The ego wants to highjack your spiritually. Moment to moment, attend to your forgiveness practice, not to form. It is always your lesson. You cannot have a spiritual career. Dis-identify with possessions. Purification of thought and obedience to Spirit are the goal. There is no sacrifice involved.
Career and Work
Relationships < 5 mins, Career and Work, Fear, Humility, Littleness, People-Pleasing, Prayer, Self-Honesty, True and False Empathy, True Joy
True Empathy is staying with the Christ, with what is real and true, regardless of the form or circumstance. David Hoffmeister shares about a life experience using true empathy while visiting a dying man in a Catholic home. This was not the David character speaking but instead, the experience of giving himself over for the Holy Spirit’s purposes in an uncompromising way. The ego and its thick layers of people-pleasing covers over the small, little self.
Relationships 10–30 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Career and Work, Expectations, Family, Gratitude, Grievances, Guilt, Healing, Love, Possession and Ownership, Special Relationship, True Innocence
It is easy to love and it is hard to hate. Explore this ACIM healing reminder: Love is your resting state, while hate takes effort. You have to actually judge, which is not in your nature, in order to hate. Love is natural. It is who you are. Therefore, all situations can only have one outcome: an experience of love. This is why getting married or breaking up is the same thing: a call for love. It is simply a time for healing for everyone involved. It is natural to love in all instances. It’s hard for you to hate or even have a grievance. So you might as well surrender the mind to God by giving up silly human identities.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, A Course in Miracles, Career and Work, Ego, Holy Spirit, Love, Miracles, Money and Finances, Personality-Self, Purpose, Temptations, True Forgiveness, Trust
“Who am I really? What am I? Am I a body?” In order to find true authenticity you need to see that you are not a body. The person construct is a mask that needs to be left behind. The ego hears this and says, “uh oh, that’s not good.” Forgiveness leads to the remembrance of abstraction. It takes trust to let go of personal pursuits and the things that you think sustain you. You are sustained by the Love of God.
Relationships 10–30 mins, Body Issues, Career and Work, Dismantling, Intimacy, Miracle Worker, Money and Finances, Personality-Self, Purpose, Special Relationship, State of Mind, True Forgiveness
In “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus shares a question that we would do well to ask ourself in any situation in which we are uncertain: “What do I want to come of this? What is it FOR?” (T-26.IV.2.1) This question forms a logical thought trail in the mind to follow inwards, first towards recognizing whatever motives the ego had for the situation; and then secondly to help reconnect us with our True Purpose of Inner Peace. Joined in this shared Purpose, it can be seen that the ego’s motives for everything and everyone are actually quite humorous. Ask yourself, what is the purpose of relationships? What do I want to come out of this relationship in particular? What is it FOR?