402 Day 02 of a 40-Day Practice

DAY TWO OF A FORTY-DAY PRACTICE

MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.

TODAY: HAPPY REBIRTHDAY

This morning I awakened from a night-dream that was the answer to my bedtime prayer. I had asked to have some nighttime inspirational night-dreams and I got a great one. I was dreaming about one of our members preparing a display of dead people at a museum. Note: I was sponsoring a person working on a display like that. I had no idea of what that could mean until I began my morning prep work. My readings had to do with living in the Presence in the power of the present moment. Now I am reminded that our Higher Power is a living Spiritual, Conscious Being who said, let the dead bury the dead. I was seeking an answer to the question; What should I do with those I sponsor that were unwilling to be "…fearless and thorough"? Over the years I realize I let too many drift in and out like a social visit instead of following page 96 of the Big Book. "Search out another alcoholic and try again. You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer. We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you."

Started with my random book opening as part of my morning prep work I opened to this; "…I came down for heaven (our Higher Power's Presence) not to do my own will, but the will of Him that sent me." That was a clear expression of my Mission. Then I turned to our Friday meeting's theme for the day; "Our Daily Bread" from Around The Year with E. Fox. Its main theme was to live on today's nourishment, having whatever we need to carry out our Father's Will. Next reading from the Daily Word; was about the theme; Happy Rebirthday is everyday as we live in the Presence in the present. My random opening of the book Alcoholics Anonymous was; There is a Solution (the main purpose of our Big Book is to enable us to find a Higher Power that will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

It came to me that our number one offender is resentments and this comes from a word meaning to re-feel, which means it is a dwelling on a past judgment. The point is this; everywhere I turned, I’m reminded how important it is that I live my personal mission in this present moment in our Father's Presence. I realize it is now that I have the power of choice.

QUESTIONS

Should I choose to serve my little personal "reality" or the Will or our Father as I am guided to?

Can you give an example of the last time you experienced that Spiritual Flow of your heart’s desire?