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 Eye Opener (1950)
If most of us had one wish, we’d wish we hadn’t had it. Most of all, our difficulties in the past resulted from our persistence in doing what we wished. To us alcoholics, our wishes were paramount and everything else was sacrificed in order to accomplish them.
From here on in, if we are smart, our wishes will be not what we want, but a sincere desire to want what God wishes.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
‘Your teachings first disturb and then please me.’
‘Congratulations. That is the right order. The disturbance is caused
by truth challenging falsehood. You are then pleased by sensing the
healthy necessity of this. A person who is first pleased and then
disturbed is getting false teachings. He is pleased at hearing what
he prefers to hear, after which he becomes disturbed by realizing he
is still the same miserable person.'”
 There is a Way Out, p. 36
Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT.29, 2016
Thought for the Day
My relationships with my children have greatly improved. Those children who saw me drunk and were ashamed, those children who turned away in fear and even loathing have seen me sober and like me, have turned to me in confidence and trust and have forgotten the past as best they could. They have given me a chance for companionship that I had completely missed. I am their father or their mother now. Not just “that person that Mom or Dad married and God knows why.” I am a part of my home now. Have I found something that I had lost? 
Meditation for the Day
Our true measure of success in life is the measure of spiritual progress that we have revealed in our lives. Others should be able to see a demonstration of God’s will in our lives. The measure of His will that those around us have seen worked out in our daily living is the measure of our true success. We can do our best to be a demonstration each day of the power of God in human lives, an example of the working out of the grace of God in the hearts of men and women. 
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may so live that others will see in me something of the working out of the will of God. I pray that my life may be a demonstration of what the grace of God can do.

Resting in the present moment gives us a connection to stability and and anchor in turbulent Waters. 
Tara Brach
 Since some people have been healed through prayer, While others have not, the answer is not that God has responded to some and NOT to others, but that some have responded to God more than others. Their prayer (their thought) has responded by corresponding. The answer to prayer is in the prayer. 
The science of Mind page 28 
I open my mind, my body and my heart and let the joy flow out of me, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Our more religious members call it “God-consciousness.”
… “God-consciousness.”
 BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Before death takes away what you are given, 
give away what there is to give. 

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.
If only you would turn your mind inward
 and deep daily meditation,
you would find the source of all true, 
lasting happiness existing right within the
innermost silence of your own soul.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Don’t cry upon you losses
Don’t measure today with tomorows
Don’t trust to passed and coming day
Believe in now – and be happy today.
Omar Khayyam
“A man may be absolutely poor and dispossessed of everything, and yet be worldly. Another man may be very wealthy and yet severed. Severance means that one’s heart must not be attached to the things of this world. It does not mean that a man must dispossess himself of them, or that he must not work and earn or practice his profession, whatever it may be, in the world. It does not mean that he must not put on what he has. If he has a silk garb, let him wear that; and if he has not, but has a suit of cotton goods, let him wear that clean. He must feel the same in both.” 
― Abdu’l-Bahá
Ron Richey
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