David Hoffmeister speaks in New York City about reinterpreting “giving up” and “letting go” to including everything into the mind. The process is seeing that judgment and rejection are impossible. Discernment involves practical guidance to accomplish this state of mind.
Tag: Beliefs and Concepts
Guidance 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, God, Guidance, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Metaphysics, Miracles, Purpose, Symbols
You see what you want to see; you perceive what you believe. The Holy Spirit can use these signs and symbols to give you inspiration along the way. The purpose of a treasure map is to find the treasure. ACIM is a road-map designed to take you past your thoughts and perceptions to the Kingdom of Heaven within. God knows not form. The point of “A Course in Miracles: is to find the truth; then you let go of “A Course in Miracles” because it is form. “The world I see holds nothing that I want. The only value this world has is that you pass it by.” (W-128) Revelation lifts you to Christ’s Vision that is prior to form. “Beyond this world there is a world I want,” (W-129) talks about the forgiven world, the happy dream.
In slowly unwinding us out of the illusion of separation, the Holy Spirit uses everything to mirror back to us what we are repressing. This is what is holding the illusion in place. As we release what was repressed, we’re carried higher and higher into Love.
If everything is Whole and I’m not experiencing Wholeness in this moment, then what I’m believing cannot be true. The question then becomes, “What am I compromising on?” I ask, then look for the answers to appear. Doing this moment by moment, in relationships, and in all that is given, is the most practical and time-saving way. Holy Spirit is in the lead.
Trust 10–30 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Body Issues, Faith, Food Preferences, Health, Mind Training, Money and Finances, Unwinding from the World
You have put your faith in ego beliefs such as making money on the stock market and doing regular exercise. These only wind you into the world. You are called to unwind from the world by divesting ego beliefs and investing in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Beliefs only arose with the separation and hence are of the domain of the ego. God doesn’t know of this world because it doesn’t exist. But forgiveness is inspired by God and is the only way out.
Trust 10–30 mins, Authority Problem, Beliefs and Concepts, Control, Ego, Equality, Pain, Pleasure, True Freedom, True Peace, Trust
We can take an honest look at how we have invested the mind’s energy: “you made it [the ego] by believing in it, so you can dispel it by withdrawing belief from it,” (T-7.VIII.5:2) says ACIM. It’s not about trusting more (you’ll just beat yourself up over that one); it’s about reinvesting your trust in that which will bring true fruition, true peace of mind. We’ve invested our belief in personal freedom and special people and places to bring us truth/peace. Loosen your investment in the personal and come to freedom as a state of mind.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Allowance, Awakening, Beliefs and Concepts, Healing, Presence, Readiness and Willingness
Is it necessary to process darkness in order to heal it? Healing is about exposure. Willingness to open up to the feelings and thoughts brings a huge step towards healing. There are signs and symbols everywhere that point to our willingness to open up and be healed. The mystery dissolves as we put the allowance into practice.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Past–Future Thoughts, Perception, Purification, True Forgiveness
The world is the domain of beliefs. Everyone has a belief system. Even unbelief is a belief. You have to believe something to perceive something. All beliefs are false. In Heaven there is no perception and no beliefs. A purified belief system, where every trace of the past is taken away, is what we are going for. And we are left with a blessing, which Jesus calls the happy dream.