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“Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation. 
We shouldn’t be shy on this matter of prayer. 
Better men than we are using it constantly.”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition
Into Action, pg. 85
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Regardless of how it may appear just now, everything you need to do for
yourself can be done by yourself. Start by removing useless weights from
your mind, just as a mountain climber ascends with as little equipment as
possible. For example, drop the idea that any other human being has power
to block your ascent.”
700 Inspiring Guides To A New Life, # 111
Be quick to see where religious people are right. Make use of what they offer.
I do not claim to have all the answers in spiritual matters, any more than I claim to have all the answers about alcoholism. There are others who are also engaged in a spiritual search. If I keep an open mind about what others have to say, I have much to gain. My sobriety is greatly enriched, and my practice of the Eleventh Step more fruitful, when I use both the literature and practices of my Judeo-Christian tradition, and the resources of other religions. Thus, I receive support from many sources in staying away from the first drink.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Ernest Holmes

“The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.”
— Ernest Holmes 


We are all we are all here trying to Glimpse
the God of our understanding and others.

Evidence of God’s love is all around you: the world’s beauty, His endless and extraordinary creations, the people you love and cherish. “Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God” (Moroni 7:12). He intentionally and actively gives “good gifts” to you, just as a mortal father wants to give the best to his children (see Matthew 7:9–11).

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

ACIM Workbook Lesson 365 Insights
“This holy instant would I give to You.
Be You in charge. For I would follow You,
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
“Be You in charge.” Those are the words I need to remember in every situation. Those are the words that will carry me Home. Trying to be in charge on my own is the problem. Letting the Holy Spirit be in charge is the answer. In the Epilogue it says, “Whatever troubles you, be certain that He has the answer, and will gladly give it to you, if you simply turn to Him and ask it of Him.”
“Be You in charge.” These four little words are not complicated to remember. If I have the willingness to remember these words, I will remember them. Letting myself be carried by the Holy Spirit is how I will return Home. It is how I will awaken to the truth. Opening my mind to the Holy Spirit’s healing perspectives is how the insanity in my mind will be undone. The Holy Spirit brings the Light of God, the Light of Truth, to every dark corner in my mind, to every fear, to every judgment, to every false idea.
The rest of my life is dedicated to these four words, “Be You in charge.” I may falter and falter again, but with my focus on these four words I will be carried past all the false illusions of the world. I will be carried through every fear, every nightmare dream. Letting the Holy Spirit be in charge is my most important prayer. My openness to the Holy Spirit allows Him to do His work. Healing my mind is His job, not mine.
“Be You in charge.” These words open the gates to Love’s healing Light. These healing words pave the way to my awakening to the truth. On this last day of the year, I need remember but these words, “Be You in charge,” and I can be confident that healing will follow.
My heart is filled with gratitude for this year dedicated to receiving Holy Spirit’s healing perspective for each lesson. This practice has strengthened my trust in His presence in my life. It has strengthened my confidence that He is ever present to guide me in all things, to teach me the way of healing and to be a Friend and Comforter.
The fact that I am not alone is more real to me now. I remember it more quickly when I get wrapped up in the events of my day, thinking I must solve my problems on my own. The experience has taught me that I have the means to resolve all problems, not on my own, but in union with the Holy Spirit in my mind. Thoughts of vulnerability and guilt still enter my mind. But I do not give them a dwelling place nearly as long as I used to. My home is Heaven. Separation and isolation cannot abide there and therefore cannot abide in me.
With an enthusiastic heart, I dedicate the coming year to the continued practice of going to the Holy Spirit to receive His healing perspectives every day and throughout the day. This practice has brought me great blessing, yet it is but a tiny taste of what is available to me as I develop the habit of letting Holy Spirit be in charge in every instant. This is my heart’s desire.
This is what will bring me peace. This is what will help me see the Love in my brother that is my own. This is what will help me remember that God’s strength is mine and I share His invulnerability. This is what will help me remember in every moment, “The sight of Christ is all there is to see. The song of Christ is all there is to hear. The hand of Christ is all there is to hold. There is no journey but to walk with Him.” (T.24.V.7:7-10) It is a journey of joy and I give thanks.
If you feel there is more to gain from the Workbook lessons than you have taken in this year, we encourage you to go through the lessons again. You may find you see things the next time through you didn’t see before. Because the Course is leading us to a complete thought reversal, sometimes our attachment to our old way of thinking does not allow us to see the message there in front of us. But trust there has been much gained in this year. Your willingness has expanded dramatically and you will find many gifts as you go through the lessons again.
© 2003, Pathways of Light.
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The world as a whole has forgotten the real meaning of the word love. Love has been so abused and crucified by man that very few people know what true love is. Just as oil is present in every part of the olive, so love permeates every part of creation. But to define love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love
Paramahansa Yogananda

G R A C E: Gently Releasing All Conscious Expectations

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