Healing can be fun! One purpose of these gatherings is to come together and share what works in order to save time for everyone. Our ultimate purpose is to awaken in God’s Presence as One, and the journey need not be difficult. As “A Course in Miracles” teaches us, we can become “happy learners” and allow the Holy Spirit to work with our mind in a way that gently turns our perception from upside-down thinking (ego-aligned) to right-side up (Spirit-aligned). All topics and questions aimed at this glorious goal are welcomed and encouraged!
Contentment and Happiness
Trust < 5 mins, Choice and Free Will, Contentment and Happiness, Expressing, Non-Judgment, True Forgiveness, True Freedom
Let all things be exactly as they are. It is very practical in every situation to see with the eyes of non-judgment. By having no investment in the play of form, the mind can rest and see only Love behind all things.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Eternity, God, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Time and Space, True Freedom
The attachment to linear time is what produces the illusion of this entire cosmos and is what keeps us unaware of our Eternal Nature. Since our reality is Spirit, we will always feel like a fish out of water so long as we believe ourselves to be a human being in time. Just like a fish out of water, the human seems to flop around, shake a bit, and then die. But this unhappy dream is not real, and true freedom is ever available.
Guidance 5–10 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Dedication and Devotion, Empty Your Mind, Gentleness, Guidance, Heart Opening, Intuition, Stillness, Symbols
Ready to hear your own internal wisdom speaking instead of the racket of ego? When ego thoughts are very loud, it can be hard to hear the whisper of your heart. Tune in. At first you begin with tiny impressions that seem to lead you by their feeling nature. They are very subtle. Watch for synchronicity. It can often be quite simple and practical. As you open yourself to guidance more and more, it can become like a clear stream of thought. The same Presence speaks to everyone, yet it is highly individualized.
Guidance 5–10 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Fear of Loss, Gratitude, Guidance, Intuition, Mind Training, Transfer of Training, Trust
David answers a question on surrender and how it worked for him in his early study of “A Course in Miracles.” As he gave himself over to the teachings of ACIM, lessons in trust began to come very quickly. His complete surrender was largely due to readiness, and this readiness led him to a very quick transfer of training. After spending devotional time reading ACIM, David began to hear a small voice like a bird that gave him very specific instructions on who to go see, where to turn, if he forgot something, etc.
Trust 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Contentment and Happiness, Control, Ego, God, Guidance, Holy Spirit, Intuition, Love, Miracles, Teacher, Time and Space, Trust, Truth
What would it feel like to let go of all worries and trust in God’s plan? A recognition that we have no control over the world allows us to open up to our internal guidance and to ease into a life where all things become involuntary. This is a life of trust and perfect joy.
Trust 30+ mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Contentment and Happiness, Dark and Intense Emotions, Death Wish, Desire, Ego, Form and Content, Guilt, Holy Spirit, Idols, Mind Training, Perception, Purpose, Real Thoughts, Unworthiness
The Holy Spirit is here to undo the faulty perception of the world and give you a new way to look at the world. When you start to follow your inner calling, you start to draw forth witnesses to the love inside of you. You will have a new purpose that will lead you to happiness. You are pulling your mind away from the ego. The goal of the Spirit is Awakening and the goal of the ego is sleep. These two goals don’t have any meeting point. You can’t serve two masters. All you are called to do is to follow your calling.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Death, Illusion vs Reality, Miracles, Private Thoughts, Relationships, True Forgiveness, Unified Perception
The “I” is identified with egoic thoughts. If you have a mind that knows true happiness, then happiness is all you’ll know. This is because true happiness has always been our natural state. It only takes an instant of joining to bring the mind back into that state.
Abandonment 5–10 mins, Attack Thoughts, Communication, Contentment and Happiness, Denial and Repression, Depression, Function, Intimacy, Love, Success, Suicide, Uncovering Blocks
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?
Relationships 5–10 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Expression, Fear of Loss, Feelings of Lack, Gratitude, Healing, Leap of Faith, Openness, Pain, Rejection, Relationships, True Joy, Trust
To the ego, opening is equated with loss, vulnerability, pain, and rejection. The Holy Spirit uses relationships to create new associations with love and appreciation. The ego says, “You are too joyful. Turn down your joy.” Open to joy. Your confidence will grow.