Healing can be fun! One purpose of these gatherings is to come together and share what works in order to save time for everyone. Our ultimate purpose is to awaken in God’s Presence as One, and the journey need not be difficult. As “A Course in Miracles” teaches us, we can become “happy learners” and allow the Holy Spirit to work with our mind in a way that gently turns our perception from upside-down thinking (ego-aligned) to right-side up (Spirit-aligned). All topics and questions aimed at this glorious goal are welcomed and encouraged!
Inspiration 10–30 mins, Ambition, Gentleness, Holy Encounters, Non-Judgment, Openness, Personality-Self, Responsibility, Self-Concept, True Innocence
Be like an “extra” who just walked on a movie set. Let go of ambition, excitement, and “the doer,” the productive personality-self. Just relax, be “done through,” and adore your brothers. Tune in to and align with Spirit.
Stress and Worry 10–30 mins, Awareness, Choice and Free Will, Dark Night of the Soul, Death, Defensiveness, Ego Backlash, Gentleness, Grief and Sadness, Holy Spirit, Hopelessness, Judgments, Memory, Miracles, Past–Future Thoughts, Presence, Responsibility, True Forgiveness, True Innocence, Victimhood
The more you make major steps forward in a loving way, the more the ego rises up in defense. It’s like two steps forward, one step back. Just watch the one step back, the attack thoughts. The ego backlash can seem very dark. It’s the same old pattern. Don’t draw any conclusions. Then find a pick-up, a reminder, such as, “Dream softly of your sinless brother.” (T-27.VII.15:1) You have never been unfairly treated; that was just a misperception. Don’t allow yourself to keep falling for defenses, for drama, or for games that would distract you.
Health and Sickness 5–10 mins, Authority Problem, Body Issues, Cancer, God-Dependence, God-Dependent, Resistance, Responsibility, Sickness, Victimhood
Let’s question the belief that you are a victim of sickness! When you see sickness for what it is, the mind can heal. So what is sickness? It is a game about being a victim of outside forces. The mind selects all the bodily symptoms of sickness. It quickly forgets having done so. Then it looks for their cause outside in the world as if the mind had not selected them! When you feel like you are a victim of sickness, you are playing a pretend game about what sickness is and where it came from.
Inspiration 10–30 mins, Acceptance, Divine Providence, Miracles, Perception, Responsibility, State of Mind, True Forgiveness
Your state of mind is your only responsibility. God wants you happy and happiness is your only function. If you are in your function, everything else will be taken care of through Divine Providence.
Trust 10–30 mins, Anger, Creation and Extension, Dedication and Devotion, Dismantling, Holy Relationship, Judgments, Living in Community, Projection, Purpose, Responsibility, Temptations, True Joy
Having an opinion—wanting to change something in the world—is what sickness is. John Lennon and Yoko wanted to bring about world peace through songs and bed-ins, then realized it was really all about their state of mind—that they had to be peaceful. You need to take full responsibility for your state of mind. Everything, without exception, is mind. Trust is at the center and with it come reverence and sustained joy. Give yourself over to the experience. The joy of extending your inspiration wants to burst forth!