When darkness comes up we need a Spirit-focused function to help us through. Giving our whole being completely to listening and following allows no room for doubt. Before our focus becomes consistent, we may experience fear. But once we say yes to Spirit and our function, our fear vanishes. When we follow every day, even every moment, it feels like a vacation. There is rest. Through joy, Spirit teaches how to be in the flow of forgiveness. We refer to this as being “done through.” Spirit moving through us feels good: to give love, hugs, clean, and cook.
Feeling Angry at the World
The belief in separation is projected out onto specific people and situations. It’s typical for it to be experienced as anger with bosses, judges, policeman, parents; people with authority. The little-me takes the role of victim and is stuck feeling angry at the world. David quotes Alanis Morissette: “Thank you for your most generous triggers.” (Alanis Morissette, “Madness”) The ego rages at God, strangely wanting to be “right” about its misperception of littleness. If we can remember this gentle phrase from the songwriter however, we can stop the explosion of the ego and approach the truth of any situation with some grace. Taking responsibility for our own projections is ultimate and true humility.
Not Knowing and Guidance
In this session, David Hoffmeister shares insight on how to receive guidance. It takes unlearning, not knowing, and openness! True humbleness is needed to see that “I don’t know.” The ego has no contribution to make to the truth. Your preconception of what you know is actually a block to true knowing. Guidance is the Spirit reaching you where you believe you’re at. But you first decide on what to do and then ask. This must be reversed in order to receive guidance. The ego wants you to be a slave to false cause and effect relationships.