Healing can be fun! One purpose of these gatherings is to come together and share what works in order to save time for everyone. Our ultimate purpose is to awaken in God’s Presence as One, and the journey need not be difficult. As “A Course in Miracles” teaches us, we can become “happy learners” and allow the Holy Spirit to work with our mind in a way that gently turns our perception from upside-down thinking (ego-aligned) to right-side up (Spirit-aligned). All topics and questions aimed at this glorious goal are welcomed and encouraged!
Trust 10–30 mins, Accepting Correction, Atonement, Awakening, Choice and Free Will, Guidance, Love, Miracles, Mystical Experiences, Purpose, Script Is Written, Time and Space
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.
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.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Awakening, Body Issues, Cause and Effect, Jesus, Mind, Miracle Worker, Power of Thought
In “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus tells us, “you will recognize you practiced well by this: The body should not feel at all.” (W-136.17:2) The world and the body are merely symbolic representations in the mind of the perceiver, figments of the imagination which do not have feelings in and of themselves. There is no causation in form because everything comes from the mind, which TELLS the body what to feel. As a miracle worker, keep opening up to this ultimate principle while ALSO allowing the Holy Spirit to use the symbols of the world for the purpose of undoing the guilt associated with them.
Depression, Trust 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Allowance, Attitude, Awakening, Dreaming, Ego, Ego Backlash, Error and Sin, Faith, Fear, Grievances, Guilt, Jesus, Love, Personality-Self, Right Mind vs Wrong Mind, Surrender, True Peace, Trust, Worthiness
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.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Awakening, Communication, Death, God, Happy Dream, Healing, Love, Memory, Miracles, Movie-Watching, Quantum Physics, Relationships, True Forgiveness, Undoing the Ego
In this David Hoffmeister ACIM talk we learn about movies that can support mind training! “A Course in Miracles” is a mind training guide towards non-dual awareness. David Hoffmeister speaks from the Awakened Mind. He is a living demonstration of the teachings in ACIM. Enjoy! If you were on a desert island and only had one movie left to request, watch “Solaris” with George Clooney. The message of this is, “what you give is what you get.” All your thoughts manifest very quickly.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Awakening, Desire, Healing, Readiness and Willingness, Script Is Written, Symbols, Truth
We can’t speed up our Awakening. It’s not a matter of age or amount of study. It’s a matter of readiness and of willingness. When we’re ready, we’re ready. We have to have the ears to hear. When the time is right, things will click and flow easily. It’s our desire that propels the whole thing. “Truth is restored to you through your desire, as it was lost by your desire for something else.” It’ s never too late. “Some see it suddenly on point of death,” like Mary Baker Eddy.
Living with Purpose < 5 mins, Anger, Awakening, Ego, Goals, Healing, Living in Community, Pride, Purpose, Resistance, Spiritual Journey, Transformation
When you invite a spiritual teacher to work with you, as Dan invites Socrates in the movie Peaceful Warrior, your experience can be more intense and bring up resistance. But exposing at that accelerated rate leads to transformation.
Awareness of dreaming is your function! Through “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus is teaching a state of mind: awareness of dreaming. In this state of mind, you look on the dream as a dream without needing to fix or improve it. You are aware that a plane crash into the ocean is the same as a walk in California on a sunny day; a dream is a dream is a dream. There is no difference. This state of mind doesn’t even feel stuck in the dream! It is more like a lucid dream. This is a dream!