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.
Living with Purpose 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Awakening, Blame, Contentment and Happiness, Forgiveness, Happiness, Happy Learner, Healing, Letting Go, Mind Training, Movie-Watching, Perception, Responsibility, Stillness, True Peace
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!
Guidance 5–10 mins, Accepting Correction, Desire, Healing, Heart Opening, Listen and Follow, Readiness and Willingness, Self-Concept, Theory vs Experience
Open your heart to love and start to feel that God is within you. Receive his gifts by listening to and following what is given. Meet those who have given their life over to the Course. Allow yourself to fall apart and come undone. The struggle comes from identifying with the self. Accept the gifts that are in front of you and surrender!
Relationships 5–10 mins, Cause and Effect, Communication, Healing, Holy Relationship, Love, Miracles, Prayer, Special Relationship, Victimhood
There is a tremendous fear of loss in the mind, especially with interpersonal relationships. The ego believes firmly in sacrifice and yet the Spirit knows that sacrifice is impossible. From the Higher perspective it can always be seen that when things or relationships seem to fall away, it is simply to clear the way for the next gift we are to receive. We can trust that the way things naturally unfold in form will always be a blessing if we use it for the purpose of true forgiveness; for bringing us into greater intimacy with our Self and with God.
Relationships 5–10 mins, Commitment, Fear of Loss, Healing, Holy Relationship, Prayer, Reflections, Spirit-Invitation, True Forgiveness
“A Course in Miracles” is a pathway to God through relationships. In this session, David Hoffmeister shares on giving over relationships to the Holy Spirit. When you allow relationships to be used for the Holy Spirit’s purpose of healing the mind, it can be a very intense pathway to God as the mirroring can seem so heightened. What is getting exposed is the deep root of the belief in sacrifice and loss. Yet if you decide to learn it (a sustained and committed relationship for complete forgiveness/Atonement), the perfect lesson stands before you and can be learned. This is the fast track to Awakening as everything gets flushed up for the healing.
Depression 10–30 mins, Boredom, Depression, Ego, Grief and Sadness, Guidance, Healing, Holy Spirit, Inspiration, Judgments, Presence, Purpose, Spontaneity, True Peace
Boredom is a form of depression that occurs when the mind has become addicted to change. The cure is the spontaneity that comes from connection with inner guidance in the moment, connection with purpose. You become immersed in the Presence and the “doer” disappears. Spirit does the task through you and collaboration flows easily.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Awakening, Communication, Death, God, Happy Dream, Healing, Love, Memory, Miracles, Movie-Watching, Quantum Physics, Relationships, True Forgiveness, Undoing the Ego
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.
Health and Sickness 10–30 mins, Healing, Health, Mind Training, Power of Thought, Quantum Field, Questioning, Sickness
Come away from focus on symptoms. All illness is mental illness. Seek dismantling of the ego rather than a bit of magic. Magic may temporarily minimize fear. Sickness is a defense against the truth. Healing occurs when you see no more value in sickness. You can change your mental habit. There is no world apart from what you think.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Bringing Illusions to Truth, Healing, Illusion vs Reality, Jesus, Perceptual Problem, Practical Steps, True Forgiveness, Victimhood
Simple healing! “A Course in Miracles” is an answer to the mind that is asking for healing. It is very direct. Jesus says the same thing repeatedly and in many different ways. The world is a hallucination, but that’s not even the problem! The problem isn’t the world. The problem is your mistaken perception of the world. You can see the world in a new way with the Holy Spirit. ACIM daily lessons are the laboratory in which your healing work will take place. The Holy Spirit will give you everything you need for your healing. Carry your lesson like a torch through the day, knowing that every thing that comes into your awareness will help you in your Awakening. There may seem to be millions of complex problems with many accompanying decisions, but the only choice is in your mind. It is the choice between reality and unreality coming to you in many disguises.
Manifesting demonstrates the power of the mind. But manifesting is asking for the past to be repeated in a form you think you would prefer. What do you really want? The past is gone; the future is but imagined. They are defenses against the truth of the holy instant. Peace of mind is more important. Don’t settle for crumbs.