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OCT.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.12,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
Everyone agrees that excessive drinking is an evil. 
The alcoholic is convinced that for him it is a necessary evil. 
He thinks he would surely die if he didn’t drink.
 We know now that it only appeared necessary
 while we were doing our thinking with our appetites.
 
No evil is necessary except in the sense that friction is. 
Without it, we couldn’t get traction and without traction 
we could not move onward and upward.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“Here are ten parallels between the novel Dracula and in everyone’s
daily life:
 
3. In Dracula, he is terrified by the light of day and is destroyed
by its pure appearance. In life, evil is driven out of dark humans
by the light of spiritual wisdom.”
 SOLVED The Mystery of Life, p. 66
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Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.12, 2016
Thought For The Day 
Am I still on a “free ride” in A.A.?  Am I all get and no give?   Do I go to meetings and always sit in the back row and let others do all the work?   Do I think it’s enough just because I’m sober and can rest on my laurels?   If so, I haven’t gone very far in the program, nor am I getting nearly enough of what it has to offer.   I will be a weak member until I get in there and help carry the load.   I must eventually get off the bench and get into the game.   I’m not just a spectator; I’m supposed to be one of the team.   Do I go in there and carry the ball? 
Meditation For The Day 
Try to be thankful for whatever vision you have.   Try to perform, in the little things, faithful service to God and others.   Do your small part every day in a spirit of service to God.   Be a doer of God’s word, not a hearer only.   In your daily life try to keep faith with God.   Every day brings a new opportunity to be of some use.   Even when you are tempted to rest or let things go or to evade the issue, make it a habit to meet the issue squarely as a challenge and not to hold back. 
Prayer For The Day 
I pray that I may perform each task faithfully.   I pray that I may meet each issue of life squarely and not hold back.
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I 
took the One Less Traveled by, and that
 has made all the difference. 
Robert Frost 
The wisdom, intelligence and power of 
the universe is Right Where You Are.
Ernest Holmes 
 
 
 
 
After all, our problems were of our own making, bottles were only a symbol.  
 — Alcoholics Anonymous, page 103
 Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
 — St. Thomas Aquinas
May I know the blessed relief and unburdening that come when I admit I have done something wrong. 
— A Day at a time
 
 
 
Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.” 
― Rumi
 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 283 Insights
“My true Identity abides in You.”
As I shift my identification toward being God’s extension of Love, my identification with a body and personality image subsides. With that softened identification with an image of myself comes greater peace. I am not as likely to be disturbed or personally affronted by what anyone thinks of me or says to me or appears to do to me because I am not as attached to that image as what I am.
 
Remembering that my true Identity is in God, which therefore must be safe, unchanged and unchangeable brings me an awareness of harmlessness. I remember that I can neither harm nor be harmed, for I am Love along with All That is. The image of a form that seems to live a little while and then die is not me and it is not my brother either.
 
The freedom that comes with this awareness relieves me of all disturbances, for nothing can disturb changeless Love. My heart is filled with joy because in the recognition of the Love that I am, I can only extend that Love everywhere, for that is what Love does.
 
Today I dedicate to walking with the Holy Spirit, letting Him guide my thoughts, my words and my actions. Thus I will see a world reflecting the truth of my Identity as Love. I accept His vision as my own so that I may see the face of Christ in all things. I open my mind to the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of all that I look upon and think about today. I would decide nothing on my own. I choose the Holy Spirit as my Guide today.
 
The whole Sonship is an extension of God’s Love. Love extends only Love and so Love is what we all are. To be Love, Love must extend. Extension is inherent in what Love is. If I would return to my true Identity, I would be willing to extend Love as Love always does. If I experience anything else besides Love, it is a signal to stop and open my mind to Love again. If I think I see something in the world that is not Love, I need to stop and let the Holy Spirit show me what is truly there behind the false story.
 
My mind has believed in many false stories and made many wrong turns. It has not led to the experience of eternal happiness. Because I want to return to the experience of eternal happiness, my job today is to open my mind to receive and extend my one true Identity, Which is Love. This is the only thing that can bring me eternal happiness. This is where I reside forever in truth.
 
Today would I make illusions real or am I willing to recognize that only Love is real? Today I would practice accepting Love and extending That which I have accepted. Today I would let myself be carried by Love.
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When you have found your true soul-nature of everlasting joy,
 that indestructible bliss will remain with you throughout all the experiences of life.
Paramahansa Yogananda
 
 
“There was a Door to which I found no Key: 
There was a Veil past which I could not see: 
Some little Talk awhile of ME and THEE There seemed—
and then no more of THEE and ME.” 
― Omar Khayyám
 
 
 
“It is good to laugh. 
Laughter is spiritual relaxation.” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
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