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JUNE 9,2015 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
When we become fully conscious that we, as men, are spirit primarily, that our bodies are but necessary instruments through which the spirit works, that the mind is not a collection of brain cells but is actually a series of thought waves as free of actual substance as the winds or the rays of light or heat, we appreciate the fact that chains are powerless to restrain the thoughts which are actually the mind.
 
We can and do select the thoughts we store up in these brain cells. We keep what we want and we discard what we please.
 The kind of thoughts we think become habit and so become us.
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 VERNON HOWARD
 
“Some pupils of an Egyptian wise man asked him, ‘How can we feel
better? How can we have a happier day?’ The wise man replied,
‘_You_ are your day. You _feel_ what you _are_. You feel your own
character, your own level of psychic maturity.
 You and your feelings are no more separate than water and its wetness.
 To change what you feel, change what you are.'”
Esoteric Mind Power, p. 146
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Twenty Four Hours A Day JUNE 9, 2016
Thought for the Day 
We finally came to the bottom. We did not have to be financially broke, 
although many of us were. But we were spiritually bankrupt. We had a 
soul-sickness, a revulsion against ourselves and against our way of living. Life had become impossible for us. We had to end it all or do something about it. Am I glad I did something about it? 
Meditation for the Day 
Faith is not seeing, but believing. I am in a box of space and time and 
cannot see spacelessness or eternity. But God is not within the shell of time and space. He is timeless and spaceless. He cannot be fully comprehended by our finite minds. But we must try to make a union between our purposes and the purposes of God. By trying to merge our minds with the mind of God, a oneness of purpose results. This oneness of purpose puts us in harmony with God and others. Evil comes from being in disharmony with God and good comes from being in harmony with Him. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may be in harmony with God. I pray that I may get into the 
stream of goodness in the universe.
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God is always God.
No matter what our emotional storm,
or what our objective situation may be,
there is always something hidden in 
our inner being that has never been violated . 
The Science of Mind page 33 
 
 
Much to our relief, 
we discovered we did not need to
 consider another’s conception of God.
We Agnostics, p.46  
 
 
I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. 
Let it dissolve in your ocean.
~ Rumi
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 160 Insights
“I am at home. Fear is the stranger here.”
I am being asked in this lesson to let go of what I have identified with. I have identified with being a separate identity with a separate body and a separate mind. This is the stranger I have identified with. And yet I have identified with it so completely that my true Identity as part of God has been lost to me. God became the stranger. My one Self became a stranger.
 
This identity as a separate self seemed so real that it seemed very difficult to find God. But the good news is I am learning to let go of this false identity. I am willing to open to my one Self and let my mind be healed of all its false ideas.
 
One very effective way in my return is to remember to see the Christ in all my brothers, to see the Light of God in them, to see the truth about them. As I continue to practice seeing the truth in my brother, my mind continues to be healed and I gradually cease to identify with myself as a separate identity, a separate person, separate from God and my brother. I gradually learn that this whole world of separate identities is a false world. It is not the real world. The false world of separation has only brought belief in limitation and pain. None of it was ever true.
 
We are all still safe in God. We are all still as God created us. We are all still one in God. We never left God. We only dreamed that God was a stranger to us. We only dreamed that separate bodies were real. Now is the time to wake up from that dream. Now is the time to let go of that separate identity. Now is the time to wake up to our true Identity as one in Love. In truth all are at Home in God. Fear is the stranger in God’s real world.
 
 
In this world, everyone feels homeless to some degree. Everyone feels that something is missing. There is always some unsettled feeling, sometimes overt, sometimes hidden beneath a façade of orderliness and seeming stability. It all stems from having denied our Self. The world is the effect of believing there is something more valuable, more desirable than the Home of Love created for us by God. The world is the desire for specialness, for having a unique identity we can call our own.
 
Yet God, being one, can only give all of Himself to His Creation. He cannot divide Himself and give more of Himself to one and less to another. What is one can know no differences.
 
To identify with a special, unique identity, I must deny God and my Self as It was created. Thus I make myself a stranger to my Father and my Self. I cannot know the comfort and safety of my Father when I deny It. My Father is still there for me, but I am unaware.
 
Gently, methodically and consistently the Course is helping me to recognize that this image I have made and believe I am is not me. I can believe in a false image and experience it as if it were real, but I cannot make it real. Reality comes from Reality, not from made up images. This is my salvation. Return to Truth is guaranteed, for It is ever present. I need only cease denying It and I will know the Truth. And It sets me free.
 
Today I will practice again being open to Christ’s vision to see past the false images to the Light of innocence everywhere. The Light of innocence is where I am truly at Home. In the Light of innocence I find all my brothers and I recognize my Father, my Creator, my Source, my strength.
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Awaken the innate fortitude of the mind by affirming, “no matter what experiences come, they cannot touch me. I am always happy.”
Paramahansa Yogananda   
 
 
 
I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. 
Let it dissolve in your ocean.
~ Rumi

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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