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NOV.7,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

NOV.7,2017 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILY

Beginning:From “Tightrope”:
“My sponsor was a living damper on my intolerance. But even more, he told me that it would be all right for me to doubt God, that A.A. was not a religious program and, to belong, I did not have to adhere to any set of beliefs. “He suggested that for me a good starting point would simply be recognition of the fact that I had failed in running the world in short, acceptance of the fact that I was not God. He also suggested that I might try occasionally to act as if I believed. Somewhere I had heard that it is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking than to think yourself into a new way of acting, and this made sense in the context of ‘acting as if.'”
2001 AAWS, Inc., Fourth Edition
Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 366

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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 

“Happiness consists of knowing the answer to the question, ‘Who is this defeat happening to?’ The answer is, ‘No one.'”
A Treasury of Trueness, # 228
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DAILY REFLECTIONS NOV.7,2017
LET GO AND LET GOD
. . . praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 96
When I “Let Go and Let God,” I think more clearly and wisely. Without having to think about it, I quickly let go of things that cause me immediate pain and discomfort. Because I find it hard to let go of the kind of worrisome thoughts and attitudes that cause me immense anguish, all I need do during those times is allow God, as I understand Him, to release them for me, and then and there, I let go of the thoughts, memories and attitudes that are troubling me.
When I receive help from God, as I understand Him, I can live my life one day at a time and handle whatever challenges come my way. Only then can I live a life of victory over alcohol, in comfortable sobriety.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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One of  Troward’s student named Genevieve Behrend wrote a book about what she learned from Troward, and how she was able to use the Law of Attraction successfully. Firstly, she used the Law of Attraction to become Troward’s first private student (Troward at that time refused to take any private students). But using the Law of Attraction, Genevieve Behrend was able to make Troward slowly change his mind and accept her as a live in student in his home. Behrend also manifested about $20,000 (if I remember correctly), which was no small sum in those days. Behrend’s books is called ‘Your Invisible Power’ and ‘Attaining Your Desires.’
Ernest Holmes

 

This program taught me how to pray for other people,
I had cared for no one but myself.
Anonymous 

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Fred Allen


The human being resembles a tree; its root is a covenant with God:

that root must be cherished with all one’s might.

RUMI

A COURSE IN MIRACLES INSIGHTS

ACIM Workbook Lesson 317 Insights
“I follow in the way appointed me.”
Do I want lasting happiness that does not come and go? Do I really want peace of mind? Then I will be willing to let go of my false ideas. I will remember that on my own I do not know what anything means. I will be willing to step back and open to the Source within That knows the difference between what is real and what is not real.
 
I have been blinded by choosing illusions of separation. I need the help of the Holy Spirit to return my mind to peace. I need to be quiet and listen. What I receive from my constant Companion will be perfect. It will come in a form that bridges me from where I think I am to an awakening to my true Identity. Then I will realize that I never left Heaven. Dreaming dreams of separation on a distant shore does not make reality. Everyone in this dream world of separation is still as God created them. They are still one in perfect Love. And this can never change.
 
The belief in separation and the guilt that came with it made images that put terror in the heart of the dreamer. Now is the time to open to the reality that these dreams never happened, even though they appear very real. Now as we look through the body’s eyes, we recognize that what we are seeing comes from the thought of separation projected outward and separation could never be true.
 
Gradually we stop being fooled by these false images of separation. With Holy Spirit’s help we gradually learn to see with the inner vision of Christ instead of believing what the body’s eyes show us. With Christ’s vision, we see beyond the body. We see the formless Spirit of Love That has never changed behind the illusions of separate bodies. Gradually we learn to focus on the truth instead of the ego’s lies of separation.
 
Stepping back and listening to Holy Spirit’s correction of my perception is how I find the way that is appointed me. It is how I am able to remember the truth. It is how I will be led to an awareness of the one Christ Mind. I would follow. I would not lead. I trust that the Holy Spirit knows the way for me and will guide me Home as I let Him.
 
When the Course says, “This is a required Course,” it is saying that we all must forgive the illusion of separation, let it go. That is the way appointed us if we would return to full awareness of the Heaven we never left in truth.
 
Forgiveness is our vocation. As we learn to dedicate every moment to taking every thought to the Holy Spirit for His clarification, we will join with His thought system more and more. The idea of individuality and independence becomes less and less appealing. The ego treasures independence and tries to make it look like it is independence that gives us worth. It does not tell us that to have independence we must deny the Source of all strength, all value and all Love.
 
The Holy Spirit shows us that our happiness and our strength come from our unity with each other in God’s Love. And so the way appointed to me today is to bring my thoughts to the Holy Spirit and let Him teach me of my unity with Love. Let Him teach me of the innocence and loveliness of my brother, who is one with me. Let Him teach me what is valuable and what is valueless. Thus will I follow in the way appointed me.
Individuality is becoming less and less appealing to me and the fact that I realize this is truly a miracle. Today, I look for miracles in my life and when I choose to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I am able to see them. Today I realize they were always there, but I was so into myself alone, that I never allowed myself to experience them. Today I choose to follow the way of my Father; it’s the only way to go.

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The “Only Begotten Son”: Christ Consciousness 
 
   There is a distinguishing difference of meaning between Jesus and Christ. His given name was Jesus; his honorific title was “Christ.” In his little human body called Jesus was born the vast Christ Consciousness, the omniscient Intelligence of God omnipresent in every part and particle of creation. This Consciousness is the “only begotten Son of God,” so designated because it is the sole perfect reflection in creation of the Transcendental Absolute, Spirit or God the Father.
    It was of that Infinite Consciousness, replete with the love and bliss of God, that Saint John spoke when he said: “As many as received him [the Christ Consciousness], to them gave he power to become the sons of God.” …
    By the definite science of meditation known for millenniums to the yogis and sages of India, and to Jesus, any seeker of God can enlarge the caliber of his consciousness to omniscience—to receive within himself the Universal Intelligence of God.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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George Carlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDO6HV6xTmI

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Ron Richey
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