ACIM Blog - David Hoffmeister A Course in Miracles

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/

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