Tilba, Australia 2009
When you exchange a self-concept as a substitute for the Christ, that substitute becomes the primary ego-identification. Reality is exchanged for a level-based illusion where amnesia is a normal way of functioning. This brings on a tremendous amount of guilt and a whole cosmos in the attempt to decrease that guilt into tolerable segments. Yet there are no levels in truth. Therefore death is any state in which one is not supremely happy. Even a little irritation is death. The Holy Spirit works with your confusion and translates it in a way that lifts this amnesia.
You don’t have to learn to accept specific upsetting situations. You are never upset for the reason you think. You have an underlying divine innocence that is invulnerable. So you look inside and clear away your beliefs that are covering that over. Loving relationships are undefined, guided, and collaborative. When you are at peace, all outcomes are equally acceptable.
Transfer of training is a powerful step into your own mind. David Hoffmeister discusses how fear is allowed to arise, be exposed, and be released through a combination of relationships and meditation practice. As you practice stillness, all relationships become your mirror. They reflect back fear or love. With new awareness, you can watch a screen of your own thoughts. You discover your own hidden beliefs! You see what you’ve been holding on to! And what you see might be what the Holy Spirit uses to help you awaken. As you look at your mirrors, ask yourself, “What issues have I been holding on to subconsciously? What have I been trying to hide by projecting it out onto others?”
Staying in contact with your mighty companions is supportive and inspirational. Is there a “we”? These words are intended to bring comfort to the mind in its seeming multiplicity. Spirit does not multiply. The experience is that of perfect Oneness. Mind reaches to itself. It does not go out.
The guidance of the Holy Spirit is always beneficial to everyone. Assignments are teaching-learning opportunities. The whole point of the mind training is to let go of everything you think you know about form and come into an experience of the content of love in your heart. The more you are concerned about content the less you are concerned with the form. The ego set up very rigid roles. The concepts and illusions need to be brought to the light, and the purpose of assignments is to come into more expansive states of mind and broader self-concepts that approach forgiveness.
A spiritual community can be a “celestial speed-up” for Self-realization; an intense mirroring of all your thoughts and behaviors. Projecting or denying your feelings will not release them. We must face our emotions directly; we are 100% responsible for our state of mind. We are not at the mercy of others in this world, nor of the world itself. We cannot do this alone, so we join with our mighty companions to help flush up the negative thoughts and to see they are not real. Let your thoughts and emotions come up, give them full expression, and then ask the Holy Spirit to handle them for you.
When we try to compare romantic relationships vs. holy relationships, we have to be willing to expose everything and be true to ourselves. Romantic relationships are based on mutual need-fulfillment, on the “getting” mechanism. It keeps us in a closed state of mind, cut off from the greater love. Holy relationships are undefined, guided, and collaborative. Personal differences are set aside. They are dedicated to a higher purpose and are intensely joyful.