In your complete willingness to forget the things you think you need, Heaven can finally be remembered. True prayer is described by Jesus in The Song of Prayer as having many levels, like rungs on a ladder, which lead from the early forms of praying for specifics to more advanced forms of prayer. The highest form of prayer is what Jesus calls “true prayer,” which involves a total willingness to “forget the things you think you need.” S-1.I.4:1 For, “You have sought first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all else has indeed been given you.” S-1.I.3:6 Pray only to serve God’s Will.
Pride is part of the human condition. David Hoffmeister dives deep into this condition of being human and offers the brilliant correction that the Holy Spirit has for this misperception. Discover the common grievance—judgment—that is at the root of all problems, so you can release it. Here are everyday issues and the practical teaching on how to free the mind of the guilt that underlies these basic issues.
What you believe, you make true for you. A belief therefore is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Without some practical steps, these beliefs might be very hard to see and you may feel trapped. But, there is a simplicity A Course in Miracles teaches. David Hoffmeister points yet again to the Spirit’s use of everything the deceived mind has made.
When we put the Kingdom of Heaven first, Spirit will arrange everything for us, we do not have to worry about how it will unfold. Be like a feather in the wind, living in the flow of trust, and divine providence will carry you. This is the message of the Holy Spirit; that when you put His purpose first, everything you need in this world will come without effort. But we can’t just wish the ego thought system away. As David Hoffmeister tells us in this talk, we have to purify the mind; we have to let Holy Spirit unwind us out.
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.