Part of the spiritual journey is to heal the beliefs in sickness, pain and death. These beliefs can feel very ingrained to a mind that’s identified with the body. It can seem frightening to take a closer look at these thoughts when we’d rather avoid them. When faced with thoughts of death it can seem intensely fearful, our instant reaction can be to distract away from the fear, but these can be used as mind expanding experiences. In handing all of our thoughts over around sickness and death we can let the Holy Spirit interpret and heal our perception around these beliefs to free our mind from suffering.
Health and Sickness
Health and Sickness < 5 mins, Body Issues, Cause and Effect, Denial and Repression, Family, Grievances, Guidance, Health, Judgments
Sickness is a trick of the ego; an attempt to project the problem of guilt onto the body so that the mind will be too distracted to look within for the real solution. All forms of sickness and pain have, at their root, an unforgiveness. In this beautiful talk, given at the 2016 international A Course in Miracles Conference in Las Vegas, NV, David shares a parable about Robert Varley in which his toothache was healed by following Jesus’ guidance to forgive his father. The cause of the problem is never in the body, but always in the mind.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, A Course in Miracles, Body, Body Issues, Denial and Repression, Form and Content, Healing, Health, Meditation, Mind Training, Perception, Practical Steps, Reflections, Self-Improvement, Spiritual Journey, Symbols, Uncovering Blocks
The chakra system is not mentioned in “A Course in Miracles,” for it is merely another set of symbols that can be used by the Holy Spirit or by the ego, depending on one’s purpose. Used by the Spirit, the chakra system could be a helpful stepping stone in one’s journey towards getting in touch with one’s mind. Used by the ego, it can be a delay maneuver that keeps the mind believing there is causation in form.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Body, Desire, Function, Memory, Miracle Worker, Miracles, Non-Compromise, Pain, Personality-Self, Time and Space
Pain is a selective memory. We are learning from the Holy Spirit that memory is an ability we have made up. It’s common to think of memory in terms of being in the past, and that is painful. Pain and pleasure, both equally illusory, are ego devices that reinforce the identification with the body. With healing, we are opening up to the present moment. Through miracle working, we are focusing our mind on the present. Desire leads the way, not our own preparation or works. The spiritual journey is simply giving up compromise, and being a miracle worker is simply giving up all compromise.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Body, Cancer, Death, Guilt, Illusion vs Reality, Miracles, Perception, Projection, Quantum Physics, Theory vs Experience, Uncovering Blocks
David Hoffmeister talks about quantum physics, projection, sickness as mental, death as any upset, and concludes with an example of healing through the ideas of “A Course in Miracles.”
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Choice and Free Will, Discernment, Divine Order, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Sickness, Time and Space
David Hoffmeister shares ACIM ideas about opening to the law of Love through releasing roles, ideals, and false self-concepts that block the way. This session was an “A Course in Miracles” gathering that was filmed at the Temple of Peace on Maui, Hawaii.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Body, Cause and Effect, Clueless, Denial and Repression, Form and Content, Healing, Time and Space, True Joy
Sickness is the ego’s fragmented perception focusing on the body, on form. There is no cure at the form level because the ego is an impossible cause. Give up searching at the form level and become clueless. Forgiveness provides the healing. God is true causation. The miracle lifts you up to the healing found in the mind.
Health and Sickness 10–30 mins, Duality, Feelings of Lack, Healing, Miracle Impulses, Pain, Pleasure, Sex and Sexuality
David answers questions about pain and pleasure. He shares that every desire of this world is a distorted impulse for the experience of our connection with God.
Health and Sickness 10–30 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Body Issues, Dreaming, God's Plan, Trust, Unwinding from the World
David talks about the undoing of accepted beliefs such as the laws of nutrition, health, and sleep. As we unwind from long-held beliefs about what our needs are as humans, we begin to feel the inspiration of the Spirit and trust that all of our seeming needs are always met. We are free to live in the joy!