In this session, David Hoffmeister shares his experience that everything is mind. Projection makes perception. ACIM teaches that all is thought and unified awareness. We are not the victims of the world we perceive. If there is no inner or outer, nobody is doing anything to anyone. The world is forgiven. What we experience is an outside picture of an inward condition. When we go into hypotheticals is when we go into error. Scenarios of past or future take us out of the present moment. Trust would settle every problem now.
Stress and Worry
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Consciousness, Jesus, Perception, Projection, Quantum Physics, Real Thoughts, Split Mind
The world is an outward picture of an inward condition. The world is a projection of trying to hold on to both love and fear. Everything emanates from consciousness. While we believe in the world we will seem to experience a world outside of ourselves. Perfect love casts out fear. If we come to find the peace in ourselves, the world we picture will be peace-full.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Death, Gratitude, State of Mind, True Forgiveness, True Joy, True Peace, Unified Perception
The ego itself is a death wish and any time you are upset or feeling “off-center” in any way, that is actually an experience of temporary spiritual death. It is a death of awareness in the mind and has nothing to do with physical death at all, which is actually meaningless. What seems to be death of the body is just a change of scene and has no bearing on one’s state of mind. Supreme joy and happiness would be the overcoming of death; not death of the body, but of one’s awareness of God and Reality.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Christ-Identity, Forgiven World, Projection, Quantum Physics
There are no people “out there.” The body is a projector, not a receiver. The body is part of the projection. The mind is where the distortions are. There is only one mind dreaming. Everything starts and ends in consciousness. When you clear the mind of distortions you see a new fantastic world.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Bringing Illusions to Truth, Fear, Littleness, Perception, Power of Thought, Private Thoughts, Real Thoughts
Everything you think and say and do teaches all the universe. The mind is terrified of its own power because it believes it can miscreate. But there is only Love. The Holy Spirit works with us to rinse our mind of unloving thoughts and beliefs, and through this rinsing we see that there is nothing left BUT Love. In truth, it was impossible to miscreate in the first place.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Beliefs and Concepts, Eternity, Guilt, Heaven, Illusion vs Reality, Mind, Past–Future Thoughts, Time and Space, True Innocence, True Peace, Trust
What would happen to future goals and ambitions if you realized that the future is actually the past? As “A Course in Miracles” teaches, “This world was over long ago.” (T-28.I.1:6) When psychics read the future, they are actually reading the past because the future is past as well. As long as the mind is holding on to linear time, the prayer of the heart cannot be completely answered. But when we realize that the peace of God is all we want, all future desires are washed away, leaving the mind perfectly content in the present moment!
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Eternity, God, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Time and Space, True Freedom
The attachment to linear time is what produces the illusion of this entire cosmos and is what keeps us unaware of our Eternal Nature. Since our reality is Spirit, we will always feel like a fish out of water so long as we believe ourselves to be a human being in time. Just like a fish out of water, the human seems to flop around, shake a bit, and then die. But this unhappy dream is not real, and true freedom is ever available.
“Do not project this fear to time, for time is not the enemy that you perceive.” (T-26.VIII.3:6) This quote from “A Course in Miracles” is profound, reminding us that the ego does not exist within the dream of time, nor within any of the dream characters. When we perceive ego beliefs within other people, it is merely an attempt to project the problem to where it is not. The ego exists solely as a false idea in the mind and can be corrected only there. Acceptance of this truth allows for the miracle to dawn in perception, showing the mind that what it thought was true was not. Only Love is real.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Awakening, Career and Work, Dreaming, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Letting Go, Money and Finances, Movie-Watching, Perception, Quantum Physics, Unified Perception
We are all pretenders, all actors, and our daily life is a movie, a dream. The reason for your upsets is that you have been duped into believing you are a character in the movie. Your eyes give you a camera angle, one of the seven billion other camera angles on earth. Zoom back out to the Holy Spirit’s universal camera angle, the perspective above the battleground.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Awakening, Awareness, Competition, Consciousness, Control, Defenselessness, Ego, Fear, God, Love, Mind, Movie-Watching, Projection, Real Thoughts, Resistance
There is no world apart from thought. Everything is Mind. There is no world apart from what you think. Ultimately, there is no world. But until we have a consistent experience of that fact, we need to look at all that is not that. We’re not asked to look at these blocks alone, but with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s perspective is that this world and all its happenings are the past. The more we join in this state of mind, the more the Healed Mind is reflected.