When we get into the flow of love, everything comes our way, without exception. When we have “giving love” at the core of our logical system instead of “ownership and possession,” everything proceeds beautifully. It is systematic and scientific.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Control, Divine Providence, Ego, Expectations, Fear, Inspiration, Miracle Worker, Mystical Experiences, Possession and Ownership, Readiness and Willingness, True Joy, Trust
You can live from inspiration by becoming a miracle worker. Trust Spirit and everything needed to convey the message is provided. In the beginning the ego resists being let go. Then it feels very natural.
Inspiration 5–10 mins, Attack Thoughts, Collaboration, Control, Miracles, People-Pleasing, Playfulness, Possession and Ownership, Trust
We live in community at a Monastery in Utah; it is not like what you may think, however. It is very spontaneous and we follow only two rules: no people-pleasing and no private thoughts. In this honesty, we allow our resistances to come up and be released. This stops us from taking things so seriously, and we become more creative and playful. The creative impulse born out of this is the miracle mind, and miracles are collaborative. While living in community in Mallorca, Spain at a 6-week retreat we organized, there were many opportunities to release old habits of thinking; this talk starts with a music video that poured out as a beautiful collaboration by some of the Messengers of Peace while participating in that retreat. Through sharing these things with the world, we share our attitude of love and truth. And “No one can fail, who seeks to reach the truth.” (ACIM, W-131) Is there a finer promise than that?
Have so much fun—like a child playing with sand—that you forget to have people thoughts. Pay no attention to the criteria of the world. Trust that Spirit orchestrates everything, and give joy away. Stop seeking more and rest in contentment. You are not a person; you are an idea in the mind of God.
Inspiration < 5 mins, Contentment and Happiness, Living in Community, Mighty Companions, Relationships, Trust
The support of mighty companions in community is very helpful on this walk Home. Holy encounters with them remind you of the truth. In community, there is a soft, happy feeling of not needing to care for anything.
Abandonment 10–30 mins, Desire, Dreaming, Ego, Healing, Holy Spirit, Mind Training, Miracle Worker, Perception, Responsibility, Separation, Split Mind, Trust, Unified Perception
If this is a dream, does that mean I have to take all responsibility for events in the world? Does “I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts” (W-54) mean I am responsible for an earthquake? The answer lies in “My Self is ruler of the universe.” (W-253) What we experience is what we desire. Giving and receiving are the same. The world is projected thought images. The world is not outside of mind. Our ego’s perception is fragmented and shows fragments, but they are all the same. Trust Spirit. With healed perception you see wholeness; you experience peace; you become a miracle worker.
Guidance 5–10 mins, Attachments, Clueless, Concern and Worry, Control, Defenselessness, Ego, Faith, Gentleness, God, Holy Spirit, Love, Miracles, Purpose, True Forgiveness, Trust
David Hoffmeister talks about turning your life and relationships over to the Spirit and letting go of attachment, control, and past associations. This 52-Card Pickup metaphor has the Holy Spirit redealing the deck as witnesses to the new purpose are called forth and given to replace those of the old (ego) purpose that previously dealt the deck.
Guidance 10–30 mins, Discernment, Discipline, Ego, Holy Spirit, Readiness and Willingness, Surrender, Trust
It takes a lot of mind training to become clear about your yes and no. In our community we use the elder brother approach. One who has gone before and who is consistently peaceful is someone to join with. The ego is concerned with autonomy. It takes much letting go of autonomous decisions to come into alignment with the Holy Spirit, to be done through by Spirit.
On the spiritual journey there is a discipline, a mind training, to undo the doer. Experiment with the steps. We seem to have a sense of self-doubt and fear of getting a bad evaluation. Wouldn’t it be nice to transcend that, to just show up in presence and let go into the flow?! The Holy Spirit gives you the gifts, the miracles, to give from the storehouse of your mind moment to moment.