The Joy of True Freedom – The theme of transcending compromise and experiencing true freedom came forth in this session in Finland. All expectations and judgments arise from the self-concept that was made to take the place of reality. The purpose of forgiveness stabilizes perception. Open and expand from littleness to magnitude in awareness to allow true extending of God’s Love to pour through.
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.
Mystical community is purely a state of mind; a community without walls, unstructured, and with no concern of the location or how many people involved. The practicalities and logistics are taken care of naturally in this open, Spirit-focused state of mind, which is everything! The concept of ownership does not belong here. David Hoffmeister and Nikita Sparks explore the contracts of conduct and the reciprocity implied in holding on to a personal identity. Shared agreements can be a helpful stepping-stone but not an alternative to Trust. By learning to trust the laws of God you develop a faith and a certainty in Spirit that lifts you out of the laws of the world.
David Hoffmeister talks about how to tune into, what he calls, “Central Casting”—the Guidance from the Holy Spirit—and let go of how you think your life should go. Just give your full “yes” to Spirit and come to see that you need do nothing, because He will do all things through you. You can simply drop into the lightness of joy and laughter and soar in the truth of who you are! Without a care! Forget about time and space, and realize that, by following His Guidance, you allow yourself to be truly loved.
Certainty does not rest on future events or circumstances. It allows all things to be exactly as they are, and simply rests. When you try to plan and predict from the ego’s perspective, you live in uncertainty and often feel anxious or fearful. Dive into the depths of the true meaning of certainty and the practical steps towards experiencing the Certainty of God all throughout the day. Become clueless, and, “Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God.” W-189.7