What Is Christ’s Vision? – We need to be taught innocence as little children because we are brought up with the ego’s way of adding meaning to and sorting out the reasons and purposes of the world. It wants us to take sides of what is good and what is bad, and it wants us to keep asking ourselves to make decisions in the world, based on whom the ego tells us to be. This is where all the chaos comes from. We have to unwind from it all by following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Like in children’s eyes, everything is miraculous. Everything is perfect. No bad guys, no good guys, no sides. Just innocence and trust. That is our way of learning how to perceive a new world, perceive Christ’s vision. Enjoy this retreat experience with David Hoffmeister and the interactions between him and the participants.
What Is My Part in Serving God’s Plan? – In this morning session, David discusses the importance of allowing emotions to arise to get in touch with the underlying beliefs and desires, bring the focus back to a unified purpose, and accept all things as they are. The ego uses the entire cosmos as a distraction device, a cosmic fig leaf covering over the insane belief in private minds and private thoughts.
Married to God – David introduces us to how the Holy Spirit uses symbols, such as rings on our fingers, temporary representations, not an actuality. And these symbols direct our attention, but the Love is what’s important. In this gathering, we also explore guilt that is associated with behaviors, as part of the unholy trinity: guilt, anger, and fear. David reminds us that it is not helpful to try to bring the light into the projected world. It doesn’t work that way; we have to bring the thoughts and beliefs in our mind into the light within, and then they disappear.
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.
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.