Are you holding on to the belief in sacrifice? The ego-mind believes that sacrifice is possible. When you practice having the awareness that everything is mind, this belief in sacrifice comes up into question. How could sacrifice be real, if everything is mind? This questioning is an opportunity for a resurrection in the mind! Holding on to a belief is what gives seeming life to an identity that is separate from the Love of God. Therefore your true identity seems covered over by this belief, much like a cloud covers the sun.
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 world is projected concepts and beliefs. Jesus is calling you out of the belief system of the world. We are invested in our self-concept, part of which may include being a parent. So the Holy Spirit slowly unwinds us from those identifications. The concepts are unreal. Quantum physics proves that there is no world apart from what you think. Put your effort into letting go and forgiving what you think you know.
The spiritual journey is fun. David gives examples of how the Holy Spirit uses symbols that we are attracted to, that help us arrive at an experience that is not of this world. We are entitled to miracles. David describes an experience where he goes into blazing light and all images are gone. We are not going to get hurled into heaven. We are preparing for it. It’s why we are on this journey, so that we can go into revelation readiness.
How can I align my mind with Spirit and feel guidance in each moment? What thoughts or beliefs do I have to release? When you hear about “releasing” or “letting go” of something, another way to think of it is “letting in” more and more of the world you interact with. Many beautiful “A Course in Miracles” quotes point to this non-dualistic, inclusive viewpoint. In the perspective of Oneness, loss is not possible! It is mistaken perception.
The word “having” is used very strangely on this planet, as a synonym for what you believe you possess. To the Spirit however, having is equated with being. What you have is what you are which is the Self as God created you. Therefore, you are in need of nothing. Love does not possess and Love is who we are. It is our identity, not something we possess, and this confusion is the central issue. Possessing involves “thing-ness” and a belief in parts. This belief in parts, and the possession of the parts, blocks the awareness of Love.
How do you heal from a sense of grief and loss? How do you dissolve the feeling of abandonment and pain that come with that sense of loss? All of us have experienced loss of some kind whether it be a pet or a loved one. Some events help put us in touch with this feeling of loss; divorce, funerals, betrayal. Such events give us an incentive to get into our true function. Working miracles is what washes away this deep feeling of loss. You experience a fulfillment from being lined up with your source which shines away the sense of loss. Light up the mind!