David answers a question on surrender and how it worked for him in his early study of “A Course in Miracles.” As he gave himself over to the teachings of ACIM, lessons in trust began to come very quickly. His complete surrender was largely due to readiness, and this readiness led him to a very quick transfer of training. After spending devotional time reading ACIM, David began to hear a small voice like a bird that gave him very specific instructions on who to go see, where to turn, if he forgot something, etc.
Let Love be your adviser in these matters, let Love lead you day to day, moment to moment. Ask for Christ consciousness. You are the Christ and Christ is not a manager of money! ACIM is drawing us into an experience of peace of mind and the desire for that experience must be out front! We must want this experience and trust that Spirit will use everything that comes our way for that experience.
Interview with David Hoffmeister
In this interview with Lesley Kelly, David Hoffmeister speaks on the topics of guidance, trust, relationships, sexuality, people-pleasing, and inspiration.
Why Don’t I Feel Happy?
Have you ever caught yourself wondering, “why don’t I feel happy right now?” While you believe in duality, in the maze of space-time, you need help to get back to your natural state of true happiness. That’s where guidance comes in! It’s very practical. Henry David Thoreau once said, “most men live lives of quiet desperation.” Let’s take a look at those moments of quiet desperation! Do you ever feel bored or feel a dullness in your life? If you are not living a life right now that is consistently and supremely happy, you have some compromise going on in your mind. The sneakiest thing about compromise is that you don’t know you’re compromising!
Follow the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit sees only two orders of thought: love or a call for love. You as a person cannot make this distinction. Yet, this distinction is the gateway back to eternal life. Therefore, this important distinction is the Holy Spirit’s job to make for you when you surrender your will for His. This sends the mind into a state of humbleness where the prayer to the Holy Spirit is “show me.” Ultimately, we do not follow people, we follow Spirit. David Hoffmeister is a living example of the teachings in “A Course in Miracles.” For those who are feeling the call to Awaken, David Hoffmeister offers pure inspiration! “A Course in Miracles” is a pointer towards non-dual awareness, Oneness.
Not Knowing and Guidance
In this session, David Hoffmeister shares insight on how to receive guidance. It takes unlearning, not knowing, and openness! True humbleness is needed to see that “I don’t know.” The ego has no contribution to make to the truth. Your preconception of what you know is actually a block to true knowing. Guidance is the Spirit reaching you where you believe you’re at. But you first decide on what to do and then ask. This must be reversed in order to receive guidance. The ego wants you to be a slave to false cause and effect relationships.
Receiving Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Receiving guidance from the Holy Spirit, practically speaking, means following your intuitions and feelings without holding back. David encourages us to listen and follow the little hunches or suggestions that we get. Following these suggestions will save us time and torment. Don’t worry about getting it wrong. You cannot mess up God’s perfect plan of Atonement.