Miracles are involuntary and they cannot be controlled. This is how a joyful life is lived, by letting go and letting God; by not trying to control the world, and not trying to plan for the future. It’s okay to let go, you will not die by letting go of control, you will actually live!
Cause and Effect
Forgive What the Ego Made and Be Free
The goal of spiritual practice is to be in the flow of presence, to be tuned in to Spirit. Here we learn to forgive all perceptions of suffering and lack we have placed upon the world. Decision-making becomes simple and easy with the Spirit. It only seems difficult when we attempt to run some aspects of our lives by ourselves. This is where all sense of struggle comes in. When we completely let go and let God, all struggling comes to an end. In its place we find happiness, joy and freedom.
ACIM Talk (Part 12)
Nothing of the world can give you peace and nothing of the world can take it away. It is purely an intrinsic matter. You will always draw forth witnesses to what you believe, and when you call forth ego witnesses, you need merely call on the Holy Spirit to help you see them differently.
How to Deal with Sickness
Sickness is a trick of the ego; an attempt to project the problem of guilt onto the body so that the mind will be too distracted to look within for the real solution. All forms of sickness and pain have, at their root, an unforgiveness. In this beautiful talk, given at the 2016 international A Course in Miracles Conference in Las Vegas, NV, David shares a parable about Robert Varley in which his toothache was healed by following Jesus’ guidance to forgive his father. The cause of the problem is never in the body, but always in the mind.
Cause and Effect
Sadness is a form a depression. In “A Course in Miracles,” when Jesus talks about depression, he says that depression comes form being deprived of something you want and do not have, but we must remember that we are deprived of nothing except by our own decisions. We must decide otherwise. The ego will associate this feeling with a specific form, but the image is never the cause. Everything you experience is your decision. By contrast, the Holy Spirit is always calling you into present joy. There are no goodbyes in the holy instant. Follow guidance spontaneously.
Who Created the Devil?
The devil is causeless, therefore it doesn’t exist. The world was made by the ego mechanism. If you can’t heal what isn’t real, then there is nothing to heal. Only God is Cause, and Christ is the Effect, and both are united in Heaven. Instead of seeing as if there are seeming causes in world and trying to figure everything out on the screen, take them to the internal feelings, following them down into the inner domain.
Look Not to Effects
There are no people thoughts in Heaven; no body thoughts, preferences, or specifics. Align with Spirit and choose the miracles; the Holy Spirit’s perception of the world. The Holy Spirit has already overlooked the ego cause that made the unreal effects. Reverse amnesia: expose and forget the ego.
Spirit dissolves away our fear of consequences, leaving us free, spontaneous, and happy.
Say What You Need to Hear
Our voices are a mechanism for us to teach what we would learn. We even draw forth characters and situations that reflect what’s going on inside of us. When we allow the Holy Spirit to use us as communication devices, the words we say are what we most need to hear.
Commitment and Awakening
As the ego mind has no idea of what commitment is, the Holy Spirit must introduce you to this idea. Hear David’s lucid account of the role commitment plays in the process of awakening to Spirit.