02-08-17 Let Spirit Decide
Description: The goal of spiritual practice is to be in the flow of Presence, to be tuned into Spirit, and wiling to listen to and follow the intuitive flow. Decision-making becomes very simple and easy when we let Spirit be in charge. As it says in A Course in Miracles, “When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer.” (T-14.IV.6.1,2). Enjoy your spiritual journey by allowing Spirit to make all decisions for you, rather than attempting to make some of them yourself. Only thus will peace be known as an authentic experience.
This recording of David Hoffmeister was made at a gathering in Boulder, Colorado on June 15, 2016.
01-25-17 The Power Is in Your Mind
In this talk, mystic David Hoffmeister shares about the concept of true versus false empathy that is spoken about in A Course in Miracles. To see your brother with true empathy requires a willingness to overlook the perception of suffering, and see only his True Self (which is pure Spirit). While it can seem “compassionate” to relate to the suffering of others, this kind of relating actually reinforces suffering by accepting the separation as fact. In truth, separation is merely a false perception, and it is our purpose to forgive this perception and awaken to the reality beyond it.
Recorded on November 8, 2016 at a retreat in Mudgee, Australia.
01-11-17 Practicing A Course in Miracles
Description: Forgiveness is the core practice of A Course in Miracles, which offers us a program of healing the mind. Similar to other programs of healing, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, the Course requires that we first acknowledge that we have a problem. Yet this problem isn’t a behavioral one in form, but a perceptual one in our mind. Our mind is dreaming that it has separated itself from God, forgotten its nature as pure Spirit, and is now hallucinating itself as being a person in a world of time and space. For this problem, there is a solution, and it requires only that we open to the Guide and true Healer within, which the Course refers to as the Holy Spirit. It is this Guide that leads us Home to the Memory of God through the practice of true forgiveness and non-judgment. As we become willing to expose our fears, and lift up everything that has been hidden in our mind, we are led to greater depths of inner peace. Ultimately, forgiveness offers us everything we want, and is the means for awakening to the awareness of pure oneness, the state otherwise known as enlightenment.
This very practical talk was given by David Hoffmeister to a group of students in Minnesota in 2012.
01-07-17 Title: The Illusion of Personhood
Love is Who We Are, and Love does not possess. In the modern-day spiritual classic A Course in Miracles (ACIM), it is revealed that the world we perceive is an illusion — a dream made to hide our true Self as Spirit. Here in this world, we seem to wear a personality mask that has no reality in truth. This personality mask equates “having” with “possessing”, an illusion which enslaves the mind to a false sense of lack and fear. Yet to the Holy Spirit, having is equated with Being. And since Love is Who We Are, our true Self is in need of nothing.
Enjoy this beautiful, mystical talk by world-renowned ACIM teacher David Hoffmeister, recorded August 31st, 2014 at the Living Miracles Monastery in Utah.