Can the Spiritual Journey Be Fun? – As always, David demonstrates a lightness and joy as he explores a variety of topics. It is a relief for us to know that the spiritual journey can indeed be fun! He also addresses the themes of guidance, specialness, and the Holy Spirit’s use of symbols for healing.
How to Face the Fear of Loss – Profoundly deep talk on facing and walking past the fear of loss as you open up to a deeper experience of God’s Love. Everything works for good; the unwinding will happen naturally when you let Spirit lead the way. It is only when we try to take charge ourselves that things can feel unstable. In trusting inner guidance and following all steps, you will be led out of the dream.
Change Your Perception about Who You Are – The transformation of consciousness results from following the guidance from our inner teacher. David answers questions about Spirit using the symbols of the world to loosen the mind from the roles of self-concept. He also talks about “One problem, one solution,” (W-80.3:5) and the admission that one has a perceptual problem before healing in mind can occur.
The Stillness of Atonement Transcends Consciousness – Come into the experience of the holy instant of forgiveness. Watch the witnesses to divine Love fill your dreamscape, and open to the Christ within. Christ is beyond the domain of consciousness, for Christ is ever an idea in the Mind of God. The living experience is the summit of awareness, and this experience simply is. You attain it not through learning, only by acceptance. Thanks be to the living Christ. Amen.
Community Life in Oneness and Love – The call to community can require coming into contact with the deep calling of the heart to forgive illusion and awaken to the Love of God. It is important to be aware of the purpose for community living, for the purpose you bring is the interpretation you experience. David discusses the practical steps you can take that will help guide you on your spiritual journey.
The Joy of True Freedom – The theme of transcending compromise and experiencing true freedom came forth in this session in Finland. All expectations and judgments arise from the self-concept that was made to take the place of reality. The purpose of forgiveness stabilizes perception. Open and expand from littleness to magnitude in awareness to allow true extending of God’s Love to pour through.
Releasing All Judgments – Allowing the healing, allowing the help. David shares the point, the meaning of forgiveness (seeing the false as false). Forgiveness is quiet and does nothing. It looks and waits and watches and judges not. Both the “good” memories and the “bad” memories are the same, since they serve only to cover over the present. By hiding and protecting dark thoughts and memories, they are kept. In exposing darkness, darkness disappears, for nothing is kept from the healing light of the Holy Spirit. Participants open up and share their issues in this profound healing session.
How to Speed up Spiritual Awakening – David Hoffmeister shares practical experiences of living focused and purposeful lives of total devotion to the Spirit. He answers questions about the ego, regarding forgiveness, discerning the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the experience of listening to and following Jesus, and choosing in mind instead of attempting to manifest in form and create the future. The talk was a call to be clear on the purpose that leads to true freedom and awakening from the dream of the world.
Exposing Ego Delay Maneuvers – This talk by David Hoffmeister exposes the delay maneuvers, decoys, and defenses of the ego. Then David highlights the simple and direct path of forgiveness. David addresses: 1. Intellectual fixation. 2. Arrested development. 3. Interpretation traps. 4. Transfer of training limits. 5. Addiction to materialism. 6. Making idols of teachers. 7. The trap of possessions and control. 8. Trap of making a spiritual career. 9. “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16) 10. Mentoring by demonstration. 11. Follow the demonstrations of Love and the bringers of the fruits.
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.