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JUNE 6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Doubt is the opposite of Faith.
 No man has either one completely,
 but even those of little faith have by far more faith than doubt.
 He may not admit a belief in God or the inherent good in mankind, 
but still there are numberless things in which he has no doubt.
 
If he did not have some faith, 
he would be afraid to go to sleep for fear he wouldn’t waken; 
he would refuse to eat a meal unless he cooked it himself. 
He would be afraid to leave his wife to go to work or to leave
his job to return to his wife for fear they would not be there when he returned.
 
Reduced to its simplest form, life is good or bad in proportion to our faith and our doubts.
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 Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“People who would not tolerate political tyranny submit meekly to
the dictatorship of their own negative natures.”
 Cosmic Command, # 284
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Twenty Four Hours A Day June 6, 2016
Thought for the Day
Drinking is the way we alcoholics express our maladjustment’s to life. I believe that I was a potential alcoholic from the start. I had an inferiority complex. I didn’t make friends easily. There was a wall between me and other people. And I was lonely. I was not well adjusted to life. Did I drink to escape from myself?
Meditation for the Day
According to the varying needs of each person, so does each person think of God. It is not necessary that you think of God as others think of Him, but it is necessary that you think of Him as supplying what you personally need. The weak need God’s strength. The strong need God’s tenderness. The tempted and fallen need God’s saving grace. The righteous need God’s pity for sinners. The lonely need God as a friend. The fighters for righteousness need a leader in God. You may think of God in any way you wish. We usually do not turn to God until we need Him. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may think of God as supplying my needs. I pray that I will bring all my problems to Him for help in meeting them.
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I contend with none, argue with none, 
and am filled with wonderful peace and light. 
The Science of Mind page 264
 
 
Dr. Bob did not need me for his spiritual instruction. He had already had 
more of that than I. What he did need, when we first met, was the deflation 
at depth and the understanding that only one drunk can give to another. 
What I needed was the humility of self-forgetfulness and the kinship with 
another human being of my own kind.
 — A.A. Today, page 10
 All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is 
love, compassion and forgiveness … the important thing is they should 
be part of our daily lives.
 — Dalai Lama
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life 
of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. 
— Buddha
 
 
 
To search for God with logical proof ..
is like searching for the Sun with a Lamp.
~ Sufi proverb
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 157 Insights
“Into His Presence would I enter now.”
In God’s Presence there is only happiness, only Love. This Love is all inclusive and complete. It asks for nothing and gives everything. It is constant and eternal. There are no words Here, but an overflowing feeling of joy and fullness. This is eternal Reality. This is all there is in Truth. There are no separate forms Here; nothing to divide. All is one complete Whole. This Presence is What everyone is. I would practice returning to this Presence again and again today. It is the only Reality.
     The Presence I would enter is my own, my Self. It is nothing new. It is timeless. It is What I have always been in truth. It is a return to Love, to my natural, innate Being. It is the most natural condition in the world. It is a condition of peace, joy and limitless Love. In that Presence, it is only possible to see Love and joy and peace and offer It to all.
    We are promised that the faithful practice of these lessons will bring us to a point in which it is easy to quickly reach that state of full awareness of our Self. With this awareness, the body is given a new purpose, a purpose of bringing the vision this awareness carries to the world. This is really the only meaningful purpose for the body in this world. As we see with the vision of Christ, we see only innocence and offer only Love. Behavior matters not, for this vision shows us the reality of Love beyond the form.
   Today I will join with His Presence to hold Christ’s vision in all I see. With His help, I will see the innocence beneath the fear, anger and guilt that seems to be acted out in this world. I will recognize the call for Love and answer with Love. By doing this I will know the Love in me, my Self. I can offer and receive no greater gift. I put my hand in His today and let Him lead the way. It will surely be a blessed day.
    Last night I dreamed I was in a place with a crowd of people. No one I knew well, just familiar faces and strangers. Suddenly I looked directly at a person and realized I was seeing that person as they really were. I was looking past my perceptions and seeing the innocence of her true Self. Physically she looked no different, but I knew better and I felt a welling up of joy. I don’t remember anything else about the dream, but as I was getting dressed this morning that part came back to me, feelings and all, like a gift from God.
    I had a very similar dream just a few days ago. I was surrounded by many persons but their physical identity did not make any difference. The important interaction happening was a facilitation of the Voice for God. I felt profoundly happy and joyful in the circumstances.
    When I awoke I was not sure who was facilitating and who was being facilitated, as it seemed to involve everyone. This also seems to be stemming from this series of lessons, not just today’s. Truly our bodies are sanctified with our recognition of our only purpose of being God’s Light in the world. We really are touchstones for the holy Thoughts of God if we allow ourselves to remember Who we are.
    Thank you for sharing your experience for it was so similar to my own that I felt compelled to share mine also. Truly we all live lives greatly blessed by our daily practice of focused awareness on the shared Christ Presence. Today I walk with Holy Spirit to God with my brothers and sisters in peace, joy and love. This is how I enter into Christ’s Presence today and every day. In this I am truly blessed.
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Mentally put yourself in the position of others, 
and then with the utmost kindness you would
 be able to understand and help them.
 There is no greater joy.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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“In monasteries, seminaries, retreats and synagogues,
 they fear hell and seek paradise. 
Those who know the mysteries of God never let that
 seed be planted in their souls.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Quatrains
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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