Awake in the Mind ACIM

Awake in the Mind ACIM: An Intensive on the Bay

Awake in the Mind ACIMGod Is. Christ is Awake in the Mind of God. The mind which sleeps and dreams of images appears to play with idols, toys of its own “making,” yet the Holy Spirit uses what was made to go far beyond what was made. The Holy Spirit Made a waking Dream cleansed of judgment. The Holy Spirit knows the distinction between the real and the unreal. (Unwind your Mind Back to God, David Hoffmeister)

Speaking from the Awakened Mind, David Hoffmeister discusses advanced spiritual concepts with A Course in Miracles students who are ready to go deeper in the mind in order to awaken to the peace of God. This intensive was recorded over a two-week period in Traverse City, Michigan, and covered a wide range of topics and participant areas of interest, allowing for in-depth exploration. Basic terms and the structure of the mind were presented first, and then expanded as the theme of purpose was clarified.

Here’s what David had to say: “We say we want to be attentive, we want to be focused, but there must be something in the mind that is inhibiting that. We want to raise into awareness what is inhibiting that focus, that attentiveness, and what is splitting our desires. In that, our desire isn’t single and whole and unified. It seems to be fragmented and chase amongst different things.

In A Course in Miracles, it says something along the lines of ,‘You will do what you came to do, which is seeking.’ Basically, there is the world, and when we seem to seek for happiness, for freedom, for salvation, we seek in the direction of the world where it cannot be found.

Yet, if we look at any of our lives, that is what we’ve done. That is what our past is full of in all kinds of different variations and ways. We have sought for our completion and for our freedoms in the world. Part of getting into the metaphysics is to see the scale of that, see the fruitlessness of that. Then the mind has a reason to turn inward towards the light, to the wisdom within and away from the external things that seem to glimmer and catch our eye all the time.”

Awake in the Mind ACIM Intensive

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Daily Lesson from A Course in Miracles

God is the Mind with which I think (ACIM, W-45)

Today’s idea holds the key to what your real thoughts are. They are nothing that you think you think, just as nothing that you think you see is related to vision in any way. There is no relationship between what is real and what you think is real. Nothing that you think are your real thoughts resemble your real thoughts in any respect. Nothing that you think you see bears any resemblance to what vision will show you.

You think with the Mind of God. Therefore you share your thoughts with Him, as He shares His with you. They are the same thoughts, because they are thought by the same Mind. To share is to make alike, or to make one. Nor do the thoughts you think with the Mind of God leave your mind, because thoughts do not leave their source. Therefore, your thoughts are in the Mind of God, as you are. They are in your mind as well, where He is. As you are part of His Mind, so are your thoughts part of His Mind.

Where, then, are your real thoughts? Today we will attempt to reach them. We will have to look for them in your mind, because that is where they are. They must still be there, because they cannot have left their source. What is thought by the Mind of God is eternal, being part of creation.

Our three five-minute practice periods for today will take the same general form that we used in applying yesterday’s idea. We will attempt to leave the unreal and seek for the real. We will deny the world in favor of truth. We will not let the thoughts of the world hold us back. We will not let the beliefs of the world tell us that what God would have us do is impossible. Instead, we will try to recognize that only what God would have us do is possible.

We will also try to understand that only what God would have us do is what we want to do. And we will also try to remember that we cannot fail in doing what He would have us do. There is every reason to feel confident that we will succeed today. It is the Will of God.

Begin the exercises for today by repeating the idea to yourself, closing your eyes as you do so. Then spend a fairly short period in thinking a few relevant thoughts of your own, keeping the idea in mind. After you have added some four or five thoughts of your own to the idea, repeat it again and tell yourself gently:

My real thoughts are in my mind. I would like to find them.

Then try to go past all the unreal thoughts that cover the truth in your mind, and reach to the eternal.

Under all the senseless thoughts and mad ideas with which you have cluttered up your mind are the thoughts that you thought with God in the beginning. They are there in your mind now, completely unchanged. They will always be in your mind, exactly as they always were. Everything you have thought since then will change, but the Foundation on which it rests is wholly changeless.

It is this Foundation toward which the exercises for today are directed. Here is your mind joined with the Mind of God. Here are your thoughts one with His. For this kind of practice only one thing is necessary; approach it as you would an altar dedicated in Heaven to God the Father and to God the Son. For such is the place you are trying to reach. You will probably be unable as yet to realize how high you are trying to go. Yet even with the little understanding you have already gained, you should be able to remind yourself that this is no idle game, but an exercise in holiness and an attempt to reach the Kingdom of Heaven .

In the shorter exercise periods for today, try to remember how important it is to you to understand the holiness of the mind that thinks with God. Take a minute or two, as you repeat the idea throughout the day, to appreciate your mind’s holiness. Stand aside, however briefly, from all thoughts that are unworthy of Him Whose host you are. And thank Him for the Thoughts He is thinking with you.

David Hoffmeister—The message he has been sharing for nearly a quarter-century while traveling the world is based on the teachings of Jesus found in A Course in Miracles and the bible. Today, his writings, recordings, and many online resources comprise a complete pathway to God. For those who believe enlightenment is possible in this lifetime, David is pure inspiration! He speaks with presence and clarity that is unmistakably inspired by Spirit, offering practical answers for modern-day problems.


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