What is the cure for pain and suffering? How do you deal with sickness on this path to Awakening? In this audio, David Hoffmeister answers an email (read by Sarah) from a friend who’s seeking help with this topic. David’s answer offers a permanent cure for pain and suffering, rather than just a temporary relief from distress. This is an amazing reply full of clarity, true empathy, and real Love.
Everything is falling apart. This world of images that you see is a projection of attack thoughts; an attempt to dilute the guilt you feel from the belief that you’ve attacked God during the separation. Forgiveness is the great unifier and it is essential that you allow the darkness to come up for forgiveness and receive the correction. The Holy Spirit uses contrast experiences to bring this unconscious darkness into awareness. At the core of this healing is the purifying of desire—you have to want to see. This is part of the dismantling process, which is horrific to the ego, but the Holy Spirit rejoices at this as it means that you are literally coming closer and closer to the light of truth!
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.
Let your sleeping mind be reminded of the very important awareness that you are complete and healed and whole, and let nothing convince you otherwise. If you reacting to a situation in the world by feeling upset, you are reacting to something that is already over and gone. Only false interpretation is upsetting, and you have the power to accept the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of the world instead.
Forgiveness has the power to truly give you everything you want. The world presents all kinds of problems, such as murder, sickness, and death, but it is actually the filter through which you perceive the world that needs purification, not the world itself. When you acknowledge that you are feeling angry, sad, or anxious, it is a move in the healing direction. Allowing buried beliefs and emotions like anger to arise is the first step towards authentic healing. “I can escape the world by giving up attack thoughts.” W-23