A plan B is anything we have in mind for our future happiness while ignoring the present moment. We are fighting ourselves with these distractive plan Bs. To be happy we need to trust the present Love of God, to trust it so much that we give up the plan Bs. In no situation do we know our own best interests. Yet we think we do. We tend to first decide what we want and then ask Spirit for direction. Instead, by deciding not to decide, we can open ourselves to let Spirit decide for us. In this way we come to experience that all real pleasure comes from doing God’s will.
Living with Purpose < 5 mins, Atonement, Beliefs and Concepts, Miracles, Quantum Physics, Right Mind vs Wrong Mind, Time and Space
You have what seem to be mounds of memories of past situations. You try to use these memory fragments to gain understanding. For example, if you have a conversation with a family member that you find upsetting, you might think back on it later and wonder: What was going on there? Why did I feel so upset? When you use this kind of situational thinking to try to understand a feeling, you are using the ego’s framework of linear time. Through the ACIM daily lessons you are trained to remember that time is already over. You do not have to believe that one thing happens after another in your experience. There is a different way to experience being.
Depression 5–10 mins, Autonomy, Control, Desire, Guidance, Independence, Intuition, Mantras, Miracles, Prayer, Present Moment, Rituals, Separation, Spiritual Vision, Symbols, Theory vs Experience
Why hold on to a little autonomous role, even that of being a spiritual person? Nothing repetitive, no spiritual ritual, will take you to the holy instant. Only the desire of your heart will take you home. You can have a spontaneous Awakening just from following your intuition. What Jesus is saying in A Course in Miracles can be paraphrased as, “You can see this world without any help. But you need help to see another world. You need help to have spiritual vision. You need a lot of help to come back to remember who you are as the Christ. Yet you can see this world without help.”
Living with Purpose 30+ mins, Alignment with Spirit, Duality, Guidance, Healing, Love, Miracles, Prayer, Presence, Present Moment, Private Thoughts, Rituals, Roles, Self-Concept
David shares the practical application of the teachings from Enlightened Mind in this session. When you are healed you are not healed alone. Examples and parables are used to convey the central teaching of forgiveness and other A Course in Miracles ideas.
Living with Purpose 30+ mins, Atonement, Christ-Identity, Ego, Expectations, God, Holy Spirit, Miracles, Oneness, Projection, Questioning
David visits the Miracles Healing Center and shares an Enlightenment talk. The living demonstration of lesson 135 of the Workbook of “A Course In Miracles” (ACIM).
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Defenselessness, Form and Content, Happy Dream, Holy Spirit, Miracles, Movie-Watching, Perception, Present Moment, True Joy
David tells the parable of the Holy Spirit teaching through movies. The movies are “The Game” and “The Man Who Knew Too Little.” See also the Movie Watcher’s Guide to Enlightenment online at http://mwge.org for more movies and insights on how to watch them.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Creation and Extension, Dedication and Devotion, Desire, Feelings of Lack, God, Miracles, Purpose, Self-Concept, Separation, Surrender, Time and Space
How do you change something that is not real? How do you live in a world that was made as an attack on God? What is the purpose of my life? As long as you believe in the ego, you’ll seem to have needs. When you’re coming from a place of lack, you don’t make the jump from needing things to needing nothing. The Holy Spirit uses the seeming needs to lift us higher until we realize we don’t have any needs. Enlightenment is an emptying out of all self-concepts and is a state of being. We now give all our seeming talents and needs to the Holy Spirit for the ultimate re-translation.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Awareness, Dreamer of the Dream, Dreaming, Happy Dream, Jesus, Memory, Miracles, Preferences, Purpose, Truth
All the pictures of your life are just like digital memories that you manipulate. The only lesson you need to learn is that you are the dreamer. You can stop trying to protect your dream.