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.
Relationship is the path to Awakening. Spirit uses what the ego made to guide you back to divine love and non-compromise is key; you cannot compromise your heart if you desire real relationship with Spirit. Addictions, appetites, and desires are misguided miracle impulses, stemming from a perception based in a belief in lack. Let Spirit use your body to guide you Home!
What you believe, you make true for you. A belief therefore is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Without some practical steps, these beliefs might be very hard to see and you may feel trapped. But, there is a simplicity A Course in Miracles teaches. David Hoffmeister points yet again to the Spirit’s use of everything the deceived mind has made.