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OCT.24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
Many people in AA take too literally the statement they hear to the effect “we have no initiation fee or dues.”
 
Alcoholics Anonymous is not free – it costs a whale of a lot. It takes your time, your money, your thoughts, your prayers. It will give you a lot every day of your life, but it also requires a lot of your everyday living.
 
If you are stingy with AA, you are cheating yourself.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 
“I can read the minds of many people who run across esoteric ideas
for the first time. They say, ‘But I hardly know the meaning of
terms like self-awareness and self-observation…It all seems so
dim and difficult.’
 
In order to start up the Supermind trail, you need not have
previous knowledge of esoteric principles. You need start only
with the sincere wish to change yourself. Do not be dismayed by
new ideas which seem difficult. Do not be disturbed by seeming
contradictions between ideas. And, especially, do not assume
that what you can see is all there is. There is much more.
 
At the start of your quest, wisdom is a flash, not a glow.”
The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 5, p. 55
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Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.24, 2016
Thought for the Day
Fourth, I have turned to a Power greater than myself. Thank God, I am no longer at the center of the universe. All the world does not revolve around me any longer. I am only one among many. I have a Father in heaven and I am only one of His children and a small one at that. But I can depend on Him to show me what to do and to give me the strength to do it. I am on the Way and the whole power of the universe is behind me when I do the right thing. I do not have to depend entirely on myself any longer. With God, I can face anything. Is my life in the hands of God? 
Meditation for the Day
The grace of God is an assurance against all evil. It holds out security to the believing soul. The grace of God means safety in the midst of evil. You can be kept unspotted by the world through the power of His grace. You can have a new life of power. But only in close contact with the grace of God is its power realized. In order to renew it and benefit from it, you must have daily quiet communion with God, so that the power of His grace will come unhindered into your soul. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may be kept from evil by the grace of God. I pray that henceforth I will try to keep myself more unspotted by the world.
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I know that my choice of Love positively and cheerfully affects the vibration of the planet. 
You don’t stop laughing when you grow old; you grow old when you stop laughing.
 George Bernard Shaw 
Since faith is a quality confined to a your station,
it may be ours today as much as it has been anyone at any time.
The science of Mind page 158 
Affirmation:
I know that age is a human construct and joyfully

It is dependent upon his relationship with God.
BB Working With Others, p.100  
 
 
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
 Help someone’s soul heal.
 Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
~ Rumi

ACIM Workbook Lesson 296 Insights
“The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.”
When the Holy Spirit speaks, His message is always, like the Course, a message of forgiveness. Thus when the Holy Spirit speaks through me, it is a message of forgiveness. The Holy Spirit speaks through me by demonstration. Words without demonstration are meaningless. It is as I demonstrate forgiveness in my life that the Holy Spirit speaks through me.
 
I forgive when I recognize that there is truly nothing to forgive. All seeming events in this world are illusions, whether or not I think they are real. As I listen to the Holy Spirit’s teaching and accept it as true, I learn to recognize the illusion for what it is. At first, it seems only possible to apply it in certain specific instances. This is not because the Holy Spirit’s teaching does not apply universally. It is only because I am not willing to bring all my thoughts to the Holy Spirit for His gentle correction. But the Holy Spirit is happy to receive every thought of fear and guilt I am willing to bring to Him.
 
Each thought I bring to Him He shows me is untrue, an illusion, a mistaken perception. As I bring more and more of my thoughts to Him, I begin to recognize the common thread that underlies them all. I begin to see that what I thought were distinct and different circumstances are really the same. And thus forgiveness of a seeming single event generalizes to embrace all events that I recognize as similar.
 
This progression leads to the point where I will recognize that all events, circumstances and apparent happenings in this world are the same; all are illusions. With this recognition, I let them all go and I see a forgiven world, the real world. I am ready to take God’s Hand and return to the Heaven that is my Home.
 
Holy Spirit, today I dedicate to continuing the practice of bringing all my thoughts to You and opening my mind to Your healing correction. Thus will I think with You and offer only Your Thoughts to the world. I would let You speak through me today.
 
As I continue to practice recognizing daily that the world I see is a dream that I made up, I hand it over to the Holy Spirit’s gentle correction. It is the Holy Spirit in my mind that knows how to heal dreams of separation. It is the Holy Spirit in my mind That has the answer for every conflict I perceive. The Holy Spirit knows how to look past the dream to the truth that lies behind and will show me this truth if I but ask. The dream I made appears so real that I do not recognize it as a dream. The Holy Spirit needs to be my constant Companion and Guide through this maze I made.
 
My practice today is to step back and listen to the Holy Spirit’s healing perception. The Holy Spirit always shows me that separation is not real, that guilt is not real. The Holy Spirit shows me the innocence and unity that lies behind every conflict I perceive. Thus the Holy Spirit brings me peace of mind.
 
Today I would practice opening to the Holy Spirit again and again that all my perceptions be corrected. On my own I know nothing. With the Holy Spirit, I am led to wake up from the dream of separation. The Holy Spirit speaks through me today through demonstration.
 
Where is my mind? Right now, am I joining with the ego or with the Holy Spirit? The ego always brings perceptions of conflict. The Holy Spirit always brings perception of innocence and unity. What I see tells me which guide I am choosing. Today I will practice choosing the easy path to God.
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 Love is this silent conversation between two hearts.
 Paramahansa Yogananda
 

“We shall perish
along the path of Love.
Fate will trample us. Yeah, tempting
young woman, get up and give me your lips
before I return to dust.” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


 
“knowledge is the cause of human progress.” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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