Any sense of guilt in relationships, whether it’s big or small, is showing you your belief in separation. It is like the ego has dealt you a hand of cards. Each card is a relationship. Every single relationship has guilt in it. The Spirit wants you to play fifty-two card pick-up! Reshuffle the entire deck. Give each relationship over to the Holy Spirit. Some of the cards will be given back to you with His purpose and in His order. Some of the cards will disappear! Shift to a place of absolute trust. Feel the Holy Spirit work through you in each relationship.
David relates his first experience teaching love without judgment while teaching Psychology at an art institute in Cincinnati. The Holy Spirit guided him all the way and the students poured their hearts out.
Self-forgiveness is loosening from the self-concept that you believe you are. It was made in hatred and is rooted in linear time. Allow the dark emotions come up.
David Hoffmeister shares the practical application of releasing specialness at a New Zealand retreat. When specialness is released, the mind can begin to grasp its purpose and be truly happy.
Expectations in relationships can block us from the truth. Relationships mirror your consciousness; they are based on desire and future expectations. When these expectations, such as the desire for companionship, are not met, we feel discomfort. The journey to peace is a journey into consciousness in which layers of expectations and beliefs are uncovered and exposed. As we feel, and look closely at, our discomfort, we can come to see that guilt runs deep beneath it. The way to find completion is to find and follow your inner calling.
Allow yourself to feel what you feel without judging it. Don’t conclude anything about your identity as a result. Suicidal depression is the conclusion that your life is worthless, but your ego laughs and pursues you beyond the grave. Just let the feelings come and go, release them.
The purpose of the ego is death. It has no good aspects, no source and no healing purpose. Unplug from it. The world is a projection of guilt, hatred, and anger. Decide that you want to heal, and Spirit will help you see differently. Love has the power to reinterpret everything you perceive! This world is error. The Correction, Atonement, is that the separation never happened. An experience of pure love will come that will end your doubting. This is the reason for happiness. You are not responsible for the error, but only for accepting the correction. Stop projecting the error onto the world; that’s the way you keep it. On the other hand, when you forgive it, you free yourself and the world.
If you notice the mechanism of denial and suppression, you’ll notice the ego uses it to hold on to secrets and private thoughts. You can smile, put on a happy face, have a stiff upper lip. You can maintain a facade of dignity and peace, and even have a pride about the surface level things. But if you have an inner churning, the thoughts surrounding that upset need to be expressed and released. Jesus points the mind towards a purified state of being. Healing takes place as you clean and clear the mind.
Ego defenses minimize guilt without letting it go. People-pleasing is diluted guilt. There is another way. Follow guidance to authentically say “yes” and “no” from your heart, from your joy. Let Spirit speak through you. Spiritual companions will come to you.
Stop playing the guilt game as there is never any need for regrets! Regret is thought’s futile attempt to alter the past. People around us reflect back to us what we believe. When we let go, forgive, the whole world lights up and joy and innocence become our experience.