Community Life in Oneness and Love – The call to community can require coming into contact with the deep calling of the heart to forgive illusion and awaken to the Love of God. It is important to be aware of the purpose for community living, for the purpose you bring is the interpretation you experience. David discusses the practical steps you can take that will help guide you on your spiritual journey.
David intimately shares an invitation to community living, (a devotional stay application form can be found at https://livingmiraclescenter.org/centers/devotional-stays.html), as he looks back upon 25 years of travel to gatherings, holy encounters, and establishing communities that have grown in number and size.
A Course in Miracles teaches: “You have but two emotions, love and fear.” T-13.V.1 Ultimately the only thing we are afraid of, is Love. The ego would have you believe that there are other, specific things in the world to fear, because it wants to protect itself from being exposed to the light of truth: the things it wants you to fear are actually just distractions to keep you from the awareness of your desire for God. Under the Spirit’s Guidance, miracles occur absolutely involuntarily; every person, every place, and every situation will be used for the healing of your mind.
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.
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.