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OCT.2, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.2, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
When we become fully conscious that we, as men, are spirit primarily, that our bodies are but necessary instruments through which the spirit works, that the mind is not a collection of brain cells but is actually a series of thought waves as free of actual substance as the winds or the rays of light or heat, we appreciate the fact that chains are powerless to restrain the thoughts which are actually the mind.
 
We can and do select the thoughts we store up in these brain cells. We keep what we want and we discard what we please.
The kind of thoughts we think become habit and so become us.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“THE CELESTIAL CITY
 
An unhappy man heard of a place called Celestial City, where
everyone lived in bliss. Gathering all his belongings into
several packages, he traveled until reaching the City’s narrow
gate. He tried to enter, but his large packages prevented him
from succeeding.
 
‘To enter Celestial City,’ said a voice on the inside, ‘you must
drop everything you now consider valuable.’
 
_To penetrate the new we must first abandon habitual attitudes and
preferences_.”
 Inspire Yourself, p. 39
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Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.2, 2016
Thought For The Day 
What makes an effective talk at an A.A. meeting? It is not a fine 
speech with fine choices of words and an impressive delivery. Often 
a few simple words direct from the heart are more effective than 
the most polished speech. There is always a temptation to speak 
beyond your experience, in order to make a good impression. This 
is never effective. What does not come from the heart does not 
reach the heart? What comes from personal experience and a sincere 
desire to help the other    person, reaches the heart.   Do I speak 
for effect or with a deep desire to help? 
Meditation For The Day 
“Thy will be done” must be your oft-repeated prayer. And in the 
willing of God’s will there should be gladness. You should delight 
to do that will because when you do, all your life goes right and 
everything tends to work out for you in the long run. When you are 
honestly trying to do God’s will and humbly accepting the results, 
nothing can seriously hurt you. He who accepts the will of God in 
his life may not inherit the earth, but he will inherit real peace 
of mind. 
Prayer For The Day 
I pray that I may have a yielded will. I pray that my will be 
attuned to the will of God.
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True Liberty comes only through true harmony,
 true harmony only comes through true unity; 
and true unity can come only through the conscious
realization that we are one with God or good. 
The science of mind page 481

Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people’s characters.
 — Margaret Halsey 
Then in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.  
— Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions,  page 108
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  
But who can see all his own failings?  Rid me of faults that are hidden! Lead me in Your truth and teach me.

You thought Union was a way you could decide to go.
But the world of the soul follows things rejected
and almost forgotten. Your true guide drinks from a un-damned stream.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 273 Insights
“The stillness of the peace of God is mine.”
The inner guidance of the Holy Spirit is there for all of us and the way we open to it is by owning what is truly ours. The stillness of the peace of God is truly ours to own and be. Through this peace we are led very gently to an awareness of our true Identity. Being willing to own up to what is truly ours takes a letting go of what is not ours in truth. The ego is not our true identity, even though we may have chosen this thought system for a while. It just makes a false sense of an individual self that could never be.
 
The Holy Spirit will always show us how to move past disturbances of the mind and return us to the peace of God. Today my job is to open to the peace of God by holding the Holy Spirit’s hand and being willing to be led. I have chosen wrongly and now I would undo that choice. And I would accept Holy Spirit’s help in leading me out of my belief in separation. The stillness of the peace of God is mine.
 
God gave all of Himself to His extension, His Son. That means His Will is that His Son have His peace. God’s peace is my inheritance. It belongs to me because God Wills that it is mine. Since this is so, I must be worthy of God’s peace.
 
In this world, disturbances come in many forms. They may be emotional reactions to the words, actions or circumstances I perceive outside of me. They may be my own judgments about what I have said or done. They may appear in the form of misfunctions of body parts, which we call illness. Even minor aches or discomforts are disturbances of God’s peace, and thus can be answered with the statement, “The stillness of the peace of God is mine.”
 
We are worthy of the stillness of the peace of God, for that is God’s Will. Today I will practice being mindful of my level of peace. Each time I recognize a disturbance in any form, I will remind myself with certainty, “The stillness of the peace of God is mine.” I will know His peace as I remember my deep abiding Love for my Creator.
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I am the changeless, I am the infinite. I am not a little mortal being with bones to break, a body that will perish. I am the deathless, changeless Infinite. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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“Tis but a day we sojourn here below, 
And all the gain we get is grief and woe, 
Then, leaving our life’s riddles all unsolved, 
And burdened with regrets, we have to go.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat
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“Purge thy heart from malice and,
 innocent of envy, enter the divine court of holiness.
“Bahá’u’lláh
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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