Duality is not real. Truth is beyond this world and nothing has ever touched it. It cannot be anything it is not, no matter how hard we try to put our meaning onto it. It remains perfection, free from our prying hands. God is not going to reach a point of giving into the ego, and say, “Alright already! My gosh, you’ve protested enough already for millennia. Have your fantasy world. Have your illusions. We’ll coexist.” Love is all there is, light is all there is. Perfect love casts out fear, so perfect light casts out darkness. It is not a dualistic compilation.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Ego, Holy Spirit, Non-Compromise, Non-Duality, Oneness, Questioning, State of Mind, Trust
David Hoffmeister has been teaching the principals found in ACIM for many years. He has been uncompromising in his practice of what the Course teaches. Because of his uncompromising approach, he is now a living demonstration of the Awakened Mind. As “A Course in Miracles” states: “You will learn this Course completely or not at all.” This series of videos recorded at the Kalani retreat center in Hawaii helps one to understand some of the steps required to awaken to the clear and beautiful state that the Course describes as the Christ Mind. Enjoy!
Living with Purpose 10–30 mins, A Course in Miracles, Attitude, Awakening, Beliefs and Concepts, Dreaming, Ego, Forgiveness, Healing, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Judgments, Letting Go, Mind Training, Miracles, Non-Duality, Oneness, Personality-Self, Separation, The Bible, True Peace, Trust
What is “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM)? ACIM is a spiritual tool that comes from Jesus Christ. The Course is a practical pathway of forgiveness and love that uses the teachings of psychology, education, and Christianity. ACIM contains a Text that teaches the principles, a Workbook for practical application, and a Manual for Teachers, that we may become conduits for miracles. We need to remove our ego mask that covers our Christ Self.
Living with Purpose 5–10 mins, Duality, Eternity, Guilt, Illusion vs Reality, Non-Duality, Oneness, Present Moment, Time and Space, True Peace
Love is all there is, with no opposites. God is one and extends perfect oneness as Spirit. The present moment is the closest approximation to eternity this world offers. People’s dualistic thoughts, feeling guilty about the past, and fearing the future are covering over eternity. So, we let go of them in favor of an experience of the heart.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Anger, Beliefs and Concepts, Bringing Illusions to Truth, Contentment and Happiness, Fear, From Darkness to Light, Intuition, Love, Non-Duality, Oneness, True Joy, Upset
To know thyself you have to let all scraps of duality (darkness) come up into awareness, so that they can be given over to the light in the mind. The temptation on the spiritual journey is to try to bring the light to the darkness, which is not possible.
Inspiration 10–30 mins, Distractions, Duality, Fear, Guilt, Love, Non-Duality, Oneness, Split Mind, True Innocence
When you see the healing of God’s Son as all you wish to see accomplished by the world and by time and all experiences, you will know the Father and the Son. The world was made as a distractive device, and if we do anything to reinforce the duality of the world, we cover over the oneness that we truly are.
Stress and Worry 5–10 mins, Discernment, Form and Content, Holy Spirit, Mind Training, Non-Duality, Oneness
ACIM uses symbols that seem dualistic to undo the belief in duality. Non-dual teachings can be helpful but the deceived mind needs a lot of mind training. Unless your experience is a constant state of peace, the idea of non-duality is just another diversion for the mind that is sleeping.
Stress and Worry < 5 mins, Beliefs and Concepts, Defensiveness, Mind Training, Non-Duality, Perception, Symbols, True Forgiveness
As long as you perceive symbols of love and hate, there is still a deception going on. These symbols are heavily endowed with meaning, and undoing them takes a lot of mind training. Any reactive experience to seeming outside influences is another opportunity to see something that is in need of healing. All things are neutral to the Holy Spirit.
Trust 30+ mins, Allowance, Beliefs and Concepts, Discipline, Forgiven World, Happy Dream, Illusion vs Reality, Non-Duality, Non-Judgment, Perception, Playfulness, Revelatory Experience, Spiritual Vision, Time and Space, Truth, Words
The body’s eyes do not see. The first 10 lessons of “A Course in Miracles” lay out this idea very clearly and springboard into the grandaddy of all ideas, “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.” (W-29) Of course, God isn’t in the table as I see it. Yet the practical element, while I still believe I see through the body’s eyes, is seeing the purpose the table holds along with all the universe: to know I am one with Source. The Holy Spirit equalizes all the images of the world and shows me their sameness so I can be steady and at peace. When I see differences, I am blind. Coming into spiritual vision, I start to see sameness and my mind begins to loosen from the inability to judge. The result is truly peace.
Projection is the attempt to get rid of something you do not want, to see it acted out in someone else. Projection is the source of blame. Unfortunately, by projecting something, you make it real in your awareness, thus keeping it. The deceived mind projects the entire cosmos, which is a game of lies. Linear time is a projection of shadow images. The Workbook of “A Course in Miracles” teaches how projection works so that you can loosen from those false images. The images offer nothing that you want. Your interacting with them shows you’ve had a psychotic break with Heaven. It is tiring to seek for love and not find it. You will never be content except in the “I am” presence that you really are.