Be willing to listen to and follow your Internal Teacher, the Holy Spirit, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. Jesus, who was a devoted follower of the Holy Spirit, accepted the Atonement for himself and then became the leader in charge of the Atonement. He tells us, “if you will be a miracle worker for me, I will organize time and space for you.” That means you don’t have to do “this and that” first. If you are willing and ready, you are being called now.
The Course goes far beyond an intellectual endeavor. It is a course in relinquishing every concept that we have ever held and opening to a deep trust that Spirit will guide and lead us. We can’t trust our past learning, our opinions, or our past experience, for these were made by the ego. Nor can we trust Newtonian empirical research, which is also an egoic projection based on the belief in an external world. Yet we can trust the Holy Spirit, Who will lovingly unwind our mind from every self-concept and limiting belief we ever held. By choosing to hear and follow His Voice alone, we will gradually awaken to Love’s Presence and be happy.
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.
In this talk, David Hoffmeister uses A Course in Miracles principles to guide the mind towards a new perspective. ACIM is a pointer towards non-dual awareness. All temporary symbols eventually fade away into the awareness of the Self. The truth is a state of pure stillness. Following this brings an actual experience that everything else is just props. They are now used by Holy Spirit and happily laid aside when no longer helpful. Therefore we need not be afraid to let everything up into awareness. It will be healed for it is already healed!
In a world of opposites, forgiveness isn’t positive. In fact, “A Course in Miracles” states, “The miracle does nothing. All it does is to undo.” (T-28.I.1:1-2) So, we could even call a miracle a positive thing, in the sense that all it does is undo. The journey from the ego’s perspective is very disheartening, challenging, disconcerting, frustrating, irritating. In fact, a vast amount of the stages in the development of trust are very difficult to go through. With this forewarning, it is no surprise when the floor drops out and we experience intensity. But it is only inevitable that the floor will no longer drop. Eventually, we experience lasting stability in mind. This is no small gift.
David speaks at the summer “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) retreat in Kentucky and talks about the symbols of the end of possession and ownership in freely receiving from and giving with the Holy Spirit. Only the ideas of God can be shared. These are the teachings and application of Jesus in a living experience.
First, the Holy Spirit helps you use choice in a fun way. Next, entering the “borderland,” you experience that the decisions have all been made. And then you come to choiceless awareness, to the quantum field. You experience your innocence. You are sustained by guidance. Rest in that stillness. It is so relaxing.