David Hoffmeister shares about “expression sessions.” In our communities, we encourage expression of our unconscious patterns and thoughts. Rather than fearing and repressing dark thoughts, we hold the space of love and acceptance for them. In this spacious non-judgment, the burden is lifted and healing takes place through the Holy Spirit. The point is to get in touch with emotions, not to give advice or attempt to teach. David Hoffmeister recounts a parable of healing around sexuality.
The body’s eyes do not see. The first 10 lessons of “A Course in Miracles” lay out this idea very clearly and springboard into the grandaddy of all ideas, “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.” (W-29) Of course, God isn’t in the table as I see it. Yet the practical element, while I still believe I see through the body’s eyes, is seeing the purpose the table holds along with all the universe: to know I am one with Source. The Holy Spirit equalizes all the images of the world and shows me their sameness so I can be steady and at peace. When I see differences, I am blind. Coming into spiritual vision, I start to see sameness and my mind begins to loosen from the inability to judge. The result is truly peace.
Intellectualizing? Empty the mind and drop all concepts. The Holy Spirit is like a vacuum cleaner, sweeping out the mind of all its concepts. Education of the world is useless here. Soften into what the Buddha called “emptiness.” Are you being defensive? Then you are identifying with illusion. A woman took my book and tossed it in the garbage can; she thought I’d be very upset. I was unmoved. When you are not intellectualizing, you will feel mentally passive, no longer identified with the “do-er,” the doing mind.
You cannot wake yourself, but you can allow yourself to be spiritually awakened. Resign now as your own teacher and call for Spirit’s help. Be “taught through,” by demonstrating a forgiving attitude. Desire the peace of mind that you deserve. You may encounter ego backlash. Don’t analyze the darkness; say “oops” and hand it over to the Holy Spirit.
Facing fear takes trust. The spiritual path is one of negation of blocks and it is important to get in touch with the blocks so that they can be removed. In this way, fear and other strong emotions can be welcomed as they come up and can be moved through. This does involve trust as emotions can feel very strong at times.
All the teachings of Jesus could be boiled down to just two words: “Judge not.” If we could simply be in a state of complete acceptance and allowance, the idea of a “problem” would be impossible! When we are content with “what is,” we are no longer looking to “get” anything from the world, whether it be attention, money, fame, possessions, or even companionship. Problems only arise when we have expectations about what should be given to us or what should happen for us. But without judgment, everything of time and space is seen as without meaning and the Present Moment is recognized as the ONLY thing that is wanted.
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.