It’s part of our programing to seek for safety. Do you ever have that feeling of searching for the perfect, safe place to shelter you from dangers of the world? You think, “I want to feel safe, removed from all this chaos and craziness.” Maybe it’s a person who will keep you safe, maybe it’s financial security, a career, or retirement. Maybe it’s a piece of land, or some kind of insurance. Once you have that, you’ll be safe, and the world can fall apart around you!
This talk elaborates on the metaphysics and trust required to escape from the dream of separation. This discussion followed a showing of the movie “The Island” and deals with topics such as the nothingness of the body and the need to unveil and expose the core belief in the “reality” of the projected cosmos/world.
The crucifixion is only painful in the ego’s interpretation. Everything is mental. In “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus says, “And you will recognize you practiced well by this: The body should not feel at all.” W-136.17:2 The crucifixion’s lesson is: Teach only love for that is what you are. And the reason that Jesus could teach that lesson during the crucifixion was because his mind was “above the battleground.” Nothing can harm the Spirit and this is why, in truth, you need no defenses.
In order to awaken, we must accept our invulnerability as Spirit and make it manifest by the attitude that, in truth, we cannot be hurt. Unquestioned beliefs will always block this from awareness, controlling one’s decision-making process through fear and leading to a robot-like life. Therefore, one MUST begin to get in touch with all unconscious conditioning and learn to let it go with Spirit.
When the mind is conflicted, it projects pain onto the body. Pain is a convincing trick of the ego. If you’re identifying with the body, it seems that protection seems to be a pretty good idea. The more you identify with Spirit, or the present moment, the more that state of invulnerability comes in. There’s a sense of safety and you can let go of protecting and defending the body.
David Hoffmeister shares this idea along with a song from Donna Marie Cary: “If you knew who walks beside you along the way fear would be impossible.” There are many ways the Holy Spirit reaches a willing mind: songs, movies, books, billboards, bumper stickers, etc.
–From David’s East Coast Australia tour in Newcastle, Australia