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 this interview David talks about his own journey and how much fun it has been, giving practical examples of how the Spirit has worked so playfully in his life. He shares with us how following guidance has led to building trust in the Holy Spirit as His path leads to happiness, peace of mind, and a truly joyful life.
“Who am I in service to? The ego or Spirit?” When you are in service to the Spirit, you begin to loosen from your self-concepts and open up to an experience of inner listening. Free of future fears and past regrets, you can receive the eternal happiness of the Present moment! David inspires us to take the leap, be committed to Love, and place the future in the hands of God!
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.
As you begin working with the ideas of “A Course in Miracles,” fear may arise. It is only ego-thinking that causes upset. To attain a state of sustained happiness, you must free the mind of ego-thinking and become reliant only on Spirit.