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MAY 27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES

 
Eye Opener (1950)
God has done some mighty fine work with what the world thought was very indifferent material. St. Paul and St. Augustine were two examples of men that God chose that no personnel officer in the world today would have given the OK. AA is full of similar examples where God has chosen the godless and made him His instrument for the performance of good work.
 
The tremendous energy, zeal, initiative, enthusiasm, and ambition that were factors in becoming alcoholics, now diverted to better use, make us well qualified to serve in God’s cause.
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 VERNON HOWARD
 
“How do you enter into all this? How do you cooperate with your
own rescue? You must simply be willing to let an outside message
reach the inside. You must no longer allow your habit-heavy mind
to remain as a blocking wall. So be aware of how you have been
unknowingly standing in the way of the rescuing realities.”
Conquer Anxiety And Frustration, p. 18
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Twenty Four Hours A Day MAY 27, 2016
Thought for the Day
In twelfth-step work, the fifth thing is Continuance. Continuance means our staying with prospects after they have started on the new way of living. We must stick with them and not let them down. We must encourage them to go to meetings regularly for fellowship and help. They will learn that keeping sober is a lot easier in the fellowship of others who are trying to do the same thing. We must continue to help prospects by going to see them regularly or telephoning them or writing them so that they don’t get out of touch with A.A. Continuance means good sponsorship. Do I care enough about other alcoholics to continue with them as long as necessary? 
Meditation for the Day
Every strong and beautiful flower must have a strong root in the ground. It must send a root down so that it may be rooted and grounded while at the same time it sends a shoot up to be the flower that shall gladden the world. Both growths are necessary. Without a strong root, it would soon wither. The 
higher the growth upward, the deeper must be the rooting. My life cannot flower into success and helpfulness unless it is rooted in a strong faith, or unless it feels deeply secure in the goodness and purpose of the universe. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that my life may be deeply rooted in faith. I pray that I may feel deeply secure
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There is a law of unfoldment in man, 
which says that he can advance only
by going from where is to the place 
where he would like to be.
The Science of Mind page 271

Big Book Quote 

“‘There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which 
is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in 
everlasting ignorance, that principle is contempt prior to 
investigation.'”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Appendice II, Spiritual 
Experience, pg. 568

How will you know the difficulties of being human, 
if you’re always flying off to blue perfection? 
~Rumi
 

ACIM Workbook Lesson 145 Insights

Review: “My mind holds only what I think with God.” and
“Beyond this world there is a world I want. It is impossible to see two worlds.”
Remembering all through the day that my mind holds only what I think with God helps me see the mindless thoughts of the ego for what they are. It helps me place less importance on the images found in this world. It reminds me to look beyond the images of separation to the world I really want. It reminds me that I need to let go of the world’s images and be open to the thoughts of universal oneness, of God.
 
I need this reminding all through the day. Otherwise I make big deals and think that what I am experiencing as this world is real. When this happens, I have returned to wandering in the wilderness and this does not create happiness.
 
I need the hourly reminders that my mind holds only what I think with God. This helps to clear the slate of my mind. This helps me loosen my grip on all the false ideas found in this world. This lesson reminds me that it is impossible to see two worlds. I cannot continue to make this world of separation real and still be aware of the thoughts I think with God. I forget that I am in Heaven now when I get caught up in all the turmoil and conflict found in this world.
 
This lesson is like the lifeline reminding me of the truth as I go through my day. I am so thankful for these lessons. They are truly helping me awaken to the truth.
 
 
Before I started working with the Course, I thought this world was real. I also felt that there was something beyond this world, though it was not something I could describe or define. There was always part of me that was looking for something more satisfying, more fulfilling. This lesson puts into words that feeling: Beyond this world there is a world I want. As I worked with the Course, I realized that though I was searching for something more, there was another part of my mind that thought the things of this world were more important.
 
I am grateful for the Course that is helping me to recognize what is truly valuable and what is valueless, what is real and what is unreal. The seeming conflict between seeking for a world beyond this one that I truly want, while at the same time thinking I want things of this world is diminishing. I find greater peace. My happiness is sustained more consistently. The value I place on anything in this world interferes with seeing the world I really want because it is impossible to see two worlds. Gradually, as I work with the lessons and read the Text and Manual for Teachers, I am letting go of the value I have placed on this world.
 
At first it seemed the Course was asking me to sacrifice, to give up something valuable. But now, more and more, I am recognizing that I am giving up nothing to gain everything. The conflicting goals I have tried to hold in my mind are steadily falling away. And in their place rises the peace and Love of God, my true treasure, my lasting happiness. I am deeply grateful for this Course, for I am blessed indeed.
TO CONTINUE:
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 God is the mirror of silence in which all creation is reflected.
 Paramahansa Yogananda

How will you know the difficulties of being human, 

if you’re always flying off to blue perfection? 
~Rumi


Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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