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Eye Opener (1950)
A deep stab wound must heal from within outward, or fresh tissue would grow over the lip of the wound and prevent the necessary drainage from beneath. Blood poisoning would set in and the poison would circulate through the entire body.
Human improvement works the same way. If it is only a surface cure, the poison remains in the heart and mind, affecting our entire life, and unless oral surgery is resorted to, our characters become infected.
The AA Program is moral surgery, wherein we remove sick and diseased thoughts and actions from deep within ourselves and thus become entirely healed
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“To realize that our present attempts to be content do not in fact
create contentment is dawning wisdom.”
The Power of Esoterics, p. 13
Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.23, 2016
Thought for the Day
Third, I have learned how to be honest. What a relies No more ducking or dodging. No more tall tales. No more pretending to be what I am not. My cards are on the table for all the world to see. “I am what I am,” as Popeye used to say in the comics. I have had an unsavory past. I am sorry, yet. But it cannot be changed now. All that is yesterday and is done. But now my life is an open book. Come and look at it, if you want to. I’m trying to do the best I can. I will fail often, but I won’t make excuses. I will face things as they are and not run away. Am I really honest?
Meditation for the Day
Though it may seem a paradox, we must believe in spiritual forces which we cannot see more than in material things which we can see, if we are going to truly live. In the last analysis, the universe consists more of thought or mathematical formulas than it does of matter as we understand it. Between one human being and another only spiritual forces will suffice to keep them in harmony. These spiritual forces we know, because we can see their results although we cannot see them. A changed life-a new personality-results from the power of unseen spiritual forces working in us and through us.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may believe in the Unseen. I pray that I may be convinced by the results of the Unseen which I do see.

Two things are infinite the universe and human stupidity;
 and I’m not sure about the universe. 
Albert Einstein 
My existence is a harmonious progression,
 that of a Son of God entering from a dream
 fully into Conscious Sonship.
 My career through life is a joyous, happy expression,
 a daily expansion into the Realms of life and living…. 
I now surrender every personal doubt, fear or hard 
feeling that would retard the perfect flow of life through me 
The science of Mind page 250 
 I embrace my humorous side and 
don’t take myself so seriously. 
Spirit has a joyful sense of humor as do I.

It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning. I saw that growth could start from that point. Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend. Would I have it? Of course I would!
 — BILL’S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 12
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
 — Henry David Therau
Stay on the path if you’re suffering by taking the steps you need to take. Hang on and hang in there, because it’s now that you’re growing at light speed, You’re never going backward only forward. 
— from an anonymous personal prayer 

In the sea of love, I melt like salt, Faith, Doubt – they both dissolve.
A star is opening in my heart, The worlds turn in it.

ACIM Workbook Lesson 295 Insights
“The Holy Spirit looks through me today.”
When I look through the body’s eyes, it sure doesn’t seem that what I see is coming from my mind. It seems like a tree falling over in the wind or a leaf falling from a tree, a ripple on the lake has nothing to do with my mind.
It’s all part of the ego’s scheme to make separation seem real. At the core of this scheme is the belief that I am a body. If I did not believe that the body is real and that I am the body, I would not believe anything the body’s eyes see.
Yesterday’s lesson reminded me that God did not make the body but He did create His Son, Who is me and remains part of Him. Identification with the body blocks awareness of my Self, God’s Son. Offering Christ the gift of my eyes so that the Holy Spirit may look through me is how I step back from body identification. What the Holy Spirit sees has nothing to do with the body. His is the vision of Love. Thus with His vision I see Love and recognize It within my Self.
As I learn to question everything the body’s eyes show me and ask instead to receive Christ’s vision, I open my mind to the awareness of my Self, of Love. Nothing that seems to happen to the body that I have called me has any effect whatsoever on What I am. I am Love’s extension and all there is to see is Love’s extension. I am perfectly safe, for Love is harmless, kind and forever at peace. This is the gift I receive when I give my eyes to Christ today. It is the gift of freedom from all pain, all sorrow, all fear and guilt. It is the gift of recognition of my Self, seen in everyone I look upon as unity is restored to my mind. And I give thanks.
Christ asks that He may use my eyes today in order to show me unity where I once saw separation. When Christ uses my eyes, I will be shown what forgiveness shows me. I will be shown unity rather than division, Love rather than fear, peace rather than conflict, joy rather than sorrow, goodwill rather than the projection of judgment and hatred.
I am either seeing through the eyes of Christ or I am seeing through the eyes of the ego. The ego shows me the separation that stems from the belief that I broke off from the All and became an individual self, separate and alone. With this belief comes the illusionary perception that I can make decisions on my own, and that I can have a will separate from God’s. The ego thought system creates the semblance of having a split off mind that is separate from God’s Mind. This split off mind makes illusions of separation appear to be real. It makes the separation I see through the body’s eyes appear to be solid and real.
On the other hand, I can choose to see through the eyes of Christ. Through the eyes of Christ, I see the opposite of what the ego shows me. The eyes of Christ show me that individuality and being different from Love are not true. The eyes of Christ see past the illusions of separate forms to the one formless Mind of Love That is What we all are. The eyes of Christ bring the awareness of the eternal present, the eternal now, the holy instant. The eyes of Christ see past the illusion of time and space to an awareness of the eternal Love of God, Which is all that is real.
Holy Spirit, I ask only that I see through the eyes of Christ today. I want to see the truth of oneness instead of illusions of separation. I want to forgive all my false ideas and be brought to what is eternally true. I want to remember my true Identity as eternal Love and let go of what was never real. I want to stop denying my Father and accept my brother as he truly is. I open my mind to seeing through the eyes of Christ today, remembering that what I ask for in my heart of hearts, I receive and give as I have received.
When you are calm, you feel the whole universe
of happiness rocking gently beneath your consciousness. 
That happiness is God. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 

“Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie,
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and—sans End!” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“Prayer need not be in words, but rather in thought and attitude… 
words without love mean nothing.” 
Ron Richey
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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