The Spirit will unwind our mind from all the sexual repression and denial that has gone on, and it will use symbols in a highly individualized way depending on each person’s patterns. For example, one who has been very sexually promiscuous in the past may very well be Guided to be celibate for a time. On the other hand, one who has repressed their sexuality may be Guided to start having more sexual experiences which undo old ideas about what sexuality means. In either case…
Family Conflict 10–30 mins, Atonement, Children, Dismantling, Education, Family, Function, Happy Dream, Healing, Love, Miracle Worker, Motivation, Parenting, Purpose, Questioning, Reflections, Roles, Self-Honesty, Symbols, True Freedom, Unified Perception, Worldly Issues
Every symbol and image that you see with the body’s eyes is a reflection. When you look at a child, you can see the child as a mirror of your mind. Any grievances and limits you see in the child are within your own mind. If you are practicing ACIM and raising children, you see what is taking place in your thoughts. As children go through grade school and into high school, you can look at your own beliefs about authority, normalcy, education and success.
Trust < 5 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Contentment and Happiness, Faith, Guidance, Holy Instant, Practical Steps, Questioning, Self-Honesty, Theory vs Experience, True Freedom, True Peace, Trust, Undoing the Ego, Unwinding from the World, Worldly Issues
You have been exerting a lot of mind energy trying to find love, freedom, happiness, and peace in the wrong direction: the world. Put all of your trust in the Spirit, and look closely and honestly at where your mind energy goes. What are you invested in? What are you putting your trust in? Nutrition, […]
Trust 5–10 mins, Dark and Intense Emotions, Divine Providence, Fear, God, Holy Spirit, Quantum Physics, Self-Concept, True Freedom, Trust
Lesson 50 of A Course in Miracles: “I am sustained by the Love of God.” In that lesson, Jesus tells us that, “In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God.” By following the Holy Spirit’s prompts we begin to trust that we will be divinely provided for in every circumstance.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Guidance, Power of Thought, Sacrifice, State of Mind, Theory vs Experience, True Freedom, True Peace, Trust, Worthiness
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!
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Dreaming, Identity Confusion, Illusion vs Reality, Stillness, The Matrix, True Freedom, Worthiness
David speaks at the summer “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) retreat in Kentucky and talks about the symbols of the end of possession and ownership in freely receiving from and giving with the Holy Spirit. Only the ideas of God can be shared. These are the teachings and application of Jesus in a living experience.
The beginner’s mind is the “I don’t know” mind. It’s a beautiful place to live. It’s a wonderful feeling to have no opinions; very freeing. One doesn’t feel dumb or credulous; just free. And everything that is needed in any situation is given without any vote from you at all.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Expectations, Money and Finances, Purpose, Symbols, True Freedom, Worthiness
In this gathering in Toowoomba, Australia, David explores the question of one’s life purpose. He shares the teaching that it is not that you ask for too much of life, you ask for far too little. David shares a parable about his Australian friend Les, who has called upon Spirit for answers and received all that he asked for.
You believe you are personally responsible for your survival, but you can change your mind about that! The belief that you are a separate individual creates exhaustion, weariness, depression. When you are tired of the rat race, ask instead for guidance. This goes beyond material props. It is about the attitude of joy that happens spontaneously as you open to divine inspiration. In the story of Pinocchio when he want’s to become a real boy, he’s taken to Pleasure Island, and some scary things happen! The body is like a puppet, wanting to be real. “A Course in Miracles” talks about the authority problem; wanting to make the puppet real. You get to experience trying to make a living, fighting off disease and death, struggling to survive. It’s a drama! Your prayer to the Holy Spirit can be, “Get me back on the strings!” Or as Saint Francis said, “Make me an instrument.”