The Joy of Full Transparency – To experience the peace of God, you must be willing to not harbor private thoughts. As we release these private thoughts and drop the mask, we discover how natural and light we feel. Our joy comes not from pleasing people but from giving ourselves fully to God: “What would You have me do? Where would You have me go? What would You have me say, and to whom?” W-71.9:3-5
Why Is It Impossible to Change Eternal Love? – When Jesus tells us in the Course that we have no private thoughts, he is basically saying that it’s impossible to think apart from our Source. If we are a creation of God, we automatically think like God. That means our real thoughts are loving thoughts. And there is no guilt or fear or pain or shame that comes from loving thoughts. Our willingness to release these false, make-believe thoughts and be fully transparent will catapult us into an experience of Oneness, Eternal Love, which is our true inheritance.
How Do I Reach the Forgiven World? – In A Course in Miracles, Jesus tells us that “It is a required course” (In-1:2) and yet says that we have free will. However, “Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.” (In-1:4-5) When we give ourselves over to the Presence behind the Course, we see that it is a course in forgiveness, but not forgiveness as we know it when we forgive people or things. It’s a course in forgiving and releasing every situation because it never happened.
How Can I Forgive Illusions and Wake Up from the Dream? – David Hoffmeister reminds us that we are not trying to improve ourselves or make the world a better place. Who we are is already perfect and doesn’t need improvement. He also shares that the reason why we do not experience the limitlessness and freedom we yearn for is because we have taken on a very false sense of personal responsibility. Constant maintenance of a personal body, a family, a community, or the world is a false responsibility that stems from being deeply wound into a personal self-concept that keeps us compromising on a daily basis and ties us to a world of form. We are not responsible for anything in time and space. Our only responsibility is to answer the Call for God and accept the Atonement; Jesus will take care of everything else!
Living Is Giving – With the focus on “I am under no laws but God’s,” (W-76) David shares in this talk that living is giving, and this aligns with the law of love. How better to demonstrate “I am still as God created me” (W-rVI.In.3:5) than to know “I am under no laws but God’s.” I am empowered by miracles, which light the way in a darkened world. I do not create myself, for God is my Source and Creator. As an innocent child of God, I am not at the mercy of the world. The world is not outside my mind, and I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. The world is nothing more than a reflection of my mind. Today I would think only the thoughts of Love that come from God.