The doer is the personal self and this self wants everything to be under conscious control. A Course in Miracles teaches us that, “Miracles are habits, and should be involuntary. They should not be under conscious control.” (ACIM, T-1.I.5:1-2.) There is no formula on how to undo the doer, it has to be under the Holy Spirit’s guidance. You cannot take personal responsibility for the seeming journey. You cannot as a person direct the undoing because the person IS the doer! Listening and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the practical application of the ACIM Workbook Lessons leads to experiences of peace and happiness, and that’s where the undoing of the doer occurs.
What Lies beneath My Upset?
What does it mean to be honest with yourself? If you think you are a person bound by time and space, then you haven’t been honest enough. Therefore, first things first: you need to turn towards getting truly honest, and never look back. Be honest with how you feel. You don’t have to try to avoid the emotions. You can have an attitude in your heart of, “Show me, guide me. Expose what I believe in.” What lies beneath your upset?
Who Assigned Us the Roles We Play?
The essence of who we are is not the role and it is not the name. When I free my mind of thinking of people as those roles and names, and that they are limited by a role and by a name, by a history, by their ambitions, or who they seem to be in a personality way, then I feel all this love. This happens when I do not hold them to something from the past.
David Hoffmeister Speaks on ACIM Teachers
David is interviewed about his time in Roscoe, NY and asked about Marianne Williamson and Gerald Jampolsky. Sharing that everything is in the mind, they are “all my agents.”
David answers a question about how Jesus would talk to him (David).
How Can I Know Which Teacher(s) to Follow?
Jesus taught us a simple way of knowing who to trust and follow: “You will know them by their fruits.” Some fruits of the Spirit would be: consistent peace and happiness, transparency, and a true generosity that gives freely of the heart. One’s attitude is the greatest demonstration, and it is important that one doesn’t just “talk the talk” but also “walks the walk.” We all have the truth within us, and so by tuning into our feelings, we will be Guided as to who or what to follow, moment by moment.
The Extraction Process
Spirit has only one purpose: to extract you from the you that you believe you are in this world and take you back into the light and wholeness that is all there is and all that has ever been. The extraction process is highly individualized but is always a cleansing of the mind, a rinse that washes away all that is not of God. Let’s join in the “tractor beam of love!”
Blocks to Expression
Resistance can take many forms. Bill Thetford was afraid to teach because he thought it would weaken him. So, Jesus told him ideas are strengthened as they are given away. And Bill did learn to extend. The unworthiness blocks must be washed away. Helen carried guilt about ancient mistakes so Jesus helped her to see that the past never happened. We are worthy to have creativity flow through us.
Self-Concept and People-Pleasing
When your reactions come from a mistaken self-concept, they are like blind reactions. Ultimately, the self-concept has to be questioned. In this video, David Hoffmeister talks about one of the more puzzling “A Course in Miracles” quotes, “Recognize what does not matter, and if your brothers ask you for something ‘outrageous,’ do it because it does not matter.” (T-12.III.4:1) What does Jesus mean by this? Does it mean that if your brother asks you to something outrageous like rob a bank with him, you should say “sure!” and go for it?
Parenting and ACIM
Parenting control issues reflect the ego’s core belief, “I can make myself the way I want to be.” How much responsibility do we have as parents? The Holy Spirit uses parent/child mirroring to help parents with their authority problem. The game of inequality, of superiority and inferiority, is done. We are all equals. But the Self God created is pure Spirit. The body is a substitute for Spirit, and the ego uses pain and pleasure to reinforce this false identity. Use your mind for Spirit, for the miracle. A Course in Miracles shows the way, a specific experiential way to forgive.