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Personal Growth and Improvement

My best action to arrive at a state of mind for continued personal growth and improvement, what that action is, and why I believe this action has worked.

The action is my daily communion with my “Universal Spirit” consisting of:

1.) reading Twenty Four Hours A Day and The Eye Opener

2.) conscious prayer

3.) serene meditation

Readings help refresh the past and help me recall the path I took to this place, the divine insights, the brutal learning experiences* and gifts of life given to me.

Conscious prayers involve recognition and gratitude for a self-limited list* of the endless blessings given to me. The prayers always include the turning over of self, health, wealth, heart and soul to God for his purpose, asking for guidance to do His will, knowing that my mission is to do my best, on a daily basis, to make heaven here on earth.

Meditation is a feeling process, not a thinking process for me. I have read “God is the oneness of all things, with communication between all things through a feeling, a feeling some refer to as Love”. During meditation I attach this feeling to the things in my life in need of improvement. As my day unfolds I often feel this power helping me to make changes, almost like magic.

This action of daily communion has served me well, bringing me to a good mental state for continuous personal growth and improvement.

Why I believe daily communion has worked so well for me, is in the daily act of turning over of self, health, wealth, heart and soul to God for his purpose. In doing this daily act I remove all things I fear losing..or not gaining. When all fear is gone, life becomes simple.

The March 5th “Meditation for the day” reads:

Fear is the curse of the world. Many are our fears. Fear is everywhere. I must fight fear as I would a plague. I must turn it out of my life. There is no room for fear in the heart in which God dwells. Fear cannot exist where true love is or where faith abides. So I must have no fear. Fear is evil, but “perfect love casteth out all fear”. Fear destroys hope and hope is necessary for all humanity.

I have often thought fear to be the bedrock, or foundation, of insanity. I have also thought ego is nothing more than an illusion of self importance. An illusion is a creation of the mind, therefore it can have unlimited mind created vulnerabilities or threats, all of which result in fear. For me the letting go of ego, the illusion, eliminated a significant portion of my fear. I also believe the feeling of fear, in a way, is like telling God you do not trust him…fear being akin to a half measure of faith.

During my meditation period, this feeling some have described as the feeling of Love, is the connection of my conscious mind to my inner “Universal Spirit” where all my unconscious wisdom resides. Sometimes I amaze myself when inner wisdom oozes out of me unexpectedly…did I really say that? “I must not have been thinking”, I chuckle to myself.

It is during this period of meditation that most progress is made by me in changing those things I can change and accepting those I cannot.

Jim C.

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AA Group that focuses on the 5th Tradition. Meets weekly on Saturday at 9:30 am EST. Zoom ID: 823 5985 8994 Password: New2AA

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