412 Day 12 of a 40-Day Practice

 412 Day 12 of a 40-Day Practice

This is Day Twelve of Lou-is' 40-Day feasting on his individual heart's desire, which is something he wants to attain and to fast from everything, which is unlike it. This project is to build the Spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social equivalent or container to enable him to change and keep that change, by practice. TODAY: ASHES TO ASHES – DUST TO DUST

DAY TWELVE 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: ASHES TO ASHES – DUST TO DUST

I have made a habit of centering my consciousness on our, my Father, as soon as I wake up. The older I get the more often I wake up. To Spiritual center I only need to say, Father and for that moment I am centered in His Presence. I have a great wireless communication I came equipped with, called consciousness or mind. Most of the time I can go back to sleep in a short time, however sometimes I awaken with a good idea that will not leave me alone. I can write a little about that idea I will go back to sleep soon after. Early this morning I had such an opportunity to.

My first awaking after midnight, I ask our, my Father for Today’s Theme, which is part of my daily prep work. If my request is answered in the moment and it is inspiring I may not go back to sleep for some time, this make of a short night. This morning was a case in point. I turned at random in the Bible, and I read in Luke 8:28-33; Jesus ran across a guy that was full of bedevilments (could have been a dry alcoholic without a Program). These bad spirits knew they were about to be cast out and asked if they could leave the man and enter the pigs, which they did. The pigs apparently did not welcome those bad spirits, in fact when the bad guys entered then the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.

My theme for today turned out to be a reminder that the nature of my wrongs center in my mind, my personal "reality" not outside of me. These useless, harmful beliefs have to be cast out. Our Program has shown me a way to do just that. As I went through the Twelve Steps I was able to identify my bedevilments, own them and surrender them to our Boss. Like many of my illusions those were dis-empowered, ashes to ashes and dusk to dusk. When the light comes on where does the darkness go?

QUESTIONS

What were some of you bedevilments?

Where did these bad guys go?

Random Awakening

When I take time-out to watch some of the tiny creatures our Father came up with, I marvel, I am filled with wonder.