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OCT.17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.17,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
 Eye Opener (1950)
 
Youth might be termed a zest for living. 
As long as we have enthusiasm for living,
we are young regardless of years. 
Too often the alcoholic has taken so many
 hard knocks from life that life has lost its attraction. 
We have seen so many hopes and ambitions
fade that life appears to us a total loss.
 
AA brings into our lives a new purpose in living;
 it restores our faith and hope and thereby 
rejuvenates our minds to the point of a new zest for living.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“You are already going through it. 
You must do so consciously.”
 A Treasury of Trueness, # 2298
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Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.17,2016
Thought for the Day 
What am I going to do today for A.A.? Is there someone I should 
call up on the telephone or someone I should go to see? Is there 
a letter I should write? Is there an opportunity somewhere to 
advance the work of A.A. which I have been putting off or 
neglecting? If so, will I do it today? Will I be done with 
procrastination and do what I have to do today? Tomorrow may 
be too late. How do I know there will be a tomorrow for me? 
How about getting out of my easy chair and getting going? Do I 
feel that A.A. depends partly on me today? 
Meditation for the Day 
Today look upward toward God, not downward toward yourself. Look 
away from unpleasant surroundings, from lack of beauty, from the 
imperfections in yourself and in those around you. In your 
unrest, behold God’s calmness; in your impatience, God’s 
patience; in your limitations, God’s perfection. Looking upward 
toward God, your spirit will begin to grow. Then others will 
see something in you that they also want. As you grow in the 
spiritual life, you will be enabled to do many things that 
seemed too hard for you before. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may keep my eyes trained above the horizon of 
myself. I pray that I may see infinite possibilities for 
spiritual growth.
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 Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. 
Ludvig Borne
Thoughts are more than things, they are the cause of things.
 The science of Mind page 414
 


The persistent use of meditation and prayer, we found,
did open the channel so that where there had been a trickle,
there was now a river which led to sure power and safe
 guidance from God as we were increasingly better able 
to understand Him.
— Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, pages 108 – 109
The function of prayer is not to influence God, 
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. 
– Soren Kierkegaard 
Prayer is answered when it enables us to act as God desires.
— Sacred Space

Stop acting so small. 
You are the universe in ecstatic motion. 
~Rumi

ACIM Workbook Lesson 289 Insights
“The past is over. It can touch me not.”
The more I work with the Course, the more I see its simplicity. It all points to the basic principle that there is one problem and one solution. Today we are seeing that the problem is described as hanging on to the past. Guilt is always about something from the past. But what is over cannot be in the present, unless I bring it with me in my mind. When I bring the past with me I cannot see the present, because I have projected the past in its place.
 
The simple solution is to recognize that the past is not here and let it go. With this simple recognition, I am free to see the present clean and clear as what it is. Love is now, because Love is all there is.
 
Though the problem and the answer are always the same, my investment in the reality of the problem makes it seem difficult to accept the solution. The ego has concocted countless schemes and images to make the past seem real so that it covers the present. The seeming complexity of these images belies the simplicity of the false idea that underlies them all. This is the ego’s defense, for the more complicated the problem appears to be, the less likely the solution will be recognized. And above all else, the ego does not want the solution to be seen.
 
Gratefully the Holy Spirit does not grab us by the scruff of the neck and hurl us into Heaven when we would perceive it as loss and death. Instead He is present in our mind to teach us, as we are willing, that this world is really nothing and when we let it go, we are letting go of nothing so that we can accept everything that is real.
 
The past does not hold on to us, for it has no power of its own. It is we who must let go of the power we give the past in our minds. We let go through forgiveness and see that the past is over and cannot touch us.
 
Holy Spirit, I ask Your help today to let the past go so that I can see the Love and peace and joy that are here now, and share it with all my brothers. I thank You for Your gentle teaching that leads me Home to the Light.
 
In the Text, Jesus talks about the tiny tick of time and the fact that with the thought of separation came its undoing. We never really could make a world of separation in reality. That thought of separation was undone in an instant. So the whole dream of separation has been undone. It is over. It is a dream of time with a past and future that never happened. The whole dream in its entirety was an attempt to cover up the truth that we, as extensions of Love, are still safe in the eternal Mind of God.
 
As we learn to hand over each part of the dream to the Holy Spirit to be undone, we gradually undo our belief in the dream. We gradually let go of what never was. We let go of thinking that guilt could ever be real. We let go of projecting guilt onto imaginary images of separation. We gradually recognize that the past is over. We see that all that we feared is merely a dream that in fact is over. We are led to recognize that we are still Love and that can never change. We gradually free ourselves from the chains that our belief in separation has bound us with.
 
We see that the one solution that really heals is to let go of our belief in separation. The truth of our oneness in Love is true and will forever be true. The past (the imaginary dream of separation) can touch us not as we cease to place our belief in it. This whole dream world of separation is over. A return to Love is the only answer that has any meaning. “The past is over. It can touch me not.”
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Practical sympathy towards in need dispels the 
darkness of separation between souls and is
the light by which one can see all hearts tied 
together with a singular gold and cord of divine. love. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
 
 
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.” 
― Omar Khayyám
 
 
“When freedom of conscience, 
liberty of thought & right of speech pervail…
development & growth are inevitable.”
 Bahá’u’lláh

 

Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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