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.
Pride is part of the human condition. David Hoffmeister dives deep into this condition of being human and offers the brilliant correction that the Holy Spirit has for this misperception. Discover the common grievance—judgment—that is at the root of all problems, so you can release it. Here are everyday issues and the practical teaching on how to free the mind of the guilt that underlies these basic issues.
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!
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.
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.