How can you let guidance show the way in everything you do? Marriage can be helpful if it is Spirit-given with a strong purpose for healing. It is not about clinging to a spiritual concept, but about allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you from constricting concepts into more expansive ones for the undoing of the ego.
David Hoffmeister shares about the key moment in his life where he surrendered fully to God, and how the 28 years since have been an adventure of a lifetime. Other topics explored in this talk include forgiveness, shame in association with the body, and answering a question about whether God made the world or not.
Guidance is the Holy Spirit’s use of judgment. Our judgments are not true and never have been true. Jesus points out in the Course that, “I do not perceive my own best interests” (W-24), and “Everything is for your own best interests.” W-pI.25.1:5 It is a fundamental perceptual problem to break everything into situations. You can control the direction of your thinking and have it aligned with the Holy Spirit. In that lies your salvation, joy, and happiness.
What is truly helpful? What can you really give? An unhealed healer is trying to give what he has not received. The alertness of the ego to the errors of other egos is not the kind of vigilance the Holy Spirit would have you maintain. The mind that perceives a problem in the world outside itself is in need of healing. The sole function of a teacher of God is to accept the Atonement for himself. The healed mind thus can share the healed perception and Christ’s Vision.
The spiritual journey demystified: Life can be full of mysticism and miracles, if you only let yourself be guided by the Spirit, step back, and receive every step when it is given. As you start to flow with the Spirit, your life will take on a fairytale-like quality. “A healed mind is relieved of the belief that it must plan.” “If there are plans to make, you will be told of them.” W-135