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SEPT.2,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

SEPT.2,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS
DAILIES
 
Eye Opener (1950)
 
We veterans of the Alcoholic Wars that raged
within ourselves can bear testimony to the 
fact that it was only when we called upon 
the God of our understanding that peace was restored to our lives.
 
World wars are but the extension of the 
conflicts existing in the souls of men on 
a worldwide basis. They, too, have as their foundation fear, 
suspicion, envy, intolerance and national egotism.
 
There will never be a permanent peace until the
 Prince of Peace is admitted into the hearts of 
men in high places and is allowed to preside 
over their Conference Tables.
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VERNON HOWARD
 
“If you do not call an event or condition a failure, it cannot
represent failure to you. This means the event or condition cannot
bother you in the slightest, regardless of its worry to others. So
we must find out why we call anything a failure. It is because we
have in some way connected it with a sense of identity. We desire
the event to give us money or medals so that we can picture our-
selves as wealthy or famous. But all is vain. Even if we get the
money or medals, we have done nothing for our true selves.”
The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 6, p. 69
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Twenty Four Hours A Day SEPT. 2,2016
Thought for the Day 
“Outline the program of action to new prospects, explaining how you 
made a self-appraisal, how you straightened out your past, and why 
you are now endeavoring to help them. It is important for them to 
realize that your attempt to pass this on to them plays a vital part 
in your own recovery. The more hopeless they feel, the better. They 
will be more likely to follow your suggestions. Tell them about the 
fellowship of A.A. and if they show interest, lend them a copy of 
the Big Book.” Can I tell the A.A. story to another alcoholic? 
Meditation for the Day 
You should try to stand aside and let God work through you. You 
should try not to block Him off by your own efforts, or prevent 
His spirit working through you. God desires your obedient service 
and your loyalty to the ideals of the new life you are seeking. If 
you are loyal to God, He will give you protection against mistakes. 
His spirit will plan for you and secure for you a sufficiency of 
all spiritual help. You will have true victory and ml success, if 
you will put yourself in the background and let God work through 
you. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may not interfere with the working of God’s spirit in 
me and through me. I pray that I may give it full rein.
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It is not praying too, but a consciousness of present 
moment union with the ONE that is deeply
transformative.
Science of Mind 8-15
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But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be 
absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge. This 
is a point we wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash home upon 
our alcoholic readers as it has been revealed to us out of bitter experience. 
— Alcoholics Anonymous, page 39 
There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will 
to make room for the knowledge of God.
 — Aldous Huxley  
I remind myself that there are things God has to teach me yet, and ask for 
the grace to hear them and let them change me.
 — Sacred Space

Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing
 and rightdoing, there is a field. 
I’ll meet you there. 
~Rumi, as interpreted by Coleman Barks



ACIM Workbook Lesson 244 Insights
“I am in danger nowhere in the world.”
Opening to God is opening to the awareness of safety. Opening to God is opening to the awareness of peace and eternal joy. In God there is constancy. God is consistent and does not change.
 
If I do not feel safe, it is because I am not remembering God’s Love and peace. God’s Love and peace are What I am and so I am not remembering my one Self. It is frightening to feel all alone and separate from God. Making decisions on my own is not a happy situation.
 
Dear God, I surrender my belief in individuality to You. I surrender thinking that I have to decide what anything means on my own. I surrender my separate identity. I see how false it is and how it causes only fear. I open my mind to You today. I relax into Your Love and rest in Your peace. We are one and nothing else is true. Herein lies my safety. It lies nowhere else. I surrender all my fearful dreams to You and they dissolve in Your healing Light.
 
If I am not experiencing God’s perfect peace, I must be in some way perceiving danger or threat. I can only perceive this if I believe I am separate from God’s Love and safety. This is the core mistake that is the basis for the appearance of this world. The world is the effect of believing that it is possible to be without God’s Love. The Course tells us only Love is real. If that is true then the world we perceive must be false.
 
My reawakening to the reality of Love is how I remember that I am in danger nowhere in this world. The means for returning to Love is forgiveness. It is letting go of attempting to replace God’s Love with illusions of individuality and specialness.
 
Because we made the world of illusions, it will appear real to us because we believe in what we made. That is why we need to practice listening to the Holy Spirit, Who did not make the world of illusions and thus does not believe it. He is the Bridge of return, given us by God so that no matter what insane illusions we may make, there is always a means for returning to sanity.
 
Holy Spirit, I give my thoughts to you. I am tired of wearying myself with trying to hold together a world of illusions. I am tired of trying to control reality and control the world. I would step back and let you be the Director and the Guide. I know that you will show me the way Home to the safety of God’s loving Arms. I give the burden of control to You. With a sigh of relief, I step back and follow You. With You holding my hand, we walk lightly and carry the Light of Love. This day I walk in gratitude.
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Those who meditate feel a wonderful inner quiet…. 
What you learn in meditation, practice in activity in conversation; 
let no one dislodge you from that calm state. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
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“I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in its Lap from some once lovely Head.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
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Sincerely,
Ron Richey
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