ACIM Blog - David Hoffmeister A Course in Miracles

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Healing is the release of private thoughts

Beloved One,

Private thoughts are an ego defense, and we practice their release. Here are some Helpful quotes from ACIM:

Jesus taught us:

"To learn this course requires willingness to question every value that you hold. Not one can be kept hidden and obscure but it win jeopardize your learning. No one can escape from illusions unless he looks at them, for not looking is the way they are protected. There is no need to shrink from illusions, for they cannot be dangerous. We are ready to look more closely at the ego's thought system because together we have the lamp that will dispel it, and since you realize you do not want it, you must be ready." T-11.V.1.

The world of images was made to take the place of God. To forgive the world, you must raise to your awareness the ego belief system that made it. That belief system is in mind. The world is the representation of private thoughts. The world is entirely in mind.

Nothing can happen to you apart from what your mind desires. If you wholly desire the peace of God, that must be your experience. The Holy Spirit uses what was made in hate to teach the meaning of true forgiveness. The miracle will remind you that the false is false, and you will experience peace.

Private Thoughts Block the Holy Instant

If I have no private thoughts, I cannot see a private world. I can also call upon my real thoughts, which share everything with everyone. As my thoughts of separation call to the separation thoughts of others, so my real thoughts awaken the real thoughts in them. And the world my real thoughts show me will dawn on their sight as well as mine. W-54.3. (18)

The holy instant is a time in which you receive and give perfect communication. It is a time in which your mind is open, both to receive and give. It is the recognition that all minds are in communication. It therefore seeks to change nothing, but merely to accept everything. T-15.IV.6

How can you do this when you would prefer to have private thoughts and keep them? The only way you could do that would be to deny the perfect communication that makes the holy instant what it is. You believe you can harbor thoughts you would not share, and that salvation lies in keeping thoughts to yourself alone.

For in private thoughts, known only to yourself, you think you find a way to keep what you would have alone, and share what you would share. And then you wonder why it is that you are not in full communication with those around you, and with God Who surrounds all of you together. T-15.IV.7

Every thought you would keep hidden shuts communication off, because you would have it so. It is impossible to recognize perfect communication while breaking communication holds value to you. Ask yourself honestly, "Would I want to have perfect communication, and am I wholly willing to let everything that interferes with it go forever?" If the answer is no, then the Holy Spirit's readiness to give it to you is not enough to make it yours, for you are not ready to share it with Him. And it cannot come into a mind that has decided to oppose it. For the holy instant is given and received with equal willingness, being the acceptance of the single Will that governs all thought. T-15.IV.8.

The necessary condition for the holy instant does not require that you have no thoughts that are not pure. But it does require that you have none that you would keep. Innocence is not of your making. It is given you the instant you would have it. Atonement would not be if there were no need for it. You will not be able to accept perfect communication as long as you would hide it from yourself. For what you would hide is hidden from you. In your practice, then, try only to be vigilant against deception, and seek not to protect the thoughts you would keep to yourself. Let the Holy Spirit's purity shine them away, and bring all your awareness to the readiness for purity He offers you. Thus will He make you ready to acknowledge that you are host to God, and hostage to no one and to nothing. T-15.IV.9.

Exposing Private Thoughts

It is important to expose private thoughts in order to be in full communication, which is the only state in which God can be known. The ego wants to keep them hidden and will always defend against exposing private thoughts. But exposing private thoughts only seems personal and threatening to the ego that is identified with them. Confession, properly perceived, offers only release.

Having "no private thoughts" is a fast-track for healing. Intense as it may be at first, trusting mighty companions and being willing to "take the lid off" of these feelings and thoughts and to "put it out there" brings peace, because then you can see that the thoughts are not true; they are not reflective of who you are, which allows you to laugh at them. This gives your mind the opportunity to heal. Your relationships then can only become more trusting, loving, open and honest when you continue to trust the Holy Spirit, your right mind, to lead the way.

To Release Private Thoughts

1. Notice them.

2. Bring them to the light by voicing them in an environment of trust. (like the Living Miracles Monastery or one of our retreats)

3. See that they are nothing and detach from them. :) (this takes lots of practice in handing them over and Seeing them with the Holy Spirit.)

Love you soooooo much,


David

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Enjoy these Miracle Videos

Lisa has been joyfully collaborating with Geoff at the Monastery putting together these beautiful videos with excerpts from A Course in Miracles.
Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5y2434BEn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aasM5aV5u08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCg-RO57ZF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4RiiekzmYQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbXBfZ3g134

Showers of love!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Podcast - Self Concept and True Empathy

Hi Everyone

Here is a pod cast from Lisa's tour in Santa Monica. It goes deep into the ideas of self concept and demonstration of true empathy.

Enjoy!

Much Love!!

http://podcast.com/episode/65085386/205036/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Releasing Private Thoughts

Greetings Everyone!

This is a great video about the purpose and importance of releasing private thoughts. If you have an ACIM group or a mighty companion to join with and feel to go deeper into the experience of what the Course is teaching, this video combined with the Clarity process can be very powerful. Click here to view the video and the Clarity process.

http://www.livingmiraclescenter.org/livingmiracles/teachings/clarity.html

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Beloved One,

The hippity-hop travel days are over and the upcoming world tour has 2 main
destinations for exploring living in community and diving into the depths of
Awakening: Mallorca, Spain and Nelson Bay, Australia. The world tour concludes
at the Living Miracles Monastery near Fruitland, Utah in March, 2011 where the
Messengers of Peace are based and where we have our ongoing community of the
Heart.

Mysticism is Calling us. The Messengers remain a symbol for this deep
devotional life, and the way is clear. On my visit to Hawaii this past April
Jack Luckett predicted my prime traveling days would be ending, and I have to
say that I am feeling that way. I have felt for awhile that I would be living
and sharing and shining with a small group of people, and the experience on the
island of Mallorca for 6 weeks and on Nelson Bay for 8 weeks will be wonderful
entry points into this Mystical life of communal living. Our Miracles Monastery
is now prepared and fully-functioning, awaiting our arrival after the 2011 San
Francisco ACIM Conference.

I am so grateful for all the people who hosted me for the last 19 years, and for
those that are hosting me on this upcoming tour. I feel so very blessed and
humbled by the outpouring of Love and hospitality, and I will always remember
your Love and Welcoming.

We are making the shift to Living Miracles in America and Australia and Europe
as our Awakening Mind has Embraced the Living Presence of Love. All glory to
God, and peace be with you always.

Forever in Love,

David

ACIM Online Website

New online website:

http://acimonline.info/

Enjoy!

David

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dear David,

Peace and joy.
Hope this finds you very well,
After 10 years of Monastic travelings Australia, France, Israel, Brazil etc I am ready to return to CA and was wondering if you could give me any suggestions in the San Diego area where ACIM is happening. If there are any groups, Monasteries or Communities in that area that you may know of.
Blessings of light and love,
Licia Hanshaw
www.liciaatelier.com
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Hi Licia,

My dear friend Lisa Fair, who is abbot of our ACIM Living Miracles Monastery in Utah (link below) will be coming to Southern CA in late October. I will send you her email address, and hope you both can meet. Maybe you could host her in San Diego, and we could put the gathering on our ACIM websites and mailing lists.

lisa@livingmiraclescenter.org

Love you,

David

http://miracles-monastery.org/
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Dear David,
It sounds great:-) I am in South Florida at the moment not in San Diego yet but doors are opening and I would love to host Lisa with all my heart so let's put the will out there!! God's will is my will!
Love you,
Licia
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All glory to God!!!! Yes, God's will is my will!

Forever in Love,

David
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My dear David, I will not be attending the retreat in Mallorca. Susana is back from M├ílaga to stay and We are getting ready the centre Arunachala for meditation, for teaching ACIM and other activities for the awakening of the mind. I´ll be there in spirit... the only way I can truly be there. Showeres of love and blessings, Ana
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Thanks Ana,

Yes, Susana told me of her plans with you and the centre we had all talked about when I last visited the Canary Islands. I hope to make it there again, so please keep me posted on how the centre develops.

Te amo mucho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David
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Hi david, how's life? The retreat and meeting jp had a big impact on me. Even though it's hard at times I gotta say I'm enjoying this new "phase".
Anyway this email is to ask you a question that keeps coming back to me when I meditate. How and when was the ego created? If this seeming separation never occurred then ego is an illusion too right? I just wanna hear your thoughts on this cause it's always nice to hear from you. Also I'd like to know if there's still space for me in spain? I'd love to be there with you.
Love you so very much. :)
Gayanee
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Hi Gayanee!

It is wonderful to hear from you! Thanks for your question & request.

If there was an answer to the question, "How and when was the ego created?" it would give reality to that which has no reality. If the ego had a source, then it would be real. And so to ask this question is still to assume that the impossible did happen, and to look to the past or words for answers.

The experience of the Answer is within this moment! and you can seek it here and now. It is the Moment which ends all questions & seeking. :)

In practical terms, this kind of question is simply an ego delay tactic to avoid the acceptance of the Correction in the present moment, which remains one's only responsibility. An experience is available now in which one sees that the impossible did not happen. Why look to the past? History would not even seem to exist if one wasn't continuing to make the same mistake in the present.

Whenever one is looking for a historical answer or theology to explain the impossible, just be aware that it is a delay maneuver. Remember, right now, this very instant, there is the opportunity to be completely absolved of guilt and fear, completely healed forever. Remind yourself, "I don't want to figure out how the impossible happened, since that cannot be figured out. What I want is healing; I want to accept the Atonement for myself."

As for the retreat in Mallorca, it would be a Joy to see you there! For JP too I'm sure!

You can FB message my friend Jenny Fagerstedt, who is the coordinator and organizer of the Mallorca retreat and a FB friend of mine. I sent her an email with your request about the space left, though I didn't have your email address. I think it is filling up quick, but there may be a 2 week slot left. Send me or Jenny your email address: jenny@awakening-mind.org david@awakening-mind.org

I Love you soooooooo much Gayanee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David
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Brother!

I could start wiht asking how you are? How do you feel? What have you done lately? Where have you been? Or, it´s been a long time since. All terms and voices from the ego that doesn´t say anything. :) Instead, it´s lovely to write to you and sharing what is.

We haven´t been spoken or written to each other but you have been in my awareness. In my mind I have joined you to many retreats all over when I have been listening to cd:s in the car. Thanks for what you do in the name of love!

I have had some months of preparation so to speak. The willingness wasn´t really ready until now. I came to a crossroad where no comprimises was possible longer. A few days ago The Holy Spirit said to me: Welcome to the land between! I guess you know what I mean. I´m no longer in the world made of the ego but I haven´t reach the state our Father created. There is still some steps for the mind to take. This is not words from Niklas the person because he doesn´t know what progress is. :)

However, the time has come or better said, the time is now. The inspiration says it´s time to share the great message. I knew it theoretically for a long time but now I can feel it. The experience of sharing. The Holy Spirit guided me to you to be able to take the remain steps, out from the zone of nowhere. :) So I´m asking you brother: Is there something I could do or think about?

Love to you my brother!
Niklas
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Hi Niklas!

I'm so happy to receive your message, and feel our connection deeply in my heart. Listening to CDs in the car is a wonderful way to be right there in the middle of the retreats.

I told Jenny & Helena about your message, since they are in Sweden now, and have promised to forward it to them. They have an open evening that is part of a devotional retreat (Sept. 19-29) on the 27th of Sept. and would love for you to come. I also talked with Jenny about the idea of you coming to the island of Mallorca, Spain to be with a group of us there for 2 weeks. It will be a Joyful expression of Love & Joining & very natural for you if you can fly down from Sweden for 2 weeks.

In Flowing Love & Gratitude,

David
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Hi David!

So many thanks for your answer! I recently wrote to Jenny and said that I problaby will come on the open evening the 27th. Two hours of sharing love would be wonderful.

Unfortunately I can´t join you at Mallorca. Five months ago me and Laila took care of a four year old boy (dog). The ego would say that he have had some pretty tough years from his old home. Drugs, physical abuse, narcotics and so on. You know the story. But to go beyond form, to se that you never could harm a physical form, that the past just is a shodow to remove, is beautiful. He has been a wonderful guide that shows what true love is. That Love has no reason, that is is a state that shines through when The Holy Spirit shows what true forgivness really are. It´s wonderful!

So what I´m trying to say is that our hairy brother join us wherever we go. :) But I´m sure there we´ll be oppurtunitis to come together even in the world of form. Don´t you think?

Forever Love David!
Niklas
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Yes, there will be many opportunities to come for us to join. Enjoy the Moment with Leila and the precious angel dog you have both Graced and been Graced by.

Love you!!!

David
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Hi, David,
I had a wonderful experience today being interviewed on BlogTalkRadio today about spirituality and ACIM.
I intend to do some more interviews as a guest. I may become a program host in the not distant future (like 3 months or whatever (I will let God reveal his plan)).
Of course I want to have you as guest at some point after I become a host.
Yaaahhhoooo!
Bruce
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You go Bruce! Such Joy!
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Hi David,
I have been struggling with something in the course and I was wondering what your thoughts about it were... On page 221 in the text, section 4-the part that says "Recognize what does not matter, and if your brothers ask you for something outrageous, do it because it does not matter....." This section is really bothering me. Is Jesus suggesting we do whatever anyone asks from us, even if we don't feel like it or want too?? Am I misunderstanding this? Thank u:)
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Hi Melissa,

About 100 pages later in the ACIM Text he extends this statement to include the idea (...as long as it does not harm you or another). The statement is designed to "expand" awareness through willingness beyond ego "comfort levels" by learning to follow the Holy Spirit (even when it seems to be a stretch) and become truly Helpful.

An example is when I was Guided to pick up hitch-hikers when I was traveling by car years ago. It was not something David would have ever done, because it seemed outrageous. Every time I followed the Guidance it was very miraculous.

Love & Blessings,

David
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. My ego has been so hung up on that particular section that I hadn't been able to read much past that point. Your explanation made it much clearer. Thank you for your help.
Love & Light,
Melissa
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My Loved One!

Istalled skype at my parents place and got a glimps of connection, then it failed. The internet is to slow. When not to many pepole are online at that particular connection (It´s called "spray") the internet goes faster and even facebook works.

I have some reeeeeally cool things to tell from having intensively concentrating only and exclusively on good for days and days now, and I would loooove to tell you about them.

On monday I will move to my temporary home in Sigtuna and set up a Telia internet connection there, and I look so much foreward to see you around that time on skype in peace and stillness!

Forever in your heart and yours in mine
//Jess!
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Wonderful Precious Love! I will look for you on Skype on Monday!

Loving you,

David
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Greetings David,
From here in the duality capital of the world, NY. Where the ego has so many trendy trinkets called distractions. Shiny and fashionable things that others value which do not make us anything but jaded. I recall our talks.... how you showed me one of your past preferences. Specialness with food... presentation. I watched the thought come up and you just said no and the desire vanished. I wanted that, so down the rabbit hole I went. Byron Katie Inquiry, PIQ... the experiences and the music. Music is the siren call of the ego. It drives egoic identity 3 levels down, inception style. I believe I am in a holy relationship with someone. One lesson trust and have faith you are the love you seek, you will be ok. And knowing that, feeling it. I am there. Your inception seed of Hip Hop music has help me heal so much. The ego has this placed covered. Everything is a pull. Friends, family, the stars, the sun, music, family, sex, love, distractions..... they are the siren call of the ego. Stay here, it lulls. Yet just as easily as you said "No" and meant it. Vanishes. I now understand the level of WILL you spoke of, bastard, you know i say that with all the love my lower i self feels.... wow. A rapper friend of mine, an inception projection wrote about the illusionary concept of time. Tah phrum duh bush. He struggles with lack of sleep please reach out to him for me. Reach out to me so I can see him as capable. I need clarity with certain concepts and beliefs. A times it is hard to to distinguish from self and SELF. I read his book and heard myself admit to thinking and speaking his words, they were me. I do not fear loosing the mind. I say each moment. God is Right and I am wrong about myself... others, you and everything. I don't know my own best interests or what anything is for. Humbling to say the least for a Die hard New Yorker. What an identity, it like egoic terets. An assault on the senses, that is what music is. The stars a siren call compared to GOD.... trinkets. Debris. Well still waiting for you thoughts on inception.
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So happy to hear from you! I posted a response to your request for my thoughts on the movie Inception, and here is the link to a talk that Jason and I did on the movie here at the monastery in Utah:

We recently had a deep session about the film Inception.
My friend Thomas posted a link of the discussion with Jason Warwick and I and the participants here at the week long collaboration and celebration retreat:

http://www.media-library.us/uninception.htm

Then my friend Andy transcribed the talk and it is available on the Yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AwakeningInChrist/message/3448

It will be a Joy to see you and your aunt out at the monastery sometime. A friend Thomas Conway came from NYC just last week. Next year I'll be back here as well for the Spring & Summer.

I am with you all the way in the devotion and mind training!

I Love you sooooooooooooooo much,

David
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Hi David...it was a pleasure to meet you while you were finishing up the details in Cincinnati. I hope our paths cross again. I wanted to make you a 'friend' on Facebook, however I received a message that said you have too many friends! Can we have too many friends! ;-)

Marybeth
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Thanks Marybeth,

Wonderful meeting you! Noell and I will share a few hours in the afternoon on the 26th of Sept. at the Spiritual Living Center. Bob Wuest and my tour coordinator Suzanne Sullivan suzanne@awakening-mind.org are setting it up right now. Hope to see you there.

We can never have too many friends, though on FB it seems so for the time being. :)

Love you,

David
http://ACIM.cc/

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More Facebook dialogues...

Dear David,

This is hard to explain but here goes, I actually feel like I don't anything anymore. I've been studying The Course about 3 yrs. now, and my mind feels like a big empty balloon, really. All the things I thought I knew I realize I don't. I don't really know if The Course is true because EVERYTHING is a projection . the course as well, Jesus Holy Spirt, Maybe God is also. I just don't know This feels so uncomfortable to mymind, that now I wonder if this is a lesson, part of the process of emptying of false beliefs and constructs. But really, if the mind can make a Universe, cosmos planets and separate bodies than is it possible it could construct a fairy tale about this big loving Daddy that loves you unconditionally, eternally, forever and ever Amen. I need some help with this because I'm wondering if there is an 'Absolute Truth" is there anything that we can know for sure. I know the course says God Is, that's the absolute truth. I just don't know. Help!!
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Hi Lisa,

Yes, the emptying and undoing seems very disorienting to the ego, and yet eventually everything perceived comes right side up instead of the former upside down. I am with you all the way!!! Peace is the consistent, stabilzed feeling that emerges, and in fact was always Present. The relative seems to get washed and washed and washed away before everything stablizes and reflects the Absolute - the Happy Dream! Come join in deeply, and let go, and trust -and you shall experience what I'm pointing at with these words.

I love you dearly and ever and ever,

David

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Wow, thank you!!!
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Hi david, I spoke to Patricia and Lisa and Alisa call me. we are all set to go now. three of us will stay at Patricia the 22nd night. And I have to do some grocery shopping on Monday morning before we head out for the monastry (for the two meals I'm cooking) and we'll come there by mid afternoon.

I've surprised myself on how easy it is to let go of everything I've accumulated in this country for the last 10 years. I've gotten rid of most of my furniture and someone already wanted our apartment. things are happening so fast and effortlessly. I feel light and airy at this moment :)

love you!
gayanee

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See you soon! Such a Joy to experience all the miracles of trust and letting go.

Love you too!

David
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I am a new student of ACIM. I have been studying it for about a month and a half. I am on Lesson 11. I participate and listen on ACIM Gather every day. Your name was mentioned on ACIM Gather as a person who is awake and completely living in present moment awareness... being awake to the Voice of God within me has been something I've been searching for my whole life and I have finally opened my eyes to allow myself to accept this within me.... I wanted to send you a friend request because you are awake and aware....
Elena
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Hi Elena! Happy to meet you and join as friends. You are in my heart, and I am grateful we share the same Self. I am honored and grateful.

Blessings of Joy,

David
http://ACIM.cc/
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Hi David,

I can't wait to check out the ACIM Videos on Youtube!!

Blessings and Joy to you also!
Elena
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Hi David

A good friend of mine and teacher of ACIM in CT has been emailing you to find out what is involved in bringing you out to South Africa to meet and guide our growing community.

Please let us know

Much love
Hayley
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Hi Hayley,

Thanks for connecting. My travel schedule for 2010 is filled up, with Utah, the Southern USA, and England and Spain and Australia. I do hope to make it to South Africa and China and Alaska in the coming years, as these invitations have been coming in for awhile.

Blessings of Joy,

David
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David, just wanted to say it was a joy connecting and chatting with you. Thank you for being such a magnificent guest - you are clearly a pro at such things, and we felt so honored to have you on the show.

Much love to you :)

Kitty
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Thanks Kitty! It was a Joy!

Love,

David
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Hey David,
I want thank you for your youtube postings. What a light you are in this dark (fictional) world!
John
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I am grateful to know you John. I share in the gratitude.

Love,

David
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Hi David,

Just on my way home from SB with Borys and the kids picking me up after some lovely and beautiful time joining in SB. Noelle and i had some lovely time together until I was picked up......deep connection.......

Feeling blessed to been part of the weekend......thankyou.....its was so clear i was to be there and join and meet wih everyone.......Deep feeling of connection with the sisters and brothers i met.....and all of these lovely ports unfolding to join together in different places........

Feeling the beauty of HS unfolding of all of the dotts connecting......Buckets of Love from .....an LA truck stop filled with love and glee........Sandy

ps thank you for being a lviing demonstration of all that is true.......xxxxxoxxx
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I am with you, and rejoicing with you in this glorious awakening dream!!!

Love, love, love............................................................

David
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Hi David, I really enjoyed your coming here and all our talks. I feel that things are a lot clearer, and my purpose is a lot more unified now. I'm really looking forward to hanging out with you again.
Peace brother,
Mike
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Thanks Mike. It was wonderful and I am so grateful.

Love you,

David
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David,

This is Bradley. I called you from Wisconsin about a year ago when I was kind of at a dead end, not sure where the next step would be. You referred me to Bumpity where I met my now best friend Donna whom you also referred to Bumpity. Everything is in perfect and divine order and things have been flowing so well. I am now in a place so different from where I was that it is as though I was a lowly worm, transformed by love into a beautiful butterfly. The reason I'm e-mailing you now is because Donna and I are being pushed out of the places we both are now. I am not afraid but everything is falling apart that needs to and Donna and I are waiting for guidance on what to do next. Both of us are now back to not having anywhere to go. We have been shown explicitly that we are ready to do our work. We are ready to do God's work. Donna actually called me right as I was about to call her and we were both in the same position of being completely pushed out. We decided that we would ask for guidance about what we would do next and after immediately meditating for a little while I remembered when you helped me so very much last year.

With Love, Light, and Infinite Patience,
Bradley
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David,
Thank you for sharing the part of myself I am getting to know much better. It was a pleasure meeting you and being present with you. I am interested in knowing more about the Utah Monastery. Is it available any time or is there certain times of the year that one can join.
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Hi Susan,

It is open year round, and here is the website for more info: http://miracles-monastery.org/

Here is a global Ning group connected to the monastery:

http://iamacim.ning.com/
Living Miracles Monastery in Utah & ACIM Online - Living 'A Course in Miracles' ACIM Global Ministry
iamacim.ning.com
A gathering place for A Course in Miracles (ACIM) Students and Teachers in support of the Living Miracles Monastery, Fruitland, Utah.
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David,

I've been 'hiding' all my life-keeping secrets-afraid. I have been moved to and set up an ACIM gathering in the small town where I live so that I can take off the masks and join. I wanted to thank you for all of your light-filled inspiration. I am afraid -of people I don't know, of being vulnerable, of being looked up to for something/leadership---but I am able to hear the internal voice that tells me that I can learn just as much from 'I don't know' as I can from 'I know' Thank you again David--All my love, Jen
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Thanks for writing Jen. You are very welcome. And thanks for being so willing to open up and expose the false and Join! It is a wonderful state of mind, not knowing anything about the world.

Forever in Love,

David
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Dear David A Course in Miracle opened my vision. I learn and I teach ACIM at home because it is something that I can not keep for myself. I`m so glad to know you have your own facebook so we can contact each other and share knowledge and experiences. THANK YOU TO EXISTE DAVID !!!
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Hi Stella,

Thanks so much for the sweet note! It is good to be in contact with you on this deep inward journey. I was Guided by Holy Spirit and Jesus to put together and share the teachings on the profound Teacher of Teachers website to help brothers and sisters with their steps along the way, and you may enjoy it at home, as it is in Spanish and Portuguese as well:

http://miracleshome.org/

For a much more audio/visual, user-friendly, instruction and mind training mentor/partner based program, I suggest the Mystical Mind Training program at:

http://mysticalmindtraining.org/

Stella, You are ever in my heart, and I am with you all the way!

Love,

David

Christ@I.Am
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David,

I am a new student of ACIM in the mountains of Spring Valley, CA on a goat farm. I really am learning fast from your videos on YouTube.
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David,

I would like to know more about A course in miracles. I have moved to Mississipi spending time living with mother nature and have met many kindred spirits who highly regard it..
wish I would've met with you in OH but I cannot live in regret, coming this way anytime this year?

NAMASTE!!

Amy
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Hi Amy,

I'm so happy to hear from you! I am also living out in nature here in rural Utah at a place called Living Miracles Monastery. This Oct. I am coming to Louisiana (which is pretty close to Mississippi) for the 10-10-10 Voices of Light A Course In Miracles conference along with my friends Gary & Nouk & Tomas.

As for A Course In Miracles, here is a link where you can read it for free and check it out. http://ACIM.cc/

I viewed your videos for awhile now, and the Course is a book that will definitely help quench a desire for an experience of Truth & Love & Oneness. Your openness and natural curiosity are wonderful to behold.

My casa is your casa, and it will be a Joy to meet you whenever our paths seem to cross.

Showers of Love,

David
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David,

I hear many Course people say, since we are living in the illusion, we have to deal with the illusion like taking care of bodies, going to Dr. paying bills etc. otherwise we are in denial. I thought our purpose is to awaken from the illusion and with Holy Spirit, we can transform our minds and then look upon a different world. Specifically, if we are to trust one Voice and all healing is possible with Holy Spirit, can't we put the body under the dominion of Holy Spirit and heal through the Devine Mind; or is this a form of denial. How else do we build our faith, if we keep trying to listen to two voices or follow two different authorities, or straddle the fence? What is denial? I am trying to listen to the Voice for God. I have always had physical symptoms and in the past made up stories; ran to Md's who confirmed the stories and now I am trying to build trust in the healing power of Spirit. Am I in denial?
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Hi Linda,

Well spoken. Yes, put the body and symbols of the world under the dominion of Holy Spirit, and heal through the Divine Mind. The world is false perception, and it is necessary to question all beliefs and assumptions to release the denial of Spirit by developing trust in Holy Spirit for absolutely everything. By opening and listening & following the belief in separation is dissolved, the mind sees the world anew, and faith is withdrawn from the ego's beliefs.

Love you,

David
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Dear David,
You have been such a shining light of truth and rememberance to me. I feel so strongly the call to go all the way, to except nothing else but perfect happiness and peace!
My present job teaching mostly pilates and some therapy feels tiring and not what I am ment to do. Even a regular life feels wrong. There is nothing I want to fix I just want to Be in Christ One with God. I keep hearing from spirit music..music! So now I am at a point of surrender and trust with the one desire to let spirit lead me, because I do not know the way. I love so much to share in improvisational music with a group as well as free dance and painting! This feeling of being an inocent child flowing with spirit, so light and fun! I know this rut is a opportunity for a transformation.
I feel such a strong desire to come to one of your gatherings, soon I hope :)

SO much Love and Graditude to you!

Mayana.
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Precious Mayana,

I would love to experience you in one of my gatherings, and it all sounds heavenly -the improvisational music with a group and the free dance and painting. Music is at the core of me, and I love the expression and the collaborative nature of the miracle. You are worthy of soooooooooo much more than a 'regular life,' and my hope for you is cascading miracles upon miracles upon miracles!

The gatherings schedule is:

http://awakening-mind.org/gatherings.html

I am with you ALL the way!

Showers of forever Love,

David
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Dear Brother,
what an amazing journey home you are awakening to. Thank you for sharing it with all of us, much appreciated.
My name is Enda, and i'm living in Ireland, i had a very dark nightmare for most of this lifetime, caught up in addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex and gambling.
On October 13th 2001 I had a deep spiritual awakening when I was visited by the Holy Spirit in the middle of a suicide attempt when i cried out and asked God to help me. From that experience my life has changed immeasurably. I have been clean sober and gamble free for last 8.5 years.
My beginnings in life were that I was separated at birth from birth mam, adopted, with no info on who am I, or where I was from. This beginning I now see as a blessing since over the last 8 years after cleaning up I began the search of "Who Am I?"
Last April I came upon ACIM and that search has stopped. I have been struggling at times over my studying and practicing of lessons with a stop/start stop/start pattern emerging. A pattern in my life is to abandon and sabotage all GOoD things that occur in my life and at present my mind is like a battlefield with the ego wanting me to abandon and sabotage myself again.
At very rare times i hear a whisper from the Holy Spirit within telling me to Trust. My outer life is in a pretty mess at the minute regarding finances, no fixed abode, spending too much time online, with smoking cigarrettes and the ego keeps telling me I am a fake.

Would you have any suggestions for me on how to overcome this within my mind and find true peace and return Home to Our Creator?

Blessings of Love to you
Enda
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Hi Enda,

Thanks for writing to me and pouring out your heart. It all accelerates when the thoughts and feelings are exposed and brought unprotected to the Light within. The whisper from the Holy Spirit within telling you to Trust will grow louder in awareness, and you will grow more confident in it. I hope you have the opportunity when you spend time online to experience some of the videos that were posted on http://ACIM.mobi/ The practice, moment by moment, is well worth the effort. I have dear friends in Ireland, and now I am happy to have you in my life.

Showers of Love & Gratitude,

David
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Hi David! My dear dear beloved friend...

I am SO glad to let you know, that our cd is now finally out in "the open". If you feel guided to support us by downloading it, it can be found rigt here;

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Borderland

We can also send you a hard cover, if you would like. Please feel free to tell everyone you know, that might like listening to inspired music like we do, where to find our music.

I know you are injoying the dream.. Where are you right now?

I feel like sharing with you that I have now reached a point where I cannot hold back my desire to join and shine the light of God anymore, and I have decided to start giving workshops, using video clips, music, meditation, healing with singing bowls etc.. I want to help my brothers and sisters (and thereby myself) dig into their limiting beliefs and help them transform their lives into a happy dream with symbols of Innocence, Peace and Love.
I am very exited about the future. Even though Jake and I are going to live in separated homes - that is ok too. I do not know what anything is for, but I trust that there is a higher plan with everything.

I was thinking if it in any way would be possible to "lend" some of all the wonderful music and movies you carry with you for teaching purpuses? I would love to have countless possibilities of teaching devices for the workshops...

I Love you. Thank you

Much love. Give Helena a big hug from me..

Maria
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Hi Maria! Thanks for telling me of all the exciting new directions in your life and the new CD release! I would love to access it on CD Baby when I have a moment in my full schedule. I and my friends plan to be in Europe this Fall, and maybe then you can join with us and use some of our music and teaching materials. We have put soooooo many on the Internet to use freely, and we are building an online MMT Mystical Mind Training program to share even more of them with anyone who has an Internet connection.

I love you dearly and am so grateful for you in my life. What a delight to hear you sing!

Love from rural Utah here at the monastery,

David
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Hi david,

I dont understand. lessons are requiring of me hourly structured reminders. I have been so caught up in practicalities, a new lovely relationship, a house move and i must be defended against learning still (can you tell am repeating the work book ;-)
Anyways, in order to remain in the lovely house i have just moved to, i need to find a good job (it will be busy again and I will be distracted)
help - i think i must still be very frightened as i have so many distractions and my mind feels so undisciplined. I want to keep the flat as it is a good base to help heal myself and others - i will be running a wednesday evening acim group with the holy spirits help i hope.
I am trying trying - i forgive myself for being so weak :-(
thanks for letting me speak.
forever love
Marisa
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Thanks for writing Marisa. That's great that you will have a way of expression with your ACIM group. Just remind yourself not to drive your mind with busy-ness and distractions, and as you deepen in Purpose it will seem that all things are Flowing in trust more and more.

Big Hugs of Love,

David
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Thank you david
I am trying to be as authentic as possible. I prayed for years for things to happen in my life and then as soon as I encountered the course last year my mind changed radically, now all of these things have happened in my life and I am finding they are distractions - but they are fun/nice/happy distractions. Now i am trying to reconcile both worlds and they dont mix in the slightest.
I feel angry as i write as i believe i dont have time for the course lessons - but this is not true either as i would make time and make them a priority. I want to do this, but i just seem to be going with the flow of my life and its taking me away.
I spent a few hours joining with someone yesterday over course material and it was heaven :-) - discipline is something i am very seriously encouraged to develop.
thanks David for your constant reminders both directly to me and mostly just when i see prompts and listen to your tapes.
Marisa
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Hi David! Thank you for accepting my friend request. I'm confused about something and was hoping you could help. When someone reaches enlightenment and are one again with God and they completely know it's an illusion, why are they still here in body form. Should'nt they disappear? I know you're very busy and don't have time to answer quuestions. If I don't hear from you I will just keep studying. Hope you have a great day!
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Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for taking the time to write. There is a stage called the Happy Dream in which the world is seen as illusion, and the false is seen as false. This is an experience of tranquil watching of the dream, and it is very Joyful. In 3 revelatory experiences the world disappeared, and the thin veil of perception was seen in perspective. Awakening from the dream brings the disappearance of the time-space linear universe, though first is the state of complete forgiveness.

Love you!

David
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Thank you so much for getting back to me David. That helped a lot, you're a wonderful person and I would feel so privileged to meet you some day!
Love,
Jennifer
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hi dave,

you dont "know" me, however i watched your video quantum physics and enlightment.
i just wanted to say thanks
peace
jeremy
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Happy to hear from you Jeremy.

Blessings,
David
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David -- thanks again for meeting me in Sausalito and contributing to my next book. The chapter in which you're quoted is complete, and I'd like to run it by you so you can check the editing and context. And you're welcome to comment on the chapter as a whole. I'll send it via e-mail if you can drop me a note at info@fearlessbooks.com. thanks!

D. Patrick Miller
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Dear David, I am still just as devoted to be a messenger. That has not and will not change.

During the birth of Tim, I was sucked away from this world, and God asked me if I could do it, "walk away" from my children and do my "mission", and I said yes.
Than he gave me the choice to choose between the ego and Love/God and showed me a round picture split in half, and one half represented God, and the other the ego. I said "I choose God, I choose God!" The picture started to spin and I used every bit of my being to find in me the True Love, The True Me, and I found it, and it filed me completely and I choose it. Then I was sucked back to the world of form, and I didn't know to where I was sucked back, or WHO was sucked back.
I looked around and everything looked as a cartoon.

I saw my mother sit at the other side of the bed, and I looked at her and wondered what she would say about the fact that I had been unconscious for several minutes.
But I saw in here eyes that she had not been aware at all that I had been gone. No one had. No time had past in the world of form.

I wondered who I was now and what the "reality" in the world of form was now. Was this over? The labors where gone.

But then they started again and more "God experiences" happened, but I will have to tell you about that another time.

Love you dear brother
//Jessica
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Jessica,

We are the Flow of Love together, and I am so grateful for your willingness to Flow and Shine and Extend this deep Love.

Forever and ever in Love.

David

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Releasing 'personal preferences' to experience Self Love

Releasing 'personal preferences' to experience Self Love

Beloved One,


Blessings of Love. I just received this sweet message from my friend Lynne in
Mallorca, Spain. She sent me the message titled "My Musings," and I think you
will enjoy her insights about the experience of love that people feel. Lynne
began asking friends whether they feel 'love' for themselves, and said that this
has proved to be a helpful exercise.

Here is the message:
_______________________________________________________________________

Hi David

I have been asking friends whether they feel 'love' for themselves and this has
proved a helpful exercise. I have written the following email to s few people
and now copy you in....


I have been asking friends whether they feel 'love' for themselves and this has
proved a helpful exercise. I have seen that the degree to which they answer yes,
its largely contingent on the degree they feel they get what they deserve, would
like, ask for. In the way of things, but also loving behaviour they crave from
others (even whether they have a partner or not).

Therefore it makes sense that the more personal preferences one is supporting,
the less love one is able to feel for ourselves and of course reflectively the
less love we feel for others or God. So the answer is in releasing personal
preferences by.......

Attending a 'retreat' hosted by David Hoffmeister and his helpers.....they will
see em and free em so fast as to shock you...tee.hee!

Refining the ability to see a personal preference in action, 'live' so to speak
and seeing how it is interfering with your inner peace.

Accepting one does not know ones own best interest and that you give it all the
meaning it has for you.

Accepting that in any case what occurs out there is not real, and if it does not
seem to be as one would choose and damn well feels real, we can take this as a
prompt to release the preference, not buy the feeling and see through the whole
illusion

The paradox is that as a direct result of not feeling one is deserving enough,
good enough, or not lovable enough, one's disposition to buy what we construe as
evidence of this, grows, which in turns upholds the feeling/belief. The trumped
up evidence has the ability to interfere with our feeling love! Disastrously it
actually causes us to overlook all those things that would assist us to feel
loving, loved and lovable.

Of course it seems difficult to really gauge how much one really feels self
love. A good indication is how much love one feels for others. But this too is
largely unquantifiable, but a great indicator is one's penchant to say "thank
you".

If you dont feel there is much that occurs to say 'thankyou' for, or the word
sticks in your throat as far as thanking others (or God) then the release of
personal preferences could be the way forward. But even adopting the 'attitude
of gratitude' can help, even if it feels a bit false at first.

In my experience, as my ability to say 'thank you' and feel gratitude grew, the
more there was to genuinely be thankful grateful for.

So to all of you reading this I say...

I feel grateful for all of you in my life right now.

LOVE AND THANKS

Lynne

_____________________________________________________________________

If you think you'd like to join us for 6 weeks of living in community together
this Oct./Nov. on the island of Mallorca, Spain, (which Lynne is helping to
organize), please visit:

http://global-miracles.net/mallorca/index.htm

Here is some more info below:

Spain

Mallorca Devotional

16 October - 27 November 2010

Each participant chooses how long to stay
(minimum of 2 weeks and maximum up to 6 weeks)

The 2-weeks slots available are:
16 Oct -30 Oct
30 Oct - 13 Nov
13 Nov - 27 Nov

David and The Messengers of Peace invite you to join in a 6-week devotional
while they are in residence at a beautiful Villa in the South Eastern
countryside of Mallorca, Spain. This is a wonderful opportunity for European
Course in Miracles students to gather in one location: Using songs, movies,
discussion and meditation and joining with mighty companions in releasing the
blocks to remembering the Peace, Love, Joy and stillness that is available in
every instant. The Devotional involves abiding together in spiritual community,
where the purpose of every moment is devoted to the Holy Spirit.

Read more about this devotional: http://global-miracles.net/mallorca/index.htm

The Team
Messengers of Peace: David, Helena, Jason W., Jenny and Lisa
Messengers full time Volunteer: Jason P.
Organizers: Christian, Lynne, Mary and Claire

Logistical Questions
Venue: "La Ruina", located on the South Eastern countryside of Mallorca
Venue website:
http://www.thomaswegner.de/casas_blancas/A_la_ruina/03_rundgang/index.html
Detailed logistical answers are at organizers website:
http://sonship-online.com/mallorca_faq.php

Cost:
1050 EURO per person and per 2-week slot
(everything included: food, lodging and shuttle run to and from air port at set
times)

Registration:
Website address to registration: http://sonship-online.com/mallorca_retreat.php

Further Questions?
For further information on the Mallorca Retreat, please contact the organizers:
Lynne Sears: lynnesears@hotmail.com or Claire Waling: cwaling@gmail.com

In Love & Gratitude,

David & the Messengers of Peace

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Releasing 'personal preferences' to experience Self Love

Beloved One,

Blessings of Love. I just received this sweet message from my friend Lynne in
Mallorca, Spain. She sent me the message titled "My Musings," and I think you
will enjoy her insights about the experience of love that people feel. Lynne
began asking friends whether they feel 'love' for themselves, and said that this
has proved to be a helpful exercise.

Here is the message:
_______________________________________________________________________

Hi David

I have been asking friends whether they feel 'love' for themselves and this has
proved a helpful exercise. I have written the following email to s few people
and now copy you in....


I have been asking friends whether they feel 'love' for themselves and this has
proved a helpful exercise. I have seen that the degree to which they answer yes,
its largely contingent on the degree they feel they get what they deserve, would
like, ask for. In the way of things, but also loving behaviour they crave from
others (even whether they have a partner or not).

Therefore it makes sense that the more personal preferences one is supporting,
the less love one is able to feel for ourselves and of course reflectively the
less love we feel for others or God. So the answer is in releasing personal
preferences by.......

Attending a 'retreat' hosted by David Hoffmeister and his helpers.....they will
see em and free em so fast as to shock you...tee.hee!

Refining the ability to see a personal preference in action, 'live' so to speak
and seeing how it is interfering with your inner peace.

Accepting one does not know ones own best interest and that you give it all the
meaning it has for you.

Accepting that in any case what occurs out there is not real, and if it does not
seem to be as one would choose and damn well feels real, we can take this as a
prompt to release the preference, not buy the feeling and see through the whole
illusion

The paradox is that as a direct result of not feeling one is deserving enough,
good enough, or not lovable enough, one's disposition to buy what we construe as
evidence of this, grows, which in turns upholds the feeling/belief. The trumped
up evidence has the ability to interfere with our feeling love! Disastrously it
actually causes us to overlook all those things that would assist us to feel
loving, loved and lovable.

Of course it seems difficult to really gauge how much one really feels self
love. A good indication is how much love one feels for others. But this too is
largely unquantifiable, but a great indicator is one's penchant to say "thank
you".

If you dont feel there is much that occurs to say 'thankyou' for, or the word
sticks in your throat as far as thanking others (or God) then the release of
personal preferences could be the way forward. But even adopting the 'attitude
of gratitude' can help, even if it feels a bit false at first.

In my experience, as my ability to say 'thank you' and feel gratitude grew, the
more there was to genuinely be thankful grateful for.

So to all of you reading this I say...

I feel grateful for all of you in my life right now.

LOVE AND THANKS

Lynne

_____________________________________________________________________

If you think you'd like to join us for 6 weeks of living in community together
this Oct./Nov. on the island of Mallorca, Spain, (which Lynne is helping to
organize), please visit:

http://global-miracles.net/mallorca/index.htm

Here is some more info below:

Spain

Mallorca Devotional

16 October - 27 November 2010

Each participant chooses how long to stay
(minimum of 2 weeks and maximum up to 6 weeks)

The 2-weeks slots available are:
16 Oct -30 Oct
30 Oct - 13 Nov
13 Nov - 27 Nov

David and The Messengers of Peace invite you to join in a 6-week devotional
while they are in residence at a beautiful Villa in the South Eastern
countryside of Mallorca, Spain. This is a wonderful opportunity for European
Course in Miracles students to gather in one location: Using songs, movies,
discussion and meditation and joining with mighty companions in releasing the
blocks to remembering the Peace, Love, Joy and stillness that is available in
every instant. The Devotional involves abiding together in spiritual community,
where the purpose of every moment is devoted to the Holy Spirit.

Read more about this devotional: http://global-miracles.net/mallorca/index.htm

The Team
Messengers of Peace: David, Helena, Jason W., Jenny and Lisa
Messengers full time Volunteer: Jason P.
Organizers: Christian, Lynne, Mary and Claire

Logistical Questions
Venue: "La Ruina", located on the South Eastern countryside of Mallorca
Venue website:
http://www.thomaswegner.de/casas_blancas/A_la_ruina/03_rundgang/index.html
Detailed logistical answers are at organizers website:
http://sonship-online.com/mallorca_faq.php

Cost:
1050 EURO per person and per 2-week slot
(everything included: food, lodging and shuttle run to and from air port at set
times)

Registration:
Website address to registration: http://sonship-online.com/mallorca_retreat.php

Further Questions?
For further information on the Mallorca Retreat, please contact the organizers:
Lynne Sears: lynnesears@hotmail.com or Claire Waling: cwaling@gmail.com

In Love & Gratitude,

David & the Messengers of Peace

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Answering the Call

Hi David,

I found your website online a couple of weeks ago and have been
fascinated. I have been a very serious student of the course for 2
1/2 years now and am at a bit of an impasse. I do not know any
other course students at all, because I quit my job and began
traveling extensively overseas and across the USA specifically to
concentrate on the Course. The results have been slow, but steady
and amazing.

About 6 weeks ago, I was told by the Holy Spirit to "walk the
earth". I knew that this would be/will be inevitable and mandatory,
just a Jesus did, because it is the only way to clean out all fear
and to enable complete concentration. I was just incredibly
surprised at how soon I was told to do this. I thought it would be
3 more years at least. Quite frankly, it frightened me a bit
because I do not feel ready. I asked "what will I do, where will I
go?" and was told "move in the body of Christ" which I take to mean
go from church to church, all denominations, initially. I should
also mention that I "found" a book on the Peace Pilgrim about 3
weeks before this happened. I had heard the name years before, but
had forgotten about her and never did know what she did.

All this prompted me to search more intensely on the web for ACIM
web sites desperately looking for anyone who had done this. That is
when I found your site and was amazed. I have listened to many of
the online meetings, and was impressed by what a fabulous speaker
you are, able to share without proselytizing. I need to learn how
to speak about the course, but have not yet had a chance to do so.
I also feel that I am still on the "learning circuit" rather than
the speaking circuit because I have not yet reached inner peace and
have much to learn.

So why am I writing? I really want to talk to other ACIM people who
understand the more advanced stuff that I hope to learn. Also, I
would like to know what your experiences were, what you did, and
what happened. I would really like to find another ACIM person who
also has been "called" as I have to walk the earth and walk
together. Do you know anyone like me that I could contact? I
believe Jesus sent his apostles out 2 by 2, but I'm not sure. I
feel that I would be much less fearful if I had another person with
me who had the same goals. I also felt that I was asked to carry
nothing but the Course book with me. Yikes! No sleeping bag, no
nothing!

I went up into the mountains for a few days to fast and pray, and
was inspired to think about an organization of ACIM people who walk
the earth as pilgrims 2 by 2, being directly trained by the Holy
Spirit for at least a year at a time. Some people would want to
continue doing it and could bring out new people who, like me, would
love to learn like this but do not yet have the faith to do it alone
(yes, I know, we are never alone). It would be neat if Americans
began to become familiar with pilgrims walking the countryside.
What a demonstration in faith! I believe part of the Peace
Pilgrim's earthly mission was to show that this could be done, and
complete reliance on God is possible.

I am not sure what to do. I semi-decided to move down to Los
Angeles and get a job and join a course study group. I was also
planning on getting involved in 2 or 3 churches to greatly increase
my learning and communication skills with this material. I have
this driving desire to talk to pastors and ministers and find out
what they know about God, what they have learned and to say "teach
me". I am very interested in the Church of Christ Scientist which
supposedly has people who do bone fide faith healing. I want
exposure to this. I am ready to be a sponge. But as I start
looking for a job in the WORLD, I am not crazy about it. I am
already spending too much time paying attention to the resume,
what "profession" I should be in, etc. I am spending much less time
concentrating on the course. That's it. Worldly stuff makes me
break my concentration and I am becoming re-absorbed back into all
this stuff I k now is absolutely meaningless (i.e. "rules" of how to
dress for an interview, good grief!). The job search process is
also making me realize how deeply frightened this world is and how
it constantly is searching for guilt. For example, most employers
want background checks, credit checks, DMV checks. It is really
unbelievable. How I long work for God and be completely out of
the "money" system!

Hopefully this e-mail isn't overwhelming for you. I haven't had the
chance to talk to anyone who could understand what the Course does
to you. I literally feel like I'm standing with one foot in two
worlds, and I will have to choose soon. Thank you for taking the
time to read this! Drop me an e-mail with your thoughts when you
get a chance. Thank you very much, and what a marvelous website
you have! It has been so helpful to me!

----------------------------------------------------------

Beloved One,

Thanks for pouring your heart out with such openess. You are being
Called, and everyone is Called. In this world the ego's voice and
goals can seem to crowd out the Holy Spirit's Voice, and though
everyone is Called few seem to listen and Answer. To Answer is
simply to be happy, for God's Will is for Perfect Happiness. The
time-space cosmos was made as a mechanism to avoid the Perfect
Happiness of the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet in Answering the Call there
can only be happiness. It is my joy to meet with you while I am in
California and explore everything entailed in Answering the Call.

Trust in the Holy Spirit is the key to Awakening. To the extent you
are able to trust HS you will increasingly be aware that you have no
problems. The ego was a limit placed on unlimited comunication, and
as you are willing to communicate you will attract communication to
you. There are two friends, Deb and Paul, who are embarking on a
similar Calling in September - traveling with a camper to Wisconsin
and then around to meet ACIM students wherever invited. A simple
life of listening and trusting and following will transfer the
lesson of forgiveness to encompass your entire perception. Healed
perception is integrated perception, and in this not one person,
place, or thing is held apart from the blessing the miracle brings.
Trust would settle every problem now, and a simple life of trust
will yield immediate results in terms of peace of mind.

Salvation is not for sale. Enlightenment is not for sale. Those
who would truly Give offer freely what has been received from the
Holy Spirit. Rituals fall away as the mind yields to Divine
Spontaneity. The desire to "get" dissolves in True Giving. Travel
can be a symbol for the willingness to share and the willingness to
Flow and accept and to not expect. What shows up is perfect in that
it is orchestrated and provided by One Who Knows your best interests
in every seeming situation. Everything is for one's best interests
in healed perception. To surrender is to yield the personal
perspective in favor of the Flow.

If you would trust do not attempt to activate the past, organize the
present, or plan the future. If there are plans to be made you will
be told of them by our Inner Wisdom and they will be for the benefit
of everyone. The miracle meets every perceived need in one gentle
perspective, and leaves a blessing for all.

I am with you all the way, and we cannot fail in a Plan destined to
Awaken all in Oneness and Love. Take my hand and we shall skip
along singing and rejoicing as we go. For we but seem to travel in
happy dreams of forgiveness, all the while safe at Home in God.

Leave the structure of the ego's world with Me and enter into
another world of happy, peaceful perception. There is no loss in
this exchange, for dreams of pain are over now. Leave the world of
giving to get, of paying to partake, of repeating past mistakes.
Come join me in the real world, a world inspired by joy that knows
not of a fear of consequences. You have a Great Gift to share, for
you are Divine Love Itself. Nothing can hold you back from your
appointed function, for God goes with Us All Now.

One Moment of Trust can change the entire outlook. Come and See.

Blessings of Love Forever and Ever,

David

PS: The second web site listed below will help take you into the
furthest depths of the mind.

http://awakening-mind.org

http://miracleshome.org

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hi David,

I wanted to get some clarity about a deep issue in mind. The passage
in chapter 12 crucifixion by guilt 2nd last paragraph reads: "The
Atonement has always been interpreted as the release from guilt, and
this is correct if it is understood. Yet even when I have interpreted
it for you you have rejected it and have not accepted it for
yourself. You have recognized the futility of the ego and its
offerings but though you do not want the ego you do not look upon the
alternative with gladness. You are afaid of redemption and believe it
will kill you.( what does this mean?) (if this is true no wonder I am
resisting salvation) (how do I overcome this?) Make no mistake about
the depth of your fear. For you believe that in the presence of
truth, you will turn on yourself and destroy yourself." (help can you
explain this)

I feel right now tremendous guilt and pain in my mind and it is
manifesting physically in that I feel sick nearly all the time and
have constant severe headaches. I feel like my mind in contracting in
terror and I try to relax and use the lessons (its not true its just
a dream) but it doesnt penetrate the depths where it changes and I
Know its not true. I keep my life as simple as possible and I hardly
have any energy -I have to lay down all the time. And it seems to be
getting worse. The paragraph which touched me the most in the whole
text is in the fear of redemption paragraph 7. It touched a nerve and
feels like this is the place I am at in my mind. It reads:

"The reason you must look upon your delusions and not keep them
hidden is that they do not rest on their own foundation. In
concealment they appear to do so, and thus they seem to be self
sustained. This is the fundamental illusion on which they rest. For
beneath them and concealed as long as they are hidden is the loving
mind that thought it made them in anger. And the pain in this mind is
so apparent when it is uncovered that its need of healing cannot be
denied. Not all the tricks and games you offer it can heal it for
here is the real crucifixion of gods son..."( Can you explain this)

I also get confused on how not to identify with the ego when Jesus is
talking in the course directly to the ego (eg., he says 'you
believe'....how am I meant to not identify with the ego and expose it
at the same time, seems so confusing. Help I feel so embarassed
exposing this because part of my mind knows its a lie yet the other
part doesn't. Does that make sense? Thanks for your help.

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Beloved One,

Thanks for pouring out your heart with the willingness to release the
block. Together we will look at the questions you have raised, one
by one, about the passage in ACIM that you read.

1. "You are afaid of redemption and believe it will kill you."

To come to this world is a witness to the belief that Heaven has been
replaced by error, or that Truth has been replaced by illusions. To
the mind that has forgotten its True Identity (Light), the Light is
indeed very fearful. The self-concept was made as a replacement for
Love, and as the self-concept is exposed and released the ego judges
redemption as its own death. Thus the Holy Spirit, which the ego
does not know but suspects, is believed to be the killer and the ego,
which is the belief in death, is believed to be real and having
existence. The Holy Spirit is actually the reminder of and the
memory of Spirit, Which is Life. Yet Life, and Life's Representative
are threats to the ego.

2. How do I overcome this?

All this is overcome by miracles, the shifts in perspective that show
the false as false, and the cosmos as unreal. So many miracles are
needed for the sleeping mind to be convinced that the cosmos is only
a dream of images that have no meaning.

3. "...make no mistake about the depth of your fear. For you believe
that in the presence of truth, you will turn on yourself and destroy
yourself."(help can you explain this)

The ego is the belief in Self-destruction, and so this is a version
of Psychic suicide in the Face of Truth.

4. "The reason you must look upon your delusions and not keep them
hidden is that they do not rest on their own foundation. In
concealment they appear to do so, and thus they seem to be self
sustained. This is the fundamental illusion on which they rest. For
beneath them and concealed as long as they are hidden is the loving
mind that thought it made them in anger. And the pain in this mind is
so apparent when it is uncovered that its need of healing cannot be
denied. Not all the tricks and games you offer it can heal it for
here is the real crucifixion of gods son."( Can you explain this)

Beyond all the games and tricks on the surface is hidden pain, and
healing cannot occur until this pain is acknowledged instead of
denied. Yet once acknowledged the pain can quickly be released.
Illusions which are not protected from the Light will disappear,
simply because they have no foundation.

5. I also get confused on how not to identify with the ego when
Jesus is talking in the course directly to the ego (eg. he says you
believe....how am I meant to not identify with the ego and expose it
at the same time, seems so confusing. Help I feel so embarassed
exposing this because part of my mind knows its a lie yet the other
part doesn't - does that make sense?

The exposure of the ego seems difficult only because the ego is
judging itself and the Awakening. Yet judgment has no basis, and an
error condemning itself is insane but not beyond Correction. ACIM
has many metaphors (as if the separation had happened) yet these must
be released as well when they no longer serve. Just be willing to
follow the instructions of the Workbook, and let the rest of the
healing process unfold step by seeming step.

I am joined with you in the healing. Thanks for your willingness to
look upon the insanity of the ego belief system. It cannot ever be
understood, only forgiven or released.

Blessings of Love,

David

Monday, March 8, 2010

6 week devotional retreat in Mallorca, Spain

Beloved One,

Blessings of Joy. Last year's 4 week devotional retreat in Mallorca, Spain was
so inspiring and transformational, that we have decided to hold a 6 week
devotional retreat this Fall (mid-October through November) once again on the
island of Mallorca, Spain.

Christian Christensen jcc_australia@hotmail.com is on the Mallorca 2010 team
along with Lynne Sears lynnesears@hotmail.com and Claire Waling
cwaling@gmail.com and this year they are organizing the event in collaboration
with the Foundation for the Awakening Mind.

Christian sent me the following information:

"We are delighted to invite you to join us for the 2010 "A Course In Miracles"
event of the year. After the amazing 2009 event the Holy Spirit has provide us
with an other opportunity to go deeper and more intensely inward then ever
before. Over 30 people from all over the world participated in last year's
event, and words cannot describe the peace and joy that we all experienced over
the 4 weeks that the retreat lasted in 2009. The feedback from nearly all
participants was that 30 days was too short and therefore the 2010 event will
give you the opportunity to stay for up to 6 weeks in a nurturing and loving
environment. The event will be based on the teachings of David Hoffmeister and
"A Course in Miracles" and in the live environment the depth of the teachings
can be experienced to it's maximal potential.

We feel that this event will be booked full fairly quickly, so to give everybody
the same possibilities booking can only be done on one website link, which
Christian and his webmaster Shaun have set up, and very soon this link will be
posted by our webmaster on the Foundation for the Awakening Mind's Mallorca 2010
website at:

http://global-miracles.net/mallorca/index.htm

This initial launch of the event includes a Mallorca 2010 devotional retreat
announcement website on Awakening Mind website (linked to from the Coming Events
page on the main website), a mailing announcement to our Living Miracles mailing
list, a mailing announcement by Christian to those who have contacted him and
given him their email address, and a mailing announcement on this
Awakeninginchrist Yahoo global mailing list. All bookings will be first come,
first served until each of the 90 two week slots are booked. Particpants can
book for 1 or 2 or all 3 two week slots and thereby attend and participate in 2
weeks or 4 weeks or all 6 weeks of the devotional retreat. The payment can be
made via credit card or debit card through Paypal, and the payment is in euro
currency even though it will show up on your credit or debit card statement as
debited in the currency of the country and card that you use for payment. The
payment includes all food and lodging and airport pick-up and drop-off, and
teaching for the duration of your stay. A donation to the Foundation for the
Awakening Mind and the Messengers of Peace will come from the proceeds of the
retreat, as will our expenses for travel to and from the event.

Last year Jenny coordinated the Mallorca 2009 retreat, and she has offered her
input for this year's Mallorca retreat. She will continue to offer support and
input based on her experiences with the 2009 retreat and the Guidance she
receives for the 2010 event.

This year Messengers of Peace currently has a team of Jason Warwick, Lisa Fair,
Helena, Jenny, and Jason Press joining me for the retreat. Jason Warwick plans
to visit Mallorca and meet with Lynne and Claire on Sept.16th and for a couple
days thereafter, a month before the event begins. Christian will meet with
Lynne and Claire in the Spring to continue with the planning details for the
event. Helena will visit with Claire in Mallorca in mid-August.

On behalf of the Mallorca 2010 organizing team and the Messengers of Peace, I
invite you to join us for an event that will be a life changing opportunity to
experience an opening of the heart and a more consistently peaceful perception
of the world. This is another leap in the Great Awakening for everyone and
everything, and I am honored to be coming back to Europe for the experience.

In Love & Gratitude,

David