What if you do entertain the notion of enlightenment? Some symbols and stories are about the possibility that you will become enlightened in a different Earth lifetime, and that it isn’t possible in this one. But deep down, there is a feeling that anything is possible. What if you entertain the notion of the Holy Instant as spoken about in “A Course in Miracles?”
Living with Purpose 10–30 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Career and Work, Family, Guidance, Mind, Mind Training, Money and Finances, Mystical Experiences, Personality-Self, Power of Thought, Presence, Right Mind and Wrong Mind, Self-Concept, Stillness, Theory vs Experience, Undoing the Ego
Empty the mind of concepts. The mind is the classroom. Spirit will use many different backdrops for mind training. The goal is to be able to watch the world without having investment in it, to become a passer-by.
Living with Purpose 10–30 mins, Certainty, Disorientation, Judgments, Mind Training, Mystical Experiences, Quantum Field, State of Mind
Mystical euphoria is sometimes followed by a disorienting, even shattering, “re-entry.” With mind training practice a peaceful state is progressively maintained. Then experiences that were formerly experienced as fearful are given new meaning and experienced as fun.
The ego fears loss of control in a mystical experience, but everything is perfectly taken care of. Rather, it is a glorious glimpse of the light and love that we truly are. Let go and allow the experience.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Control, Divine Providence, Ego, Expectations, Fear, Inspiration, Miracle Worker, Mystical Experiences, Possession and Ownership, Readiness and Willingness, True Joy, Trust
You can live from inspiration by becoming a miracle worker. Trust Spirit and everything needed to convey the message is provided. In the beginning the ego resists being let go. Then it feels very natural.
Inspiration 10–30 mins, Mind Training, Miracle Worker, Miracles, Mystical Experiences, Presence, Sickness, Time and Space
David welcomes a group at the start of a weekend retreat and gives an overview of the spiritual journey. Topics include: retracing and collapsing time; all illness is mental illness; being a miracle worker; false perceptual witnesses; mind watching and mind changing; being present and extending love.
Lets have fun with spirituality! The pathway to God is one of following your bliss and joy. Movie-watching has been an essential part in David Hoffmeister’s journey—the glee and happiness he feels from watching movies with the Holy Spirit’s Vision can be felt by those watching with him. Mystical experiences among his audience are not uncommon!
Trust 5–10 mins, Depression, Dreaming, Hierarchy, Mystical Experiences, Special Relationship, Time and Space
ACIM, like life, literally “tricks” one into seeing the truth. Together with double negatives, spectacular poetry and humor, “A Course in Miracles” pokes and prods the sleeping mind, which sometimes has to have a few jolts before it is ready to wake up to reality. No matter how familiar and convenient the illusion becomes, we know deep inside that something isn’t right.
Relationships 10–30 mins, Collaboration, Expectations, Holy Relationship, Mystical Experiences, Partnership, Playfulness, Presence, Roles, Special Relationship, Symbols, True Joy
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.