You think that, in order to be happy, you have to make the right decisions among different options. But that is not true. As “A Course in Miracles” reminds us, all our options are actually the same: thoughts of the ego. They are of the past. Choosing among them is not the way to be happy; it just keeps you stuck. In this video, David Hoffmeister, who speaks from the Awakened Mind, shows you how to make the one real choice for lasting happiness. The ego made this world so that we would think there was choice where there is no choice. The present is not this perceptual moment where we’re all sitting around in a room. Everything perceived with the five senses is all the past.
Contentment and Happiness
Living with Purpose 30+ mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Christ-Identity, Contentment and Happiness, Desire, Empty Your Mind, Miracles, Oneness, Perception, Personality-Self, Power of Thought, Prayer, Purification, Sickness, Stillness, Truth, Unified Perception
The belief system of the ego taints your mind, and its thoughts are not your real thoughts. They are a web of distortion that springs out of the idea that you could separate from your Creator. The ego arose from your desire for something more than everything. Jesus says in “A Course in Miracles” that truth will be returned to you by your desire. The power of prayer is everything; everything emanates from it. When your desire is unified your perception is unified. Miracles are your birthright but purification is necessary first.
Relationships 10–30 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Contentment and Happiness, Holy Relationship, Intimacy, Non-Compromise, Special Relationship, Spiritual Vision, State of Mind, True Freedom
Does spiritual awakening change relationships? As you move along a path of spiritual practice, what happens to interpersonal relationships? Another way to ask these questions is: Do you think in terms of persons and bodies? As your perception shifts, you get to a turning point where you see that you can let go of everything you believe is true. The scariest thing for the ego is for us to start opening up to the Spiritual Vision of Christ which takes us past the body and interpersonal relationships entirely. The Holy Spirit is taking us to a whole different perception of everything and everyone that we perceive; a way of opening to a deep intimacy to feel that deep Love that we’ve always known is there, a Love that includes everyone.
Trust 5–10 mins, Contentment and Happiness, God-Dependence, Guidance, Miracles, Purpose, Readiness and Willingness, Theory vs Experience, Time and Space, True Freedom, Trust
The idea of effortless Awakening takes a total thought-reversal. You come from a mentality of “work hard and earn it.” You think you must plan, prepare, and scheme. If you want something, you have to figure out how to get it. When you carry this mentality into the awakening experience you experience guilt and anxiety. Did I do enough? Did I do it quickly enough, well enough? Will I ever be able to do it? We can let go of this old training!
Money 30+ mins, Attack Thoughts, Communication, Competition, Contentment and Happiness, Divine Providence, Ego, Form and Content, God, God-Dependent, Love, Mighty Companions, Mind, Mind Training, Miracles, Money and Finances, Pleasure, Possession and Ownership, Pride, Reciprocity, Stress, True Peace
“A Course in Miracles” is taking us to God dependency. Person-based dependency is stressful and the scarcity principal is played out whether we are protecting wealth or trying to get it. Divine providence can only give. When we go deeper into divine providence, we transcend reciprocity entirely. There will only be peace of mind when we are dependent on God.
Anger 10–30 mins, Attack Thoughts, Contentment and Happiness, Dismantling, Fear, Healing, Mind Training, Sickness, Stillness, Victimhood
There is no cause but mind. To release attack thoughts you must see there is no difference between attacking and being attacked. Attack is not possible. Jesus teaches, “I am not a body. And my mind cannot attack. So I can not be sick.” (W-136.20:5-7) You believe you have attacked God in your mind. Attack and defense seem to be the natural order so we don’t question the idea of attack. It is the linchpin illusion.
Abuse 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Atonement, Awakening, Christ-Identity, Contentment and Happiness, Dreaming, Healing, Holy Encounters, Holy Spirit, Love, Mind, Miracle Worker, Miracles, Pain, Perception, Prayer, Presence, Purpose, Sickness, Stillness, Suffering, True and False Empathy, True Peace
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.