What Is Our Shared Purpose in Spiritual Community? – David shares a community talk that includes the topics of the body as a puppet, autonomy, death, survival, mind training, and how the Holy Spirit exchanges concepts, as well as the topics of service and devotion.
What Is the Escape from This Impossible Situation? – In this talk, David shares if we want to experience the face of Christ—which is a state of mind—we have to be willing to expose all our darkest thoughts. “Truth is restored to you through your desire, as it was lost to you through your desire for something else,” (T-20.VIII.1:2) this condenses the whole teaching of A Course in Miracles and invites us to bring all our blocks to Love, to the Holy Spirit, to experience the face of Christ.
How Can I End the Cycle of Guilt and Attack? – David shares in this online retreat when you realize that “The script is written” (W-158.4:3) and there is no choice in form, you realize that you can only decide between the ego’s purpose of death or the Holy Spirit’s purpose of forgiveness, and realizing that you are the dreamer of the dream and not the dream figure. “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” T-21.In.1:7 When we join with the Holy Spirit in our mind, we slowly loosen our attachment to the images of the world, the roles we play, and the hooks we thought we were hung up on. The key is this moment. The key is to want the holy instant more than anything else.
How Can I Experience the Present Goal of Joy? – David Hoffmeister closes this remarkable online retreat with answers to our deepest questions as he shares that the world is a big mirror of our state of mind. Seemingly the mind is full of past memory implants, and human beings think they have a life of their own as well as a time between birth and death, where they can choose whatever they want, like a great adventure, except that the ego has rigged the whole thing! The memory implants never happened. It’s a world of imagination, and for most people, it’s actually not a happy dream when they come here. This world is not set up by God! Whatever you want from the world, the world wants from you. But if we give our judgment to the Holy Spirit, the perception of the world will change. The needs you think you have in the world will be reflected by other people having needs from you, because those thoughts are still thoughts in your mind. When we stop judging the world, the world seems to stop judging us!
In this Mystery School, David Hoffmeister asks the students to share their experiences with the movie that was shown earlier that day, “The Family Stone”. The students then share their thoughts and expressions while David shares his insight. Topics include; Sickness, Relationships, Projection, Fear of Death, Family.