David Hoffmeister shares the dynamics of forgiveness: Withdrawing the projection and admitting you were wrong about the interpretation/judgment is the key.
Stress and Worry
Crying is a clearing process. The love and light in you pushes up the darkness until it is fully in awareness. Be willing to be in touch with those emotions, to let them up, and to let them go.
David Hoffmeister shares this teaching about how to free the mind from the thoughts that produce guilt. A participant question and example brings forth clarity on the topic. This is the forgiveness Jesus calls for, and which brings about healing and happiness.
David Hoffmeister shares how important it is to let the dark feelings arise in awareness so they can be released. What follows from mind training is the healing experience of inner peace and reflections of love in perception. David shares some of his miracles parables about the man behind the counter at McDonald’s and the holy encounter at the Midas Muffler shop.
Inquiry is a way of getting underneath unquestioned assumptions. ACIM asks you to question every value that you hold. Are you willing to to look at and let go of your basic assumptions? These include such concepts as career. As you practice the Course, Spirit will gently guide you down into your mind. Ultimately all the concepts rest on linear time.
David Hoffmeister shares the wisdom of a state of mind some call Enlightenment. He speaks at a retreat in Mallorca, Spain and reveals that perception is the projection of an inward condition. The body and brain and world and feelings are all projections of thoughts, and everything begins and ends in consciousness. The mind is literally teaching itself and this teaching is of the mind and not the bodies. Everything that seems to be an external cause is only an unreal effect.
ACIM uses symbols that seem dualistic to undo the belief in duality. Non-dual teachings can be helpful but the deceived mind needs a lot of mind training. Unless your experience is a constant state of peace, the idea of non-duality is just another diversion for the mind that is sleeping.
As long as you perceive symbols of love and hate, there is still a deception going on. These symbols are heavily endowed with meaning, and undoing them takes a lot of mind training. Any reactive experience to seeming outside influences is another opportunity to see something that is in need of healing. All things are neutral to the Holy Spirit.
David answers questions about replacing words in the Course that you can’t seem to relate to with words that resonate with you. For instance, if you have a hard time relating to a word such as guilt, you could use the word pain instead. ACIM is experiential and whatever is most helpful for you is appropriate.
A clip, from the May/June 2010 retreat at the Living Miracles Monastery, looking at the metaphor of “the script is written” and freeing the mind from the belief in choice in form in order for the mind to relax into stillness. “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” (T-21.in.1:7)