ACIM Blog - David Hoffmeister A Course in Miracles

Monday, December 21, 2009

Healing the mind using the example of parenting

Hello David,

I am a relatively new student of A Course in Miracles, and am happy to share with you the Light and Love that has entered my life as a result. At this stage I am only half way through the Lessons, but am also an avid reader of related texts, such as Brent Haskell, Gary Renard and yourself!! My friends and I meet every fortnight to study the Text and share our love and thoughts. I have also been fortunate enough to share with Jason, Kirsten and Mel several times during their stay in NSW (where I live), and am looking forward to meeting them again with you and the other Messengers in March, at Frank Barker's retreat in the Kangaroo Valley.

I felt guided to write to you today however, with respect to a situation I have within my home that requires much Forgiveness, and all of a sudden, I am not coping. I have been unable to discuss it with Jason or Kirsten in truth, although I have had the opportunity, but I am just unable to go there in discussion, or even in my mind - I usually bring down the veil with a smile and brush it off.

My son was born at the end of my first marriage to a very aggressive and intimidating man which ended 12 years ago. I have 3 children, of whom my son, the youngest at 16 years of age, has Aspergers Syndrome (a form of autism). He also suffers from Epilepsy in the form of Absent Partial Seizures. When he has these seizures he speaks of very strong deja vu, and then of wild, extremely violent dreams during the short 'absent' periods (usually around 2 minutes) from his woken state. They are currently increasing in occurrence and seem to be uncontrolled by medication, and we are spending more and more time at the hospital having tests. He is also aggressive in nature and very argumentative, and this, together with him being 220lbs and 6 ft 2in at his age, makes him at times quite formidable.

I feel I have no answers David. I do my lessons and I endeavour to practice what is required, as much as I able, but he continues to deteriorate. Clearly I am struggling with the application of the Course in my life where it is most required? I feel I am strongly guided by the Holy Spirit, in as much as if I go against my inner voice with any decision, my life undoubtedly goes into turmoil! I am then called to look within to identify the cause, which inevitably allows me to recognise that it is just a dream and I am usually able to let it go. I then snuggle back into my Right mind and everything quickly returns to Love and Light. I try, and am mostly able to deal with most things in this way - which is truly beautiful - most things, of course, except those to do with James.

There is no peace except the peace of God, and I need to help him find it for himself. I am feeling that maybe through my story you can see where you may be helpful, to help me be truly helpful to him.

With love and blessings eternal,

Jo

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Hi Jo,

Thanks for writing and sharing your thoughts and feelings and perceived circumstances. It will be a Joy to meet you in Kangaroo Valley in March.

When something seems to come to our awareness in this world, including a seemingly aggressive and argumentative child, it is just bringing to us an experience that we have asked for in a form that we believe is possible. So the belief system brings us things that which seems to satisfy our prayer or deep desire. Some might call this manifesting. But the most important thing is the prayer of the heart. The deeper you go into spirituality you see that you can only ask for an experience. And you see that the form never brings you the experience. The emotion is always coming from consciousness. As you get wiser and more mature your desire or asking changes; the request from a teenager or mother can seem different than one from a wise master. The teenager might pray for a car or a boyfriend or a girlfriend, the mother for some rest and stability, and the wise master might say; I want peace of mind. So our desire or asking changes as we go through life, until we fully see what the deepest prayer of our heart is; to know our true identity.

The one lesson that we need to learn on earth is the lesson of perfect equality independent of the size of bodies or learned roles. Really this one lesson is an experience of oneness. Parents have an authority problem because they believe that they created the children and therefore have authority over them. It seems like the parents are taking care of the child, but it is again an opportunity to see the perfect equality. That's really what mother-child bonding is about. It's not really a bonding between the bodies. Jesus teaches us that minds are joined and bodies do not. It is more like a telepathic bonding in which you just relax and feel the connectedness. It's an opportunity to relax and enjoy every moment. It's a feeling of connection, the mind is not judging the child, not thinking about the future or the past, not even thinking about a name, it is just in an experience of connection. To feel that connection is the goal of all our mind training by letting go of our judgments.

Everyone is a mirror of the thoughts in the consciousness. Therefore the child is a mirror to the parent and the parent is a mirror to the child. That's why I'm saying: be careful what you pray for, because you always get what you pray for. You can be sure that you are receiving what you are thinking. There are no exceptions to this. So when a parent says I'm having problems with my child, this could be reinterpreted as I'm having problems in my consciousness. You could even say: my child is reflecting my problems in my consciousness or my child is reflecting my issues.

We all have ideas about families, ideas that include memories of our own family past and how we were raised. Many of those memories are very unconscious. Sometimes parents say they want to raise their children differently from how they were raised by their parents, but they are shocked when hearing themselves say the very same words that their parents said to them. Since the past repeats over and over we have to break out of the patterns of the past.

We have to leave over the control to the Holy Spirit. Human beings cannot be partially in control, just like you cannot be partially pregnant. As you begin to see the value of turning things over to the Holy Spirit you can start to include people around you in that. With your son don't talk about anything related to spirituality that you have not experienced yourself. That would only teach speculation. If you do not have a very clear deep direct experience of God, why would you try to explain it to your children? It will only lead to more questions and you might look like a fraud or a phony since your answers would not be genuine. It is a profound thing to be in prayer, in the experience of guidance with what you say and do.

Children can be a great opportunity to practice intuition, because you cannot watch over the child constantly. You have to be intuitive and trusting. The priority is always to be at peace, and a means is to let go of the belief that you can control behavior. You can never control the world of form and the child¡¦s behavior is a part of that. So the parent has never a direct control over the behavior of the child. It is actually impossible. You can control the direction of your thinking, that¡¦s the one thing you have control over. In A Course in Miracles Jesus tells us there are two thought systems, one of love and one of fear. And you can reach the highest potential by practicing listening to the voice for love and using the thought system of love consistently. So in A Course in Miracles Jesus says: 'You may believe that you are responsible for what you do but not for what you think, but you are responsible for what you think and what you do comes from what you think.' So instead of trying to control the behavior, which is an effect, just come back to the mind or the consciousness which is the cause and make a change in your thinking. This does not seem to be easy, but it is definitely the way to peace of mind.

Sometimes you may think that you are personally responsible for the child, if the child gets angry or aggressive for example. But finally the idea of being personally responsible for anything has to go. No body can really be responsible for any body. Atonement or Correction in mind is ultimately the sole responsibility, and the only choice which brings lasting peace.

We can go into the self-concept and the need to release it completely at the Kangaroo Valley retreat. See you soon!

Forever in Love,

David

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Forgiving the 'unhealed healer'

Hi David,

I want to ask you what do I do when I experience
the ego in my mind. The substance of the ego is
being seen in my mind as an energy of hatred and fear,
attack, pain vengance rage and condemnation. Its so
black and dark. I am afraid of it but im trying to
look at it with the spirit not keep turning away pushing
it into unawareness. Is this the first step? Just keep
looking at it being honest about what it is? At the
moment I am in the experience of the ego being unveiled
to me and its scarey and painful to see.. Can you give
me some help with what to do at this point?

Another issue is coming up for me now around being
at the Endevour Academy for 5 yrs in Byron Bay from
'97 to 2002 under the teaching style of Charles Anderson
or "Dear One" as he was known. The atmospher was very
confrontational, I'm sure you have heard stuff about it.
And I am not writing this to gossip or blame about the
place, i'm just wanting healing for what I think I experienced.
The teachers were confronting alot and humiliating exposing
people in the purpose to expose the ego. It was an environment
of pointing out ego in each other in a very confrontational
aggressive way. There were many cult like attitudes like
always staying in the group and people who left were looked
on badly and were excomunicated. Although I also experienced
alot of Love and Spirit there I was also in constant fear of
being attacked or confronted about the ego so there was
not an environment where it felt safe to expose ego because
you would get blasted for it, confronted, and belittled for it.
Therefore my ego thinking was held in even more and covered over
with Yes I am as God created me even though I felt anything but
that! Things were said alot about us being the denial of God
and being talked to like being told off and repremanded for it.
So I went into alot of guilt and fear about that and feel I didn't
get the true message of the Course untill I stated listening to
your teachings about 3 yrs ago. I have heard you say never confront
anyone. Unless he asks for your help specificlly Then you can
gently point out stuff. Well this is the opposite of what we went
through at the Endevour academey! I still feel effected by this as
this was my first teaching of the course but I have healed a little
from listening to you. It still lingers in my mind a bit. Can you
help me a all with this particular situation.

Love & Thanks

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Beloved One,

Thanks for sharing what is on your heart and for your
willingness to forgive. As you begin to allow the ego to surface
in awareness the process can seem and be interpreted by the ego
as "scarey and painful." As I have traveled the world people have
opened up to me and shared their experiences of what Jesus calls
'the unhealed healer.' These experiences clearly do not reflect
the soft and gentle healingof deep Peace and Clarity of Awakening.
The Holy Spirit never commands or demands, and confrontation and
pointing out errors in others are basic ego tactics that can only
be appropriately viewed with the Holy Spirit as Calls for Love.
Gentleness is a characteristic of an advanced teacher of God,
and those who confront and agressively attempt to label or put
down a brother or sister in the Name of Christ know not what they
do. Humility and meekness far transcend the arrogance and conflict
the ego attempts to reinforce.

The 'unhealed healer' construct extends to those who would attempt
to extend Wisdom under the Name of Jesus Christ and yet attempt
to control people or shame people or exclude people who do not
agree to follow an 'external authority' or 'leader.' The
obviousness of egoic attempts at power and control only points
to the necessity of exposing the ego entirely and looking past
the error to the Atonement with the Holy Spirit. Whenever I
visited brothers and sisters and was asked about confrontations
in the Name of Christ, I always reminded the questioner about
the teaching: "A good teacher never terrorizes his students."

If anyone seems to perceive a teacher who claims to know
something about God or Christ or forgiveness and yet persists
in confrontation and judgments and opinions and grandeosity,
the best advice is to step back in Quietness and align within
to the Gentle Answer of Innocence, which is our natural
Inheritance from God.

The Answer to memories of any seeming attack or abuse is to
allow the thoughts into awareness so that they may be given
over immediately to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. As the core ego
belief is exposed completely it will dawn in awareness that
attack of any kind is impossible. This recognition is the
recognition of the Atonement.

Forever and ever in Gentleness and Innocence,

David

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ACIM Facebook messages

I RECEIVED YOUR INVITATION. YES, I HAVE HAS STUDIED THE COURSE 4 YEARS AGO, MORE LESS. AND I HAVE MANY MIRACLES. SORRY, BUT I DON´T SPEAK ENGLISH. BUT OUR FRIENDSHIP GOES SO FAR. AND THE LENGUAGE DON´T WILL STOP US. JEJEJE. SORRY FOR THE ENGLISH. TE ABRAZO EN EL AMOR DE DIOS,

Patricia

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dear david! i just wrote something, but in the writing i already got all the answers, so you dont need to read, what is down there :) just in case you feel like, i didnt delete it...its nice to talk to you...are you in germany sometimes? would be nice to meet :) love to you, thomas

(i am happy to have somebody to talk about the abraham-course issue. i can see what you mean about that abraham is introductory to the course. on the other hand, abraham also teaches merging with higher self/god, just with the difference, that he sees the earth-experience as valuable and not as a mistake, like jesus does. is there really no use in the seperation-experience? is it really a mistake? wouldnt it be better to focus everything on love and thereby having also an amazing time, even here on earth? yes, jesus says that to, but there is a lot of negative talking about the life on earth...i am a little confused about all that. i am very touched by the love in the jesus-teaching, but i am not in the mood of wanting to really wake up.

how do you handle, being here? i thought the two worlds do not meet, like jesus says, so how can you be answering me by mail and be in oneness at the same time? thats something i never understand, with all the teachers...or, do you have your times off, when you go to god? and then you come back here? i dont manage to do that somehow..not in a total way...anyway, love and oneness are real and the only true pleasure, here and anywhere.

regarding awakening and life on earth, abraham makes a lot of sense, since he says, that you cannot merge with god totally, as long as you are in the body. to awaken, is to die, in a way. and i guess i am not ready for that.)

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Hi Thomas,

Thanks for writing. Yes, both paths have similarities, though the Abraham material is more introductory and ACIM is a pathway to complete Enlightenment. The experience of desire being single returns the mind to Creation, or Divine Mind. This is a State of Desireless Being, and is the Ultimate of Self-realization. Yet in earth terms, not many are ready for this. So the Abraham material has a great part in the Plan of Awakening.

Love you,

David

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i am to hear from u but i want to know more about this inner peace?

-Ibrahim (West Africa)

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I hope to tell you it all if I make it to West Africa someday. It comes from forgiveness. I hve written lots on the Net:

http://awakening-mind.org and enjoy meeting friends all over the world. By giving this Inner Peace I keep it in awareness.

Love you,

David

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Hi David!
I've seen your videos on youtube and have enjoyed them. I've been studying ACIM for about 3 years now, and I knew immediately that this was the path for me. It's funny because a lot of things ACIM describes I remember knowing when I was kid, before I found ACIM - like our special loves couldn't be the true love, and that the truth must be simple, amongst many others.

I'm at a point where my understanding of all this has been speeding up, but I hardly feel the peace of god. Most of the time I feel upset or bored. I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I continue to forgive as best as I can, bringing as much as I can to the HS.

How has your experience been? Are you experiencing God's peace more consistently?

Kind regards David,
Mike

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for connecting. I will enjoy being your FB friend. I am experiencing peace very consistently, and am very grateful for it.

Love,

David

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Hi David

Yes, I know of you of course and am touched that you would make contact. Clearmind is ACIM based. We are a Transpersonal School. I travel frequently teaching/lecturing in Canada, US and Europe and host workshops. We have over 100 students studying here in Vancouver our Practitioner training which is certified. That is our graduates can practice counseling with letters after their name and can become members of the Canadian Professional Counselors Association. It took years of hard work to establish this foothold in the mainstream. We are now going online with our Prac program with a virtual classroom this fall so students can take this program anywhere in the world. www.clearmind.com

Our workshops are very experiential and although based on ACIM we do not pontificate in anything resembling dogma, but more keep it as the foundation and part of all that we do. If someone chooses to study the Course we let them make that their own decision.
In any event I have heard great things about you and look forward to meeting you at some crossroads.
If you know of any students that would like to be certified in counseling with an ACIM base let me know......

Love to you
Duane O'kane

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David,

My brother showed me a picture of a man who looked so peaceful and truly joyful some time ago, and he said " would´nt you wanna be like this all the time, rather than letting life bring you down? My answer was YES I would, offcourse... but my way to my belifes has not been straigth and I´ve had my doubts about the course, im not gonna lie :) But my brother is really in to it and we talk for hours about this many times a week, and my problem whit the whole thing was that i was stuck to the thought that " if this life is a dream there gotta be somebody who´s dreaming the dream", I have felt oneness with everything, but then it became hard to be one whit somebody or something if im still seperated from "the others" by beeing me.
And then a few days ago i got this thougth that really blew me away, i got a little scared first thinking " am I loosing it now, am I crazy" but the thougth was: " if everything i do is something that allready has been thought, then it must mean that im just experienceing something that has allready happend, and then I realiced, Im NOT me, I dont even exist as a person, because I was the whole thought, so that´s all I am, and the things i see are not many things seperated from eachoter it´s just ONE picture. And that´s all it is, A picture that is constantly changeing making me belive im Elin and that im lost, alone whithout God, when im allready whit God lost in a fear not beeing with God... I said i got scared when that thought came to me, and i think my ego cryed like a baby just because i realiced my ego doesn´t even exist, its also just a thought:) and now I am truly happy for this, and it made me feel free and it made me ask myself, "it´s just a matter of truth, for how long do you wanna suffer" and I dont wanna suffer at all!! why should i? :D

Thanks for writing to me!

And I think you understand that the man my brother showed me a picture of was you, you inspire me alot!

This are all very new to me even thou it some how feels i´ve known this forever... so I cant wait to learn more!

peace and love
/ Elin

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Thank you for the new friendship, David. What a perfect time to receive your message~ I have studied A Course In Miracles, but it has been quite some time since then. I have been thinking and thinking about how I want to seriously take it up again and stick with it, now that I moved to a new city and am in a new environment. Thank you for the miraculous reminder! :)

Blessings,

Abby

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Hi Abby! Happy to be FB friends. Reminders see to come at just the right time. I was in London this Summer and shared a weekend gathering with friends there. I met many new friends in London.

Love,

David

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Hi David!

Thank you for being a reminder for me :) It's wonderful to hear that you were in London this summer and that you met many friends. I am glad to be one of them :) I look forward to getting to know you.

Love,

Abby

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Hello David,
Thank you for reaching out! Since the early 90's when my nephew introduced me to the course I have been on the path.
I often thank him for the introduction. It's wonderful to hear of your commitment to living from and through love.

Wishing you all the very best,
Julette

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Hi, David,

Thank you for your message. No, I haven't worked with ACM yet, but I have done much work with those that have. It is powerful! I use yoga to take the lessons to the mat. I teach a program that uses yoga to help people feel stronger on their feet, so they feel they deserve good things; to learn let go to receive; and to surrender. I would love to connect with you more.

Peace to you,

Laura

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Hi David,

I was just drawing a little diagram to become clearer on God's relationship to His Son. Basically I drew God as a big all encompassing circle and placed His Son inside as a part of Him.
But I started wondering of the Son's existence.

I know the Son's described as being exactly like God without separation and the only difference is God created the Son and not vice versa. But why did God create a Son? And if only God Is, then is the Son a thought in mind of God, a thought eternally held?

Thanks David & I hope to see you on your next Aussie tour!

Love

-Peter

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Hi Peter,

Happy to be your new FB friend. Yes, the Son is a thought in mind of God, a thought eternally held. Hope to see you too in Aussie land!

Blessings,

David

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David,

Thanks for your message, Yes I have worked with the course of miracles that is a at least 20 years ago. A wonderful experience it is definitely one of the books which changes your life. Have a wonderful day
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David,

Thanks for your nice message. I'm very pleased my spiritual circle of friends is widening,it goes to show how many like minded people are out there,with similar views on sprituality.

I haven't actually done the course in miracles but read several books by Marianne Williamson,Stuart Wilde,Wayne Dyer and others along that line.

I 'm impressed by all your experiences and knowledge you must have gathered all those years. My spiritual 'awareness' and search started also nearly 20 years ago,with Louise Hay and Heal your Life.

Love and Light

Christina xx

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David

So happy to be your friend on fb ! As soon as I get my computer back and the internet... I will be happy to chat and share with you.. It is my honor and I am humbled by your presence in my life ! Bless you and I love you ! XX

Monday, September 21, 2009

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David,

It's great to meet you! You are a bit of a celebrity in my ACIM circle, and my good friend Faith Gordon recently suggested that I follow you on You Tube. When you friended me on FB, I was a bit, well, joyful I guess because of how I had come to know you...

Anyway, my journey to and through ACIM has been a fun one.

When I was 22 a friend and I were surfing the internet, looking at websites of psychics. I couldn't afford a reading, so I sent one of them an email that I liked their site. She wrote me back and said, 'I see you joining a study group, is it A Course in Miracles?' Because I believed that all psychics were 100% accurate, I researched the Course and found a group near me. I visited about 3 times, and the material went way over my head. Then I thought the psychic was just wrong about which study group, so I joined a Bible Study... and that didn't warm to me either.

I put the idea out of my head, and the next time I ran into the Course, I was in therapy. My therapist introduced me to Marianne Williamson and Jampolsky, although she never had me go directly to the Course. As I studied those two authors, I kept wanting to buy the blue book. Oddly, every time I had the money, the book was out of stock. Every time the book was in stock, I had no money. I finally asked for it as a Christmas gift, and that solved the problem of bringing it to my life. I still didn't understand a word it said, so it went on the shelf.

7 years later, I entered a crisis. A series of events happened which resulted in a friend saying some of the meanest words to me that I had ever heard. Over the next few days I wondered what to say back to him. Finally, after struggling with my response, I decided to meditate for the first time ever. I wrote down what I wanted to say, but it still wasn't making sense, so I hoped the meditation would put the words together for me. At the end of the meditation,I still didn't have an answer and thought it was the biggest waste of 10 minutes I had ever spent. I got out of my chair, turned to pick something off the floor, and the words 'forgive him' entered my head loud and clear. Within minutes I rushed to a box of books that were sitting on the floor in another room. When I opened it, the Course was sitting on top. I opened the book and I suddenly understood every single word as clear as day.

Over the next two weeks I started taking long nature walks. I had dug out some tapes I had of Marianne Williamson and listened to those during the walks. One day, I stopped in the middle of the trail and said, 'I wish I could hear a different message like this every single week.' In three days, an acquaintance called and invited me to lunch. I found out she was also a Course student, and she told me about a group that met in the area as well as a Unity church nearby.

Since then, I've been studying the Course every Wednesday night with an amazing group of people.

Sorry for the long dialogue. Thank you for all you do!

Julie

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Hi Julie,

Thanks for sharing this. It is a wonderful example of how the Holy Spirit works gently, and when the mind is ready the witnesses appear. I am happy to be your new FB friend, and I think you will enjoy the online You Tube videos very much - and they will be very Helpful for you.

The link is: http://acim-online-video.net

Forever in Love,

David

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Hi David,

I have been in touch with Lisa and it looks like I'll be coming to Utah in mid-October as a volunteer to help close up the Monastery for the winter. If things feel good all around then there's a chance I may come to Cincinnati afterward. I'm very excited for the chance to be a part of this purpose. I remember you fondly from the Kalani retreat in Hawaii and hope that our paths cross again someday!

Lots of love,

Jason Press

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Hi Jason,

I am so happy to hear that you may come on to Cincinnati after the monastery is closed up for the Winter. I will be gone to Europe for world travels, but your Presence and Devotion to our shared Purpose is greatly appreciated. If there is room at the Lighthouse it may work out great.

You are deeply Loved.

In Joy & Happiness,

David

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dear David,

i thank you for your friend invite . you asked me about miracles . well i can't speak of any profound miracles as yet

what i can tell you is a miracle of changing a man's heart . mine

for this year i have and am truly finding God . i know that God is to each their own . i am not here to preach, give lectures, or even teach

i simply found God . and my heart has changed . and the miracle is the change

i have and continue to be more peaceful . more compassionate . more loving to my neighbors, friends, family

why is this a miracle? because of the huge ego i never realized i had . for to change a man like me is in my mind . a miracle
: )

peace and blessings,

Timothy

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Thanks Timothy for the heart felt sharing. I am honored to have you as a Facebook friend.

Love,

David

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dear david!

thank you for posting the voyager-episode on myspace!
i enjoyed it very much ;)

my fear started vanishing years ago....what a beautiful ride that is!

thank you for your work in the world!

namasté to you, klara

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Blessings Klara!

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Hi David. I just ordered the book from amazon, it will arrive in 2 weeks. I will send you a note when I finish reading it and maybe (if i need) you can help me getting started on some some work or practice from it. And we are now friend on facebook. With love and peace.

Víðir Þór Þrastarson

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Wonderful! Happy reading my new FB friend.

David

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Hi !

Thank You for adding me as a friend :)

A very wise and good friend (Christina Afentoulis) suggested face book. She said I need more friends. When a goddess speaks to me I try to listen so…………. I thought I would give it a try.

I love to meet people, I value connection.
I enjoy travel, the more exotic the better.
I love to dine, maybe too much……. That’s why I
Go to the gym and work out.
Outdoor activates are almost always good…..especially swimming with dolphins.
Trade stocks (when I am not loosing).
David Deida’s work………not too much is better than this.
For work I help people resolve personal problems and relationship issues. Also I provide advanced coaching for other facilitators and healers.
Anything to do with personal growth…………this is my all time favorite topic and personal pursuit.

MOSTLY WHAT I LOVE TO DO IS SOCIAL NETWORKING. It is always fun for me to see what synchronistic events will unfold in the mystery of life.

I look forward to discussions on any topic so if you have any questions, comments or shares, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Nick

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Hi Nick,

Wow, any advice from a goddess definitely shoul BE followed. :) I will send a friend request to her as well after your note.

I also enjoy travel and social networking, and have thousands of dear friends around the world. My friend Melissa told me about David's work, and I have found spiritual relationships very rewarding in my experience.

Happy to be FB friends.

David

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Hello David,

I have studies ACIM and I still do. It is wonderful. The application can sometimes be difficult for me since I need to remember that you are my salvation. Really hard to remember at work. I keep trying.

Regards,

Susan

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Hi Susan,

Thanks for being a FB friend and sharing that you use ACIM. Hope some of my ACIM videos (below) can help make it a little easier.

Blessings,

David

http://acim-online-video.net

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Hi David,
Yes, I am a C in Miracles student and love it....... Carolina and I are dear friends here in Spain, she has talked very highly of you.
Your Mallorca workshop sounds interesting. Its beautiful there.
I am off to Vancouver soon and will be doing a seminar with Gary Renard, I am really looking forward to that. Maybe we will meet sometime.
Blessings on all you do, are and touch others with.

Alice

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Hi Alice,

Thanks for writing. Carolina is a sweetie! Mallorca will be a deep and fun month. I have 3 retreats/conferences with Gary in 2010, (April and 2 in Oct.) so give him a BIG hug for me.

Thanks for the update Alice. Won't be long until I am in Mallorca & Matero, Spain.

Love & Hugs,

David

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I said Hi to Gary Renard for you here in Vancouver. I love the energy of Cindy his wife, too. I have been listening to quite a few of your broadcasts from your web site, I downloaded them into my i pod and I have really enjoyed them, thanks for putting all of them up. Thats a lot of broadcasts to download! You are very generous. I am feeling such inspiration from the Holy Spirit!!!!

Alice
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My pleasure to be friends...

i hope you will interested in my tool for self improvement and how to apply the course in miracles to every individual in the world !...in a very simply vision board format...the first quantum vision board ever creatable in one click !..i need a team to help .

my mission to awaken the life coach in everyone to be of beneficial servise to others...on the path way to peace love and happiness the foundation for health wealth and abundance..

Blessings in gratitiude

Michael

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hi david,
thanks to modern technology acim students can find each other on facebook. great really. well i would have to say i have never met anyone who has been doing the course for 23 years. impressive. i myself have almost completed my first time around. its an amazing expierience. the learning just doesn't stop. i find alot of it is remembering to forgive. glad you have got in contact with me.

i myself am from australia but living in wales at the moment with my wife and daughter. planning on returning to oz permanently next year. i have alot of questions which you may or may not be able to answer. hoping you can at least shed some light on a few things. ofcourse that s only if you are not to busy, and if you are thats fine,no problem, i'm sure the answers will come eventually.

anyhow, i wont keep you any longer. peace and love to you.

david.

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Thanks David. I will be in Oz Jan/Feb/March and part of April. Some of my gatherings are listed on http://awakening-mind.org/gatherings.html

I leave for travels next week, and for Europe (France, Spain, Belgium, Sweden) in early Nov. I am busy, though i hope we can meet someday. My Yahoo group Awakeninginchrist has many archived q & a since 2001, and the free online videos are great at: http://acim-online-video.net

Love & Gratitude,

David

http://ACIM.cc

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Thank you for your sweet invitation! I used to listen to you on Blogtalk radio at night. I would love to be part of your circle of friends. I need to get back to the course. This is a very challenging time.

Namaste,

Angel

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David,
A friend of mine (Chip Cooper in San Rafael, CA) saw you when you spoke in Marin. He was telling me about the two rules you have at your place in Cincinnati. #1-no people pleasing, #2-no private thoughts. I am absolutely fascinated by these concepts and how they are playing out in waking life. I tried looking for more info. via the web and your website... to no avail... I REALLY would love to learn more!!

namaste,
Laurin
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Hi Lauren,

Great! Visit: http://awakening-mind.org/10stepguide.htm

Our 2 guidelines are listed as numbers 7 & 8 in our instructions from the Holy Spiit on that page.

Love,

David

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Hi David,

Awesome, a fellow adventurer! And enlightened soul, to inspire and light up the world for others too :o) :o) :o)
I've just.. returned to Australia.. from my latest amazing adventure... set for a new one here in Australia until March next year.
Thanks for your feedback on my blog :o)
I'll check out your videos this week, now I am back and settled.

Love & Blessings,

Katie :o)

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David I will love to be friends. I mostly have worked with the law of attraction. I also am learning a lot from Bashar and he teaches the same thing, I can understand him a little better sometimes. Thank you.

Susan Anderson

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Hi there!

I'd be delighted to be your friend - thank you. I've picked up ACIM several times, listened many times to Marianne Williamson's tapes, read "The Disappearance of the Universe. and several other books - yet I am not at all drawn to studying further - although I've been invited to join several stuy groups. Thanks for the offer - FRIEND!!!!

PEACE, LOVE, & LIGHT, Nancie

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Hey, David...
I met Susana Ortiz from Málaga, last month.
We talked about you.
And became friends.
That was in Granada, the neighhbor-province of Málaga...
Are you planning on coming to Germany, sometime again?

I remember Geneva in July 07 where you and I met...
And two weeks ago we did a Germany tour with Gary, great experience, that! :-)
Big hug for you, you Son of God, brother unarmed, haha... Armin

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Hi Armin,

Ahhh Susana is so sweet. Hope to see her in Nov/Dec.

Happy to be FB friends. I have a couple FB A Course In Miracles groups and an Awakeninginchrist Yahoo group I use to announce my travel & gatherings schedule. I will be in France, Spain, & Belgium, but not Germany this time. My schedule is at: http://awakening-mind.org/gatherings.html Hope to visit Germany again sometime.

Blessings,

David

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More messages...

HI there, thank you so much for the friend request. I have read the Course in Miracles over the past seven years or so off and on; while I"m not a CIM scholar, I am quite the fan. Please accept this gift from my heart to yours.

Have a great day!

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David,

I am happy to hear about Canada, how is the new place? I have been great!

My life has changed so very much in the last 6 years. My health is totally improving. My business is less and less of a burden, I just gave away my salon, and downsized to renting a station at a salon in San Rafael. After being a single mother for the last twenty years, and in recovery, All of my broken relations have healed with my family and friends. I am completely blown away with what comes out of my heart and mouth. Life is so good! I have ACIM, and all its teachers, Sharon in particular and Gary’s book has taught me to teach and learn to forgive!
After hearing about the Gary event being cancelled, my mouth said, "We will do it"!!! OMG! I was just moving my business, trying to rent out my house, & had an appointment with my accountant for income taxes this Friday!
In spite of all that, things have been moving smoothly and at a rapid place
I was talking to Cecile and Christian yesterday sharing that
Andrew and I & personally took on the Gary Renard 10/10 event
It got cancelled abruptly with A.C.I.P.

We have never held an event before but we have Love & Joy behind us.
So far, we have had great help from Chip with the start up.
Yesterday I was telling Christian what I was up to; he jumped in offered so much support! I am very happy that we put it back on the rails! We do not expect to get the huge numbers that A.C.I.P were projecting, but if we share what I have unlearned and one mother/daughter can heal the way my family and relations have we are a success!

Would you help us? Do you have any ideas on how to get the word out? Christian recommended that I run it by you to see if you would post Gary Renard event on your site. If so here is the information:

Dominican University
50 Acacia Avenue
Angelico Hall
San Rafael, CA 94901
10/10/09 10:00-4:30

Who's organizing?
Kelli McGowan Andrew Allansmith Spiritualear.org 415 4978690


Price
$75.00 per person buy three get one free!

Gary will give an all-day lively talk and Q&A on his upcoming book: LOVE Has Forgotten No One.

You can learn to dissolve the illusions of time and space and return to Reality, which is Perfect Love. Based on his experiences with ascended master teachers, the seminar will emphasize quantum forgiveness and the undoing of the ego through true perception as taught in A Course In Miracles.

Real love, which is Divine in nature, must be experienced, for it is beyond words. Yet words and practice are needed to help lead you to that experience. The knowledge of what it's like to be one with your Source is the awesome mystical experience that's been described by Masters throughout the ages. It's the greatest sense of awareness anyone can have while still appearing to be in this world. Gary will teach you exactly how to get to that experience, which upon the end of your physical existence will become your permanent reality. You will find that Love has forgotten no one.

Learn more about Gary Renard at www.garyrenard.com

Where: Dominican University, Marin California www.dominican.edu -- Angelico Hall. Please follow signs for "Event Parking"

When: October 10th, 10:00 to 4:30 with, 90 minute lunch break

How Much: $75 advanced registration only. Check, Credit Card or PayPal Accepted. Once your payment is cleared, you will receive a detailed email with program details, directions, and instructions for will call or if your tickets will be mailed to you.
!!!!! buy three tickets get one free !!!!
To purchase tickets www.spiritualear.org or call Kelli 415 497-8690
Checks must be maid by 10/01/09
Payable to Kelli McGowan ACIM Events
P.O. Box 151179
San Rafael, Ca 94915

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Hi David!

I first picked up ACIM 15 yrs ago after I saw Marianne Williamson on Oprah and read A Return To Love. After several starts I made it all the way through the text in around 2000. That year I made it 3-4 months through the workbook and I did about the same once or twice again in subsequent years. Early 2007 brought a consistant effort of self improvement that has continued unwaveringly to this day. I had experiences and read books that helped me to understand concepts that opened my eyes. In the fall of 2007 I was suddenly able to pick up ACIM and read where before I had struggled through every paragragh. I have read through the text several times on these last 2 years. I completeted the workbook during the year 2008. At the end of that year I definitely knew that I was not the same person as I was a year before and I felt that my feet were firmly planted on the path to God. I continue to meditate on the workbook lessons every morning and night as I am led to other sources to flesh out my understanding and experience.

I would like to know more about you if you have the time to share.

Sincerely

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Hi David,

I would love to be your friend! It's a tremendous pleasure meeting you. I am a newborn with ACIM, unlike you. lol

I have a long way to go to get to your level of understanding with ACMI.

I look forward to sharing ideas and insights with you here at FB.

Thank you for requesting my friendship. I am honored.

May you be richly blessed, David.

Blessings

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David,

I study the Course now all by myself, but still makin progress I wonder. How do I use the daily lesson..do I repeat the main sentence over and over. Some of them I need to use that way others are harder to work with like that.

I contemplate them thoug so I bring the energy of what is said with me. But what is the optimal mode of using the lessons?.

Soon I am över the whole ACIM, will be starting anew

thank you for the answer

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David: Happy to be friends. I think that the way you practice is the way the lessons were intended, especially the first time through, with a focus on the main thought for the day. Later, you may want to contemplate and use the lessons more spontaneously, though the first time through is for patience and to learn to relax and persist with the practice.

Blessings of Love,

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Do I then repalce all thought with the statements? is that ment so? I forget it many times and think old thoughtpatterns over and over. I kinda "love them" old habits. It takes a lot to always go back to different main ideas of the lessons. I already contemplate lessons and have a lot of AHAS. Ths secon time I wonnna make a BIG brake through. What is reccomemendet then for other students that are attending the Course in your group?

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David: I think these viseos will help a lot:

Youtube:

http://acim-online-video.net/

Myspace:

http://jesus-christ-videos.net/

Yahoo:

http://video.yahoo.com/search?ytag=1&p=david+hoffmeister

Google:

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=david+hoffmeister&emb=0#

Love,

David

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thanks David. a lot of love to you Anna

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pouring one's Heart out -sharing from ACIM & Awakening experiences

David,

I have been a student of it for about 4 years now and have been experiencing a lot. I don't know if you are familiar with the book Take me to truth: Undoing the Ego? The process in that book is what I have been going through. Total relinquishing of my old ego self, or some call it The Dark Night of the Soul. The process has taken about four years and I think Im in the final stages now. For about the past year I have been pretty much isolated from the world and in solitude, like a catipillar in its cocoon. My old life has gone and a clean slate is presented to me for new beginnings but im kind of in the in between space of old and new life waiting patiently and trusting the Holy Spirit, letting go of Ego control. All I want to do now is teach and learn the truth. I love connecting with other ACIM teachers and students and I hope to learn from there experiences, so I look forward to learning from you and am honoured to be your friend on facebook.

Love and Blessings

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David,

I am very knew to Course...came to know about it trough Gary Renard book Dissapearance Of The Universe...and i was kind of surprised how it make me feel...i like it...i was never so much into God and Jesus...although was brought up by as Catholic....anyway,i love reading course,but is going very slowly,i find it hard as well...but i understood is kind of normal that way....

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David,

I have read in brief ACIM at one point in my life, but it is not something I have studied in depth. I am delighted by those that do use its principles, such as the well known Marianne Williamson. I am a student of Sant Mat, the path of the Masters, which teaches meditation on the inner light and sound of God irrespective of what religion one belongs to, as no conversion is required....it is simply a matter of inversion. It is so wonderful to be entering into the golden age with so many many methods of bringing in the Light. The website for this kind of meditation is www.sos.org
My pleasure to connect with you.

Warmly

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David,

I have found the course quite recently reading the disaperence of the universe about a year ago and quickly buying the course book and reading the text through. I started the work book lessons about 2 months ago and have just found real peace and devotion to the lessons, without to much unconcious resistence. For me I can't really tell you how amazing it is to have found what I was looking for all these years, it explains everything for me about the world and my seeming self, I realise now that in the years running up to life with the course, I had found God, and released myself from most of the ego's useless journeys. The learning of my forgiveness lessons and the return to god are the only things important to me now, for in them are all things complete and at peace. I would love to hear of your experiences and benifit from your experience, especially about life after the work book, much love and many thanks for getting in touch.

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David,

Around 2002 I was having a typical vivid dream that I have experienced since the age of two. In this dream I was looking threw a telescope. Being this was a typical cheep Kmart telescope it was hard to see the star I was looking at as it was fuzzy and very shaky. The fuzziness then stopped and the star became very clear, and my view of the star became two dimensional as I was seeing the star with both eyes now. The view then changed to were I could then see the entire solar system very clear. The view then expanded to me now viewing the entire universe clear and very colorful. By this time my vision was very three dimensional and the view was astonishing. Next I could see the entire universe with the same color, clarity and detention. I was looking at the entire universe and it surrounded me. Next I could see the entire universe and the ends of the universe. I remember thinking how small it actually looked from my vantage point. At that moment beyond the universe I was seeing a grid of light formed like stars that was endless and in order but this had no end and went on forever and I feel the eternity, it was kind of a refreshing feeling and calm. I then awoke.

One night in 2003 I was very restless in bed as usual. My radio was on and a radio show, Coast to Coast AM had a guest named Gary Renard. Although Gary’s interview was cut short and the host of the show was clearly irritated with the topic of true oneness and forgiveness the moment for some reason stuck with me. I ran out the next day and purchased The Disappearance of the Universe. This is the only book in my life I could not put down. For some reason I knew that what I was reading was true. The next step was finding ACIM, I purchased it and was unable to put he book down even to the point of leaving work four hours early to read. One astounding thing I have found is how the two books have no contradiction as all and are the only consistent things I have found in this world, they do not compromise at any time. After that Gary second book came out and as usual I could not put that down also.

I started to practice forgiveness immediately and found that a great place to start was while driving to work and on the way home, things that I found upsetting I started to forgive. The end result has been peace, this peace has been noticed by the people around me. It is true that it is very easy to do but hard to remember that you should do it. I just know that I was to find this in this life and start my was home which is a very comforting thought. From what I have seen I am very fortunate to have found this at what many have considered to be a very early age and to understand it. One side effect of this has been heath, I am a disabled combat veteran but for some reason I only have about five percent of the problems I had in the past. On one can tell me that true forgiveness dose not work.

Not a day goes by I do not forgive, if I am dreaming then I chose to have a happy dream and to love my brothers. I understand now that it is the only thing I can do and the only thing I can give, and I love that.

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David,

Well this is funny, I just recently heard about you through a friend who also studies the course. I've been studying it for a few years now, and I've had my ups and downs with it. Although I think I understand a lot of it, I still feel I'm new at this, and I don't yet have so much practical experience, except that I do forgive everything that seemingly happens to me, eventually. And as much as I would like to keep my mind focused on a single purpose, I do tend to get distracted all too often in the affairs of the world.

For instance, I still believe I have to look for that special someone, a special relationship of some sort, to feel happy or completed. Maybe it's a waste of time and effort, but I can't help it. I know not to seek outside myself. And if I would feel my true Unity I wouldn't. But for now, the search continues, and that search, I acknowledge, is for my Self.

Also, I would like to learn to let go of all control and let myself be guided. I guess that takes a lot of practice with trial and error, to see which voice is the only one worth listening to. Hopefully, it won't take me too long.

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David,

Nice to know you!

I teach spiritual development in the UK, and my courses are having an increasing ACIM slant on them since I've become a student! I've taught in Slovenia and I'm going to teach in Sydney in january 2010! Not quite the jetsetter that you have been!

I host an ACIM Study Group in my home, and am just starting a Spiritual Discussion Group which will also be heavily influenced by ACIM ... now THERE's a surprise!

I write to a man on Death Row in Oklahoma and have visited him a few times, as well as visiting friends including my teacher, Margaret McElroy in Seattle. She channels Ascended Master Maitreya.

Blessings to you

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ACIM came to me when I shed away so much of the past and shifted my life forward to better accommodate GOD and his purpose for me. So much light appeared before my very eyes upon first opening the course. The light has been shining so brightly ever since...guiding me HOME. Even when it gets cloudy I know that all I have to do is ask for forgiveness and release myself into GOD. I am getting my degree in SPIRITUAL COUNSELING and I trust my gifts and my ability to use them in SPIRIT. There is a new spiritual development center opening up here in Eugene and I was just asked to be on the Board of Directors. Perhaps once we get things up and running you could come in and speak your voice. God bless you and may you always feel the love.

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Hi David,

I am new to ACIM, my mum & brother (they live in UK) have been doing it for about a year, and I was drawn to it about 2 months ago. It resonates with me fully & at the moment it is just helping me with every day type things, annoyances, feeling blue or lonely. I am a graphic designer & whenever i get inspired i design something out of the thing that has inspired me, so i am designing a funky & fun set of cards out of the lessons so it makes it more fun to do!

THanks for connecting...I'm going to my first ACIM group in sydney this tuesday so I shall hopefully meet some like minded friends :)

love

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David,

I briefly met you and went to your talk at the ACIM Conference in San Francisco in February. I really enjoyed your comments, your discussion and your peace that is so incredible. I have been studying ACIM for about 5 years and find it so amazing. It is definitely my spiritual path. I attend a small ACIM group every Wednesday night where we read parts of it and discuss them. I also attended Gary Renard's workshop when he came to Lake Tahoe in July. I listen to the lessons on my ipod in my car most all the time while driving and read a lot of material about it. The fact that we are not these bodies resonates big with me as I spent the first 40 years of my life as a man, fathered two wonderful children and went through a lot to be who I thought I should be. This was after being a 2 time cancer survivor. Cancer changed my life and has now been gone for 12 years and is never coming back. I changed to Julie 10 years ago but have dealt with a lot of guilt from it. If I had found ACIM before I may have made different choices but my gender change is maybe the only reason I found the truth. My life now is very good, I am a picture of health and beside no one wanting to date me because of this I am very happy with my life. I have 2 more years until retirement at only 55 and I hope to become more involved in the ACIM community at that time. Almost no one guesses about my past when meeting me but I usually tell the people I care about because it allows me to be honest and share my past. Recently my studies of ACIM seem to be telling me that I don't need to ever tell this because the past doesn't exist. This is an area that I still have trouble with and lessons to learn. I hope you will keep these facts between you and I as my newer Facebook friends don't know. If you are ever in Sacramento, CA I would love to meet you again and have a chat or attend one of your talks. Thanks again for the invite. I look forward to staying in contact with you.

With Love and Light

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David,

I was first introduced to ACIM about four years ago. I couldn't understand a word of it. Just sounded like blah blah blah to me. Then I had an OBE and was led back to it. This time I understood it perfectly. I read Ken Wapnick "Absence of Felicity" and "Journey without Distance". I found it helpful to understand who Helen and Bill were, as characters, their mystical journey, the connection to Hugh Lynn Cayce and the voice of course.

I am going through something similar in some ways. I just picked up the course again about two weeks ago. My "voice" banned me off reading except the Ribhu Gita, for the past six months or so. Ribhu is pure non duality without the Christian perspective, and the psychological aspects, of course. However, the guidance has been to return to the Christ consciousness. The other odd coincidence is that I am entrained with a girl who recently became close to the course of miracles monk, Jamie. He is a current student of Ken's. And I actually have Ken's phone number in my inbox, as I was guided to call him. I have not because I have no idea what I would say.
Well, if you would like to continue this holy relationship I would love to share with you.

blessings

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David,

As for the CIM, i'm more like a novice. I pick it up every now and then. My goal is to get into it and read in more consistantly. I feel such peace when I do read it. Although sometimes it is hard for me to take it all in. Reading Gary Renards book "Disapearance of the Universe" really helped me understand it more. Right now im going through a challenging time as with many others regarding issues at my job and finances and what I want to do in life. It feels like im not getting anywhere. I feel like things in my life are repeating. I guess I haven't learned the lesson yet. I have to remember who I really am and remember only God is real. I see your also friends Sonia Ross on here. She is a friend of mine, I remember her forwarding your emails to me years ago. I thought they where awesome.

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David,

I would LOVE to have ACIM friends. I have read ACIM but did not finish the course. I look forward to learning more from you. I had some very interesting and strange experiences with seeing the world differently; I think I kind of panicked because I felt I was having trouble continuing to relate to everyone around me, know what I mean?

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Hi David,

I started studying A Course In Miracles this past May. It has changed how I see everything. I am very excited for this new way to see the world and myself. Every relationship I have has been healed on some level by my practicing forgiveness. I would very much like to have friends who are also practicing.

Peace and Love

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David,

I have been reading the course for three years and still have a long way to go, Some things from the course that work for me are: I am as God created me, his son can suffer nothing, and I am his son, and; I am blessed as a son of God. Practicing forgiveness is very important to me, I have read both of Gary Renard's books and thats why I practice forgivness. Gary's book for easier for me to read than the course and I have read each book 3 times and can't wait for the 3rd. The course is a much slower read for me but the forgivness in constant and daily. I know Jesus is proud.

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Hi David:

Any friend of A Course in Miracles is a friend of mine. I have been studying/practicing inner arts of healing and self-actualization all my life. In fact, it's the only interesting thing! Currently finishing my third book, on Self-Actualization. Glad to hear any news.

Best wishes

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I have read A Course In Miracles (many years ago) and at one time in my life used "Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists" a lot in my self-talk. I haven't read any of it a long time -- mainly because the language is kind of off-putting to me. My favorite was The Teacher's Manual that I read at least three times over the years. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend!

Peace, Love & Blissings

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David,

I have used and taught ACIM principles for nearly 30 years, pioneering groups in a few Unity churches and still weave the principles in with everything I teach. ACIM is the foundation. Of course, the more I study, the more I realize what a beginner I am ...and all is well :-)

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David,

Dear David,

Thanks for your friend request. Yes I am a student of the course and I have been for about 4 years. I have always been a seeker but culdn't find something I could fully commit to until I came across ACIM. Something I had never heard about until 2005 where - all of a sudden - I heard 3-4 different people mention it within the same month. So I thought I better pick it up and check it out... and so I did:o)

It hasn't been a journey without bumps but definitly a journey I want to take and the way home for me.

I met you, by the way, in Århus some years ago and I am friends with Jacob and Maria (When Stilness Comes:) And just yesterday I listened to a beautiful song on your myspace page sung by Helena and today I'm humming "only in the name of love, no jury no judge" Ahh:D

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David,

Thank You for reaching out. Sending blessings to You!

I'm rather new to ACIM. I bought the book early this year and am slowly making my way through... and when I say slowly, I mean that I'm only at about Chapter 6.

I found especially the work on detaching meaning from everything has been very helpful. Sometimes I will find myself getting worked up about something and remember that it's only because of the meaning I have attached to it. It creates an automatic shift back to a place of peace and honoring Source and Higher Self.

It sounds as though you have a tremendous amount of experience with ACIM. What has been your most profound shift as a result of studying ACIM?

Looking forward to connecting and supporting you in your journey.

Namaste

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Connecting

Susan Stackpole September 2 at 3:51am
David,

Thank You for reaching out. Sending blessings to You!

I'm rather new to ACIM. I bought the book early this year and am slowly making my way through... and when I say slowly, I mean that I'm only at about Chapter 6.

I found especially the work on detaching meaning from everything has been very helpful. Sometimes I will find myself getting worked up about something and remember that it's only because of the meaning I have attached to it. It creates an automatic shift back to a place of peace and honoring Source and Higher Self.

It sounds as though you have a tremendous amount of experience with ACIM. What has been your most profound shift as a result of studying ACIM?

Looking forward to connecting and supporting you in your journey.

Namaste,
Susan


David Hoffmeister September 2 at 12:53pm
Hi Susan,

Thanks for connecting. Yes, ACIM is a book to be digested and pondered and applied slowly for most everyone. I worked with it so deeply, and it Helped me go inward and experience consistent peace. My most profound shift has been the deep trust I feel now with everyone, and the constant peace that comes from the trust.

I saw your page and your radio program, and appreciate all the good vibes you are sharing with everyone.

There is an interview that my friends DavidPaul and Candace Doyle did with me on the following website that you may enjoy: http://ACIM.cc

Thanks again for your support on the journey. :)

Namaste,

David

Excited about ACIM

Julie Knight September 1 at 7:55pm
It is wonderful to meet someone who is as excited about A Course In Miracles as I am. When I started reading the course several years ago I had a visceral palpable experience of an enlightened master (Jesus?) standing beside me. It was so profound and true that I started crying. The more that I read the text the more I was amazed and blown away by the truths contained in it. This book has completely changed my interior life. Nevertheless, I still struggle with my ego....I have yet to finish the workbook; I got stuck early on Lesson 45. The part where this idea is repeated: "My real thoughts are in my mind. I would like to find them." For some reason this brought up so much fear in me that I quit doing the lesson altogether. I know I will one day start them again but I haven't decided whether I should start all over at the beginning or start where I left off at lesson 45...Hmmm.. Do you have any thoughts or advice on that?
Anyway, it is great to meet you and I think it's awesome that you have traveled the world meeting people..

David Hoffmeister September 2 at 1:33pm
Hi Julie,

Happy to meet you and share in the Joy of the miracles!

I would start right where you left off, on lesson 45.

I share lots of free resources that Help make the lessons more understandable and effective. Here's a good site to start with: http://ACIM.cc

Coming to Florida in October, 2010

Rebecca Wachowski September 1 at 7:12pm
Hi David,

Thank you for the invite. I have been following Marianne for the last 17 years. She was even the minister at my church for awhile in Michigan. I have read ACIM at different times but can find it very overwhelming! However, I know I have learned a lot from it because of Marianne. She will be here in Tampa this November and I am hoping to see her.

When I was reading your message I clicked on accept, I was not sure if I had finished reading what you had wrote but it was gone. Anyway sorry if I did not answer any of your questions.

I plan on checking out the website you have listed on your wall.

Take care
Rebecca


David Hoffmeister September 2 at 1:37pm
Happy to meet you. Hope you enjoy the website. I am coming to Tampa, St. Pete area for a weekend worksop in mid-October. and my friend Donna Moldovan is helping arrange it. Eventually it will be posted on our Coming Events page at: http://awakening-mind.org/gatherings.html and our global mailing list.

Blessings,

David

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Maria Gamb September 1 at 6:44pm
David

I'm a big student of ACIM.
It has literally changed my life. Recently I finally completed the reading text. And have started again. It's really rich and wonderful work.

Maria


David Hoffmeister September 2 at 1:40pm
Great Maria! I can relate, as it changed my life too. :)

You may enjoy some videos I have shared from my travels over the years.

Love,

David

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Shay Pinckney September 1 at 6:23pm
I am blessed to connect with you.. I am studying The course now.. so many beautiful miracles are unfolding in my life since I began the work...

I am not that far into it but it is truly a blessing to listen and allow Spirit to guide my actions.. I look forward to sharing with you.. I love you for reaching out.. Pleasure to meet you. Shay

David Hoffmeister September 2 at 1:46pm
Thanks for connecting Shay. I rejoice with you in all the miracles. It is nourishing to the soul. :)

You may enjoy some ACIM videos I have shared from my travels over the years and the countries.

Love,

David

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Anika Richards September 1 at 5:53pm
I just wanted to say thank you for spreading the message of forgiveness. You are an inspiration. I know that one day I will be teaching about forgiveness myself when its time. Have wonderful day.


David Hoffmeister September 2 at 1:47pm

Thanks Anika.

Blessings,

David

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Myrna Smith September 1 at 5:38pm
Hi David,
Thanks for requesting me as a friend. The Course has been my main tool for study over the past 8 years. It has literally saved my life and given me a new perspective. I would love to hear your experiences with the Course and look forward to having a dialogue with you! I will share more later. Thanks again! Myrna
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David Hoffmeister September 2 at 1:51pm
Thanks Myrna,

I have quite a full travel schedule, though I post lots of my experiences in online videos on youtube and myspace, cause I don't type very quickly. Thanks for connecting.

Enjoy the online videos.

Love,

David

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Shola Christos August 1 at 3:36am
Blessings David,
We've never met but you've been speaking to me recently :)
I've been listening to some audio recordings of yours lately and just wanted to share how much I enjoyed them, you're joy and your passion are truly inspirational, thank you for sharing your light, it has touched my heart.
Love Shola David Hoffmeister August 3 at 11:28am
Hi Shola,

I am happy you are enjoying the audio recordings. I just returned from a 6 week trip through Europe and the USA, and had so much fun! I am glad the Spirit brought us together this way, and my heart is touched too. :) Thanks for writing to me, and I hope to meet you one day as we journey to Love in Love together.

Forever,

David David Hoffmeister August 4 at 3:38pm
Hi again Shola,

I will send you a video link that may help inspire you.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=61515568

Love you forever,

David
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Thank you Captain!

Love Shola David Hoffmeister September 1 at 4:44pm
Great Shola! Hope to see you in Noosa or Kangaroo Valley. http://awakening-mind.org/gatherings.html will be the website for the retreats, once posted. Love, David
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

England Visit on July 18-19

Hi Charan, happy to be your friend.

Yes, I will share a workshop in July in London and hopefully will be meeting our friends Tomas & Nouk when all 3 of us arrive at LHR the month before on June 11th. I arrive very early in the morning at 5:55am and they arrive at 12:30pm, and we will try to meet if possible.

It is a wonderful Summer in England with Marianne Williamson, Gary Renard, Nouk and Tomas, and myseld all sharing workshops. My new friend Heather Pozzo is organizing the workshop for me and will have flyers at the other events.

Hope to meet you this Summer.

Blessings,

David



Yes I was in contact with Heather Pozzo. I have booked myself for the talk with Tomas and Nouk here in Birmingham. I would love to go to all the talks, but most of them are in London :( !

Hopefully you will make it to Birmingham as well :))

Thanks for the add, and the great message that you share.

Blessings
Charan

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Hello David, I am part of a Course in Miracles group in Sydney and I wasn't able to come to your last event here but am reading one of your books. Would love to know when you are next coming to Sydney.
Thank you!

Patricia






Hi Patricia,

Helena and I will be back to Sydney next year, probably in early March before a retreat just south of Sydney in Kangaroo Valley from march 18-28, 2010.

Hope to meet you then. :)

Love,

David






Hi Patricia,

I am departing for a 6 week tour in several hours, so I won't have lots of time to check Facebook while I'm on the road. As for the retreat from 18-28 March, Frank Parker (who is on Facebook and lives in Kangaroo Valley) is organizing the event and the retreat is open to anyone and everyone. You can contact him and he will put you on his mailing list for updates and more info. Also, my friends Jason & Kirsten will be there in Australia for 6 or 7 months, and you can e-mail jason@awakening-mind.org to be put on the mailing list for their events and all events I will share with them in Australia.

There are many, many online resources with answers to questions I've received over the years, including our Yahoo group Awakeninginchrist which has archived messages with a keyword search box at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AwakeningInChrist/

Love & Blessings,

David

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Welcome to Youtube

Hi everyone,

Blessings of Joy! I am preparing for my Europe tour which begins June 12th in Tipperary, Ireland.

Before I leave for Europe I have been preparing posting a heap of profound and
insightful videos online at:

http://jesus-christ-videos.net for the longer ones

and http://acim-online-video.net for the shorter ones

My friends Charles and Daupheni have been posting some of them on ACIM websites,
and Daupheni has learned how to do video editing and production and uploading.
Lisa has a very good feel for the new TV studio at the nearby Lighthouse and is
now able to record and edit and produce and upload new videos as well, and David
Wellings (who is visiting from Australia and participating in the 3 week
devotional here) is interested in learning the video edit/production/upload
process during his stay and before he returns to Australia.

These Self-realization videos are a miraculous marvel to behold, and from the
looks of things around here, there are many, many more great videos and DVDs to
come. I am grateful to witness such a depth of Content and Joy and Love
mirrored with such willingness for practical application and making no
exceptions and leaving no assumption unexposed. The videos on exposing
part/whole deception and ego hypothetical thinking bring to video some of the
topics explored on the Kissimmee mp3s and on the Teacher of Teachers website.
They are revealed in the context of much humor and laughter, as these friends in
Australia reflect a deepening feeling of trust and relaxation and spiritual
communion. All glory to God!

Stay tuned!

Forever in Joy with Showers of love,

David

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Maria Helena Gonzalez Buenaventura

February 23 at 10:37am
Hello David, Thanks for inviting me in Facebook!!! I saw you for some minutes in The Miracles center in Bogota and I really wanted to you give a sesion that nigth. I will have a chance some day. Please let us know when you come to Bogota and I will be glad to meet you.
I'm looking forward to meet you.
By now, bye.
Maria Gonzalez
David Hoffmeister

February 23 at 11:33am
Thanks Maria.

I will keep your kind invitation in mind if I come to Bogota again.

Love,

David

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Ellie Kennedy

February 5 at 7:50pm
I love you.

Just a quick update, Heard from all the guys in Spain- WOW!! What LIGHT!! Thank you for being there with those guys- I love them so much, and it's Great to have such a powerfully strong light come their way!!

We are leaving for Colombia and ARGENTINA (first time!!!) in about two weeks- hope we can talk before that, and/or I will send you a flyer if you want to send it on to anyOne anyWhere you think there is a strong call...
This is our first time to Argentina, however, Darla and Alden just got back from an incredible three weeks there, came home with a Lot of Light! :)
Nice to hear about Lisa and beautiful Jenny on the road to Karen's. We have been invited to Toronto to show A Course in Miracles Unleashed.

Also, we are writing another musical, to be performed at Easter and beyond- similar to Which Way is Heaven, but with more Quantum ideas, similar to What the Bleep do we know? But with live singers/dancing/acting, parables and ACIM. We got together today, it's going to be Very Funny!

Hope you had a great trip home, let's talk before we go out again,
love Ellie and Cam and Emily xoxoxox

Have a great day!

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February 9 at 8:06am
Hi Ellie!

Great news! Happy travels for both of you!

I am in Berlin, Germany, finishing a tour of gatherings that has lasted over 2 weeks.

Kirsten is flying to Ireland next week to apply for a B-2 visa, a tourist visa that is good for up to 6 months in the USA. So if she gets it we all may come together in OH/KY for 6 months in April through September and do some traveling the other months.

So we are seeing what will unfold, and at this point it may take awhile before a base in Europe or the South Pacific emerges.

I return to the USA tomorrow, so we can talk later in the week. Just give me a call when you have a chance, and soon I'll be back in range.

Hugs and showers of Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Ellie Kennedy

February 25 at 12:21am
Just was at Crepes and Waffles today in Bogota and was remembering when we were all there,
There was so much light that I just remember the walls disappearing and all of us were just together in a stream of total light. What a time!! (Out of time, :)
I am also going to be calling Alberto Mendoza to meet up with him. We are here for another week, and then to Argentina!!!!
We love you, and think of you often, in love and gratitude,
Ellie
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February 25 at 12:34pm
Great Memories far beyond time!!!

Big hugs to you and Cam, and one for Alberto and friends in Argentina too!

I am off for travels for a month and a half as well.

Showers of Love,

David

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Thea Broadus Griggs

March 9 at 1:43am
Hi David, you see, I told you we were FB friends. We shared an elevator ride at the ACIM conference in San Fran. Unfortunately I didn't sit in on your sessions, however tonight I was guided to your website and Youtube video's.

Thank you so much for the work that you do. Any plans to be in New England?

Extending peace and love,
Thea David Hoffmeister

March 13 at 4:21am
Hi Thea!

I will be in New Hampshire in early May at a Miracles Camp. It is on the Coming Events page of the website.

Hope to see you again then.

Love,

David

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Christian Christensen

February 26 at 7:46am
Hey David

I had made a small error in our travel plans. Unfortunately we will not be back in Australia until the 19th march where we arrive in Brisbane and 6.45 in the morning. We have no plans the next two days from there and we would suggest that you came to our place on the 19th and we could drive you up to Noosa when you are ready.
This is of course only a suggestion and if it doesn’t match your plans we will just see you and Helena in Denmark on June 16. At Anne-Marie's place.

Have a peaceful journey my friend...

from Christian and Cecilie
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March 13 at 4:28am
Hi Christian and Cecilie,

Helena and I will be in the Gold Coast at our friends Raj and Suz, though we may be back up in Brisbane right after Noosa before Helena leaves for Hawaii on April 2nd and I leave for Hawaii on April 3rd.

Let me know if you are free for tea after the 29th and before we leave, as we will be in the south Brisbane area with our friends Mike and Tia at their house.

I will also have my Skype phone with me, and can be reached then on it.

E-mail me at mysticspiritone@yahoo.com if these dates will work for you both for tea.

Love,

David Christian Christensen

March 13 at 6:16am
Hi David

That will be fine, just give me a call when you are ready. We will be in Brisbane from mid next week and stay there for 6 weeks before we go back to Europe.

Be the spirit my friend.

Christian

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Anne-Marie Valton

March 15 at 12:57pm
Dear friend,
My work with translating into dansih some of your articles have begun.
This is great. I really learn a lot, and share it with my fellow students.
Thank you for you - oh - and me.
Love,
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March 17 at 3:42pm
Thanks Anne-Marie!

Helena and I will see you soon. Thanks for the pictures of the well of St. Helena. :)

Love,

David

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John Carter

March 17 at 10:25pm
Just got a question in regards to getting into a daily reading routine of the course. What was and is your daily routine for doing the course?? I seem to do the exercises and then i read some of the text but i seem to be finished in an hour i would like a more extended routine. Can u give me an example of your routine when you did it for 8 hours a day in those two and half years of doing the course every day.

many blessings

John
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March 17 at 11:33pm
Hi John,

I formed a question in my mind, and then opened the book as Guided to receive the Answer. I was in such Joy I kept on reading for hours, and yet there was never a routine for me.

Love,

David

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Hi David,My name is Christian I live in Belgium and am 55 years old.I have been searching for the truth for approx. 25 years following the reading of the" Life and teaching of the masters of the far east" by Baird J. Spalding. A few years back I purchased the course in miracles and have been trying to put it into practice. I have not reached the desired result yet; I feel it would help if I could get into contact with a person more experienced in the matter.Have you got plans to visit Belgium or can you recommend a person or group I could contact in Belgium?


Hi Christian,I am in Australia on tour now. I am coming to Brussels in June. I have a friend named brigitte hansoul who you can find on Facebook. She and a group of ACIM students meet in Brussels. Her e-mail address is:Brigitte Hansoul You can see all my Summer gatherings in Europe on the Coming Events link of our main website at: http://awakening-mind.orgMy friend Helena and I will be visiting Brigitte and her group, and I have many friends in Belgium from ny previous gatherings there in years past.Love Forever,David


Dear David,Thank you for responding to the message of a stranger, I will try to get in contact with Brigitte.Would you also have contacts around Antwerp or Lier, my health is not so good and travelling is slowly getting problematic. I really need to learn how to put all this into practice and start by healing myself before I can start helping other people find and understand there true heritage. It must be so enlightening to be able to help people achieve there own divine state.Hope you have a pleasant visit in Australia.I thrust we will meet one day.Please accept my love,Christian


Thanks Christian.I have no contacts around Antwerp or Lier. I will hold you in my prayers, and know that whatever is most Helpful for you will appear.You are soooooooo Loved.Forever,David

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David Hoffmeister
March 23 at 5:53pm
Hi Ellie & Cam,I am in the middle of an 8 day Noosa retreat in Australia. Thanks for the super video. Sooooooooo much Love.Today we are having a day of Silence. Such Joy!Hope to see you again this Summer. Regina and I are at a Miracles Camp in early May in New Hampshire. It ould be wonderful if you and Cam could come, if you are not commited to another event or task then.Showers of Love,David


Ellie Kennedy
March 24 at 12:56am
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Dude ....Noosa ,gold coast,toowoomba are all my old hangouts!!!!!Your freaking me out!In may well be in Europe but would love to do something with you and Regina sometime!Yes! Off to Mexico now.... Will write from the road.Love Cam and Ellie


Ellie Kennedy
March 24 at 12:18pm
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Hi David,that was Cam writing, obviously! Your updates are really bringing up a lot of memories for him!!Yes, I hope we can meet up with you and Regina sometime! I think we will be in europe in May though. Please ask again!!!! We love you, and Bogota and Argentina are Incredible!! :)


David Fishman
April 4 at 10:36am
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THANK YOU ELLIE, CAM & DAVID....AND ALL...ONEderful Sharing of LIGHT and LOVE ....Thank You for Including me in your JOY and JOURNEY!In Appreciation * GratitudeLOV,dov, :-) http//www.ONEMINDfdn.org

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David Hoffmeister
February 23 at 11:17pm
Hi Julia,On our main website there is the Movie Watcher's Guide to Enlightenement. Just click the link on the left menu to movie guide at http://awakening-mind.orgTe amo mucho,David
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Julia Rodriguez
March 6 at 8:26am
thank you David, ur help is a blessing!mucho amorJulia


Julia Rodriguez
March 18 at 6:39am
Hello DAvid and welcome to downunder!Id like to propose you something, is it any possibility for you to visit us in the Whitsundays one you finish in Queensland?we are just a tiny group of 4 people who are doing the course by ourowns and having a session last night, someone pop up the ida of inviting you in here as Noosa is the closer point for us but it is quite far, about 12 hours driving, we wil provide you accomodation , flights and our heart!what do you think? :) would be an honour for us , as we are the isolated in here, lolps. there are two airports, Proserpine which is the closest town (around 20 min by car) or Hamilton Island airport (beautiful island 30 min to town by ferry).enjoy your time in the Gold Coast, mucha paz!Julia and the forgotten people ;)


David Hoffmeister
March 19 at 3:00am
Hi Julia!Thanks for the warm welcome. :) Helena and I finish up our Noosa retreat and will head down to Brisbane around midday on Sat. March 28th, arriving in mid-afternoon. We would love to fly up from Brisbane to Hamilton Island if there is a late afternoon or early evening flight, and take the ferry over to the Whitsundays to meet with your group. We could have a gathering in the evening Sat. or on Sunday, and fly back to Brisbane on Sun. night or Monday morning/afternoon.Check with your group and let me know Julia, and we will see what Holy Spirit can work out. Whichever is least expensive (Proserpine or Hamilton Island airport) will work for us.I will have good Internet and email access through tomorrow and Sat. early morning before leaving for Noosa, so I will check my mail on Facebook. You can also send an e-mail to: david@awakening-mind.org Te amo Mucho y Paz!David


David Hoffmeister
March 20 at 2:49pm
Hi again Julia,I sent a message on our Awakening Mind Pacific Yahoo group, asking if anyone wants to join in sponsoring a visit to you and your group. Here is the link to the group:http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/awakening-mind-pacific/I will see if anyone responds, and if so let you know.I am traveling to Noosa this morning.Love & Blessings & Gratitude,David
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Julia Rodriguez
March 21 at 4:43am
Sorry for the delayIm just been thinking what is the best option for us to do,I would like first to talk about the planning of your and Helena visi to the otherst and we will work something out, i will let you know as soon as possible,i hope there wontl be much trouble providing your flights and accomodation as you know we are just 4 people joining.i will write to you asapthanks for your help


Julia Rodriguez
March 24 at 8:10am
Hello David, after meeting the group we talked about the great opportunity to have you here so we will be happy to have you with us!however we would like you to consider the following things-the accomodation will be with myself and my husband at our unit, there is a private room with a double bed for you and your partner-each member will contribute somethng towards your visit, in my case, accomodation, in other cases they will cover the cost of your flights (we hope this is acceptable)-venues and some costs for food will also be our pleasure to pay for-transport from/to the airport will be taken care of for youif these things are to your liking, then we hope you will confirm your visit shortly.there is a lot of excitement about your visit, unfortunatly we were unable to secure further resources from yahoo but in the nature of the holy spirit, we truly hope you will leave the whitsundays with the same feeling that we anticipated by been raised with your presence among uswe look forward to your replay so we can plan the weekend and take care of the neccesary practical matters for your visitlots of loveJulia


David Hoffmeister
March 28 at 8:01am
Hi Julia,Thanks for your kind invitation. Helena and I just arrived in Brisbane late today and I have had my first Internet access to facebook this week. I was unaware of what you and your group have offered until right now, since I had no Internet access. The weekend is half over and the week in Noosa was full on, so I will pray about what is possible now. It is after 10pm on Sat. night.In Love & Gratitude,David