You cannot BUT be at the right place at the right time. If you could always remember this, there would never be the experience of stress. Like the song shared in this video says, “be gentle with yourself.” We often beat ourselves up for not being “as spiritual as we should be,” but to the Spirit, we are Perfect as our Christ Self. The dream character we believe ourselves to be is not real and can have no effect on our God-created Self. As “A Course in Miracles” says, “You are at home in God, dreaming of exile but perfectly capable of awakening to reality.” (T-10.I.2:1) Awareness of dreaming brings a state of pure contentment, for illusions are recognized AS illusions.
Awareness of dreaming is your function! Through “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus is teaching a state of mind: awareness of dreaming. In this state of mind, you look on the dream as a dream without needing to fix or improve it. You are aware that a plane crash into the ocean is the same as a walk in California on a sunny day; a dream is a dream is a dream. There is no difference. This state of mind doesn’t even feel stuck in the dream! It is more like a lucid dream. This is a dream!
Health problems and challenges can seem very real. If you reel it back in, you can see that there are no health problems in the world. It’s a trick! It’s a big smoke screen. There are no health problems in the world. Health is inner Peace. The world does not have a cause. If it did have a cause, it would have a real effect and then we would be stuck.
What is my identity? Who am I? How do I define myself? Maybe you’ve had the feeling that Neo had in the movie “The Matrix,” that there is a splinter in your mind driving you crazy. It is a deep-down feeling that something is not right. It makes you question your self-concept. Anxiety and discomfort comes with having a split mind. People try to feel better by changing things out in the world. They try to see if they can feel free by giving away all of their things, living a life of renunciation and simplicity. It doesn’t matter what you do in form. It is not the possessions that are the problem, it is the belief in possessions that is the problem! It is an identity crisis in the mind.
Healing through relationships is practical. Use the relationships that you have in your life now to heal your mind and awaken. You don’t have to be in a monastery chanting “hail Mary” or “om!” It is possible to go through your day and listen to the Holy Spirit without interrupting your regular activities in any way. You will see how the Spirit can use everything you believe in: relationships, spiritual practices, the job you seem to have, the family concept. Anything you believe, the Spirit will lightly use to loosen your mind from it to help you feel more in the unified awareness, the quantum field. If you have a partner or friend, you can tell them what is on your heart.
Freedom is only in mind. What does that mean for sexual relationships? Minds can join, bodies cannot. This is the proof that the body does not exist at all. You cannot achieve anything with the body. Therefore, seek not outside yourself for you will fail and you will weep each time an idol falls. Even companionship points out that you believe you are alone unless you are with another body. Companionship is a defense against the truth. Am I going to use the mirroring for emptying my mind from everything I believe? For there is the one true purpose in which things are used in the most helpful way.
A parable-filled David Hoffmeister/”A Course in Miracles”-inspired talk! David shares many stories of extending the joy of Love. When you are ready, the Holy Spirit will let the Presence of Love pour through you. Your joy will radiate and the healing of your mind will offer comfort to the world. There is nothing wrong with the temporary use of magic to alleviate pain and suffering. Yet there is a solution that will bring eternal relief. Mary Baker Eddy said to pray first; to use the power of the mind. Become consistently miracle-minded to heal your fragmented perception. The ultimate goal is not symptom removal but Awakening.
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.