David talks about accepting Correction within the context of the invitation to expose error.
Script Is Written
A clip, from the May/June 2010 retreat at the Living Miracles Monastery, looking at the metaphor of “the script is written” and freeing the mind from the belief in choice in form in order for the mind to relax into stillness. “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” (T-21.in.1:7)
It’s altruistic to want to be an agent of healing in the world, still believing that change can happen. There is an assumption that the world changes, and if you follow the world’s thinking then this is the conclusion you get. Jesus addresses “The Golden Rule” in ACIM where he says that “doing unto others…” is still dependent on your perception of yourself and of others. Right perception must be a result of healing the perception that one is having. Attack is impossible in corrected perception.
When we free our minds up from being worried about cause in the world and trying to solve our seeming problems in form, our lives become like a fairy tale. The energy that was being used on worry is now available for focusing on the homing beacon, that which is calling us home. This state is very exciting.
Seeing something out of alignment with your heart calls for prayer to see it differently. Watching your mind and paying attention to emotions and reactions is a key to going deeper and allowing a purification of ego judgments. All perception is selective remembering and any amount of upset is still an aspect of mind. It always goes back to your own mind. Belief in “bullying” can be “pulled back” to be seen as a belief in control. If there’s any kind of control or bullying in your mind, it is believed to be much safer to see it acted out in the characters of the world-consciousness projected outward. David Hoffmeister gives a reminder of what the “A Course in Miracles” says about this: “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” (T-21.Intro.7)
The ACIM teaching that “the script is written” seems to have an aspect of destiny to it. You are destined to wake up. The story is false and you are to accept your divinity instead. You can then begin to develop the feeling that God has created you perfect and innocent. Free will is your will in Heaven. Yet we need to be convinced of this, and an attachment to the past requires us to have guidance in where to go and what to do. This can’t be glossed over. The emphasis in the statement, “the script is written,” is on the word “written,” which is in the past tense.
By allowing the shadow, or egoic defense mechanisms, to arise in awareness, we have a quick inroad to where true healing can begin. Through our uncompromising focus on what is arising in awareness, the Holy Spirit can use what we give Him, no matter how counterintuitive it feels.
We can’t speed up our Awakening. It’s not a matter of age or amount of study. It’s a matter of readiness and of willingness. When we’re ready, we’re ready. We have to have the ears to hear. When the time is right, things will click and flow easily. It’s our desire that propels the whole thing. “Truth is restored to you through your desire, as it was lost by your desire for something else.” It’ s never too late. “Some see it suddenly on point of death,” like Mary Baker Eddy.
You think that, in order to be happy, you have to make the right decisions among different options. But that is not true. As “A Course in Miracles” reminds us, all our options are actually the same: thoughts of the ego. They are of the past. Choosing among them is not the way to be happy; it just keeps you stuck. In this video, David Hoffmeister, who speaks from the Awakened Mind, shows you how to make the one real choice for lasting happiness. The ego made this world so that we would think there was choice where there is no choice. The present is not this perceptual moment where we’re all sitting around in a room. Everything perceived with the five senses is all the past.
There is a Jesus Christ “central casting” where everything gets handled. You can let go of control and relax. The Holy Spirit will give you what you need. You are safe; you can’t mess it up. Jesus Christ central casting is in charge. You are together with Jesus until the end of time, just looking back at what has already gone by, just imagining that you are making the journey again. You believe that there are still choices open, but this world is all over and done!