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Eye Opener (1950)
The dollar is worth but about half its value of only a few years ago. 
Capital gains taxes have depreciated all properties by 25 percent.
 Moneys invested in stocks and bonds can be swept away between dawn and dark. 
The sound investment of today can be a white elephant on your hands tomorrow.
Your dollars invested in the rehabilitation of human souls are the only investment that can’t lose. 
The dividends are paid whether the project fails or not. This way you can’t fail to win.

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
“A thoughtful review of all these facts will improve you every time,
just as frequent rain makes the grass greener. For practice, go over
the following fact several times: Rescue is never absent. We are. “
700 Inspiring Guides To A New Life, 
Twenty Four Hours A Day MAY 17,2016
Thought for the Day
A lot of well-meaning people treat alcoholics like the priest and the Levite. They pass by on the other side by scorning them and telling them what low people they are, with no willpower. Whereas, they really have fallen for alcohol, in the same way as the man in the story fell among robbers. And the member of A.A. who is working with others is like the Good Samaritan. Am I moved with compassion? Do I take care of another alcoholic whenever I can? 
Meditation for the Day
I must constantly live in preparation for something better to come. All of life is a preparation for something better. I must anticipate the morning to come. I must feet, in the night of sorrow, that understanding joy that tells of confident expectation of better things to come. “Sorrow may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Know that God has something better in store for you, as long as you are making yourself ready for it. All your existence in this world is a training for a better life to come. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that when life is over, I will return to an eternal, space-less life with God. I pray that I may make this life a preparation for a better life to come.
All the areas of wisdom, 
truth or light is found intact within each human soul.
 Ernest Holmes the voice celestial page 59 
Looking back, we see that our freedom to choose badly was not, after all, a very real freedom.  When we chose because we “must”, this was not a free choice, either. But it got us started in the right direction. When we chose because we “ought to”, we were really doing better. This time we were earning some freedom, making ourselves ready for more.
  Experience shows, all too often, that even the “controlled” pill-taker may get out of control.  The same crazy rationalizations that once characterized his drinking begin to blight his existence. 
He thinks that if pills can cure insomnia so may they cure his worry.
 — As Bill Sees It, page 197
If we rationalize our problems when He points them out, we will spend less and less time meditating because we won’t want to face God in that area of our lives.
 — Charles Stanley  
Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion.
 To embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
— Albert Einstein
The moment you accept what troubles you have been given, 
the door will open. 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 137 Insights
“When I am healed I am not healed alone.”
The lesson title contains within it the essence of what healing is. Healing is the recognition that I cannot be alone. It could be said that this one statement encapsulates the whole message of the Course. A recognition that I am not separate nor is anyone separate from me is the basis of forgiveness. It is the reason why sin is impossible. It is the reason why I remain as God created me. It is the reason why there is no cause for guilt and fear cannot be real. It is the reason why I remain safe within the Love of God.
This lesson is helping me look at the fact that I do not fully believe any of this. I experience the isolation that comes with sickness. I experience the sense of vulnerability and weakness that comes with believing that the body needs to be protected, because that is how I protect myself. There are still aspects in my mind that believe that if the body ceases to exist, so do I. This is the insane dream that must be undone.
Healing is not necessary in reality, for what is one is not broken. But a dream in which reality is broken into many separate parts must be undone for reality to dawn upon the mind that thought the dream was real. As I practice focusing on the idea that when I am healed I am not healed alone, it reminds me that I am indeed part of All That Is, not separate. This is my goal.
Holy Spirit, help me this day to see only the Love I share with all my brothers, to see the one Self that joins us all as one. I am willing to see the real world where all barriers to Love have been let go.
In this lesson Jesus reminds me that healing is the decision to return to the oneness of my real Self. The opposite of healing is to think that separation from God and my brothers is real. As I open my mind to the healing thoughts of the Holy Spirit, the illusions I have believed in are gently removed.
I am learning that healing is my only function as long as I think I am in a world where separation appears to be real. I am also learning that healing is shared. The sentence that stands out to me is, “For by its gentle hand is weakness overcome, and minds that were walled off within a body free to join with other minds, to be forever strong.” (8:6)
It is wonderful to realize that, in reality, all minds are joined. The little walls that were erected through belief in separation are free to fall away as soon as we are willing. As we do this, we learn we really are connected. We really are one Self, united with our Creator. The only ‘life” that is real is the one Life of our true Self. “His life becomes your own, as you extend the little help He asks in freeing you from everything that ever caused you pain.” (9:3)
As I let myself be healed by the Holy Spirit, I see all those around me are healed along with me. It is wonderful to recognize that I am never healed alone. It is wonderful to offer blessing instead of attack. What a wonderful life to have this purpose instead of continuing to make separation real!
I was thinking about the process of healing being shared. When I allow my mind to experience healing, that healing is shared by the One Mind that I am. It is not that anything has changed reality because the One Mind of God’s Son has always been healed. I see it as a light that goes on in my mind allowing me to see what I really am. At the same time, it blinks on in all other minds.
Is everyone aware of the light? Obviously not. It is like the other day when I was looking for my keys. I looked everywhere and couldn’t find them. Because I knew they had to be there, I kept looking. Eventually I found them in a place I had already looked. They were right there in plain sight. How could I have overlooked them for so long? I don’t know, but it is clear that I can overlook the obvious. I can overlook what is right there waiting for me to see it.
There are many people who have already accepted healing and the light from their healing is right there in my mind waiting for me to decide that I want to see it. When I do, I will add my light to it. I can imagine at some point so many minds will add their light that the One Mind will be illuminated in a way that makes everyone else long to join with it. And perhaps that is what is happening now. Perhaps that is the draw I feel to join in healing.
In all our harmonious relations we must remember that it is God who is playing hide-and-seek from behind the living hearts.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
The moment you accept what troubles you have been given, 
the door will open. 

Ron Richey
439 Nahua Street #2
Honolulu, Hi 96815

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