Self-forgiveness is loosening from the self-concept that you believe you are. It was made in hatred and is rooted in linear time. Allow the dark emotions come up.
Transfer of training is a powerful step into your own mind. David Hoffmeister discusses how fear is allowed to arise, be exposed, and be released through a combination of relationships and meditation practice. As you practice stillness, all relationships become your mirror. They reflect back fear or love. With new awareness, you can watch a screen of your own thoughts. You discover your own hidden beliefs! You see what you’ve been holding on to! And what you see might be what the Holy Spirit uses to help you awaken. As you look at your mirrors, ask yourself, “What issues have I been holding on to subconsciously? What have I been trying to hide by projecting it out onto others?”
What’s the correct use of the body? What is it for? David Hoffmeister explains the practical application of “A Course in Miracles” by sharing a story about a friend who hypnotized herself to not see her body, and yet still had guilt to expose and release before experiencing the neutrality of the body and the disappearance of the universe. After this story and healing lesson, David shares the experience of the whole mind or forgiven dream in which there are no “parts” or judgments present.
David Hoffmeister talks about the second part of his book, “Unwind Your Mind Back to God.” Unlearning the world is unlearning the concepts of the world: comfort, security, possessions, and convenience. Once we seek not to change the world, but rather to change our minds about the world, there is a flow, you are the flow. With Spirit, everything is helpful. Spirit is performing a major convincing job.
In “A Course in Miracles,” the “real world” is synonymous with the happy dream, the forgiven world, and true perception. Everything is seen as simultaneous, equal, connected, and unified in the moment. What is deemed as valuable in the linear world (money, education, status, credentials, the body’s health, etc.) is seen as of no value in the real world. Seeing this, the mind can rest. It is clear that nothing valuable can truly be left behind. What you are and what God is alone has value and is eternal.
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.
How can I align my mind with Spirit and feel guidance in each moment? What thoughts or beliefs do I have to release? When you hear about “releasing” or “letting go” of something, another way to think of it is “letting in” more and more of the world you interact with. Many beautiful “A Course in Miracles” quotes point to this non-dualistic, inclusive viewpoint. In the perspective of Oneness, loss is not possible! It is mistaken perception.
In a very practical way, we can apply the miracle to physical symptoms. As Jesus teaches in “A Course in Miracles,” Lesson 136, “Sickness is a defense against the truth.” (W-136) The real question to ponder is whether I want to experience the sickness or whether I want to experience the Christ. It takes a very deep tracing inwards of thoughts in order to see how it must be one or the other, but this kind of deep inner looking is well worth it!
Let’s question the belief that you are a victim of sickness! When you see sickness for what it is, the mind can heal. So what is sickness? It is a game about being a victim of outside forces. The mind selects all the bodily symptoms of sickness. It quickly forgets having done so. Then it looks for their cause outside in the world as if the mind had not selected them! When you feel like you are a victim of sickness, you are playing a pretend game about what sickness is and where it came from.
The word “having” is used very strangely on this planet, as a synonym for what you believe you possess. To the Spirit however, having is equated with being. What you have is what you are which is the Self as God created you. Therefore, you are in need of nothing. Love does not possess and Love is who we are. It is our identity, not something we possess, and this confusion is the central issue. Possessing involves “thing-ness” and a belief in parts. This belief in parts, and the possession of the parts, blocks the awareness of Love.