David Hoffmeister holds a Q&A session with the students on day two of the Tabula Rasa Mystery School. He opens the session by reminding the students that there may be extreme emotions to face during this month, but with willingness and an open mind we can expect many miracles and synchronicities to carry us along. Questions include: 1. Do the 12 step program and the Course go together? 2. Commitment in terms of content and when do we start to see the goods? 3. A question on going backward on the spiritual journey. 4. Is being gay an abomination? 5. Paramahansa Yogananda and eastern philosophy. 6. Abuse and victimization. 7. Sickness.
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.
Just like the fig leaves that were used to hide Adam and Eve’s “private parts” in the Bible story, this entire cosmos was made up as a “cosmic fig leaf” to hide your seemingly private mind from the Light of God! Although many spiritualities teach that this world was a Divine Creation of God, A Course in Miracles makes it very clear that God had nothing to do with this world. Go deeply into the metaphysics of the Course with this Enlightenment ACIM talk.
One of the early ACIM lessons is, ‘I have invented the world I see.’ W-32. Everything in this linear world is a projection from the ego. When we perceive murder or victimhood, it is an attack thought in the mind, projected out onto the world. Listening and following the Spirit is the way to transforming the wrong-minded thinking into right-minded thinking. There is one problem, and one solution!
David explores the concept of lack as he addresses one participant’s feelings of loneliness. How does one feel God’s Presence? Once again he artfully traces everything back to faulty, upside-down thinking and provides clarity in the solution. Feeling lonely is a prompt or a prayer for opportunities to give, to extend God’s Love. The deeper you go you open to a stillness, a purification of mind where you want to have nothing but God on your alter.