace was magnified even more as I saw my brother accept the peace as his own.
Being a minister of God is a daily practice, a way of being. It is not a title, but a mindset of receiving His messages and giving them as directed. My job is to keep my mind open and follow His lead. The holy Teacher in my mind always guides towards blessing.
Reminding myself throughout the day that I am among the ministers of God helps me remember my purpose in all my doing. The truly meaningful purpose is to use all my doing as a means of giving God’s loving message of peace, happiness and safety to everyone. To do that, I need to hold the awareness in my mind of my own peace and happiness and safety that comes from my union with my Creator.
As I go through my busy doing today, I ask the Holy Spirit’s help in reminding me, moment by moment that I am here to see only innocence, to offer only Love and to reach out in peace to everyone who comes to mind or whom I encounter through the day. As I do this, I become more and more aware of God’s generous unlimited blessings. And more and more I accept that I am free.
When we join with the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but become ministers of God. The Holy Spirit is the bridge that returns us to the awareness of our true Identity as part of Universal Love. The Holy Spirit has one focus, one goal, and that is to return our minds to freedom, to the truth. We have become enslaved by our beliefs. We have lost awareness of our Identity. This need not be.
Being willing to join with the Holy Spirit is our salvation. The Holy Spirit is always there in our minds, waiting for us to give It our full attention. The Holy Spirit will show us that there is no opposite to Love, there is no opposite to our Oneness in God. The Holy Spirit will communicate how to be helpful in this world in a way that brings us and our brothers and sisters back to the awareness of Love’s Presence.
We are all ministers of God. When we wake up to that fact is when we start opening to the Holy Spirit and following His lead in all we think, we say and do.
It is so easy to lose sight of the difference between humility and arrogance. The true meanings are so different from the ego meanings we have given them. There is a temptation to say who do I think I am to think of myself as a minister of God? Who do I think I am to think I have anything to offer?
If it is my ego that is offering and trying to minister then I do have reason to doubt. I am relieved to do this lesson today, to be reminded that it is not my ego in charge; it is Holy Spirit who is guiding me, sending me where I am needed, using me to serve the awakening. My only responsibility is my willingness to serve and my willingness to join with Holy Spirit.
I make my very life a meditation on God’s presence as I remember who I am throughout the day — going about my daily tasks knowing that God goes with me because I am one with Him. Each small moment becomes grand because I align my will with God’s Will for me. Each small task becomes productive for the highest good. Each small sharing coming from the Voice for God through me shouts God’s presence in the world.
All this I do from Love and Love will change the world I see. As Love changes the world I see, so will others see it. Each small moment, one at a time, becomes a gift of precious sharing, freely received, freely given, from one to one. In each small moment, the beauty of Love unfolds. Today I listen with gratitude. Today I share what I hear. Today I love all I see. Today I am one with God in all I do and I am free to be Me.


Peace emanates from the soul, 
and is the sacred inner environment
in which true happiness unfolds.
Paramahansa Yogananda

“I hide my distress, just like
the blessed birds hide themselves
when they are preparing to die.
 Wine! Wine, roses, music and your
indifference to my sadness, my loved-one!” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam…
Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96815

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