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Eye Opener (1950)
Some of us wear our AA like we wear our clothes, entirely as external adornment and protection – and to hide what is underneath.
There are many, however, who wear their AA in such a way that the AA way of living is so predominant in their appearances that all other apparel is unnoticed. To see such a person, the reaction is not to observe a gray suit or a blue dress, but a personality that radiates a character made beautiful by the simple code of living as found in our Twelve Steps.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Begin to disbelieve in negative thoughts; 
for example, never believe that your life must remain as it is.”
The Power of Esoterics, p. 16
Twenty Four Hours A Day  SEPT 8,2016
Thought for the Day 
Another of the mottoes of A.A. is “But for the Grace of God.” Once we 
have fully accepted the program we become humble about our achievement. We do not take too much credit for our sobriety. When we see another suffering alcoholic in the throes of alcoholism, we say to ourselves: “But for the grace of God, there go I.” We do not forget the kind of people we were. We remember those we left behind us. And we are very grateful to the grace of God which has given us another chance. Am I truly grateful for the grace of God? 
Meditation for the Day 
A consciousness of God’s presence as One who loves you makes all life 
different. The consciousness of God’s love promotes the opening of your 
whole being to God. it brings wonderful relief from the cares and 
worries of our daily lives. Relief brings peace and peace brings 
contentment. Try to walk in God’s love. You will have that peace which 
passes all understanding and a contentment that no one can take from 
you. Feel sure of God’s unfailing love and care for you and for all 
His children. There is freedom and serenity in those who walk in God’s 
love, held safe in His loving care. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may walk in God’s love. I pray that, as I go, I may feel 
the spring of God’s power in my steps and the joy of His love in my heart.
 Fear is a belief in limitation, a denial that the
 Divine is the Center and Source of all good. 
The science of Mind page 404

If our testimony helps sweep away prejudice, enables you to think honestly, encourages you to search diligently within yourself, then, if you wish, you can join us on the Broad Highway. With this attitude you cannot fail. The consciousness of your belief is sure to come to you.— Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with
illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your  angels to sing. 
Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
— August Wilson
If my Higher Power, who has demonstrated forgiveness by leading me to this 
healing place, can forgive me, then so  can I.   ….. 
 May I forgive myself, as God has forgiven me.
 — A Day at a time
Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness.
ACIM Workbook Lesson 250 Insights
Let me not see myself as limited.”
In today’s lesson Jesus gives me a very practical ‘to do’ that I can put at the top of my ‘to do’ list for the day. He tells me to “behold the Son of God today and witness to his glory.” What a joyous thing to have at the top of my ‘to do’ list — to remember the truth in my brother and see his glory.
Remembering this happy truth about my brother brings happiness to me. Believing in stories that my brother or I am weak does not bring happiness. By following Jesus’ advice with today’s lesson, I am receiving a lesson in how to be happy.
What a wonderful opportunity I have today. I am looking forward to reinforcing it all through the day. And if I forget, instead of feeling guilty, I will just remind myself of the truth again as soon as I remember.
The truth is I am not limited and neither is my brother. It brings me joy to bring this happy truth into my awareness again. The road Holy Spirit takes us on is truly a happy one. Joining with my brother, we return Home together as we truly see that we are not limited by the illusions of this world.
The more I work with the Course, the more I am recognizing the subtle ways I see myself as limited. If I judge anything or believe in any form of conflict or difference, I am seeing myself as limited. I could not have these thoughts if I recognize myself as part of the one Self God created as His Son. If there is only one, there cannot be anything to judge or see as different or be in conflict with.
The glory of God’s Son is the glory of God, for They are one. The Son of God is What I am. He is not some distant figure in the past or future. He is now, in me, What I am.
The Son of God must be joyous, for joy is an attribute of Love. The Son of God must radiate the Light of Love, for He is Love. This is what I need to remember in every moment to know the joy and peace that is God’s gift to me. Today I would remember I am not limited, for all that God is, is part of me. Thank you God. I Love you God.

The love that dwells in the souls of all creatures-
the sum and perfection of the love of all mothers,
all fathers, all friends,all lovers – that is Christ love. 
Paramahansa Yogananda

“Poor soul, you will never know anything
of real importance. You will not uncover
even one of life’s secrets. Although all religions
promise paradise, take care to create your own
paradise here and now on earth.” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Ron Richey
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