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Right Living
“Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God’s help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God’s sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God’s scheme of things – these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.” 
c. 1952AAWS 
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 124 
We are not living just to be sober; we are living to learn,
to serve, and to love.
L O V E: Living Our Valuable Experiences
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“There’s a real will. You know what it’s called? You’ve heard this
phrase before. And please do think very seriously about this. There
is God’s will. There really exists God’s will. Shall I tell you what
it is? I’ll give you some synonyms. It’s Truth. It’s a Heavenly force.
It is purity. It is innocence. It is something that has _nothing_ to do
with the human will.
Now I’ve just given you a tremendous clue for you to follow up on. What
would happen to your life, to your daily coming and going — what would
happen to you if you surrendered your will to God’s will? Everything
marvelous would happen to you. You would have a transformation that
would continue on and on and on.”
Your Power of Natural Knowing, p. 171
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.
Defeated, and knowing it, I arrived at the doors of A.A., alone and afraid of the unknown. A power outside of myself had picked me up off my bed, guided me to the phone book, then to the bus stop, and through the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous. Once inside A.A. I experienced a sense of being loved and accepted, something I had not felt since early childhood. May I never lose the sense of wonder I experienced on that first evening with A.A., the greatest event of my entire life.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Come to me and I will heal you. The inner power of Life within me is God, and it can heal anything. I will to heal and help all who come to me. I know that the realization of Life and Love within me heals all who come into Its presence. I love the thought that I silently bless all who enter my atmosphere. It is not I, but The Father Who dwelleth in me; He doeth the works. I heal all who come near me.
Ernest Holmes
I have become part of the source, 
you and me, and God. 
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. 
Mother Teresa
 “However much we describe and explain love, when
we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.”
ACIM Workbook Lesson 293 Insights
“All fear is past and only love is here.”
I always get what I ask for in my deepest heart of hearts. If I want to see through the Holy Spirit’s eyes, I will receive that. If I want to see through the ego’s eyes, I will see a world of fear. I will see a world of unhappiness, depression and death. I will see specialness, competition and winning or losing. Is this what I would see today? It is my choice.
The Holy Spirit will show me the real world, where only Love is real. The Holy Spirit will show me the real world, underneath the sounds of fear.
Today I open my mind to see the real world. I open my mind to recognize that all fear is past and only Love is here. Today I would practice holding Holy Spirit’s hand, showing me the difference between the unreal and the real. I would let my mind be healed today.
If I experience anything less than perfect peace, I have forgotten that the past is gone. I am holding the past in my mind and overlaying it on the present so that I cannot see the Love that is there. Time was made by the ego as a mechanism for the mind to use to try to hold on to the past. It is trying to say that the past exists and can influence the present. This is the basis for maintaining guilt.
If we did not retain the past in our mind through the belief in time, there would be no memory of the past to feel guilty about. There would be no basis for worry about the future, which is simply a belief that the past can repeat itself because it is not over. In the thought system of time, the past is always lurking, ready to project on the present to hide it so that fear of the future can be maintained.
In the ego thought system, the present moment is always avoided, either by projecting into the future or covering over the present with projections from what is believed to be the still real past. To the ego, the present is to be avoided at all costs, because the ego cannot exist in the present, where only Love is found.
Letting go of the past is what the Course calls forgiveness. Grievances are always about the past. When the past is gone from our mind, there can be no grievances. Most of our grievances we keep unconscious. We may go through many days feeling pretty good. But then somebody says the “wrong” thing one too many times and the grievance raises its angry head. It shows us that forgiveness was needed. Some part of our mind had set a limit on how many offenses it would accept before it would complain. Unconsciously we were keeping a tally, and when the threshold was crossed, the anger or resentment rose to the surface.
At this point we have two options. One is to try to ignore it and hope will go away. Perhaps if we avoid contact with the perpetrator who brought the grievance to the surface. This self deception will seem to work until the next one comes along who does the wrong thing one too many times. Then we discover nothing really changed.
Our other option is to bring the grievance to the Holy Spirit, honestly and openly. We don’t need to hide from the grievance. We do need to acknowledge its presence in our mind and then turn it over to the Holy Spirit. If we release it fully into His hands with an open mind, His Light will show us the basis for release. We will see that where we thought there was harm, nothing occurred. We will recognize the call for Love in the behavior of another and in ourselves.
The Holy Spirit will show us the Love that we are in a way that we can recognize and accept. He will show us that the past and the fear that came with it is gone and only Love is here. Now the grievance is healed.
We may still find grievances coming up because we have not recognized what makes all grievances the same. And so we must practice bringing each grievance as it appears to the Holy Spirit. Gradually we will see the sameness in them all, until at last forgiveness is complete and we see the real world shining in the reflection of God’s Love and we are ready to accept God’s hand as He reaches to us to draw us into the Heaven of His Heart.
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The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn’t belong to the soul.
Paramahansa Yogananda



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