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Eye Opener (1950)
The AA way of living holds out, for all that will grasp it, 
everything that is advantageous to life. 
A healthy mind, a healthy body, a healthy soul. 
Complete harmony with God, your fellow man and yourself. 
Truly the peace that passeth all understanding.
“It is important to constantly realize how little you have to say
about your own life. Someone else is talking. Something else is
giving the orders. Something is constantly interrupting, denying
what you want to say, so other people and unexpected events seem
to have control over your life from moment to moment.
Now, this puts you into a strange inner condition, a great conflict,
this fact that you do not command your inner nature nor do you haveunderstanding of outer events. Let’s look directly at the difficulty.”
from a talk given 8/17/198
Twenty Four Hours A Day OCT. 4, 2016
Thought For The Day 
Am I critical of other members of A.A. or of new prospects? Do I 
ever say about other members: “I don’t think they’re sincere, I 
think they’re bluffing, or I think they’re taking a few drinks on 
the quiet?” Do I realize that my doubtful and skeptical attitude 
is hurting those members, if only in my attitude toward them, which 
they cannot help sensing? Do I say about new prospects: “They’ll 
never make the program,” or do I say: “They’ll only last a few 
months?” If I take this attitude, I am unconsciously 
hurting those prospects’ chances. Is my attitude always 
constructive and never destructive? 
Meditation For The Day 
To be attracted toward God and a better life, you must be spirit- 
guided. There is wonderful illumination of thought given to those 
who are spirit-guided. To those who are material-guided, there is 
nothing in God or a finer life to appeal to them or to attract 
them. But to those who are spirit-guided there is strength and 
peace and calm to be found in communion with an Unseen Lord. To 
those who believe in this God they cannot see but whose power 
they can feel, life has a meaning and purpose. They are children 
of the Unseen Lord, and all human beings are their brothers and 
Prayer For The Day 
I pray that I may be spirit-guided. I pray that I may feel God’s 
presence and power in my life.

The storehouse of nature is filled with infinte good,
awaiting the touch of our awakened thought to 
spring forth into manifestation and our lives;
but the awakening must be within our thought.
The Science of Mind page 146 

By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.
— Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 108
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.
— St. Thomas Aquinas
For all these we offer praise to You:
For the ability to tell light from dark, right from wrong.
For creating us in Your image.
For the gift of freedom. 
— Sacred Space

Is what I say true? Say yes quickly, 
if you know, if you’ve known it from 
before the beginning of the universe. 

ACIM Workbook Lesson 275 Insights
“God’s healing Voice protects all things today.”
What stands out to me today is, “Join me in hearing.” (1:3) As long as I try to be a separate identity, I will not welcome the Voice for God. God’s Voice teaches me that I am not separate and alone.
Jesus represents the full recognition of our unity in God and so he is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. By joining with him, we share his recognition of oneness. In oneness there can be no loss or harm of any kind. And so we experience the full protection of God’s Love. What greater safety could there be than God’s safety?
I particularly appreciate the practical help which comes from listening to God’s healing Voice: “I need be anxious over nothing. For Your Voice will tell me what to do and where to go; to whom to speak and what to say to him, what thoughts to think, what words to give the world.” (2:2-3)
Holy Spirit, help me to see the Light of truth in all my brothers. Help me to recognize that Light as the Self we all share. I open my mind to Your Word, for I would learn of my safety and my strength, my kindness and my gentleness. With Your help Holy Spirit, I will learn to see that in all my brothers as well. I am grateful for my elder brother’s example of remembering Love and nothing else. And I would join with him in this remembrance. With him I walk in Love. With him I see the face of Christ in everyone. With him I know the Christ in me and I am Home. My heart is filled with joy.
When I quiet my mind of all the ego’s chatter and ask the Holy Spirit to heal my mind, I am very quietly brought to a deeper level of peace. I am brought to a place of stillness and quiet. Here I rest a while.
Here I am brought to the truth that only oneness in God is real. Herein lies my safety. Herein lies the peace of God. Here I see that all the conflict that comes with believing in separated bodies is unnecessary because the appearance of separate bodies is only a dream.
The appearance of separated bodies comes with joining with the ego thought system. The whole thought system is false and therefore not true. The whole thought system could never be in reality. It is just a dream and means nothing.
This is what I learn from my inner Teacher, the Voice for God. I learn that dreams of separation are just dreams and therefore I need not fear them. I need not believe them. With the Voice for God I can understand the difference between what is unreal and what is real. I can let my mind be brought to the truth. I can let my mind rest a while in the truth of oneness. I can let go of all grievances because I now realize that they are not based on reality. Nothing but universal Love can really happen. The rest is dreams. “God’s healing Voice protects all things today.”
This lesson contains such a beautiful prayer. It made my heart sing with joy when I read it. I am going to copy it into my day-timer and read it frequently to protect my peace throughout the day.

As soon as you lift up your consciousness to the state of divine awareness, 
you see the oceanic current of God’s light flowing behind all matter. Y
ou see everything in terms of spirit. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
 A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread – and Thou.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

“Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
Ron Richey
3856A Claudine St.
Honolulu, Hi 96816

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