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.
Release from Fear – In this gathering, David walks us through fear, lack, and needs. It seems in this world, money is a source of life, and we are sustained by it. He shares about unwinding from these concerns by following the loving heart by asking: how would love spend money? When we identify with the body, attached, attracted, or repulsed, there is a lot of fear. David invites us to relax, to trust and have faith that everything will come and show us we are beyond this world. We have never lived in this world for one second. We don’t get out of something that’s real; We see that it was unreal and stop taking anything seriously.
Projection and Its Undoing – David talks about trust, integrity of mind, and following guidance, by letting the Spirit lead the way. Guidance can be very specific, which helps to undo preferences and develop trust. The ego peoples its world, and the characters in the world are neither real nor whole. Special relationships and that projection are not interpersonal. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Those characters represent grievances. And David reminds us that empowerment of the mind is the focus, rather than personal empowerment.
Body as the Means to Heal the Mind – When the body is given much of the attention, the body becomes the end, and the mind is enslaved by the ego. The mind trains and works hard, getting more and more stressed, in order to benefit the body figure. When ambitions, goals, the future, and the body are all given back to the Spirit, the mind can breathe again, feel free and connected to the source. And the vitality and vibrancy of being used comes in.
Change Your Perception about Who You Are – The transformation of consciousness results from following the guidance from our inner teacher. David answers questions about Spirit using the symbols of the world to loosen the mind from the roles of self-concept. He also talks about “One problem, one solution,” (W-80.3:5) and the admission that one has a perceptual problem before healing in mind can occur.