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NOV.25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
“God created the world and God saw everything
 He had made and, behold, it was very good.”
 He gave man dominion over the world and we have badly fouled it up.
 
This world, with all its wars, crimes, sins and sorrows,
is truly our world – not the one God made.
 
Alcoholics and non-alcoholics alike must get out of the driver’s seat, 
admit we are powerless over our baser instincts and let God take over.
 
Then our world will become His world again and it will be very good, indeed.
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God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, 
Courage to change the things we can, 
And wisdom to know the difference.
12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  


DAILY REFLECTIONS
November 25,2016
A POWERFUL TRADITION
In the years before the publication of the book, “Alcoholics Anonymous,” we had no name. . . . By a narrow majority the verdict was for naming our book “The Way Out.” . . . One of our early lone members . . . found exactly twelve books already titled “The Way Out.”. . . So “Alcoholics Anonymous” became first choice. That’s how we got a name for our book of experience, a name for our movement and, as we are now beginning to see, a tradition of the greatest spiritual import.
— “A.A. TRADITION: HOW IT DEVELOPED,” pp. 35-36
Beginning with Bill’s momentous decision in Akron to make a telephone call rather than a visit to the hotel bar, how often has a Higher Power made itself felt at crucial moments in our history! The eventual importance that the principle of anonymity would acquire was but dimly perceived, if at all, in those early days. There seems to have been an element of chance even in the choice of a name for our Fellowship.
God is no stranger to anonymity and often appears in human affairs in the guises of “luck,” “chance,” or “coincidence.” If anonymity, somewhat fortuitously, became the spiritual basis for all of our Traditions, perhaps God was acting anonymously on our behalf.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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 Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
No one can tell you what is right for you except yourself. So start telling yourself what to do. If you blunder for ten years while thinking for yourself, that is rich treasure when compared with living these ten years under the mental domination of another.
We are exactly where we have chosen to be.

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The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of of your comfort and go into the Wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. 
Alan Alda
 The mind is a creative factor with interest, and when the mind takes his pattern after the Spirit, it automatically renews the outer man after true Holiness or wholeness. 
The science of Mind page 494 
Affirmation 
I release any preconceived notions about what creativity is and my relationship to it. I know that I am a creative expression of the Divine and I joyfully expressive and all ways. 
 

When your love contracts in anger, 
the atmosphere itself feels threatening. 
But when you’re expansive, 
no matter what the weather, 
you’re in an open, 
windy field with friends. 
~Rumi


A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Lesson 228
God has condemned me not. No more do I.
My Father knows my holiness. Shall I deny His knowledge, and believe in what His knowledge makes impossible? Shall I accept as true what He proclaims as false? Or shall I take His Word for what I am, since He is my Creator, and the One Who knows the true condition of His Son?
 
Father, I was mistaken in myself, because I failed to realize the Source from which I came. I have not left that Source to enter in a body and to die. My holiness remains a part of me, as I am part of You. And my mistakes about myself are dreams. I let them go today. And I stand ready to receive Your Word alone for what I really am.
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Each day we behold different scenes, 
and each day has a lesson to teach…. 
Learn the lesson by concentrating on t
he supreme purpose of human existence:to know 
Who is behind your life?
 Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
“I hide my grief, just like the blessed birds 
hide themselves when they are preparing to die, my love.” 
― Omar Khayyám
 

“Man is under all conditions immersed
 in a sea of God’s blessings. 
Therefore, be thou not hopeless under any circumstances,
but rather be firm in thy hope” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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