Everything you perceive is in your mind, but your perception is distorted. It’s like this cosmos is like a giant, cracked mirror that shattered into trillions and trillions of pieces. In this shattered mirror there is no sense of harmony, no sense of lasting harmony. All symbols you perceive seem to only reflect fragmentation. In The Matrix, Neo meets his teacher Morpheus and takes the red pill to learn the truth; he encounters a cracked mirror and reaches over to touch it with a sense of curiosity, and the mirror becomes whole; all the cracks vanish. This is a symbol of healing perception and that is what this path is all about: allowing the Spirit to heal your perception and see everything wholly and holy! See that there never was a crack in the mirror at all!
The sleeping mind is addicted to time. The ego uses time to keep you stuck, but the Holy Spirit works with this belief to take the mind out of time and into eternity. The joyride starts when you allow the Holy Spirit to use you. Heart-opening experiences come from following the steps that are given. The symbols of this world are neutral. The Holy Spirit uses them to convince you that there is a Presence with you, just loving you; a memory of your Self. The Holy Spirit uses the concept of community for the purpose of practicing forgiveness. We are mesmerized by the ego’s world, and community can be used as a symbol of your willingness to face the intensity of this mesmerism. You need never be discouraged that this unwinding takes time, for “Time is your friend, if you leave it to the Holy Spirit to use,” (T-15.I.15:1) and we hold each other’s hands as we walk through the darkness to the light.
Jesus knows the way to truth beyond the endless maze of roles, concepts, and beliefs that we have accumulated in this world. Transcending fear requires listening to and following guidance. David Hoffmeister shares how Jesus used the mechanism of travel to undo the belief in ego preferences and attachments, and thus to undo fear. Family roles and responsibilities are often a concern as we start to embark on the path back to truth. Jesus works with us gently to unwind the mind. David’s sharing on this topic is especially helpful for anyone who feels the confusion of responsibility to both family and the spiritual journey.
In this radical episode David Hoffmeister extends the message that, if you judge the world or yourself, you are not seeing with unified perception. In this case, you need to admit that your mind and therefore, the world, is cracked! Feeling guilty comes from this perceptual problem of duality; the belief that there is an inner and outer. The purpose of the Workbook of A Course in Miracles is to train your mind to see that this is not so.
Awakening is to wake up from the dream of separation. Join David Hoffmeister as he shares about his spiritual journey. The process of forgiveness A Course in Miracles teaches is a skill that is strengthened with practice, just like riding a bike or baking! There is a certain amount of training required and that is what time is for. Time is simultaneous instead of linear. Sin is an error to be corrected and the correction comes from the Holy Spirit. As we allow Spirit to lead the way without any exception in our lives, we start to experience a forgiven world.