Jesus will guide us so our journey is smooth and joyful. We only feel pain and sacrifice when we resist. Plan Bs are resistance, used to support the self-concept rather than the Christ Self. Yet the Holy Spirit and Jesus show us that trust is justified. Are we willing to trust so much that we let go of our plan Bs? Our problem is that first we decide what we want, and then we ask for guidance. The asking needs to come first. When we are identified with a self-concept we don’t know our best interests; we are completely lost and need the help of the Holy Spirit. Thankfully, that help is available to us anytime we ask for it. “There is danger when you think you know your own best interests when you actually don’t… You’re in a delusion, you’re hallucinating a world that doesn’t even exist! You are really lost in time and space and you need so much help. If you knew how much help you needed you would start asking; you would start praying right away… Let present trust direct the way.”
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Christ-Identity, Contentment and Happiness, Dedication and Devotion, Desire, Gentleness, Healing, Heaven, Holy Instant, Love, Metaphysics, Mystical Experiences, Mystics and Saints, Oneness, Present Moment, Quantum Physics
What if you do entertain the notion of enlightenment? Some symbols and stories are about the possibility that you will become enlightened in a different Earth lifetime, and that it isn’t possible in this one. But deep down, there is a feeling that anything is possible. What if you entertain the notion of the Holy Instant as spoken about in “A Course in Miracles?”
Guidance A Course in Miracles, Accepting Correction, Christ-Identity, Duality, God's Plan, Guidance, Non-Duality, Right Mind vs Wrong Mind, Stillness, Symbols, Teacher, Time and Space
Duality is not real. Truth is beyond this world and nothing has ever touched it. It cannot be anything it is not, no matter how hard we try to put our meaning onto it. It remains perfection, free from our prying hands. God is not going to reach a point of giving into the ego, and say, “Alright already! My gosh, you’ve protested enough already for millennia. Have your fantasy world. Have your illusions. We’ll coexist.” Love is all there is, light is all there is. Perfect love casts out fear, so perfect light casts out darkness. It is not a dualistic compilation.
Inspiration < 5 mins, Christ-Identity, Death Wish, Distractions, Ego, Error and Sin, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Mind, Non-Judgment, Symbols
What would it be like to live in a state of grace forever? Someone compliments you, then the next moment curses you, then leaves your life forever. What if none of this had any effect on you? You simply stayed happy no matter what the passing objects did or didn’t do. The Christ Mind does not get offended. It is always content, always peaceful, always still.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Accepting Correction, Authenticity, Christ-Identity, Competition, Desire to Change the World, Fear of Loss, Guilt, Healing, People-Pleasing, Perceptual Problem, Responsibility, Society, True Innocence, True Joy, True Peace, Worldly Issues
What thoughts and beliefs are running your life? Do you think you need to act a certain way and say the right things in order to be loved? Do you think something bad will happen if you actually follow your heart? These people-pleasing mechanisms can be released when their underlying beliefs and assumptions are held […]
Living with Purpose 30+ mins, Atonement, Christ-Identity, Ego, Expectations, God, Holy Spirit, Miracles, Oneness, Projection, Questioning
David visits the Miracles Healing Center and shares an Enlightenment talk. The living demonstration of lesson 135 of the Workbook of “A Course In Miracles” (ACIM).
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, A Course in Miracles, Christ-Identity, Ego, God, Guidance, Healing, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Jesus, Love, Metaphysics, Mind, Perception, Poverty, Projection, Readiness and Willingness, Sickness, Transformation, True Forgiveness, True Helpfulness
David is asked about a practical scenario, and he gives the depth and context of what needs to be uncovered, explored, and released to experience healed perception. The Holy Spirit meets the mind where it believes it is, yet God did not create the cosmos of time-space, and ultimately Love must look upon Love to to be itself.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Career and Work, Christ-Identity, Jesus, Preferences, Teacher, Undoing the Ego
David Hoffmeister has been teaching the principals found in ACIM for many years. He has been uncompromising in his practice of what the Course teaches. Because of his uncompromising approach, he is now a living demonstration of the Awakened Mind. As “A Course in Miracles” states: “You will learn this Course completely or not at all.” This series of videos recorded at the Kalani retreat center in Hawaii helps one to understand some of the steps required to awaken to the clear and beautiful state that the Course describes as the Christ Mind. Enjoy!
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Christ-Identity, Defensiveness, Mind, Rituals, Roles, Self-Concept, Theory vs Experience, Time and Space
David defines Christ as love and then says Christianity is a defense against Christ/love. In essence he says this is true of all religions. The ego has taken something in form (e.g., Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohammed) and then turned it into a religion. David then reinterprets the word “religion” to mean a peaceful state of mind. David does not view himself as belonging to any formal religion but instead part of a religion of oneness and truth.