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?”
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!
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.
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.