There is a belief that some people have “disabilities” and are lacking. We are not seeing with spiritual vision. This is a perceptual problem. Everyone who comes to this world is schizophrenic in that they listen to multiple voices in their minds. The sleeping mind is trying to listen to both spirit and to the ego—sickness itself. Psychosis is a break from reality, and everyone who believes in this world is psychotic because Reality has nothing to do with this place. We are pure Oneness.
What’s it all about? As we actually begin to put the Kingdom of Heaven first, we enter into a conversation with the Inner Teacher, the Voice for God. Truth starts to dawn upon the limited mind as you question your goals and the motives for the choices that you make. Pleasure and pain, past and future seem like opposites to the ego, but the insanity of this duality is soon revealed to the open and teachable mind, for they are literally the same. The illusory nature of the idols and images you value here becomes obvious.
Hold no graven images before the Lord. Spirit has already handled these images. Salvation is already accomplished. But when we try to string the images together and put them on a timeline—that is when we make idols. We compare ourselves to other persons or we compare our present experience to a “better experience” we think we’ve had in the past, or to a long-gone mystical experience we wish to get back. Give these idols over to Spirit and let your mind be rinsed in a “Jesus Christ rinse-cycle.”
When we free our minds up from being worried about cause in the world and trying to solve our seeming problems in form, our lives become like a fairy tale. The energy that was being used on worry is now available for focusing on the homing beacon, that which is calling us home. This state is very exciting.
The ACIM teaching that “the script is written” seems to have an aspect of destiny to it. You are destined to wake up. The story is false and you are to accept your divinity instead. You can then begin to develop the feeling that God has created you perfect and innocent. Free will is your will in Heaven. Yet we need to be convinced of this, and an attachment to the past requires us to have guidance in where to go and what to do. This can’t be glossed over. The emphasis in the statement, “the script is written,” is on the word “written,” which is in the past tense.
A parable-filled David Hoffmeister/”A Course in Miracles”-inspired talk! David shares many stories of extending the joy of Love. When you are ready, the Holy Spirit will let the Presence of Love pour through you. Your joy will radiate and the healing of your mind will offer comfort to the world. There is nothing wrong with the temporary use of magic to alleviate pain and suffering. Yet there is a solution that will bring eternal relief. Mary Baker Eddy said to pray first; to use the power of the mind. Become consistently miracle-minded to heal your fragmented perception. The ultimate goal is not symptom removal but Awakening.