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Eye Opener (1950)
We in AA have many religious affiliations, 
and there are some of us who contend that
AA is all the religion they need.
 Yet this fact remains:
The spiritual facts on  which AA is based would not have survived
 the ages but for the tenacity of formal religions.
 Without religions, our moral, political and social structure would collapse. 
There is a lot in all denominations that can be criticized but, 
without them, life would be chaos.
We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.
I could not manage my life alone. I had tried that road and
failed. My “ultimate sin” dragged me down to the lowest
level I have ever reached and, unable even to function, I
accepted the fact that I desperately needed help. I stopped
fighting and surrendered entirely to God.
Only then did I start growing! God forgave me. A
Higher Power had to have saved me, because the doctors
doubted that I would survive. I have forgiven myself now
and I enjoy a freedom I have never before experienced. I’ve
opened my heart and mind to Him. The more I learn, the
less I know—a humbling fact—but I sincerely want to
keep growing. I enjoy serenity, but only when I entrust my
life totally to God. As long as I am honest with myself and
ask for His help, I can maintain this rewarding existence.
Just for today, I strive to live His will for me— soberly.
I thank God that today I can choose not to drink. Today,
life is beautiful!

Try to remember that though God has wrought miracles among us,
we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist.
BB The Family Afterward, p.133 

Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Here are ten parallels between the novel ‘Dracula’ and in
everyone’s daily life:
2. In Dracula, he can victimize only the weak and the ignorant and
the foolish and the unspiritual. In life, everyone can recall griefs
caused by one’s own senselessness and egotism.”
SOLVED The Mystery of Life, p. 66
Where there is great love there are always miracles. 
Willa Cather 
There is a point in the Supreme moment of realization 
where the individual merges with the universe,
 but not to the loss of his individuality; 
where a sense of the Oneness of all life so entered his being
that there is no sense of otherness. 
It is here that the mentality performs seeming Miracles,
because there’s nothing to hinder the whole from coming through. 
The science of Mind page 358 
I joyfully choose to have magic and miracles in my life!

Lovers gather and give each other shade,
relief from the direct sun.
Stay close by with them, 
until you yourself are full of light like the moon,
 then like the Sun.
 Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

Lesson 311
Section 10. What is the Last Judgment?
Christ’s Second Coming gives the Son of God this gift: to hear the Voice for God proclaim that what is false is false, and what is true has never changed. And this the judgment is in which perception ends. At first you see a world that has accepted this as true, projected from a now corrected mind. And with this holy sight, perception gives a silent blessing and then disappears, its goal accomplished and its mission done.
The final judgment on the world contains no condemnation. For it sees the world as totally forgiven, without sin and wholly purposeless. Without a cause, and now without a function in Christ’s sight, it merely slips away to nothingness. There it was born, and there it ends as well. And all the figures in the dream in which the world began go with it. Bodies now are useless, and will therefore fade away, because the Son of God is limitless.
You who believed that God’s Last Judgment would condemn the world to hell along with you, accept this holy truth: God’s Judgment is the gift of the Correction He bestowed on all your errors, freeing you from them, and all effects they ever seemed to have. To fear God’s saving grace is but to fear complete release from suffering, return to peace, security and happiness, and union with your own Identity.
God’s Final Judgment is as merciful as every step in His appointed plan to bless His Son, and call him to return to the eternal peace He shares with him. Be not afraid of love. For it alone can heal all sorrow, wipe away all tears, and gently waken from his dream of pain the Son whom God acknowledges as His. Be not afraid of this. Salvation asks you give it welcome. And the world awaits your glad acceptance, which will set it free.
This is God’s Final Judgment: “You are still My holy Son, forever innocent, forever loving and forever loved, as limitless as your Creator, and completely changeless and forever pure. Therefore awaken and return to Me. I am your Father and you are My Son.”
When we become Spiritualized by self- discipline 
and deep meditation, we soar like the wind and 
the omnipresence of our truth soul- nature. 
Paramahansa Yogananda
For in the Market-place, one Dusk of Day,
I watch’d the Potter thumping his wet Clay:
And with its all obliterated Tongue
It murmur’d—“Gently, Brother, gently, pray!”
“By nothing,under no conditions, be ye perturbed.” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
Ron Richey
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Honolulu, Hi 96816

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