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NOV.20,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.20,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILY

Basics
From “New Selves Unfolding”:
“However, the First Step and I have always been great friends. 
I repeated it every five seconds and thanked God each day for my sobriety – 
the only grace, maybe, for that day.
 
“Gradually, I began to see another part of me emerging – 
a grateful me, expecting nothing, but sure that another 
power was beginning to guide me, counsel me, and direct my ways.”
Barberton, Ohio, USA
1973 AAWS, Inc.
Came to Believe, 30th printing 2004, pg. 45
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
 
Don’t think that you must involve yourself
with complex intellectual philosophies.
Don’t try to be profound or educated.
That only wears you out. Just be simple.
Let everyday life be your teacher.”
― Vernon Howard, The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power
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DAILY REFLECTIONS NOV.20,2017
 
“THY WILL, NOT MINE”
. . . when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification. “. . . if it be Thy will.”
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 102
I ask simply that throughout the day God place in me the best understanding of His will that I can have for that day, and that I be given the grace by which I may carry it out. As the day goes on, I can pause when facing situations that must be met and decisions that must be made, and renew the simple request: “Thy will, not mine, be done.”
I must always keep in mind that in every situation I am responsible for the effort and God is responsible for the outcome. I can “Let Go and Let God” by humbly repeating: “Thy will, not mine, be done.” Patience and persistence in seeking His will for me will free me from the pain of selfish expectations.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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“I believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in all, 
and that we are all incarnations of the One Spirit.”
“The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual 
idea will never stimulate thought in the same
manner that a spiritual idea does.”
― Ernest Holmes, Living the Science of Mind
 

I can feel that my moral compass is getting better.
Anonymous 

 
Doubt is a killer.
You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.
Jennifer Lopez
 
 
 
To Love is to reach God.
Never will a Lover’s chest
feel any sorrow.
Never will a Lover’s robe
be touched by mortals.
Never will a Lover’s body
be found buried in the earth.
To Love is to reach God.
When in Love,
body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist

RUMI

A COURSE IN MIRACLES INSIGHTS
ACIM Workbook Lesson 330 Insights
“I will not hurt myself again today.”
I attack myself when I refuse to accept my true Identity. I attack myself when I refuse to accept that God’s Will for me is my will. When I cut myself off from my Source in order to have the impression that I am separate and alone, I am attacking myself. I would not hurt myself again today.
 
Today I would take one more step toward letting go of the false ideas of limitation and lack. Refusing to accept my own Identity is painful. It creates anxiety and the feeling of lack and loss. Forgiveness is my function here. Today I would practice choosing forgiveness, or letting go of false perceptions, every time I am tempted to teach myself the ego’s lessons in limitation and lack.
 
Holy Spirit, today I would practice opening my mind to You all through the day. Today I would practice following Your lead. I have followed the wrong teacher and have been sorely mistaken. I have lost the awareness of my true Identity and I now know that You will help me return to the truth that I have never left. Today I am willing to practice accepting God’s gifts. Today I am willing to practice opening my mind to Your healing perceptions. “I will not hurt myself again today.”
 
My natural state, the only real state, is oneness with Love, my Creator. To not experience that unity and all the gifts that come with it, I must actively choose against it. I would only choose against it if I believed that this choice would give me something of greater value.
 
The ego is the idea that it is possible to have something of greater value than all of God’s Love, all of His peace and all of His joy, eternally. Only insanity would believe this and thus this world is an insane world. Insanity means being unaware of reality. To believe in this world we must be unaware of reality. The ego offers us specialness, telling us that specialness — uniqueness and independence — is worth more than all of God’s Love.
 
Every time we choose specialness over God’s Love we are hurting ourselves. We are choosing to be cut off from our source of strength and power and peace and joy. It is not our Creator that cuts us off. It is our own denial of our Source and our Self that gives us the experience of being separate and alone. The ego teaches us that this is a good thing. It teaches us that this gives us autonomy, independence and control. It does not tell us that this control is control of nothing and that to be independent we must give up our strength, our safety and our peace.
 
Gratefully because we cannot change Reality, we have the freedom in every moment to stop choosing against Reality and accept our Self as Love created It. The decision to choose insanity is not irreversible. The moment we made that choice, God placed in our minds His Answer to lead us back to our Home in Him. God (Love) knows us as Its own, changeless and unchangeable. He has left the light on for us to welcome us Home. And even more: He has given us a Guide to show us the way back to the Light.
 
Today I will practice remembering that I remain as God created me. I am not a body. I am free to Love without limit and accept Love without limit. Thus will I open my heart and my mind to the experience of my wholeness in Love. “I will not hurt myself again today.”
 
I hurt myself when I forget who I am. If I perceive myself as suffering, I have made a choice to do so. It is within me to choose again, to draw from His power and His love and remember that He shares that power and love with me and therefore cannot suffer. I also have to be patient with myself and remember that this is a process. This is very important because, too often, I get frustrated and it is only in fear that I begin to question the process. But today I can let the process flow and step back, ask for guidance, and say to myself over and over, “I will not hurt myself again today.” Thank you, Father, thank you Holy Spirit.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
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“After you have sown in the soil of Cosmic Consciousness
your vibratory prayer-seed, do not pluck it out frequently
to see whether or not it has germinated.
Give the divine forces a chance to work uninterruptedly.”
Paramahansa Yogananda
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Jack Benny Poster

Jack Benny

Biography
Born February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Died December 26, 1974 in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)

Birth Name Benjamin Kubelsky

Height 5′ 8½” (1.74 m)

The son of a saloonkeeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his “ineptness” at it later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville. In the same theatre that Benny was working with were the very young The Marx Brothers. Their mother, Minnie Marx, wanted Benny to go on the road with them. However, this plan was foiled by his parents who would not let their 17-year-old son on the road.

Having a successful vaudeville career, Benny also had a greater career on radio for “The Jack Benny Program”. The show was one of the few successful radio programs that also became a successful television show.

Benny also starred in several movies, including The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) and George Washington Slept Here (1942), although he had much greater success on radio and on TV than he did on the big screen.

He was good friends with Fred Allen, with whom he had a long-standing comic “feud”.

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