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MARCH 8, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 8, 2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
You can eat yourself to death as quickly as you can drink yourself to death. Working unreasonable overtime will bring on extreme fatigue that you may think “necessitates” a stimulant.
Too much zeal is fanaticism and Twelve Stepping without due regard to your own welfare can land you in trouble up to your neck.
Easy does it.
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Vernon Howard’s  SECRETS OF LIFE (R)

“New Power for Daily Victory

Today as you drove and walked around, you observed men and women
in action. Some of them were out shopping, others were driving their
cars somewhere, others sitting out in the front yard. Maybe others
were doing business across the hall from you. But you saw hundreds
of people going about their various activities. And each had a
specific task, whether it was business or just a friendly chat or
whatever it was. So in that respect they all had something different
to do.
 
But from another viewpoint, the higher viewpoint, they were all
exactly alike. There was no difference in any of them. And how they
were the same includes you — that sameness being, _they were not going
anywhere real_. But they didn’t know that. They never stopped to ask
themselves what’s beyond landing the cash bonus for making the sale,
beyond making that impression on someone else. They never ever
questioned what they were doing.
 
And so they were all going exactly nowhere, unknown to themselves.
And this is where you now come into the talk, because you’re going to
find out where you have been going and then you’re going to correct
it. None of those other people had a higher destination, no destiny
of reality at all. You are going to be different and you can do it
tonight. You can be smarter than what bothers you.”
Your Power of Natural Knowing, p. 93
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Daily Reflections
MARCH 8,2017
TURNING IT OVER
Every man and woman who has joined A.A. and intends to stick has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step Three. Isn’t it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous? . . . Any willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is the only safe harbor for the foundering vessel he has become. Now if this is not turning one’s will and life over to a newfound Providence, then what is it?
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 35
Submission to God was the first step to my recovery. I believe our Fellowship seeks a spirituality open to a new kinship with God. As I exert myself to follow the path of the Steps, I sense a freedom that gives me the ability to think for myself. My addiction confined me without any release and hindered my ability to be released from my self-confinement, but A.A. assures me of a way to go forward. Mutual sharing, concern and caring for others is our natural gift to each other and mine is strengthened as my attitude toward God changes. I learn to submit to God’s will in my life, to have self-respect, and to keep both of these attitudes by giving away what I receive.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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A new light is coming into the world.
We are on the borderland of a new experience.
We must trust the invisible,
for it is the sole cause of that which is visible. 
The Science of Mind page 57 
 
The higher the expectations, the lower the serenity.
Ala-non member
 
 
I’m a diver, I was sixty feet below in a wreck and there 
was a pink giraffe sitting on the sink. 
I came to Alcoholics Anonymous the next day.
Anonymous 
 
Poetry without love is poetry without power.
Rune Lazuli 
 
 
At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window.
~Rumi

 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES COMMENTARY
(VARIOUS WRITERS)
ACIM Workbook Lesson 67 Insights
“Love created me like itself.”
The sentences that stand out to me today in this lesson are, “We are trying today to undo your definition of God and replace it with His Own. We are also trying to emphasize that you are part of His definition of Himself.” Our job today as we work with applying this lesson is to think about the Truth about ourselves and realize our unchangeable nature as Love.
 
This means I need to look at all the thoughts that conflict with my unchangeable nature and see that they are false ideas. This lesson invites me to accept the holy instant, where I recognize my true nature is outside of time and space. This lesson invites me to practice accepting my Self instead of the limited, individual self I thought I was.
 
As I repeat today’s lesson in my mind, “Love created me like Itself,” I feel it flow through me like healing waters. Calmness grows stronger. I feel myself relax and soften. My mind becomes more at ease. The sometimes frantic attempts to plan for my safety diminishes. My sense of being held in the comfort of God’s loving arms grows stronger. I know that I can relax now. The loving Comforter has brought me a message of comfort as it reminds me that Love created me like Itself.
 
Thoughts of needing to be accepted or approved of, of needing to do anything to be OK in any way fade away in the presence of the thought, “Love created me like Itself.” Guilt is gone, replaced by joy. There is a growing desire to embrace everything and everyone with Love.
 
As I accept this idea as the truth, everything I look upon shines in the Love of God and I see my Self in everything. Differences fade away. Only the Light of Love remains. My heart overflows with joy in the recognition of my Self as Who I am. I am at peace. Gratitude fills me.
 
 
Today’s lesson is very important in my mind healing process. Love created me like Itself. Love created everyone like Itself. All is Love. There are no differences, no changes. Eternal Love is always extending itself. There is only one Mind of Love. Each time I practice remembering this today, I am reminded about the truth of my Identity and everyone’s Identity.
 
Love is always present because Love is all there is. Love does not turn on and off. Love is changeless and eternal. This lesson helps me let go of all the false ideas I have believed in. It helps me remember the truth behind the appearances of differences, behind the world of time and space. As I remember the truth, I am in peace, I am in joy. All is well.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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Arise from dreams of littleness to the realization of the vastness within you. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
 

Look to the Rose that blows about us—“Lo,
“Laughing,” she says, “into the World I blow:
“At once the silken Tassel of my Purse
“Tear, and its Treasure on the Garden throw.”
OMAR KHAYYAM
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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