The chakra system is not mentioned in “A Course in Miracles,” for it is merely another set of symbols that can be used by the Holy Spirit or by the ego, depending on one’s purpose. Used by the Spirit, the chakra system could be a helpful stepping stone in one’s journey towards getting in touch with one’s mind. Used by the ego, it can be a delay maneuver that keeps the mind believing there is causation in form.
Family Conflict 10–30 mins, Atonement, Children, Dismantling, Education, Family, Function, Happy Dream, Healing, Love, Miracle Worker, Motivation, Parenting, Purpose, Questioning, Reflections, Roles, Self-Honesty, Symbols, True Freedom, Unified Perception, Worldly Issues
Every symbol and image that you see with the body’s eyes is a reflection. When you look at a child, you can see the child as a mirror of your mind. Any grievances and limits you see in the child are within your own mind. If you are practicing ACIM and raising children, you see what is taking place in your thoughts. As children go through grade school and into high school, you can look at your own beliefs about authority, normalcy, education and success.
Anger, Relationships 5–10 mins, Anger, Blame, Denial and Repression, Healing, Jealousy, Mind Training, Movie-Watching, Projection, Relationships, Safety, Special Relationship
No matter how many relationships you get into and how much pain you encounter, the key is to always look within. What is the issue in the mind? Unfortunately, the deceived mind is addicted to quite the opposite. It is addicted to projection and denial of this projection. This ACIM healing discussion explores relationships and anger: David uses the example of a friend’s experiment with open relationships to show how the mind can turn away from projection and denial, and towards true healing. David shares that in his story, he had to see that he did not want to project or deny any longer.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Christ-Identity, Contentment and Happiness, Dedication and Devotion, Desire, Gentleness, Healing, Heaven, Holy Instant, Love, Metaphysics, Mystical Experiences, Mystics and Saints, Oneness, Present Moment, Quantum Physics
What if you do entertain the notion of enlightenment? Some symbols and stories are about the possibility that you will become enlightened in a different Earth lifetime, and that it isn’t possible in this one. But deep down, there is a feeling that anything is possible. What if you entertain the notion of the Holy Instant as spoken about in “A Course in Miracles?”
Living with Purpose < 5 mins, Attentiveness, Beliefs and Concepts, Defensiveness, Giving and Receiving, Healing, Mind Training, Obstacles
What is the cutting edge of healing? It’s in learning the principles Jesus teaches and applying them without exception. Explore the ACIM healing principle that you can only offer the world a gift of lilies, or a crown of thorns. There are only two options. These two states of mind are really all that you can offer the world. What lens are you looking through? This takes mind training. Without mind training, we have no idea what we are offering beyond the words. We’re clueless until we start to see clearly the subtleties of the ego and its defense mechanisms.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Accepting Correction, Authenticity, Christ-Identity, Competition, Desire to Change the World, Fear of Loss, Guilt, Healing, People-Pleasing, Perceptual Problem, Responsibility, Society, True Innocence, True Joy, True Peace, Worldly Issues
What thoughts and beliefs are running your life? Do you think you need to act a certain way and say the right things in order to be loved? Do you think something bad will happen if you actually follow your heart? These people-pleasing mechanisms can be released when their underlying beliefs and assumptions are held […]
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Abandonment, Atonement, Beliefs and Concepts, Competition, Dark and Intense Emotions, Desire, Fear, Fear of Loss, Guilt, Healing, Holy Spirit, Mind, Miracle Worker, People-Pleasing, Perception, Rejection, Responsibility, True Peace
The ego’s identity is very shaky! It is constantly searching for approval from the world. Notice when you are tempted to use people-pleasing in order to feel liked, or feel good about yourself. The only way that you can be free of people-pleasing is to get down to your underlying beliefs and assumptions. These beliefs are underneath the stream of thoughts that happen on the surface of your everyday life. You get a lot of opportunities on a daily basis to let the Spirit help you navigate your mind and the world that is projected from your mind!
Living with Purpose 30+ mins, Alignment with Spirit, Duality, Guidance, Healing, Love, Miracles, Prayer, Presence, Present Moment, Private Thoughts, Rituals, Roles, Self-Concept
David shares the practical application of the teachings from Enlightened Mind in this session. When you are healed you are not healed alone. Examples and parables are used to convey the central teaching of forgiveness and other A Course in Miracles ideas.
Living with Purpose 30+ mins, Comparison, Dreaming, Healing, Jesus, Letting Go, Oneness, Personality-Self, Private Thoughts, Questioning, Theory vs Experience
David Hoffmeister offers a teaching session with participants in Waiwera, New Zealand at a retreat. This gathering exposed the underpinnings of private thoughts and the need to realize their falsity for healing to be experienced.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, A Course in Miracles, Christ-Identity, Ego, God, Guidance, Healing, Holy Spirit, Illusion vs Reality, Jesus, Love, Metaphysics, Mind, Perception, Poverty, Projection, Readiness and Willingness, Sickness, Transformation, True Forgiveness, True Helpfulness
David is asked about a practical scenario, and he gives the depth and context of what needs to be uncovered, explored, and released to experience healed perception. The Holy Spirit meets the mind where it believes it is, yet God did not create the cosmos of time-space, and ultimately Love must look upon Love to to be itself.