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.
In A Course in Miracles Jesus stresses the importance of mind training and becoming conscious of our thoughts. This is what will help lead us out of our fearful state of wrong mindedness and into the blissful awareness of right mindedness or alignment with the Spirit. Other topics include forgiveness, and how to move through the highs and lows that may be experienced on this journey.
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%.
How can I practice being truly helpful? Often in this world you might find yourself wanting to be helpful and then feeling conflicted, wondering: “How did this happen? How did I get in so much conflict? I was trying to help.” Let Spirit show you the difference between false and true empathy. The more you join with the Holy Spirit on this journey and practice true empathy, the more you experience that the fears in your mind simply melt away.
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.