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OUR GROUP 23 MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 18,2016

OUR GROUP 23 MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 18,2016

DAILIES

Eye Opener (1950)
The mind of man is unable to approximate the
untold millions of dollars that have been spent
by us alcoholics in that futile chase after happiness,
only to find that what we purchased was not
happiness but misery, want, illness and despair.
By calling off the hunt,
by quitting our quest for fun that we had always be.
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Twenty Four Hours a Day March 18, 2016
 
Thought for the Day
When we alcoholics first come into A.A. and we face the fact that we must spend the rest of our life without liquor, it often seems like an impossibility to us. So A.A. tells us to forget about the future and take it one day at a time. All we really have is now. We have no past time and no future time. As the saying goes: “Yesterday is gone, for get it; tomorrow never comes, don’t worry; today is here, get busy.” All we have is the present. The past is gone forever and the future never comes. When tomorrow gets here, it will be today. Am I living one day at a time?
Meditation for the Day
Persistence is necessary if you are to advance in spiritual things. By persistent prayer, persistent, firm, and simple trust, you achieve the treasures of the spirit. By persistent practice, you can eventually obtain joy, peace, assurance, security, health, happiness, and serenity. Nothing is too great, in the spiritual realm, for you to obtain, if you persistently prepare yourself for it.
Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may persistently carry out my spiritual exercises every day. I pray that I may strive for peace and serenity.
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God never intended man to suffer.
Suffering may be salutary in that it leads
us to a place where we learn that it is unnecessary. 
The Science of Mind page 279 

We in A.A. must remember that we are offering something intangible.
 We are 
offering a psychological and spiritual program.
We are not offering a medical 
program.  

— A.A. Thought for the Day 
The true harvest of my life is intangible –
a little star dust caught,
a portion 
of the rainbow I have clutched. 
— Henry David Thoreau
When we are mindful of every nuance of our natural world,
we finally get the 
picture: that we are only given one
dazzling moment of life here on Earth,
and we must stand before that reality both humbled and elevated,
subject to 
every law of our universe and grateful for our
brief but intrinsic participation 
with it. 
 — Elizabeth Gilbert
 
 
Last night things flowed between us that cannot now be said or written. 
Only as I am being carried out and down the road,
 has the folds in my shroud opened in the wind, 
will anyone be able to read, 
as on the petal-pages of a turning bud what passed through us last night. 
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)
 
 
 
ACIM Workbook Lesson 77 Insights

“I am entitled to miracles.”

Today’s lesson means I am entitled to remember my true Identity. I am entitled to remember the peace of God. I am entitled to extend what I am, the love, joy and peace of God, to everyone. I am entitled to be happy. As I am willing to accept my entitlement, my mind opens more and more to accept the truth. I am part of God. Everyone is part of God. God is but Love and therefore so am I. Inherent in Love is God’s peace, God’s joy, God’s giving all to all. This is true happiness. I am entitled to true happiness because it is already mine. It has always been mine. I am just learning now to accept my entitlement.
Last night I woke up and realized I was concerned about a friend. I took that concern to the Holy Spirit. It seemed like a hopeless situation. The Holy Spirit reminded me that I am the peace of God. He reminded me that my friend is the peace of God. My friend is still safe, whether I remember it or not. My friend’s identity cannot change. The Holy Spirit reminded me that it is not helpful for me to join my friend’s hallucinations of lack and loss. What is helpful is to remember the truth about her. It is helpful to remember that she still is the peace of God. She is still as God created her. Nothing can ever change that. Illusions of harm are just that, illusions.

TO CONTINUE:
http://www.pathwaysoflight.org/acim_lessons/insights/lesson_77
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 Everything emerges from the invisible, to play upon this earth for a little while, and then enters the invisible state again at the end of life.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

Last night things flowed between us
that cannot now be said or written.
Only as I am being carried out and down the road,
 has the folds in my shroud opened in the wind,
will anyone be able to read,
as on the petal-pages of a turning bud what passed through us last night.
Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

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