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OCT.26,2017 OUR GROUP 25 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

OCT.26,2017 OUR GROUP 25 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILY

Choices
From “The Seed of God”:
“But my spiritual growth became stronger from the experiences of others. It was explained to me that I could freely choose a God of my understanding. At first, I thought I was committing a sin by trying to change God, but I soon realized that God was constant, and the only changes that had to be made were in my sick mind.”
1973 AAWS, Inc. 
Came to Believe, 30th printing 2004, pgs. 59-60
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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
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DAILY REFLECTIONS OCT.26,2017
ONE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 132
When I am chosen to carry some small responsibility for my fellows, I ask that God grant me the patience, open-mindedness, and willingness to listen to those I would lead. I must remind myself that I am the trusted servant of others, not their “governor,” “teacher,” or “instructor.” God guides my words and my actions, and my responsibility is to heed His suggestions. Trust is my watchword, I trust others who lead. In the Fellowship of A.A., I entrust God with the ultimate authority of “running the show.”
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
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“I believe that Love is at the center of everything; therefore, I accept Love as the healing power of life. I permit Love to reach out from me to every person I meet. I believe that Love is returned to me from every person I meet. I trust the guidance of Love because I believe it is the power of Good in the universe. I feel that Love is flowing through me to heal every situation I meet, to help every person I contact. Love opens the way before me and makes it perfect, straight, and glad. Love forgives everything unlike itself; it purifies everything. Love converts everything that seems commonplace into that which is wonderful. Love converts weakness into strength, fear into faith. Love” 
― Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind: 
A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes
 
I was comfortable sleeping in the park and
God gave me a pillow. 
Anonymous
 
 
☀ Last nite i awoke from a dream…and what dawned on me came to Be–0h these dreams are always the same as Me! This dreamer is the dream who i often forget to Be the real Me… And to whomever we label ourselves to be there is only ONE of Us– Forever free You and Me… the dreamer and the dream is one in the same, we are forever free that’s You and Me- why we came to Be, …..Forever free…. We are to just BE…☀ copyright jrc
 
 
Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others’ faults.
Be like running water for generosity.
Be like death for rage and anger.
Be like the Earth for modesty.
Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
~ Rumi

A COURSE IN MIRACLES INSIGHTS
ACIM Workbook Lesson 301 Insights
“And God Himself shall wipe away all tears.”
As we learn to open to and receive Holy Spirit’s correction in perception, we are led to see that a perception of individual bodies with separate minds is false. The sight of separation comes from belief in separation. With belief in separation comes guilt and fear. Guilt and fear bring tears or the experience of lack and loss.
As we learn to undo this belief in separation with the help of our true Self, the tears are wiped away because we see that the separation we believed in is false and never happened. We see that these images of separation just came from false ideas. We quietly lay them down and no longer desire them or want to see them.
As we continue the process of laying down all our false beliefs that stem from the false idea of separation, our tears are wiped away many times. We learn to generalize the correction in our perception to every false idea we have been hanging on to.
As these false ideas gradually recede from our sight, a new world appears. God’s world is the opposite of the world of separation. God’s world is all inclusive. There is a total joining rather than division or separate factions. Differences fall away.
This is where we are now — letting the false ideas fall away with Holy Spirit leading the way. As we continue to be led to God’s world, we dream a new dream, one that leads to the end of all dreams.
Today I would practice being mindful of whose hand I am holding, the ego’s or the Holy Spirit’s. Am I seeing through the eyes of separation or seeing through the eyes of the Holy Spirit, Who always brings me to perceiving oneness? If I am holding the ego’s hand, I will focus on differences, conflict and lack. If I am holding Holy Spirit’s hand I will feel the peace and joy of recognizing the Spirit of God behind all forms, the abundance and joy of God behind this physical world.
Today I will practice joining with Holy Spirit in laying down the dream of separation and recognizing God’s world.
It is important not to confuse God’s world with the world we are used to seeing with the body’s eyes. Because God Himself is formless, being Love and nothing else, there can be no forms in His world. God’s world is Heaven, where all is joined in one eternal Love.
As long as we judge, we cannot know this world, for judgment requires division and separation. We experience the world of form because we have rejected or judged against God’s oneness. Having rejected our Source, which means we have rejected Love, sadness and depression are inevitable. It is impossible to be happy when we believe we are cut off from Love. It is not God Who has cut us off. It is we who have denied His Love.
The judgment against God’s Love has led to the perception of a world of judgment. All things are separated by some distinction. It is only through differences that we are able to distinguish one form from another. In this world we believe that judgment is essential for survival. We spend many years in training ourselves how to judge correctly so that we will be safe and be able to survive. We learn about history so that we can be more effective judges in the present.
While we believe we are in this world of forms, judgment is necessary. But it is important for us to learn a new way of judging that is not of this world if we are to escape the fearful dream of separation. We learn this new way of judging from the Holy Spirit. His judgment is simple. He knows that everything is either real or unreal, and what is unreal can have no effect.
As we learn to follow His lead and let Him judge on our behalf, He leads us to the edge of judgment. Here we stand and make our final judgment, in which we recognize that we are innocent, along with all that lives. When this is fully recognized without exception, we are free to take God’s Hand as He lifts us gently into His world, where judgment never existed. There are no tears here, for there is no loss. In God’s world there is only the eternal extension of Love and the joy that comes from giving and receiving with All That Is.
Today I would take the Holy Spirit’s hand and let Him guide all my thoughts. I would let Him judge all things on my behalf so that I may learn to see the innocence He sees. Thus will I forgive the world and relinquish all judgment, for I desire with all my heart to know God’s world.
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Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
Paramahansa Yogananda
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Steps toward living in the present
1. Meditate regularly: The soul is bound to the body by desires, temptations, and worries, and you are trying to break through those chains. Meditation enables you to calm the ripples of desires on the lake of your mind and to experience the joy which is hidden within you. By meditating and concentrating within, you will become more conscious of your soul and less identified with your physical form. Eventually you will reach a point when you are no longer disturbed by life’s ups and downs, and you will begin to realize the truth of your soul-nature: that you are not limited by time and space. You will begin to realize that you are one with the Eternal Spirit.

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