David Hoffmeister talks about the metaphysics of “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) in reference to the movie “Dark City.” Fear and guilt make this world go around and this is why forgiveness is necessary first before the reality of God’s Love can be remembered.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Attack Thoughts, Form and Content, Illusion vs Reality, Manifesting, Personality-Self, Purpose, Service
The sense of service can be a helpful step as a backdrop for watching the mind. Everything is thought, and really, the service is learning how to forgive and release attack thoughts. “I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.” (W-23) Service cannot be judged in terms of form. True service is an alignment in purpose.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Abundance, Holy Spirit, Manifesting, Miracles, Non-Compromise, Past–Future Thoughts, Purpose, Time and Space, True Helpfulness, True Joy
Give yourself over to Spirit and let go of reenactments of the past and of manifesting. The past is gone. The future but imagined.
Money < 5 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Desire, Illusion vs Reality, Manifesting, Presence, True Joy
Manifesting is wanting more of form, more illusion, more of the past. Spirit is not a “manifester.” You do not have the power to manifest. Jesus in “A Course in Miracles” says, “Strictly speaking this is impossible.” (T-8.VIII.7:2)
Should I try to manifest abundance in my life? Is manifesting possible? In response to a question about the movie, “The Secret,” David Hoffmeister explains that the mind is very powerful and a movie such as “The Secret” can be a useful launching pad to go deeper. Early in the Workbook, “A Course in Miracles” daily lessons guide the mind to look at perception, and then look at thoughts. The purpose of the Workbook is to lead the mind into an experience that the thoughts the mind thinks it thinks, and the world that it thinks it sees, are actually the same. There is no world outside the mind.
Relationships 30+ mins, Christ-Identity, Communication, Desire, Fear of Loss, Feelings of Lack, Jesus, Listen and Follow, Love, Manifesting, Money and Finances, Openness, Personality-Self, Readiness and Willingness, Separation, Theory vs Experience, Time and Space, True Freedom, True Peace, Unified Perception, Unwinding from the World
David Hoffmeister shares his ideas on a range of topics at the Swedish Peace House near Hoor, Sweden. David Hoffmeister has visited Sweden several times since 2006. In 2008, a non-profit Awakening Mind branch was established in southern Sweden to help bring David back to Sweden and Europe and to help distribute his teaching resources and materials in Europe. The ideas are based on the living experience of the principles of “A Course in Miracles.”
Relationships 5–10 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Clueless, Death, Expectations, Manifesting, Marriage, Perception, Purpose, Roles, True Forgiveness
Reading meaning into form can be a huge block to love’s presence. The second lesson in “A Course in Miracles” is, “I have given everything I see all the meaning it has for me.” (W-2) The ego reads different meanings into everything and judges certain things as good or worthy and others as bad or unworthy. To the Holy Spirit all things are the same because they’re all used for the same purpose: forgiveness! Jesus teaches us that everything is of the mind. By tracing our perception of the world back into the beliefs we hold about it, we can see that we’ve got it all backwards and we really don’t know what anything is for without the Holy Spirit’s vision.
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.
Living with Purpose 10–30 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Desire, Littleness, Manifesting, Miracles, Perception, Power of Thought, Prayer, Worthiness
The power of desire is very strong. Anything that you truly desire, you experience. If you feel bad, the desire is what is at the core of it all. When you want to open yourself to the grace of God, you must first recognize the power of your wanting. The ego’s judgment pushes the awareness of that power down. People are afraid of the power of their thoughts. Until you first start to take the limits off the mind, you think you are tiny. Defense mechanisms are there to keep you from seeing how powerful your thoughts are. You ask for too little and pray too small.
Addictions 30+ mins, A Course in Miracles, Addictions, Jesus, Manifesting, Mighty Companions, Non-Compromise, Purpose, Rituals, Self-Concept, Teaching, The Bible, Theory vs Experience
Have you been asking for a new perspective, a new way to see situations and people in your life? David Hoffmeister shares that you are addicted to a thought system and at any moment you can choose to ween yourself off of it. This points you in a whole new direction! We are addicted to judgment, the ego device that perpetuates the illusion of linear time. To heal this addiction to judgment we need the holy instant and our mighty companions. Build a link with your Internal Teacher.