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Eye Opener (1950)
The United Nations and the old League of Nations both recognized the fact that man’s conquest of time and space has brought the nations of the earth into such close and intimate relationship that national problems are now world problems and must be dealt with accordingly.
Their lack of success, up to the present time, stems from their inability to recognize the common Fatherhood of God and the inherent brotherhood of man. They attempt to settle world affairs without consulting the Power that made both the world and the men in it.
God put no problems in the world; they are all man-made and far too often, we fear, they bear the stamp “Made in the USA.”

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE   
“It takes a lot of courage to give up having enemies. Does that
sound like a strange thing to say? Listen. Unawakened people
 demand enemies, for enemies provide a fierce agitation, an emotional
thrill, which they tragically think is life, but which is misery.
As we dare to give up enemies we enter a void, experience it fully
and eventually emerge on the other side to true life.”
Secrets for Higher Success, p. 61
Twenty Four Hours A Day MAY 18,2016
Thought for the Day
We’re in A.A. for two main reasons: to keep sober ourselves and to help others to keep sober. It’s a well known fact that helping others is a big part of keeping sober yourself It’s also been proved that it’s very hard to keep sober all by yourself. A lot of people have tried it and failed. They come to a few A.A. meetings and then stay sober alone for a few months, but usually they eventually get drunk. Do I know that I can’t stay sober successfully alone? 
Meditation for the Day
Look by faith into that place beyond space or time where God dwells and whence you came and to which you shall eventually return. “Look unto Him and be saved.” To look beyond material things is within the power of everyone’s imagination. Faith’s took saves you from despair. Faith’s look saves you from worry and care. Faith’s took brings a peace beyond all understanding. Faith’s look brings you all the strength you need. Faith’s look gives you a new and vital power and a wonderful peace and serenity. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may have faith’s look.
I pray that by faith I may look beyond the now to eternal life.

 Accepting the lessons and experiences of the past, 
and taking the best from everything, 
we should probably look forward, looking ever for the truth,
 and never ascending higher and higher into the heavens of reality. 
The science of Mind page 439 
Step Nine…  
“Some people cannot be seen–we send them an honest letter.  And there may be a valid reason for postponement in some cases.  But we don’t delay if it can be avoided.  We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being servile or scraping.  As God’s people we stand on our feet; we don’t crawl before anyone.” 
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, Page 83~
Pray for World Peace, pray for the world,
pray for Humanity, pray that we act
and create a better future. 
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.
The wondrous light of truth that leads from the dark world of matter into the celestial powers of Divinity is neither casually bestowed nor effortlessly embraced; and no endeavor should be considered too arduous is to find that light and to follow it. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
Pray for World Peace, pray for the world,
pray for Humanity, pray that we act
and create a better future. 



Ron Richey
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