How do I live a better life in this world? How do I make more money? How do I stay young? All of these questions involve the world and the body. They are all defenses against Awakening. Every single question! Yet Jesus said in “A Course in Miracles” that there is one helpful question: What is it for?
Transfer of Training
Fear is a getting-mechanism, whereas the miraculous life is about giving; you can only give what you have. It just takes practice to interpret situations in terms of love instead of fear. Don’t deny the negative things that seem to be happening; just accept that this is your perception, and ask for it to be changed. There is a tendency to see the problems outside yourself. Advanced mind training shows you that there actually are no problems. You don’t see the problems because you don’t believe in them anymore. Eventually, we begin to transfer/translate our mind training into everyday life and generalize the perception of love.
Love is inevitable. Lessons of the Holy Spirit: Give miracle ideas to strengthen them. Teach peace to learn it. Be vigilant only for God and His Kingdom.
David recalls a parable of his life from a trip with his then-girlfriend Janie in 1995. David was told by the Holy Spirit: “I am the Destination, and I will tell you the direction” prior to the trip. Hear what happened along the trip.
Is there a way to be free from food issues? David Hoffmeister teaches that through working with “A Course in Miracles,” he gave over all things he thought he knew to Spirit. He was told by Jesus, “eat whatever is served,” and through many experiences he was loosened from all past conditioning about food. With all the past conditioning in the mind around food, nutrition, health, and body image, decision-making in this area can seem quite difficult and fraught with guilt.
Extending is generally seen as communication. The ego defines communication as using words, or nonverbal signs, to communicate between one body and another. Yet when you align with purpose, the Holy Spirit will help refine this horizontal communication into “Aha!” moments of vertical communion with God. The Holy Spirit can give you ideas for avenues of extending. The more you give yourself over to them, you will experience a “glowy” heart-bursting feeling that will transfer to other areas. It is giving a single purpose to all perceptions, unifying perception. That is what forgiveness is.
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.
“Do not project this fear to time, for time is not the enemy that you perceive.” (T-26.VIII.3:6) This quote from “A Course in Miracles” is profound, reminding us that the ego does not exist within the dream of time, nor within any of the dream characters. When we perceive ego beliefs within other people, it is merely an attempt to project the problem to where it is not. The ego exists solely as a false idea in the mind and can be corrected only there. Acceptance of this truth allows for the miracle to dawn in perception, showing the mind that what it thought was true was not. Only Love is real.
A helpful video on ACIM daily lessons and how to use them! Going through the Workbook lessons of “A Course in Miracles” is a practical way to release your ideas about how this world sustains you. It takes our mind from believing it needs things in the world to observing that the mind really has no need but God. This makes things extremely easy. We’ll be given everything we need, not only to realize sacrifice is impossible but to see that true acceptance is acceptance of the Atonement.