What Is the Experience of True Prayer? – David Hoffmeister draws the audience into an experience of forgiveness and purpose. Even though words are “twice removed from reality,” (M-21.1:10) the Holy Spirit can use them for healing, and David uses them to guide us into an experience of unified awareness, or “into the Kingdom.” We are like the prodigal son, who is welcomed by his father when he finally returns home. Let us return to our beautiful Mind together. This session also contains several questions and prayers from participants on a variety of topics, including devoting life to forgiveness, miracle worker training, and undoing what was never done!
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.
Love Is Reached through Forgiveness – In a life fully devoted to God, the miracle is always present. David and friends share on having no “life” of their own and experiencing that everything is given by the Spirit moment by moment. Examples are offered about living a life without compromise.
The goal of the spiritual path is mysticism, which could be described as the gateway to Enlightenment or to the real world. Enlightenment is when the mind has been emptied of all concepts and beliefs, leaving only the pure experience of your Christ-Self in union with God. As you sink deeper into mysticism the ego’s voice will get louder and more vicious, throwing up lots of future fear-thoughts to keep your mind from continuing its journey into stillness. The ego has no existence in the stillness of Christ, and so all fear is really the ego’s fear of nonexistence. For this reason, trusting the Holy Spirit is key and will guide you through the layers of ego resistance again and again, until the ego has been released from the mind entirely. Go for God 100%.
God did not create projection, and so as you goes deeper into the awareness of Love’s Presence, the concepts of projection and manifestation must fall away. Non-dual ACIM teachings point you towards a purified state. At first you will find that you have outgrown religion and ultimately you will outgrow all spirituality as well! Dive into the pure, non-dual Love, open communication, and Presence that is shared here as a starting point for accepting Spirit as the only Reality there is.