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NOV.6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.6, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES     
 
Eye Opener (1950)
For us alcoholics, the First Step in life was the usual toddle of the infant. 
The Second Step, we learned to walk erect like a man;
the Third Step, we started to run to keep up with the world;
the Fourth Step, we were staggering; 
the Fifth Step was stumbling and falling; 
and the Twelfth Step found us erect again.
 
What happened between the Fifth Step 
when we fell and the Twelfth Step? 
Don’t ask me, I’m an alcoholic, too. 
I had probably just blacked out. 
Watch your steps – they take you places.
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DAILY REFLECTIONS NOV.6,2016
GOING WITH THE FLOW
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him. . . .
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 96
The first words I speak when arising in the morning are, “I arise, O God, to do Thy will.” This is the shortest prayer I know and it is deeply ingrained in me. Prayer doesn’t change God’s attitude toward me; it changes my attitude toward God. As distinguished from prayer, meditation is a quiet time, without words. To be centered is to be physically relaxed, emotionally calm, mentally focused and spiritually aware.
One way to keep the channel open and to improve my conscious contact with God is to maintain a grateful attitude. On the days when I am grateful, good things seem to happen in my life. The instant I start cursing things in my life, however, the flow of good stops. God did not interrupt the flow; my own negativity did.
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Relieved of the alcohol obsession, their lives unaccountably transformed, 
they came to believe in a Higher Power, and most of them began to talk of God.”
12&12 Step Two, p.28  
 
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE     
 
“Mankind dwells in a peculiar state of spiritual sleep, which causes
all his heartaches and tragedies. However, any sincere individual can
awaken and rescue himself.”
 The Esoteric Path to a New Life, p. 51
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We make our own mistakes, separate from our own foolishness,
and we must also make our own return journey 
into righteousness. God was, is and Will Remain the essence of life truth,
and purity. 
Science of mind post 499
 Affirmation
I joyfully embrace my personal pilgrimage into my beliefs, faith and essence. 
 
 
Where will you plant your grief-seeds? 
We need ground to scrape and hoe,
not the sky of unspecified desire. 
~Rumi
 
 
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Lesson 309
I will not fear to look within today.
Within me is eternal innocence, because it is God’s Will that it be there forever and forever. I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is His Own, can will no change in this. For to deny my Father’s Will is to deny my own. To look within is but to find my will as God created it, and as it is. I fear to look within because I think I made another will that is not true, and made it real. Yet it has no effects. Within me is the Holiness of God. Within me is the memory of Him.
 
The step I take today, my Father, is my sure release from idle dreams of sin. Your altar stands serene and undefiled. It is the holy altar to my Self, and there I find my true Identity.
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May the narrow rivers of our lives be written 
by torrential rains of Thy blessings, 
and pass through vast lowlands of humbleness, 
self sacrifice, and considerations for others,
 to enter in purity Thy blissful sea.
 Paramahansa Yogananda

“The arch of heaven looks like an
upside-down cup, under which the wise
wander in vain. May your love for your beloved
be as great as the love of the bottle for the glass.
Look, how one gives and one receives, lip against
lip, the precious blood of the grapes.” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone,
let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
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Sincerely,

Ron Richey
808-734-5732
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816
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