Spirituality is not about high ideals. You want an actual experience of peace and that is extremely practical. The Spirit meets you where you believe you are. Love waits on welcome, not on time. How welcoming are you to Spirit’s guidance? When you start to clear your mind of all your fears, doubts, and dualistic thinking, and you need an answer, it will come through you like a download from the Spirit. But you have to follow the guidance. You have to allow yourself to be unwound by the Spirit out of the matrix. Can you see how practical that is? You are being taught to start opening to the Spirit’s guidance to unwind your mind back to Oneness.
Movies for Awakening
In this David Hoffmeister ACIM talk we learn about movies that can support mind training! “A Course in Miracles” is a mind training guide towards non-dual awareness. David Hoffmeister speaks from the Awakened Mind. He is a living demonstration of the teachings in ACIM. Enjoy! If you were on a desert island and only had one movie left to request, watch “Solaris” with George Clooney. The message of this is, “what you give is what you get.” All your thoughts manifest very quickly.
It’s all mind! Your body is an image in a dream. You are an abstract idea in the Mind of God. The ego thinks it is a body and doesn’t understand abstraction. Within this dream of bodies and separation, you might think that you live in your body. You’re in the habit of thinking that you operate within a body, just like a driver in a car: you see through a body’s eyes and hear through a body’s ears. But perception does not depend on the body.
The Body Is a Projection
The body is a projection. Does Spirit inhabit the body? No. Ego animated life is like a Disney cartoon. It has no life; it is just quickly flickering images. Remember Pinocchio? He wanted to be a “real boy;” to think he had autonomy. It’s as though we decide to go back to letting the body be “God’s puppet”—let Him “pull the strings” instead of trying to make the body a real concern for us. How shall I use this body? What is it for? Only for communicating Love; to let the Voice for God speak through it. This could sound really boring to the ego.
Using “A Course in Miracles” in relationships as a mind training program dissolves the unconscious mind. Ultimately, one is left with a complete awareness of what is in the mind and how to forgive what opposes Peace. When “A Course in Miracles” is practiced in a community setting, there is a great speed-up in this unconscious dissolving. To have a relationship in community coupled with the openness of communal living is a recipe for a lightning-fast directness. Happy Awakening!
Why Do I Feel Incomplete?
When you are in your Holy Spirit-given function you are guaranteed to be happy. When you seek for happiness through external means you will always feel incomplete. Think about Hollywood. In Hollywood there is great wealth, fame, glamor, and glitz. The ego says if you had those things then you could be happy. But it’s apparent that it’s not really the case! Instead you see suicide and depression! Why is it that the people that have most of the things that the rest of the world is looking for, aren’t happy?
Relationship, Marriage, and True Union (Part 1)
David Hoffmeister, “A Course in Miracles” teacher, shares on true union and relationships. What is the purpose of a marriage? Is it being used by ego or Holy Spirit? The ego uses marriage to hold fast to separateness. Two bodies may be legally committed to each other, yet joining is not happening. True union happens at the level of the Christ mind. When you enter into a committed relationship you will find that a lot of mirroring happens!
Transform Your Mind into Wholeness
Transform your mind. Give away the filter that is in place that is specialness. Specialness is the desire to get. It is the ego’s lens of seeing the world. Without this filter, you transform your mind into holiness; wholeness. The mind that believes it is separate is not satisfied with its self-image, so it wants to get more. The separate self wants to improve. It is constantly seeking and investing energy and time, and then feeling unsatisfied.
Communication That Transcends Words!
In the Living Miracles Community, we have a shared purpose to hear one Voice, Spirit’s Voice. This very clear guidance is for the whole. Everyone benefits from this guidance. This is different from how things work in the world; no one has to sacrifice what they need. Seeing this in action builds a very stable foundation of trust. We join together whenever there is a call or need for clarity. The strong call for high communication is paramount. The open mind receives everything from Spirit that is needed to complete whatever tasks it is asked to do. Joining is a sure-fire way of clearing the channels to the receptivity needed in order to hear beyond what the ego demands, to what the Spirit gently asks. The main focus is to know one’s Self. All is given for this one goal.
You Can’t Mess It Up
David Hoffmeister shares this idea along with a song from Donna Marie Cary: “If you knew who walks beside you along the way fear would be impossible.” There are many ways the Holy Spirit reaches a willing mind: songs, movies, books, billboards, bumper stickers, etc.
–From David’s East Coast Australia tour in Newcastle, Australia