Does spiritual awakening change relationships? As you move along a path of spiritual practice, what happens to interpersonal relationships? Another way to ask these questions is: Do you think in terms of persons and bodies? As your perception shifts, you get to a turning point where you see that you can let go of everything you believe is true. The scariest thing for the ego is for us to start opening up to the Spiritual Vision of Christ which takes us past the body and interpersonal relationships entirely. The Holy Spirit is taking us to a whole different perception of everything and everyone that we perceive; a way of opening to a deep intimacy to feel that deep Love that we’ve always known is there, a Love that includes everyone.
Beliefs and Concepts
Sexuality requires judgment; there are levels of sexuality and preferences. The world of concepts needs to give way to the transcendent experience of Oneness. In this experience, questions dissolve in Forgiveness.
Explore the analogy of Plato’s cave. The Holy Spirit will work with your mind to loosen your trust in things of this world such as money, medicine, economics etc. To come to the last filter means to come to the realization that you are dreaming. This world has no power to hurt you. Ask yourself, am I dreaming? The awareness of dreaming is the function of God’s teachers.
David answers questions about starving children and death of the body. In pure trust there is only life. Death is a misperception. The world is not an actuality, it is a misrepresentation of life; a mental trick.
You have complete control over your state of Mind. Everything is perception. Once you start to reel your perception of the world back in and hand it over to Spirit in your mind, you start to get really happy.
Healing from abuse means working with thoughts and beliefs. David Hoffmeister addresses the question of healing the belief in abuse, mentioning that Jesus works from the bottom up and must meet the mind with what it believes. Specific memories are a starting point, though the healing occurs when the “cause” is seen in the mind and released.
Selling all our possessions will not give us the peace and joy we are so looking for. We have to let go of the concept of possessions and then the spiritual rewards are found in knowing our true Self. It is in giving up nothing that we experience everything.
Living “A Course in Miracles” each day will clear your mind of fear! There is a difference between speaking about something and actually living it. ACIM is not to be spoken, it is to be lived. Get in touch with what you feel. Do not use words as a defense mechanism to push down your emotions. When you let the emotions up instead of denying them with words, a transformation of the anger can happen. This is a stepping stone for coming to a decision point in your mind. There is a decision point that you are moving towards!