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OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS MARCH 16,2016

DAILIES

Eye Opener (1950)
We have finally found a way to foil alcohol simply by refusing
to look upon it as a beverage and rather as something to which we are allergic.
We have found that we don’t have to drink;
we have demonstrated that we can be happier without it.

Now that we are sober, how are we going to use our sobriety?

Can we sit back and bask in this new found sunshine?
Forget it, kid! Better men than you have tried it.
If still you don’t believe it, go back to the gutter or
the jail or the jitter-joint and ask those who tried that method.
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Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 

 

“No one needs to be a famous philosopher in order to thinkrightly,
but needs only the wish to command the day.”
Cosmic Command, # 677
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Twenty-Four Hours a Day March 16, 2016

 Thought for the Day

Before we decide to quit drinking, most of us have to come up against a blank wall. We see that we’re licked, that we have to quit. But we don’t know which way to turn for help. There seems to be no door in that blank wall. AA opens the door that leads to sobriety. By encouraging us to honestly admit that we’re alcoholics and to realize that we can’t take even one drink, and by showing us which way to turn for help, AA opens the door in that blank wall.

Have I gone through that door to sobriety?

Meditation for the Day

I must have a singleness of purpose to do my part in God’s work. I must not let material distractions interfere with my job of improving personal relationships. It is easy to become distracted by material affairs, so that I lose my singleness of purpose. I do not have time to be concerned about the multi-farious concerns of the world. I must concentrate and specialize on what I can do best.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may not become distracted by material affairs. I pray that I may concentrate on doing what I can do best.
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O Eternal and Blessed Presence,
illumin my mind and command 

my will that my Soul may be refreshed
and that my life may be renewed. 
The Science of Mind page 549

‘AGAIN AT THE CROSSROADS’
Bill W.AA co-founder November 1961
“In the nick of time, and by God’s grace,

each of us been enabled to develope the meaning
and sense of his own life.Grapevine AA Daily Quotes

 

Rise. Move around the center
as pilgrims wind the Kaaba.

Being still is how one clay Clod
sticks to another and sleep,

while movement wakes us up
and unlocks new blessings.
Rumi

ACIM Workbook Lesson 75 Insights
“The light has come.”
This is one of my favorite lessons. It is so uplifting and affirming, yet when I read the lesson, I am aware of an ego aspect that tells me I am not worthy of it. It points out the many ways that I have not yet forgiven the world and asks me, “Who am I to say the light has come?” Yet these are just the ego’s frantic efforts to hold on to its place in my image of myself, for if I truly acknowledge that I have forgiven the world, the light has come, that is the end of the ego.
This lesson is affirming the truth about me, not the ego lies. It is uplifting because it is reminding me of what my true Self experiences in every moment. My true Self does see a forgiven world. It does see its Light reflected back from everything it looks upon. It does experience the serenity that God would have me experience. The apparent fact that I don’t experience this is simply because I have been thinking illusions were real. This does not change reality one iota. But it does cast a shadow upon the world of Light that is my reality.

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My human eyes are enthralled, 
O Lord, with the changeful panorama of life…. 
Open in me the divine eye that beholds in 
all beauty only Thy sovereign beauty.
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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Rise. Move around the center
as pilgrims wind the Kaaba.

Being still is how one clay Clod
sticks to another and sleep,

while movement wakes us up
and unlocks new blessings.
Rumi

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