Interdependency is assumed to be normal and necessary at every level of the human experience, from interpersonal to international. But, in truth, it’s an ego substitute for the oneness of Spirit which is our fundamental, quantum reality. Human collaboration will never set us free from the human condition. True collaboration comes from following your heart and your intuition, and for this to be possible, there must be a shift in perception that sees there is nothing outside of you and that all minds are inherently interconnected.
The Depth of ACIM
David is asked about a practical scenario, and he gives the depth and context of what needs to be uncovered, explored, and released to experience healed perception. The Holy Spirit meets the mind where it believes it is, yet God did not create the cosmos of time-space, and ultimately Love must look upon Love to to be itself.
Falsely Identifying with Illusion
As long as the mind is deceived about its identity, it’s in a very confused state; you can’t even judge your advances from your retreats. The mind taking on “A Course in Miracles” has to first admit that it hasn’t a clue about anything. That would be the most honest thing that it could admit. You have to come to such a pristine state of mind that you actually question all beliefs that there’s causation in the world. Jesus says in ACIM that God did not make linear time. We’re dealing with a sticky, messy, linear situation of the ego’s making and the only way we let it go, the only way we heal, is to see the absolute impossibility of it.
Let Go of the Past
Give yourself over to Spirit and let go of reenactments of the past and of manifesting. The past is gone. The future but imagined.
True Empathy vs. False Empathy
If you ever find yourself making a choice between the matrix and the Source, go for the Source. Jesus is teaching us that you have to bring the illusions to the truth. Don’t ask Jesus to fix your life. Instead, bring all your crazy beliefs about your life to the light within so that they will disappear. Let the darkness come up and it will be seen in light for what it is: nothing.
Let Spirit Speak through You
Ego defenses minimize guilt without letting it go. People-pleasing is diluted guilt. There is another way. Follow guidance to authentically say “yes” and “no” from your heart, from your joy. Let Spirit speak through you. Spiritual companions will come to you.
How to Answer The Call of Your Heart
The greatest calling in our heart is forgiveness. God is calling each and every one of us to be a miracle worker. We don’t need any special skills to be a miracle worker. We trust the miracles of Jesus. We have to have an open heart and we just say to Jesus, “You do your miracles through me. I’m ready to serve you. I will follow whatever you tell me so I can be truly helpful.” We don’t have to hesitate and say, “I’m not ready,” because Jesus knows that in our hearts we are ready and we can accomplish this and allow miracles. God loves us all equally and with the same eternal love. We are walking in the light together.
Stop People-Pleasing, Reduce Stress and Worry
Stop people-pleasing and you will feel how wonderful life can really be. The people-pleasing defense mechanism is subtle, insidious, and heavily engrained. You’ve been raised with the belief that people-pleasing is good—please your boss, your spouse, your children, etc. Meanwhile, people have all of these underlying currents of conflicts inside. Acknowledge your feelings! Let Spirit give you your yes’s and no’s, and say what you need to say.
Craving Sex and Food
In this video, David Hoffmeister talks about sexuality and hunger. In Heaven, in Oneness, there are no needs. But in the world, sexuality and hunger appear to be basic human needs. There can seem to be problems sexual or food cravings. They are on the continuum of preferences, and preferences are judgments. The trick is that the ego makes hierarchies of these illusions even though they are really all the same. The Holy Spirit knows there are ego preferences. When you give yourself over to Him, He will use your preferences to unwind them all.