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MARCH 14, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 14, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES     
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
You cannot sell a man a bill of goods without selling yourself. 
This is the experience of all those who speak at meetings or
 attempt to carry the message to other alcoholics.
 
Whether your talks help the other guy or not, you may never know. 
But your efforts have not been in vain for you will have undoubtedly
helped yourself in the attempt.
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 Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)
 
“Each time you feel overwhelmed 
by life you should remind yourself
that the feeling is unnecessary.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 1266
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Daily Reflections
MARCH 14, 2017 
THE KEYSTONE
He is the Father, and we are His children. Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 62
A keystone is the wedge-shaped piece at the highest part of an arch that locks the other pieces in place. The “other pieces” are Steps One, Two, and Four through Twelve. In one sense this sounds like Step Three is the most important Step, that the other eleven depend on the third for support. In reality however, Step Three is just one of twelve. It is the keystone, but without eleven other stones to build the base and arms, keystone or not, there will be no arch. Through daily working of all Twelve Steps, I find that triumphant arch waiting for me to pass through to another day of freedom.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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All seeming change is merely the play of life upon itself; 
and all that happens must happen by and through some
inner action upon itself. 
The Science of Mind page 60


Love,Let Others Voluntarily Evolve
Ala-non member
 
I got tired of feeling how I was feeling. 
Anonymous 
 
Laughter is the channel between heaven and earth.
Rune Lazuli 
 

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
~ Rumi 


A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMENTARY
(VARIOUS WRITERS)
ACIM Workbook Lesson 73 Insights
“I will there be light.”
In this lesson, Jesus is helping me to build the habit to see the Christ in everyone I meet or even think of. Jesus is helping me focus on the truth in everyone and not the idle wishes and grievances that come from the ego split mind. Seeing the idle wishes and grievances have cost me the awareness of What I am. Remembering that my real will is one with God’s Will brings me back into alignment with my true happiness, my true unlimited freedom.
 
Saying to myself all through the day, “I will there be light,” reminds me of my true will. This helps me behold the Light that reflects God’s Will and mine. I need this practice to free up my mind from the idle wishes and grievances of the ego thought system.
 
Idle wishes and grievances have imprisoned my will and have been the cause of my seeing darkness. I really do not want to continue seeing darkness. I will there be light. This is where I wake up to the light. The light has always been there. I am now training my mind to behold it.
 
This is a very important lesson for me. This is very important work. Beholding the Light brings me true happiness. Beholding the Light reflects my true will and helps me remember my true identity as part of God. I am determined to practice this consistently today.
 
 
This lesson is helping me disconnect from identification with the ego. It is strongly emphasizing that I will there be light and this will I share with God. Because I share this will with God, I also share God’s strength and power.
 
If this is what I am, then I cannot be the darkness, conflict, guilt and grievances that the ego shows me. What a relief that pain and fear and guilt is not me. I have believed it was me and have experienced it as though it were true. But belief does not make reality.
 
If I am experiencing anything but the peace and Light of God, I am seeing only a reflection of the ego thought system. The world I see gives me instant feedback, showing me what I believe about myself. If I see conflict, pain, unhappiness, lack of peace of any kind, I am identifying with the ego. If I see light, innocence and peace, I am identifying with my Self and seeing the reflection of the light that is my Self.
 
It’s very simple, always one or the other. All I need do is pay attention to the feedback and if I am not seeing peace, if I am not seeing the reflection of light, if I am not seeing innocence, I have identified with a false image — the ego thought system. Then it is time to remind myself, “This is not my will. I will there be light. Let me behold the world that reflects this light.”
TO CONTINUE:
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Learn to be still in body and mind,
for where motion ceases, 
there begins as the perception of God. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
“Know yourself as a snowdrift on the 
sand Heaped for two days, 
or three, then thawed and gone. (c.1050-c.1123)” 
― Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
545 Queen St. #701
Honolulu, Hi 96813

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