Have you been tricked into believing that the future is different from the past? Let your ideas about time be retranslated! The whole of A Course in Miracles brings home one central teaching. Much like a kaleidoscope or a fractal, this teaching might be said with thousands of different words, and in a thousand different ways, but the core remains the same.
Readiness and Willingness
There’s nothing in the linear world that can inform you of your readiness for Awakening. The willingness is the first step, which is why most people can relate to being willing to follow Spirit throughout the day. Readiness comes after much willingness, and then mastery follows. The ego believes that mastery can be achieved by doing things in form to master their fear, but true mastery can only be achieved through Love—through following the Holy Spirit’s gentle and loving guidance without exception.
David is asked about a practical scenario, and he gives the depth and context of what needs to be uncovered, explored, and released to experience healed perception. The Holy Spirit meets the mind where it believes it is, yet God did not create the cosmos of time-space, and ultimately Love must look upon Love to to be itself.
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!
The Atonement as referred to in “A Course in Miracles:” There is no hierarchy of illusions just as there is no order of difficulty in miracles. The power of God transcends any kind of belief in error or sickness. The Atonement is a different breed. Jesus speaks of it as being an unequivocal choice. The section in ACIM called “The Last Unanswered Question”gives four questions and points out that the fourth is different from the others. In order to experience who you really are, you have to be able to answer the last unanswered question.
“Do I want to see what I denied because it is the truth?” Spiritual vision was denied in order for this world to seem to arise. A shadow world, a world of images. The graven images referred to in the bible is the cosmos. God is Spirit, he creates in Spirit. The ego made all the images. The Vision of Christ is always available. It can seem to be a matter of time or a matter of readiness but what it comes down to is the willingness to see what has been denied to see with spiritual vision, which is what revelation is about.
In this “A Course in Miracles” Toowoomba, Australia gathering, David and his friend Rob discuss the journey from a point of fear to love. Overcome the grips of fear and forgiving, and open to the experience of God’s Love. When we discover what it takes to let go of the ego, there is an intense amount of fear. We are completely unaware of this fact in our normal lives because we have endless places to project it onto. Yet just having the willingness to go through the fear and open up to love is enough. We don’t need to be concerned with conquering the ego because we will be given all we need to walk through our fear. We’re even given brothers to walk through the fear with.