How to Let Go of Judgment – How do we make this shift of mind from following the ego and aligning with all its judgments to having a clear Christ-like mind? The Holy Spirit’s practical, moment to moment guidance is the answer. Each time we follow the Spirit’s specific directions, it helps to wash away our separate sense of self, and our lives begin to take on an ease and a flow. You start to feel empowered and more and more like you are not in the world. Other themes in this talk include: Awakening and taking responsibility for our state of mind.
Get ready for an “A Course in Miracles” straight talk from David Hoffmeister, a heart-to-heart communication about the core of true letting-go. You are being called back home to God. There is no need for delay, compromise, or distraction of any kind. Accept this loving gift from the Spirit now and let everything else pass you by.
The mind’s only need is to know its natural state of peace, joy, and grace. Still, the Holy Spirit will always meet you right where you believe yourself to be. Thus, Divine Providence becomes a stepping-stone designed to convince you there is no sacrifice. Immerse yourself in the full experience of our “Awakening from the Dream” online retreat and find out how to live in divine providence with David Hoffmeister! “A healed mind is relieved of the belief that it must plan, although it cannot know the outcome which is best, the means by which it is achieved, nor how to recognize the problem that the plan is made to solve.” W-135.12:1
Our only way out of this nightmare of our own making is to start deciding with the Holy Spirit. His view is from beyond space and time so a very powerful prayer becomes: Holy Spirit decide for God for me. Jesus’ sole purpose of A Course in Miracles is to help put us in touch with this internal Guide so that we are no longer deceived by who is guiding us from moment to moment. David uses a variety of examples and metaphors to make the point that everything is digital and everything is consciousness, even though the ego uses substitutions and compromises to maintain guilt. We need to focus on accepting the Solution and not attempt to fix external “problems.”
Who experienced the separation, and who and how and when was it corrected? If all is God and all is Love, what went wrong? Basic questions about truth, and what is real and what is illusion? David Hoffmeister addresses the seeming belief that we are separate from God, and answers the question, “How did the impossible happen?” using principles from A Course in Miracles and Jesus’ teachings.
David works with a specific call for love during this session as an inroad to healing and inner peace. Using the levels of mind diagram, he uses the presenting problem as a starting point for going inward to the light of the Holy Spirit. Under all our seeming fears in this world, what we are really afraid of is the light. Other themes in this talk include family issues, the deep belief in sacrifice, and the two plans of forgiveness: the ego’s and the Holy Spirit’s.
All the emotions are being generated by clinging to a false self, by trying to protect a false identity. The way out is to pay close attention and notice when the contraction would come up. This way you can start seeing things in a helpful perspective. And you will see that every emotion relates to an identity attachment. This is a journey of emptying the mind, for it requires questioning every value that you hold. Not one can be kept hidden, or it will obscure your learning. Practicing this will lead towards the experience of consistent joy and peace of mind.
David Hoffmeister holds a Q&A session with the students on day two of the Tabula Rasa Mystery School. He opens the session by reminding the students that there may be extreme emotions to face during this month, but with willingness and an open mind we can expect many miracles and synchronicities to carry us along. Questions include: 1. Do the 12 step program and the Course go together? 2. Commitment in terms of content and when do we start to see the goods? 3. A question on going backward on the spiritual journey. 4. Is being gay an abomination? 5. Paramahansa Yogananda and eastern philosophy. 6. Abuse and victimization. 7. Sickness.
David Hoffmeister explains what is meant by the Bible, when it tells us, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the Earth.” (Matthew 5:5) We are not to attempt to teach what we believe by confronting, converting, or changing anybody around us; rather, we are to allow the shift in awareness, and step into that experience of the miracle ourselves.
David Hoffmeister tells us that the clever one, or ego, which he refers to as an ingenious puff of nothingness, created a world to distract us from who we really are, and can be overcome simply by listening to and following the Holy Spirit.
In this Mystery School, David Hoffmeister asks the students to share their experiences with the movie that was shown earlier that day, “The Family Stone”. The students then share their thoughts and expressions while David shares his insight. Topics include; Sickness, Relationships, Projection, Fear of Death, Family.
The Spirit’s purpose for this life is for freedom, to wake up from the dream of the world, not to attain and achieve. The ego’s use of the body, of family and education, is for reinforcing a personal separate identity. But you are Spirit and must unlearn everything the ego has taught you. Your only responsibility is accepting the correction. It is not about dropping worldly responsibilities, but having them all handed to Spirit who would address them through a path of miracles. David says the Course can be summed up in the Serenity Prayer, recognizing what you can and cannot control and the wisdom to know the difference. What you can control is your state of mind. What you cannot control is the world, and everything associated with the world. Have gratitude and appreciation for everybody, because they are helping you to forgive.
David Hoffmeister recalls parables from his journeys over the past 31 years, resulting from his following the Voice for God. This joy-filled Sunday Morning Service of David’s was recorded on June 18th, 2017 when he was the guest speaker at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center in Denver, Colorado. It starts with David sharing many parables from his early years with A Course in Miracles, and ends with several questions.
Worcester, England: Keeping It Practical Part 1—Bringing Darkness to the LightDavid discusses many practical ideas about living in this world and how to apply them in our day to day lives. He shares a key ACIM idea of bringing illusions to truth or darkness to the light. So often we can...
David explains that past and future are ego constructs, defense mechanisms meant to maintain linear perception and illusion. The new way to perceive, which leads to awakening, is through recognizing the simultaneous nature of time. Unified time = Purpose.
David intimately shares an invitation to community living, (a devotional stay application form can be found at https://livingmiraclescenter.org/centers/devotional-stays.html), as he looks back upon 25 years of travel to gatherings, holy encounters, and establishing communities that have grown in number and size.