What Are the Steps to Loosen from Faulty Perception? – In this retreat, David shares about time and space, how the Holy Spirit uses time for healing, and that sickness is of the mind. He also shares on the topics of how to be loving to your mind, “The script is written,” (W-158.4:3) and letting go of fear and anger, and more!
How Can I Experience the Present Goal of Joy? – David Hoffmeister closes this remarkable online retreat with answers to our deepest questions as he shares that the world is a big mirror of our state of mind. Seemingly the mind is full of past memory implants, and human beings think they have a life of their own as well as a time between birth and death, where they can choose whatever they want, like a great adventure, except that the ego has rigged the whole thing! The memory implants never happened. It’s a world of imagination, and for most people, it’s actually not a happy dream when they come here. This world is not set up by God! Whatever you want from the world, the world wants from you. But if we give our judgment to the Holy Spirit, the perception of the world will change. The needs you think you have in the world will be reflected by other people having needs from you, because those thoughts are still thoughts in your mind. When we stop judging the world, the world seems to stop judging us!
Releasing Projection to Enter the Holy Instant – In this talk, David speaks about the topic of projection and addresses the basic cause and effect relationship in the mind. Love extends, and the ego projects. The process of forgiveness requires the exposure and release of the belief in external causation. And all magic involves a belief that form can be causative. In the end, spiritual awakening requires the release of all magical beliefs. When the level of fear is high, a mixture of magic and miracle may be helpful. Time and eternity can conflict until the belief in time is released.
Release from Fear – In this gathering, David walks us through fear, lack, and needs. It seems in this world, money is a source of life, and we are sustained by it. He shares about unwinding from these concerns by following the loving heart by asking: how would love spend money? When we identify with the body, attached, attracted, or repulsed, there is a lot of fear. David invites us to relax, to trust and have faith that everything will come and show us we are beyond this world. We have never lived in this world for one second. We don’t get out of something that’s real; We see that it was unreal and stop taking anything seriously.
Projection and Its Undoing – David talks about trust, integrity of mind, and following guidance, by letting the Spirit lead the way. Guidance can be very specific, which helps to undo preferences and develop trust. The ego peoples its world, and the characters in the world are neither real nor whole. Special relationships and that projection are not interpersonal. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Those characters represent grievances. And David reminds us that empowerment of the mind is the focus, rather than personal empowerment.
Salvation Is in Your Mind. Find It! – This talk goes into some profound distinctions between specialness and being joined and connected in the purpose of forgiveness. Salvation is our only function in the world, and the only concept that is helpful is forgiveness; forgiveness is salvation. It is like the golden needle in the haystack of your mind. It seems buried amidst many other thoughts, but you can and must find it! The Holy Spirit is speaking to you all through the day, offering you the “breadcrumbs” you need to find this golden needle that will lead you back to the Kingdom of Heaven within.