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OCT.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.15,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
By the grace of God, we alcoholics have acquired certain characteristics that have made us beneficial to the earth. We have become, in fact, the salt of the earth.
 
If, however, we hoard our savoir to ourselves and fail to recognize our responsibility to distribute it to those portions of the earth that need it, then have we indeed lost our savoir and it is good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden underfoot of men.
 
Nothing is a blessing unless we put it to some constructive use. The wealth of the world is useless to a starving man on an uninhabited and barren island.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE
 
“Gus D. requested, ‘May we have an example of what you mean by
thinking in a new way?’ Reply: ‘Instead of thinking about contributing something worthwhile to society, which is a totally meaningless idea, think about giving up wrong items within yourself. 
Very few will do this, for it is much easier to preach about service to mankind than to give up hidden self-deceptions which injure mankind.'”
Esoteric Mind Power, p. 60
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Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.15,2016
Thought for the Day 
How big a part of my life is A.A. ? Is it just one of my activities and a small one at that? Do I only go to A.A. meetings now and then and sometimes never go at all? Do I think of A.A. only occasionally? Am I reticent about mentioning the subject of A.A. to people who might need help? Or does A.A. fill a large part of my life? Is it the foundation of my whole life? Where would I be without A.A.? Does everything I have and do depend on my A.A. foundation? Is A.A. the foundation on which I build my life? 
Meditation for the Day 
Lay upon God your failures and mistakes and shortcomings. Do not dwell upon your failures, upon the fact that in the past you have been nearer a beast than an angel. You have a mediator between you and God – your growing faith – which can lift you up from the mire and point you toward the heavens. You can still be reconciled with the spirit of God. You can still regain your harmony with the Divine Principle of the universe. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may not let the beast in me hold me back from my spiritual destiny. I pray that I may rise and walk upright.
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We believe in every church and in all forms of worship. 
Above all, we certainly believe in God! Because truth is infinite,
 it must be continuously unfolding in the consciousness 
of (humankind) and no one will ever have a complete understanding of truth.
The Science of Mind page 191 
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We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable
demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.
12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
 
 
My memory of your face prevents my seeing you.
 Lightning veils your brow.
 Recalling our kissing,
 I can’t kiss you now. 
So strange, 
such sweetness can keep us apart.
 Rumi 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 286 Insights
“The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.”
What a wonderful opportunity I have today. I can practice holding the hush of Heaven in my heart as I go through my day. I can practice remembering that every choice has already been made. I merely have to open to the Holy Spirit and receive every decision as I appear to need it.
 
I can rest in that quiet place in my mind as I go through my daily activities. I can know that the peace of Heaven is mine right now to receive and extend. I can remember that everything I need has been given me and that I am safe in the Mind of God. I have never left. I can carry this in my heart and in my mind as I go through this day. What a wonderful opportunity I have to practice remembering the truth that all are in Heaven today.
 
All the seeming problems of this world, a sense of lack and loneliness, a sense of weakness and vulnerability, guilt and anger, are the effect of wanting to be independent of God, our Source. In our Source we have everything we need. But we deny our Source when we seek to be independent. By the grace of God, all that I need remains one with me, even when I deny it by seeking independence.
 
I need only make the decision to give up nothing and I will receive everything. I do not need to earn what is already mine. I simply need to stop denying it. With the Holy Spirit’s help I can learn to recognize that every image in this world offers me nothing. As I learn His happy lesson, I easily lay down the empty images and receive the gifts of God. His peace and joy return to my awareness and I remember, “The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.”
 
Oh yes, Grace, the unmerited gift, burdening us with only one request that we simply accept it. For acceptance is the answer to all our problems today and denial the source of all our distress. The first recognizes and revels in the Holy Instant and the latter stamps a foot in an egotistical temper tantrum in rejection, demanding that we should have it as we wish it and not as it is. “Peace and be still. The Grace of God extends forever.”
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A worthwhile desire is like a divine steed which…
will lead you toward the kingdom of God.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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Delay me no longer  as I seek thee Beloved.
Quatrain 20 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
 
“Where there is love,
 nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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